About Phil

Councillor Phil Bateman. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine PixCouncillor Phil Bateman.  Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix

Welcome to my  web site.  I hope that you find it interesting and the items that are published are of use to you. I was born in Montreal Quebec Canada, and lived in the township of Greenfield Park in my early years.

I was first elected onto the former West Midlands County Council in 1981.

I held a variety of positions including membership of the powerful Policy & Resources Committee, Chair of the Passenger Transport Committee, Airport Committee and I chaired the Freight Working Party of the Airport.

I also was a member of the Associated Metropolitan Authorities, where I chaired the Passenger Transport Committee for a year.   Following the 2012 Wolverhampton City Council Elections, I was elected once again as the City Councillor for Wednesfield North. My address is 3a Broad Lane North Wednesfield Wolverhampton WV12 5UH, my email address is email@philbateman.com My term of office on Wolverhampton City Council is for 4 years.

My term expires in May 2020.

Please note this information for transparency. I am married to Mary and we live in Wednesfield North. Mary was elected onto Wolverhampton City Council in 2013. She is a Wednesfield North Labour Party Councillor in her own right!

I was Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton during the municipal year 2005 and 2006. Mary was my Mayoress. Our Mayoral term of Office ended on May 17th 2006.

The Mayoral Year is recorded in the Archive section of this web site, visit – have a look at all we undertook in that year.

I was awarded the MBE for ‘services to transport in the West Midlands’, I was presented with the Order in October 2004 by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Charity fund raising is carried out through-out the course of the year.

The Children’s Society is a favourite charity. We also make regular contributions to Cancer Research, we have done so for decades. We raised close to £30,000 for charities during our Mayoral Year in 2005/06. Councillor Phil Bateman