A coach full of Bilstonians went to the Boundary Commission’s public hearing today to oppose the draft proposal for the current Wolverhampton South East constituency and Keep Bilston United.
Evidence was given by a number of community and business leaders such as Anne Nightingale - community leader from the Lunt Estate, Rev. Raphael Duckett of St. Martin’s Church Bradley, Mr. B.D. Patel of the Bilston Community Association and Anna Maria McAuliffe, Chair of Metro Business Partnership. Pat McFadden MP, Lord Bilston and the Mayor of Wolverhampton were also present.
Speaking after the event, Pat McFadden MP said:
‘After today’s public hearing, the Boundary Commission should be in no doubt about the strength of opposition in Bilston to their proposals. The point is not the number of MPs. The point is that the constituencies which MPs represent should be based as far as possible on natural communities. As far as Bilston goes, the Boundary Commission proposals fail that test. That message was delivered very clearly today by every speaker from Bilston.’