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.
THURSDAY MAY 6thIS POLLING DAYwhen you can vote for• Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Area(Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin)• Worcestershire County CouncilFor representation on Worcestershire County Council, the Wyre Forest area is split into 9 electoral divisions with 1 County Councillor in each division, except Stourport-on-Severn Division where there are 2. The nine are_Bewdley; Chaddesley; Cookley, Wolverley and Wribbenhall; St Marys; St Johns; St Georges and St Oswald; St Chads; St Barnabas;Stourport-On-Severn (x2).• Town CouncillorsKidderminster Town Council is be made up of 6 wards with 3 councillors in each ward.Click here for an interactive map of Kidderminster Wards.
VOTING BY POSTAL BALLOTShouldyouwishtoapplyfora ballot to VOTE BY POST, download your application here_Download the application letter hereIfyou'reunabletoprintthe applicationformorneeditinan accessibleformat,contactthe electoralservicesteamatWyre Forest Council for help_Call The Hub - 01562 732928 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm)Visit The Hub at Green Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1HA. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm)Write to_Wyre Forest District Council, Elections Team, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7WFIfyouaren'tabletocastyourvotein person,youcanasksomeoneyou trust to cast your vote for you_(Your Proxy).Thatpersoncaneithergotoyour pollingstationtocastyourvote,or can apply to vote for you by post_Download the application letter hereThedeadlinetoapplyforaproxyvotefor theelectionson6thMay2021is5pmon Tuesday 27th April. Youmustalsohavebeenregisteredto vote by midnight on Monday 19th April.
Your HEALTH CONCERN CandidatesTo learn more about them, simply ‘click’ on their nameJohn BeesonCandidate for Worcs. County CouncilCOOKLEY, WOLVERLEY AND WRIBBENHALLClaire BarnettCandidate for Worcs. County Council STOURPORT-ON-SEVERNJohn Thomas Candidate for Worcs. County Council STOURPORT-ON-SEVERNSusie Griffiths Candidate for Worcs. County Council ST. BARNABASSue Meekings Candidate for Worcs. County Council ST. JOHNSSusie Griffiths Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council FRANCHE & HABBERLEY NORTHKeith Robertson Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council FRANCHE & HABBERLEY NORTHAngela McGuire Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council FRANCHE & HABBERLEY NORTHPeter YoungCandidate for Kidderminster Town Council BROADWATERS WARDSue MeekingsCandidate for Kidderminster Town Council FOLEY PARK & HOOBROOK WARDRob Lloyd Candidate for Kidderminster Town Council BLAKEBROOK AND HABBERLEY WARDHEALTH CONCERN is pleased to endorse the following Independent candidates_Calne Edginton-White Bewdley/Rock (Independent)Mary RaynerSt. Oswalds(Independent)Helen DykeChaddeslley/Spennells(Independent)Brett CaulfieldSt Chads (Green)
on MAY 6
“Independent Health Concern (IHC), popularly known as “Health Concern”, is a political party based in Wyre Forest. It was founded in 1999 and grew out of the campaign to restore emergency services at Kidderminster Hospital. The NHS, local and general, remains a crucial interest, and so after a year of lock-down we are disturbed to see Covid-19 challenging the NHS to its limit. The pitiful 1% pay rise has offended NHS staff intolerably. We will support these staff members in all ways that we can. Since contesting elections at all levels, with great success, the party continues to support local communities on all matters of importance. Being independent of major parties and their whips, party members can vote in favour of all issues benefiting the local people and opposing those that do not. This great privilege enabled me, when I was the Wyre Forest M.P. from 2001 – 2010, to vote with the government or against it as the occasion indicated. At Health Concern we pride ourselves as being a local party whose members live and work in their area and know and share the hopes and needs of those they represent.”Dr. Richard Taylor M.B.E.
RIPPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh(born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark)10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021We offer Her Majesty our deepest sympathy