Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East has today said how saddened she is by the news that House of Fraser will close its store in Wolverhampton. Emma said, ” This is a huge blow to the city and the store’s employees and I am hugely disappointed and saddened by today’s announcement.

“Beatties has been an iconic Wolverhampton department store long before House of Fraser took it over.

“I fondly remember wondering round the food hall in the basement as a child and looking around the toy department with my parents.

“I hope that another major retailer or a number of smaller stores will take over the building as it is so central to our high street.”

June 2018