UKIP MEP, Kidderminster-based James Carver has hailed his party’s Wribbenhall candidate in this month’s Bewdley by-election as “a local man with passion and commitment”.
David Field is one of 12 candidates, from across the political spectrum, vying for two vacancies left by UKIP’s Maurice Alton and Health Concern’s Anne Mace.
Mr Alton automatically lost his seat for non-attendance of council meetings due to pressure of work and Mrs Mace retired for health reasons.
Mr Field, who lives in Wrbbenhall, said traffic congestion, parking and lack of flood defences at Beales Corner were key priorities to be addressed.
The 45-year-old sales manager and father-of-two said it was important for democracy that people turned out to have their say on polling day, which is Thursday February 23.
Mr Carver added: “It was a great shame that work pressures prevented Maurice from being able to make the impact he had planned but we have a hugely committed candidate in David who has the time to give of his best to the ward and the town as a whole.”