HEREFORDSHIRE businessman Nigel Kenyon has been selected by the Conservative Party as its candidate for the Old Gore Ward in the forthcoming council elections.

Mr Kenyon, of Weston-under-Penyard, said: "Herefordshire is too vital a place to rely on the guidance of cosy cabals and deals behind closed doors.

"Let's put the house in order by electing a proper controlling county council standing for a real commercial and countryside experience, progressive fair play and general improvements for everybody."