I.C.H.C. office | Station Approach, Comberton Hill, | Kidderminster | DY10 1QX | Tel: 01562 823581
 Health Concern  “With It’s Eye On The Pulse”

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Independent Communityand Health Concern
Caring for the community in Wyre Forest
“This Government deserves to lose .. and the opposition does not deserve to win.  What our country deserves is a true Independent Party.” Sound familiar ? Nick Xenophon MP in the Canberra Parliament - who quit his seat to form a third political force in Australian politics.


The Premier Independent political party in Wyre Forest

The Wyre Forest area of north Worcestershire is the home of independent political thought - having been represented in Parliament for two terms (ten years) by the Independent M.P. Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.

Representing Wyre Forest people

The party has representatives at Worcestershire County and Wyre Forest District levels as well as Councillors on the Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on- Severn town councils.

Not just a ‘Single Issue’ party

As is reflected in it’s title, Independent Community and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ grouping of independent representatives of the people; taking on-board all manner of local problems (and solving them) and local aspirations (and aiding in their delivery). It grew out of the projected closure of Kidderminster Hospital (to which so many had contributed with fund-raising). This prompted mass protest and street parades and, ultimately, the rejection of the sitting Labour MP - a junior Minister. While I.C.H.C. remains fundamentally concerned with the provision of health facilities and the delivery of all that results in ‘good health’ it is associated with concern for all aspects of a healthy community - education for all ages, support for the disabled and the elderly, transport, arts and entertainment, nature and the environment.



Wyre Forest District Council has announced that it expects the “Progressive Alliance” of three groups to form the administration following the council’s Annual General Meeting at 6:00pm on Wednesday 22nd May, at Wyre Forest House.. “Following the elections on 2 May, political groups have been formed. I have met the leaders of the Independent Community and Health Concern group and the Independent, Liberal Democrat and Green group, this afternoon. They have indicated that, together with the Labour Group, they intend to support the appointment of Councillor Graham Ballinger as Leader of the Council at the meeting on 22 May. The Leader of the Council (elected on 22 May) will then appoint other councillors to join the Cabinet. A separate announcement will be made in due course about the Cabinet members and their portfolios.” Ian Miller, WFDC’s Chief Executive (07/05/2019) The council’s AGM will be held on 22 May and will be open to the public. It will also be webcast at this link _ https://wyreforestdc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home The council operates the ‘Leader and Cabinet Executive’ model of governance. Under   the   legislation   in   section   9IB   of   the   Local   Government Act   2003   and   the   council’s   constitution,   Councillor   Marcus   Hart   continues in office as Leader of the Council until the meeting on 22 May. The four groups formed in the council and the number of members in each are as follows: Independent Community and Health Concern 9; + Independent, Liberal Democrat & Green 8; + Labour 2  =  19    Conservative  =  14

YouGov EU Election poll (15 May)


          (17th May 2019)                                   (2014 result)


‘Brexit Party’   35 %


  Lib-Dems      16%


    1 seat


  Labour          15%


  20 seats


  Tories              9%


  19 seats

 Others/Undecided   25%


UKIP  24 seats


SNP     2 seats


Green  3 seats

ComRes poll - (16 May)

‘Brexit Party’   31 %

(+ 4 points)

Labour             23%

(- 2 points)

Lib-Dems         16%

(=  )



Tories                 9%

(- 4 points)

Others/Undecided   12%

These results in a GENERAL ELECTION

would give the CONSERVATIVES just


in the House of Commons