Dr. Ivan Camphor was elected as councillor for Pensby and Thingwall Ward on 6th May 2021.
Dr Ivan Camphor is a local GP, working in Woodchurch and a resident of Barnston. He passionately believes that we need to protect our greenbelt for our well-being but importantly, for future generations. Ivan successfully campaigned with Cllr Mike Collins to oppose an application for 10 new homes in the greenbelt.
Ivan believes we need to protect and nurture a green and clean Wirral and supported the Conservative budget proposal to plant for pollinators. He is concerned about the council’s plan to not cut grass verges as it could make our community areas look run down and untidy, not to mention the health and safety issues that may arise from it.
As a working GP Ivan is very aware of issues of mental health and well-being affecting our young people and therefore he warmly welcomes investment into youth provision, bringing improved engagement and empowering our youth to be active members in our community.
Ivan and colleagues are working day and night to ensure we all get vaccinated and protected against COVID. By early March over 20 million people were vaccinated and by July every UK adult will have been offered the vaccination. What a wonderful achievement! Ivan says, “We are trying our very best to make sure that all of us remain safe and protected through these unpredictable and strange times. You can rely on us to be there for you when you need us most!”
Dr. Ivan Camphor MBBS, FRCS, DFFP has been a GP on the Wirral since 1993 and is the Senior Partner of Heatherlands Medical Centre in Woodchurch with a special interest in Surgery and Ear Nose and Throat. Ivan held the post of Honorary Secretary of Wirral Local Medical Committee 2000 – 2006 and is currently the Medical Secretary of Mid Mersey Local Medical Committee. He has been a member of the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) since 2014 and is Chairman of the GPC Community Care Committee. He has also been elected as GPC Regional Representative for Cheshire and Mid Mersey. Ivan is married with 3 children and in his spare time he is a keen golfer and novice narrowboat enthusiast.