International Women’s Day – Inspiring Women #PressforProgress!


Wednesfield North Labour Party is proud to support International Women’s Day 2018

We are proud in Wednesfield North to have  two very active women Councillors, in our team of elected members.

Both Councillor Rita Potter and Councillor Mary Bateman play a full role in the activities that take place here in our Community.

Both Councillors do their best to inspire women in their daily activities. They are great role models, whether it’s through their activities in the community, or by their volunteering, or in their support of progressive policy in the City Council.

The Suffragette Movement is 100 years old this year, we are sure that those determined women who brought about changes to the British Parliamentary System. Women throughout Britain have been pressing for progress ever since.

One suffragette, Emily Davison, ran out in front of the king’s horse during the Derby of 1913 and was killed, in pursuance of giving women the right to Vote.

The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme is #PressforProgress. It is a theme that our two Councillors enact every day on behalf of our community. They represent Wednesfield North well and we are very proud of them.


Wednesfield North have three City Councillors two of whom are Women Councillor Rita Potter and Councillor Mary Bateman.


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more