Published on November 13th, 2012 | by James Clarke2
“Wednesfield Together” campaign launched
Wolverhampton North East MP, Emma Reynolds, former MP, Ken Purchase, and Wednesfield North Councillor and former mayor, Phil Bateman MBE will hold a street stall on Friday 16 November at 10am in Wednesfield High Street to talk to people about the new Boundary Commission proposals.
They are responding to concerns from local residents that the Council wards of Wednesfield North and Wednesfield South will be moved into a new constituency of Walsall West according to the Boundary Commission proposals. Furthermore, they are campaigning to keep “Wednesfield Together” by demanding that the history and identity of Wednesfield is respected. Wednesfield stretches across four Council wards: Wednesfield North, Wednesfield South, Heath Town and Fallings Park.
Friday morning is a busy market time in Wednesfield and local residents will have an opportunity to sign a petition calling on the Boundary Commission to think again.
Their message is “Keep Wednesfield Together” and for Wednesfield to remain part of Wolverhampton.
Emma Reynolds MP said: “We are calling on the Boundary Commission to revise their proposals. They clearly have not appreciated that Wednesfield stretches across the Council wards of Wednesfield North, Wednesfield South, Heath Town and Fallings Park. We want to keep “Wednesfield together” and as part of Wolverhampton. Wednesfield has a proud and historic civic record and local residents do not wish it to be split in this way.”
Wednesfield North Councillor and former Mayor of Wolverhampton, Phil Bateman MBE said: “Many Wednesfield residents have raised concerns with me about these proposals. They feel strongly that they want to “Keep Wednesfield Together” and remain part of Wolverhampton where the civic links and Parliamentary representation has been strong and not moved to Walsall.”
WV11.co.uk will be in the High Street from 10am on Friday supporting the campaign, so why not come along and show your support!
Photo courtesy ofÂ Ben Forrest.