Wednesfield North Labour Party has selected veteran Labour Councillor Phil Bateman MBE to again carry the torch for Labour in the Wolverhampton City Council elections in May 2016.
Councillor Phil Bateman MBE said “I am delighted to once again be chosen as the Labour Party Candidate for Wednesfield North. I first stood for election in 1981 for the former Metropolitan County Council where I gave 5 years’ service.
In 1984 I got elected to Wolverhampton and to date I have given in total 26 years’ service to Wednesfield North on Wolverhampton City Council.
Altogether I have spent 31 years representing the people of Wednesfield North on Local Authorities, and other bodies, I haven’t lost any of my enthusiasm to serve the public, and I do hope that residents of this constituency will once again support me in the forthcoming fight for this seat.
I have told Wednesfield North Labour Party colleagues that I am determined to deliver not only good representation for these wonderful people that live here. But I am keen to deliver a Local Nature Reserve along the length of Wyrley & Essington Canal so that my constituents can enjoy walking and riding along the tow paths, enjoying the rich diversity of both flora and fauna that pack its waters and banks.
With the Government still making life difficult for people and with plans for even more financial resources to be cut from Local Government. I hope Wednesfield North residents will re-elect me again as the best candidate to help protect them and campaign for them when they require help.
I am proud of my past record of public service. In 2004 I was awarded an MBE for service to transport in the region. I am also proud of the role I played in 2004/5 as Deputy Mayor of Wolverhampton and in 2005/6 when I was elected as Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton.”