Philip regularly writes for local publications including the Shropshire Star, Ludlow Advertiser and Bridgnorth Journal as well as a monthly piece for several parish magazines.
South Shropshire is a great place to retire, as is well recognised. But over time this does create challenges, as the proportion of elderly people living here increases. Over 65s now make up 28.6% of our local population, compared to just 18% nationally. Remarkably, this has increased from 20.9% when I was first elected.