WM County Council 1981

Thirty Eight Years Ago- I Was Elected for Wednesfield!

It was a friend Dr John Fletcher himself a former West Midlands County Councillor, that contacted me tonight to point out that 38 years ago, I stood for election to the now abolished West Midlands Metropolitan County Council.
 
I was the Labour candidate and standing in the Ward of Wednesfield North & South.
 
Thirty Eight long years ago!
 
Can you believe it!
 
It was the first time I was elected into a seat, and 4,544 Wednesfield folks turned out and voted for me, which equated to a massive 62.1% of the vote.
 
That day out of 10 Councillors that went to Birmingham to represent Wolverhampton …Eight were Labour Councillors and just two were Conservatives.
I enjoyed working on the West Midlands County Council it was a very active Council, and the Prime Minister at the time Margaret Thatcher hated them.
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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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