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Wild flower Management in Wednesfield North
Here in Wednesfield North we have two principle wild flower sites that I have discovered. There is a site in the Ashmore Park itself, and the other one is in Kitchen Lane on Green Open Space what we called as kids ‘The Red Bank’. I have been asking City Council about the management plans for […]
Wednesfield North Ward is Changing!
Wednesfield North Ward is changing! Here is how the geography is altering and how the sale of land owned by the Authority will continue to change the topography of the Ward. A garage site Snape Road Site B between number 84 -86 Snape road was sold on the 15th January 2015. The land at Bargery […]
Police & Community Together Meeting!
There was a Wednesfield North PACT meeting last night, Tuesday at the Hub on Ashmore Park. The meeting was not particularly well attended. Both Councillor Rita Potter and I were a little late attending due to the fact that we had been delivering Labour literature for the City & Parliamentary elections on Coppice Farm Estate. The meeting […]

General Election is winding up to its culmination on Thursday 7th May 2015. I am urging Wednesfield to Vote Labour!

Labour’s manifesto starts from the idea that Britain only succeeds when working people succeed.
And it is different from manifestos that Labour has published in the past. Instead of a list of new spending commitments, the very first page of this Manifesto sets out our plan to secure the nation’s finances – with a Budget Responsibility Lock guaranteeing that every manifesto policy is paid for without a single penny of extra borrowing.
It shows how, by securing the nation’s finances, we are able to improve the family finances of the working people of Britain, by:
  • Raising the minimum wage to more than £8 by October 2019.
  • Protecting tax credits in the next parliament, to back working families.
  • Introducing guaranteed wrap-around childcare through primary schools, underpinned by a new National Primary Childcare Service.
  • Supporting the squeezed middle by pledging not to raise income tax, National Insurance or VAT.
  • Freezing rail fares in the first year of a Labour Government while we reform the railways.
This builds on wider polices to:
  • Reward hard work – banning exploitative zero hour contracts, freezing energy bills and backing small businesses.
  • Share prosperity – by guaranteeing apprenticeships, cutting tuition fees, getting homes built, and devolving powers to every part of Britain.
  • Build a better Britain – ensuring the NHS has time to care, opening up our politics, and being a confident outward looking nation once again.
People want change, a better future, but they want to know we can make progress while securing the nation’s finances. This Manifesto answers that question with a plan for big reform, not big spending. This Manifesto and this election campaign show that Labour is not only the party of change, but the party of responsibility too.

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