WYRE Forest Conservatives are remaining tight-lipped about reports the district council’s chairman Stephen Clee has been expelled from the party.

Wyre Forest Conservative Association has decided not to release any information over its decision which was believed to have been made last month.

It is understood that a vote was taken by an executive committee of the association to expel Mr Clee, who also represents Bewdley and Arley on the authority, on September 21.

Mr Clee had 14 days to appeal against the decision but it is not known whether he exercised his right.

The appeal period is now up but the local party told The Shuttle today that it would not be releasing any further information.

Mr Clee is also a Worcestershire county councillor, representing Chaddesley Corbett.