Thursday, 5 February 2015

UKIP campaign office opens in Wolverhampton

UKIP have opened a campaign office in Wolverhampton which will double up as a "satellite office" for Bill Etheridge MEP.

The two story office will house a call centre and will be manned by volunteers helping the UKIP campaign in Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire.

Wolverhampton has suffered badly from a downturn in the retail sector with 17% of shops left empty. Sitting on the north west fringe of the West Midlands conurbation, Wolverhampton struggles to compete with Birmingham and the Merry Hill Centre which are fairly centrally located whilst Telford and Stafford intercept shoppers from the north and east. Wolverhampton city centre needs significant investment to drive regeneration and make the city centre more attractive to shoppers who have no shortage of alternatives and this is one of Wolverhampton UKIP's key policies.