Local champion Maria Hutchings has been selected tonight as the Conservative Party candidate for the Parliamentary by-election in Eastleigh.

Today Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to the Francis public inquiry report on the scandal at The Mid-Staffordshire hospital.

Wells Conservatives have selected James Heappey as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.

North East Derbyshire Conservatives have selected Lee Rowley as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.

North East Derbyshire Conservatives have selected Lee Rowley as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.

Wirral South Conservatives have selected John Bell as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.

North Cornwall Conservatives have selected Scott Mann as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.

North Cornwall Conservatives select Scott Mann as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 General Election.

Figures released today have shown that 520,600 people started an apprenticeship in 2011-12.

WELSH Assembly member Byron Davies has been reselected as the Conservative Party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Gower.