I.H.C. office | Station Approach | Comberton Hill | Kidderminster | Worcs.|  DY10 1QX
Independent Health Concern Caring for the Community in Wyre Forest

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Health Concern


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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 works at Wyre Forest District and local Town and Parish levels with Councillors on the Bewdley, Kidderminster and Stourport-on-Severn town councils.

Not just a ‘Single Issue’ party

Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern is NOT just a ‘single issue’ party but a 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. The party 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.
And the results of Thursday’s test were _
An historic defeat for Labour with Hartlepool voting for the Tory candidate, Jill Mortimer, by 15,529 votes to Labour’s 8,589. “All in all .. it’s just another brick from the wall .. !”
West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner - count took place Monday 10 May 2021 The successful candidate was John Campion (Conservative) who received 179,411 votes or 55% of votes cast ahead of Kuldip Sahota (Labour) with 77,664 votes. The election was decided on first preferences as Mr Campion secured more than 50% of the vote. Also standing were_ Margaret Rowley (Liberal Democrats) Peter Jewell (Reform UK) The PCC elections were originally meant to take place in May 2020, with the winner to serve a four-year term, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Turnout this time round rose from 20.7 % in 2016 to 33.9%
KIDDERMINSTER TOWN COUNCIL Aggborough & Spennells: [36.85%] Declared results AKATHIOTIS Rachel Liberal Democrats 360 ASTON John Independent 1118 Elected BIRD Christopher Labour Party 412 DYKE Helen Independent 1606 Elected HINE Doug Independent 1088 Elected HUGHES Paul The Conservative Party Candidate 890 Blakebrook & Habberley South: [29.53%] CAULFIELD Victoria Green Party 671 GORECKI Marcin Liberal Democrats 323 LLOYD Robert Independent Health Concern 501 PHILLIPS Julian The Conservative Party Candidate 859 Elected SMITH Juliet The Conservative Party Candidate 976 Elected STOKES Edward The Conservative Party Candidate 724 Elected WHITEHOUSE Leigh Labour Party 708 Broadwaters: [27.81%] MUIR Tony The Conservative Party Candidate 670 Elected RAYNER Mary Independent 774 Elected ROOK Sarah Labour Party 630 Elected TOOLAN Kyle Independent 211 TOTTY Alan Liberal Democrats 347 VINER Mattie Green Party 398 YOUNG Peter Independent Health Concern 511 Foley Park & Hoobrook: [26.72%] BEAVIS Adrian Liberal Democrats 264 BEAVIS Leia Liberal Democrats 228 CASSIDY Clare Liberal Democrats 348 CHAMBERS Darren The Conservative Party Candidate 1018 Elected FINCH David Green Party 373 GALE Kevin The Conservative Party Candidate 901 Elected GALE Nicola The Conservative Party Candidate 1001 Elected MEEKINGS Susan Independent Health Concern 450 MOULE William Labour Party 394 RANSLEY Charlotte Labour Party 412 Franche & Habhberley North: [32.08%] CONNOLLY George The Conservative Party Candidate 1048 Elected DAVIS John Green Party 286 GRIFFITHS Susannah Independent Health Concern 761 HILTON Luke Labour Party 431 HOPKINS William The Conservative Party Candidate 886 Elected KNOWLES Nigel Labour Party 672 MCGUIRE Angela Independent Health Concern 410 ROBERTSON Keith Independent Health Concern 300 ROSS David The Conservative Party Candidate 1006 Elected WALKER Oliver Liberal Democrats 160 WOOLLEY Daniel Labour Party 468 Offmore & Comberton: [30.15%] BISHOP Rosemary The Conservative Party Candidate 902 Elected CARROLL Liam Labour Party 425 CAULFIELD Brett Green Party 444 GRACE Nigel Liberal Democrats 573 MIAH Shazu Liberal Democrats 756 Elected OBORSKI Frances Liberal Democrats 956 Elected SAVAGE Nicholas Labour Party 331 STOOKE Martin The Conservative Party Candidate 750
BEWDLEY WEST - TOWN COUNCIL Declared result BEESON John Independent Health Concern 190 BILLETT Colin Labour Party 191 DAVIS John Green Party 99 SELDON Emily The Conservative Party Candidate 451 Elected
WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Declared results BEWDLEY DIVISION AKATHIOTIS Rachel Liberal Democrats 73 BELL Janice Christine Green Party 344 EDGINTON-WHITE Calne Independent 441 MOREHEAD Daniel The Conservative Party Candidate 1365 Elected STANCZYSZYN Rodney Labour Party 540 Turnout : 37.55% CHADDESLEY DIVISION DYKE Helen Independent 939 HAND Christopher Labour Party 240 HART Marcus The Conservative Party Candidate 1528 Elected JAMES Gary Independent 99 Turnout : 40.29% COOKLEY, WOLVERLEY & WRIBBENHALL DIVISION BEESON John Independent Health Concern 436 GORECKI Marcin Liberal Democrats 38 HARDIMAN Ian The Conservative Party Candidate 1654 Elected JONES David Labour Party 580 SPOHRER Katherine Green Party 265 Turnout : 37.73% ST. BARNABAS DIVISION GRIFFITHS Susannah Independent Health Concern 493 KNOWLES Nigel Labour Party 586 OLIVER Phillip Green Party 158 ROSS David The Conservative Party Candidate 1114 Elected WALKER Oliver Liberal Democrats 76 Turnout : 32.28% ST. CHAD DIVISION CAULFIELD Brett Green Party 197 HILTON Luke Labour Party 319 HOPKINS William The Conservative Party Candidate 910 Elected OBORSKI Frances Liberal Democrats 832 Turnout : 31.99% ST. GEORGE & ST. OSWALD DIVISION HOLMES Marie Labour Party 357 MIAH Shazu Liberal Democrats 446 MUIR Tony Andrew The Conservative Party Candidate 654 Elected RAYNER Mary Independent 522 VINER Mattie Green Party 149 Turnout : 28.79% ST. JOHN DIVISION BEAVIS Adrian Liberal Democrats 109 DAVIS John Green Party 156 MEEKINGS Susan Independent Health Concern 194 ONSLOW-FAGE Tracey The Conservative Party Candidate 1330 Elected WHITEHOUSE Leigh Labour Party 558 Turnout : 31.97% ST. MARY DIVISION CASSIDY Clare Liberal Democrats 325 DESMOND Nathan The Conservative Party Candidate 1277 Elected FINCH David John Green Party 256 WEBSTER Gareth Labour Party 546 Turnout : 25.09 % STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN CLASPER Luke Thomas Green Party 468 GRIFFITHS Jacqueline Labour Party 911 HARRISON Paul The Conservative Party Candidate 2165 Elected POWELL-BARNETT Claire Independent Health Concern 1152 PRATT Christopher Liberal Democrats 180 ROGERS Christopher The Conservative Party Candidate 2305 Elected SAVAGE Nicholas Labour Party 753 SCHMEISING-BARNES Ingrid Liberal Democrats 193 THOMAS John Independent Health Concern 1092 Turnout : 30.32% On an average turn-out of 29.591% (less than 3 / 10 ths) _ Conservative Labour Independent Liberal-Democrats Green 14,302 votes 5,390 votes 5,368 votes 1,974 votes 1,649 votes While congratulating ALL the successful candidates - and thanking all concerned for standing and participating in the democratic process - might we remind those from the Conservative party of the words of Mark Twain … “Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority .. it is time to pause and reflect !”
KIDDERMINSTER TOWN COUNCIL Seats The Conservative Party 11 Independents 4 Liberal Democrats 2 Labour 1 There were 8,380 Invalid ballot papers: includes ballots papers where electors have used only one or two of the multiple votes they had available. The provisional turnout for Kidderminster Town Council elections was 31% with the counters having a little over 13,000 votes to tally.