WYRE Forest UKIP has announced George Connolly will stand for the party in the district in this June's snap General Election.

In statement on their Facebook page, the party said they were delighted to announce Mr Connolly would be their candidate in June.

George Connolly, who lives and works in the area, now wants to help shape Wyre Forest post-Brexit.

He said: "I am the only candidate in Wyre Forest who on June 23, campaigned for Brexit.

"Sixty-four per cent of the Wyre Forest constituency voted to leave, I will be their voice in the House of Commons if elected."