Your definitive guide to the Droitwich Town and Wychavon District Council elections - The Droitwich Standard

Your definitive guide to the Droitwich Town and Wychavon District Council elections

Droitwich Editorial 2nd May, 2023   0

DROITWICH residents will be heading to the polls on Thursday, May 4, to elect members onto Wychavon District Council and Droitwich Town Council.

A total of 111 candidates will be vying for a seat whilst 145 candidates will contest seats on the various town and parish councils in the region.

Polling stations open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday May 4 with the verification taking place overnight and the count taking place on Friday, May 5.

Wychavon District Council 

The Conservative Party have current overall control of Wychavon District Council with 35 elected councillors, while the Liberal Democrats have six elected councillors with the Green Party holding three seats and the final ward being held by an Independent councillor.

Bowbrook’s only seat will be contested by Margaret Rowley of the Liberal Democrats and Tony Rowley of the Conservative Party.

Rick Deller will contest Dodderhill for the Conservatives against Sue Howarth from the Green Party.

Candidates up for election in Droitwich East include Warwick Bambrook from Reform UK, Kate Fellows and Alex Sinton from the Conservatives and Neil Franks and Nicola Morris from the Green Party.

Liberal Democrats Wendy Carter and John Littlechild will battle it out with Conservatives Richard Morris and John Grady for the two seats in Droitwich South East.

The two seats on Droitwich South West will be contested by Eric Bowden and Gregory Wilkins from the Conservatives, Alan Humphries and Alex Knudsen from The Labour Party and Liberal Democrat Adrian Key.

Droitwich West ward’s two available seats will be contested by Valerie Humphries and Anthony Kelly from the Labour Party, Conservatives George Duffy and Jenny Choudry and Liberal Democrats Paul Wiseman and Rod Hopkins.

Christopher Day from the Conservative Party and Labour’s Catherine Neville will battle it out for Ombersley.

Droitwich Town Council and parishes

As well as the town, there will also be parish council elections in Dodderhill, Hindip, Martin Hussingtree and Salwarpe, Tibberton and Upton Warren. See below for candidates at a glance in the district and town council elections.


Make sure you’re ID OK for Polling Day

AS VOTERS head to the polls on Thursday, May 4, people are being reminded to take their voter ID.

For the first time this year, those casting their ballot in person will need to show identification to prove who they are at the polling station.

Research suggests up to a third of voters in the West Midlands are still unaware of the need for ID.

Among the accepted types are a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport, a driving licence issued by the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or an EEA state, a blue badge and a concessionary travel pass, such as an older person’s bus pass.

Visit the Electoral Commission website at for the full list of accepted photo ID.

Stories about the different parties, candidates and their policies are also available on our website.

Voters are reminded they need to take valid ID to the polling stations – visit for more information about the acceptable types.

Alternatively, email the Wychavon elections team at [email protected] or call 01386 565437.


Wychavon District Council – Candidates and Wards


Margaret Rowley (Lib Dem)

Tony Rowley (Conservative)


Rick Deller (Conservative)

Sue Howarth (Green Party)

Droitwich East (two seats)

Warwick Bambrook (Reform UK)

Kate fellows (Conservative)

Neil Franks (Green Party)

Nicola Morris (Green Party)

Alex Sinton (Conservative)

Droitwich South East (two seats)

Wendy Carter (Liberal Democrats)

John Grady (Conservative)

Richard Morris (Conservative)

Droitwich South West (two seats)

Eric Bowden (Conservative)

Alan Humphries (Labour Party)

Adrian Key (Liberal Democrat)

Alex Knudsen (Labour Party)

Gregory Wilkins (Conservative)

Droitwich West (two seats)

Jenny Choudry (Conservative)

George Duffy (Conservative)

Rod Hopkins (Liberal Democrat)

Valerie Humphries (Labour Party)

Paul Wiseman (Liberal Democrat)


Christopher Day (Conservative)

Catherine Neville (Labour)


Droitwich Town Council – Candidates and wards

Droitwich Central

Dave Davidson (Conservative)

Alan Humphries (Labour Party)


Chawson (two seats)

Paul Clements (Conservative)

Adrian Key (Liberal Democrat)

Chris Murray (Liberal Democrat)

Catherine Neville (Labour Party)

Gregory Wilkins (Conservative)


Copcut (three seats)

Sue Brazier (Conservative)

Matthew Brook (Conservative)

James Knudsen (Labour Party)

John Littlechild (Liberal Democrat)

Richard Morris (Conservative)

Geoffrey Stollard (Labour Party)


Droitwich East (four seats)

Christine Bowden (Conservative)

Bob Brookes (Conservative)

Neil Franks (Green Party)

Bill Moy (Conservative)

Denis Shaw (Labour Party)

Alex Sinton (Conservative)


Tagwell (two seats)

Kate Fellow (Conservative)

Eve Freer (Labour Party)

John Grady (Conservative)

Droitwich West (four seats)

Liam Alexandru (Labour Party)

Jenny Chaudry (Conservative)

George Duffy (Conservative)

Rod Hopkins (Liberal Democrat)

Valerie Humphries (Labour Party)

Gillian Rawlings (Labour Party)

Paul Wiseman (Liberal Democrat)


Witton (two seats)

Eric Bowden (Conservative)

Rick Deller (Conservative)

Alex Knudsen (Labour Party)


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