SAJID Javid's Pensioners' Fair takes place in Bromsgrove but this morning - but mystery surrounds whether the town's MP will be present.

Mr Javid rocked the country's political landscape by resigning as Chancellor of the Exchequer on Thursday after refusing to sack his advisers at the behest of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The Advertiser asked Mr Javid's office if the MP would be present at today's Fair - as he has been for the previous three incarnations of the event - but we have no received no reply or comment.

More than 50 exhibitors have signed up for the fourth annual fair which runs from 10am-12noon today (Friday, February 14) at Parkside Hall in Market Street.

The Fair celebrates the contribution made by older members of the community and brings together the best of Bromsgrove’s charities, community groups, social clubs and support networks.

Its aim is to leave attendees with filled diaries, new hobbies and a better idea of the broad range of services, activities and events on offer right across the constituency.

However, even before Mr Javid's shock resignation yesterday, the event has not been without its organisational difficulties.

It was originally scheduled for last November but had to be cancelled due to the hastily-called General Election, in which Mr Javid retained his seat as Bromsgrove MP.

The cancellation did not go down well with some residents, who turned up to locked doors, unaware that the event had been called off.