As the government prepares to open the doors for yet another wave of EU immigration, this time from Bulgaria and Romania a FOI request to Wolverhampton Council (See attached) has revealed some of the effect excessive immigration has already had in the city.
Wolverhampton has over ten thousand people on the waiting list for council properties. A situation made worse by excessive numbers of immigrants coming to the city.
Despite the fact the council has incomplete records with over 12000 people either declining to supply information on their nationality or simply failing to fill in the form the figures show a remarkable number of people from other countries residing in council housing in Wolverhampton.
The figures show a total of 1156 council tenants have declared as being none UK nationals. The spread of nationalities is amazing and includes; American, Canadian, Albanian, Belgian, Bosnian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, French, German, Hungarian, Indian, Iraqi, Irish, Italian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Pakistani, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Somalian, Spanish, Zimbabwean plus other EEA Countries.
Bill Etheridge UKIP Regional Organiser for the West Midlands and one of the candidates for the West Midlands Euro Elections said
“These figures are far from complete but they still show 1156 Council tenants from 30 nationalities in Wolverhampton. Next time the great and the good tell us how good mass immigration has been for the UK and its economy maybe they could speak to the thousands of people in Wolverhampton on the waiting list for council properties with no hope of getting a home anytime soon.
It is essential that we regain control of our borders and maintain an effective limit on the numbers of people entering the country. Figures lilke this show the reality of the strain being put on our infrastructure by years of uncontrolled mass immigration.
Sadly the open door to Romanians and Bulgarians in the new year can only make the situation worse”
For further information please contact Bill Etheridge on 07894 737884
FOI request sent to Wolverhampton CC:
Good Afternoon Mr Etheridge
Thank you for your enquiry. Wolverhampton Homes are an ALMO (Arm’s Length
Management Organisation) that manages properties on behalf of Wolverhampton
As such this request has been passed to ourselves to respond.
In response we are able to provide the attached information which is as of 4th December 2013.
The information we can provide is only that we hold. As there is a large number of these who have not disclosed the information (it is not a compulsory field)
the data is incomplete and as such is not an accurate percentage of none uk
nationals within WCC properties.
I hope this answers your query
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me
Wolverhampton City Council
IN10 % of Equalities Data held as at: 04/12/2013
Nationality No of Tenants
Chinese 39 Czech 11 Declined To Supply Information 86
English Scottish Welsh 6354
Estonian 1 Filipino 2 French 6
Lithuanian 298 Other EEA Country 168
Serb 2 Slovakian 7
UK National resident in UK 4334
UK National back from overseas 10
No Information recorded 11193