Phil Bateman Selected Again!
Last night Friday the 9th November Wednesfield North Labour Party selected Councillor Phil Bateman MBE to represent the Labour Party at the forthcoming City Council elections in May 2008.
Councillor Bateman inaccepting the nomination said " I have been a member of The Labour Party for over 30 years now. During that period I have been selected to represent Wednesfield North nine times in elections.
I am as enthusiastic about that task now, as I was when I was first selected to fight an election here way back in 1981!
I look across Wednesfield and the City/Region and I see the fruits of my efforts in working for the community I live in and represent.
I am proud that the State recognised my work in public transport, when I was awarded the MBE for 'services to West Midlands Transport'. It was a great honour but it only came about because Wednesfield folk elected me to represent them.
I know that living in the Ward, that the help I give to constituents is valued. During my elected office I have helped hundreds upon hundreds of families and individuals with their complaints, their requests, their demands!
I am looking forward to this election as I look forward to every election I fight, and I hope that some of those that I have helped in the past. Will join with me and help me achieve some of the goals that we still have to achieve."
Councillor Bateman first served on the old West Midlands County Council in 1981. In 1984 he was elected onto the former Wolverhampton MBC.
In 2004 Councillor Bateman won the seat with 1732 votes topping the poll .
Councillor Bateman was Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton during 2005/6, during this year he raised almost £30,000 for charity, and welcomed many visiting dignataries to the City. Working hard he personally arranged for the High Commissioner of Canada and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth to visit and take part in City life for a day.
Author: Phil bateman
Article Date: 10th November 2007