‘Thank You’ – Message for Wednesfield North!

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” I want to thank every individual in this Ward who made the time to vote for me. I really do thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Well yesterday I was walking around like a Zombie….I went to bed sometime around 4.00am on Friday morning, after a full day in manic mood electioneering on Thursday. Our First Labour Group meeting and AGM was held last night on (Friday) when we (as a Labour Group) supported the Labour Leadership team that has seen our Party grow to 49 Labour Councillors in this City.

Labour Group Leader Roger Lawrence was returned, as was Deputy Leader Peter Bilson. The Group Chair remains Councillor Linda Leach, as does the Group Secretary Cllr Andrew Johnson.

I want to give personal thanks to my Agent Geoff Foster who again masterminded a great local victory here in Wednesfield North. Also Councillors Rita Potter and Mary.

We really are a very good team here in Wednesfield North, each of us are different, each of us have different strengths, but in essence we all get on and that is the secret to being able to deliver the sort of service that our residents want.

I want to thank every individual in this Ward who made the time to vote for me. I really do thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I also want to say that I shall represent everyone in this Ward regardless if you voted for me or not. If you doubt that statement there are others around who are active in a different Party, that have actively sought my help, and yes I represented them and had the success they needed with their case.

Representing Wednesfield North has been an important part of my life for decades, there is still much to be done, and I am excited by a new four year term.

Can I once again thank all of you for voting for me.

Our New Municipal year starts now, and I will once again report events and issues via social media. In fact I believe that the very good result we have had here in WN is because of the effect of social media. Day to day events and issues are reported by me. That gives our residents up to date information on what is happening in the Ward. This information is not usually printed by our evening newspaper the Express and Star.

I think those social media news story’s have helped to create a great conduit to you our residents. The theme of my next four years will be the same as the last year #SpeakingUp4WednesfieldNorth. There is a lot to do…..thanks for reading this.



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


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