SHADOW Foreign Secretary William Hague mingled with Silhillians yesterday (Thursday) as the Conservatives canvassed across the borough.
On June 4, the West Midlands will decide which six candidates will be representing the region in the European Parliament and the Conservative party are hoping the least they do is hold onto their three current representatives.
Previous years have seen a low turnout - just 36 per-cent nationwide - but with no local elections this year, resident’s only chance to vote for their preferred party is in the European elections.
“Vote for change’ is the Conservative slogan and the former party leader couldn’t agree more.
“We need change in this country and nearly everybody I have talked to today feels that way.
“David Cameron has led the way in trying to change the political system by ordering MP’s to publish their expenses online.
“It’s now down to the public to decide who should run our country which is why there is a need for a referendum and a general election.”
Local Conservative councillors including Gary Allport and Stuart Davis joined in the town centre stroll which saw Mr Hague answer questions from the Solihull public.
Issues including immigration policies, the recession, job losses and of course MPs expenses were all hot topics during his visit.