A MAN who was once a minister in the Labour Government of Gordon Brown has been a guest speaker at meeting of Conservatives in Ludlow.

Ludlow Conservatives enjoyed a dinner in the impressive surroundings of the Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology in Bridgnorth on.

The guest speaker was Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham, the outspoken advocate for UK business.

His career as a top-flight lawyer, Director General of the CBI, Government Minister, and international business advisor meant he could share his unique insight into what the future holds for our Nation.

Lord Jones spoke passionately about business, wealth creation, health and social care.

His commentary about social media and its threat to social intercourse resonated with the large and attentive audience.