St. Peter’s covers Wolverhampton City Centre, Dunstall Hill, and part of Whitmore Reans. In 2019 it had a population of 14,044 residents, of whom 61.6% were considered ‘Black and minority ethnic’ (compared to the city average of 32%).
St. Peter’s is the fourth most deprived ward in the city. 34% of children here live in poverty, and 40% of households are private rented, which is higher than the city average. Despite this, 67.8% of residents are satisfied or fairly satisfied with the neighbourhood, which is better than the city average.
A key campaigning issue in St. Peter’s is the proposed travellers transit site on Gorsebrook Road. The CLP supports Wolverhampton Labour Group’s commitment to providing a transit site, but regrets the manner of communicating the proposals to local councillors and the community. This has resulted in a local outcry as witnessed at the public meeting on Monday, 7th October 2019. It has given opportunities to Conservatives to campaign aggressively in St. Peter’s and for racists to have a public platform. This has prevented any real consultation and engagement with the majority of local residents. The CLP fully supports St. Peter’s councillors in the actions they are taking to enable the voices of their community to be heard.
Other issues in St. Peter’s include crime, housing, welfare, and tax.
St. Peter’s is a strong Labour ward.
Whitmore Reans is a strong diverse community and one which we are proud to represent. We, as your representatives, are committed to making it an even better place to work, live and enjoy.
Branch meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Elms Resource Centre on Manby Close. Members are sent a calling notice at least a week beforehand.
The Branch Secretary is Cllr Qaiser Azeem, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07773 672046.
The branch has an AGM each year in March, where we hold elections for branch officers. Branch meetings are an opportunity for members to hear and question councillors, propose any motions to the CLP, and plan local campaign activities. We’re also involved in community activities, such as litter picks and tree planting.