Working hard for Wolverhampton South East Representing the residents of Bilston East, Bilston North, Blakenhall, Coseley East, East Park, Ettingshall, Spring Vale

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Dear Friends,

 

I am writing to wish you a very happy Vaisakhi.  I know this is a very special time for the Sikh community all around the world who are celebrating the foundation of the Khalsa and the adoption of the Sikh articles of faith. Here in Wolverhampton, I will join you at Gurdwaras, the Nagar Kirtan and the Mela which are all part of marking Vaisakhi in our city.

 

This year, as for many years, I was honoured to be the host of the annual Vaisakhi celebrations in Parliament which took place in the Speaker’s State Rooms a couple of weeks ago and was attended by my Party Leader Ed Miliband.

 

The Sikh community of Wolverhampton plays a very important role in the city’s life.  The values of the community – hard work and enterprise, good education, and putting something back through sharing and contributing to the wider community - are of great benefit to our city.

 

I have been honoured to represent a multi faith constituency for the past 10 years.  I believe we need to build a future for the Britain of today, understanding how our country has changed over the years, and making the most of that change.

 


On this great occasion of Vaisakhi, I extend my warmest best wishes to you all.

 

Happy Vaisakhi.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Pat McFadden

Pat McFadden's Vaisakhi Message

Dear Friends,   I am writing to wish you a very happy Vaisakhi.  I know this is a very special time for the Sikh community all around the world who...

I believe the Government’s plans to axe these qualifications are a huge mistake.  Many of my constituents speak Punjabi and Gujarati and these languages are important to parts of the community. 

Furthermore, as Britain’s population becomes more diverse it is economically important to make the most of our global links.  Axing language qualifications is short sighted for a major trading economy like ours.  I believe it is vital to keep open the option to take these qualifications right up to A level standard and I am glad we have a clear commitment now from Labour that if we win the election on 7th May, the Tory proposal to get rid of these qualifications will not proceed and these qualifications will be saved.

Pat McFadden statement on Labour commitment to Punjabi and other language A-Levels

I believe the Government’s plans to axe these qualifications are a huge mistake.  Many of my constituents speak Punjabi and Gujarati and these languages are important to parts of the...

Sir Patrick McLoughlin
Secretary of State for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 4DR


17 March 2015


Wolverhampton Interchange

Dear Sir Patrick,

I am writing once again to ask for your Department’s help in moving forward the finance package for the Wolverhampton Interchange Project. You will be aware of the basic principles of the package which are to allow for some prudential borrowing set against the future income stream from the car park. I am told by local partners a similar structure has been used at Stockport station. Obviously, we are running out of road for decisions in this Parliament but I believe there is a meeting in the Department tomorrow, 18th March, to consider this matter. The local authority and the other partners are extremely keen to have a decision approving this project before parliament is dissolved for the election.

There is no doubt that Wolverhampton needs a new railway station. You have passed your own verdict on the current one when you visited. A new station would provide a better service to the travelling public and be 21st century infrastructure for the city, to go alongside the new bus station that we have and other developments. Partners have worked hard to put in place a package that can fund the station. I hope you and the Department will play your part in moving this forward.

Yours sincerely, 

Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP

My letter to the Secretary of State for Transport

Sir Patrick McLoughlinSecretary of State for TransportGreat Minster House33 Horseferry RoadLondonSW1P 4DR 17 March 2015 Wolverhampton Interchange Dear Sir Patrick, I am writing once again to ask for your Department’s...


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