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Over 700 sign petition to keep Wednesfield in Wolverhampton

Emma Reynolds MP and Councillor Phil Bateman collect over 700 signatures against proposals to move Wednesfield wards into Walsall constituency.

Wolverhampton North East MP, Emma Reynolds, former MP, Ken Purchase, and Wednesfield North Councillor and former mayor, Phil Bateman MBE held a street stall on Friday 16 November in Wednesfield High Street to talk to people about the new Boundary Commission proposals.

They were overwhelmed by the response that they got from local residents who oppose the proposals to move the Council wards of Wednesfield North and Wednesfield South into a new constituency of Walsall West.

Emma Reynolds MP said: “People are up in arms about the Boundary Commission proposals to move the Council wards of Wednesfield North and Wednesfield South into a new constituency of Walsall West.”

“The response that we got from the public today should leave the Boundary Commission in no doubt that local residents are opposed to these plans. We will continue to collect signatures for the petition and submit them to the Boundary Commission before 10 December deadline.”

An online petition has now been launched for those who wish to make their views known - click here to sign the petition.

To have your say on this matter - please fill in the Boundary Commission’s online survey here.

Wednesfield North Councillor and former Mayor of Wolverhampton, Phil Bateman MBE said: “Over 700 local residents surged to sign our petition today. It is clear that they feel strongly that they want to “Keep Wednesfield Together” and to remain part of Wolverhampton.”

WV11 recorded the following interviews with Emma Reynolds and Phil Bateman at the street stall:

To have your say on this matter – please fill in the Boundary Commission’s online survey here.

Photo courtesy of Ben Forrest.

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