Wyre Forest

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Wyre Forest District
Wyre Forest
Shown within Worcestershire
Geography
Status:District
Region:West Midlands
Admin. County:Worcestershire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 191st
195.41 km²
Admin. HQ:Stourport-on-Severn
ONS code:47UG
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 227th
97,795
500 / km²
Ethnicity:98.2% White
Politics
Wyre Forest District Council
http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive: 
MPs:Richard Taylor, Bill Wiggin

Wyre Forest is a local government district in Worcestershire, England, covering the towns on Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley. Its council is based in Stourport.

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The Wyre Forest near Bewdley

Wyre Forest takes its name from a forest of the same name, despite the fact that much of this woodland does not lie within the district's boundaries, but rather in Shropshire. The forest covers an area of 2,634 hectares (6,509 acres), and is noted for its variety of wildlife. Around two thirds of the forest has been designated as SSSI, while a further fifth is listed as a National Nature Reserve.

The Wyre Forest parliamentary constituency, which covers most of the district, is represented by the Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern MP Dr Richard Taylor. His party was briefly also powerful at local level, but has now been reduced to a handful of councillors.

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