FORMER Mayor of Worcester Dr David Tibbutt is hoping to make a return to the City Council in the upcoming elections after two years away from the political arena.
Having previously sat on Worcester City Council for a decade between 2004 and 2014, Dr Tibbutt has decided to put his name forward to return as councillor in his home ward of Battenhall after the incumbent councillor for the ward, Coun Robert Rowden, decided to stand down.
Dr Tibbutt last stood for election back in 2010 to represent Battenhall where he won with a majority of 791 votes.
Aside from his time at the Guildhall, the former mayor of the Faithful City was a consultant physician and cardiologist at the former Worcester Royal Infirmary for over 20 years.
Speaking about his bid to return to the City Council, Dr Tibbutt said: “Having recently completed my term as Chairman of the Worcester Conservative Association and with Robert Rowden standing down as one of our local Battenhall councillors, I was asked by a number of people to consider putting myself forward as a candidate again.
“I think they wanted someone who lives in the area and who really understands the issues locally, such as the protection of Middle Battenhall Farm. “I enjoyed my time as a City Councillor and feel I still have much to offer the City and the Council.
“Having completed my term as Chairman of the local Conservative Party I now have the time and energy to commit to this role again.
“I have been out across the ward over many weeks speaking to people and was very pleasantly surprised how people have supported my potential return as one of their local representatives.”