Dr. Richard Taylor


Richard Taylor – February 2015

I wish to stand for Health Concern to be Wyre Forest’s MP again because no political party is standing up strongly enough for the NHS against the threats from the current Government. These were initiated by the last Labour Government. As an MP, independent of the main political parties, I will campaign for the NHS, to improve safety and quality of care, and to improve access to emergency care for the people of Wyre Forest.


Other issues are covered by Health Concern’s manifesto which is available on our website. Never let it be said that we are a single-issue party. Regarding the economy, we reject austerity on moral, economic and public health grounds. We support effective collection of taxes, the 50p higher tax rate, higher taxes on luxury goods and services, and a statutory, minimum living wage. We support a cap on bonuses for already very highly paid employees when other employees of the same organisations are on low wages. We oppose zero hours’ contracts and all forms of discrimination including gender inequality.


We are not against immigration. The NHS has been supported for years by immigrant doctors and nurses, and would have failed without them. The cost of people coming from overseas just to get free health care is reliably estimated at only 0.06% of the NHS budget. This is a drop in the ocean compared with the billions of pounds of unspent NHS money handed back to the Treasury at the end of every financial year.


With Health Concern’s history of success at local elections, and my experience as an MP, independent of the main parties, we offer a realistic and attractive alternative to voters disillusioned with the main political parties.


Please have your say in local affairs and vote for Indpendent Community Councillors who put you first and provide a strong Independent voice for each of our local towns, free from National Polotics.       Kidderminster Town Council Elections May 5th 2016.


Dr Richard Taylor, MBE.

Dr Richard Taylor, MBE, FRCP, life president of the Independent Community and Health Concern Party, Wyre Forest. Richard served as the Independent Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest between 2001 and 2010.

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