IN answer to the letter by G Williams in the Stourport News on March 1, regarding the nomination of Dr Richard Taylor as a General Election candidate, we have constantly been reminded by Government ministers that the place to make one's point is at the ballot box.

I don't think that anyone who has had the inconvenience of travelling to Worcester over the last few months could consider voting for anyone who didn't openly condemn the downgrading of Kidderminster Hospital.

There are those who ask what difference an independent voice can make in Parliament.

One could say that once a party has been declared a Government with an overall majority, we could dispense with all the other parties' MPs until the next election, and save a lot of money.

Good luck to all independents who are usually representing the people who share their concerns.