THE Droitwich Labour Party has selected three candidates to stand in next year’s Worcestershire County Council elections.
They are Anthony Kelly (Droitwich West), town councillor Alan Humphries (Droitwich East) and his wife Val Humphries (Ombersley).
Anthony, a general practitioner in the town for 40 years, has chaired local and countywide groups and sat on regional and national medical boards.
He is currently the clinical commissioning director of mental health and wellbeing services across Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
“These elections are an opportunity to further collaborate and cooperate in delivering health and wellbeing services across the county,” he said.
Coun Alan Humphries has served at Droitwich Town Council for six years, where he chairs the resources committee.
He also chairs the local Royal British Legion branch.
He said: “‘Being elected to the County Council for Droitwich East would give me the chance to ensure the voices of local people are really being heard.”
Val was born in London but on moving to Droitwich 7 years ago, says she felt instantly at home.
She currently works as eye clinic liaison officer at Hereford County Hospital, providing support for patients experiencing sight loss.
And has worked in the voluntary sector for more than 25 years, where she has been able to use her own experience of sight loss to understand the needs and frustrations of others in the same position.
Val has been active in the Labour Party for over 30 years and has campaigned for equality of opportunity.
She said: “We need more women, disabled people and those from working class backgrounds in public office to represent the community – that is why I am standing.”