Former celebrity chef Rustie Lee will fight one of the Midlands most hotly-contested constituencies for the UK Independence Party at the next General Election.
Lee was recently selected as the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Wyre Forest by local party members.
She will campaign on the re-opening of Kidderminster Hospital and will aim to ensure local residents receive better healthcare provision.
She expressed her anger at the closure of the local hospital, saying: "They would not allow this to happen to their own families."
The independent MP announced last month she is to stand again.
Retired GP Richard Taylor said he would defend his seat, which he won with a 17,630 majority in 2001, at the next election.
Dr Taylor defeated Labour's David Lock following a campaign dominated by the future of Kidderminster Hospital.
Source: Birmingham Post, December 7th 2004