Bill Board -Maybe the names weren’t In lights!

Looking back in history its great to be reminded about all the activities that took place, and of course the images, that includes friends and in this case political colleagues. This was the only time Wednesfield Labour candidates managed to get and pay for a Bill Board on the Rookery Street Bridge.

It was historic in Local Labour Party terms. It also caused a lot of talk. That is why these promotions were undertaken. First time I have seen my name on a Bill board! Perhaps it was always going to be the last.This was reported in the Express and Star on the 28th April 1992.

Later in the May Election, I lost my seat here in Wednesfield North, Tessa lost the Wednesfield South seat she was contesting, but Ray Harding to his credit won the Heath Town Ward .

Aah Well its very much part of social history….

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