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Dr Taylor to launch National Health Action party
A NEW national health party set up by a former Wyre Forest MP could launch within two weeks.
Co-leader Dr Richard Taylor and other members of National Health Action are due to meet this week to finalise a launch date for the political party, which says it could fight 30 or 40 seats at the next general election.
The party’s aim will be to challenge healthcare reforms passed by Parliament earlier this year.
Dr Taylor, who is also president of Independent Community and Health Concern, said: “We hope to finalise the date within days.
“We missed out on the party conference season because of legal reasons, which was a huge disappointment but we are very nearly ready to go and I hope it will be in October.”
Earlier this year, the former MP told The Shuttle: “The economy has huge implications for the nation’s health and elderly people depend on social care, which needs sorting out, so we will fight on those issues too.”
The other co-leader is Middlesborough-based Dr Clive Peedell.