Lib Dems call for greater powers for Wakefield Council to tackle carbon emissions

Lib Dems call for greater powers for Wakefield Council to tackle carbon emissions

The Liberal Democrats are calling for greater powers for Wakefield Council to take action on carbon emissions as figures show progress to cut emissions across the UK has stalled since 2016. In Wakefield emissions have fallen from 2115.1 to 2072.5 (kt CO2) - not fast enough to achieve Net Zero Emi...

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Say NO to Labour's Expensive West Yorkshire Mayoral Stitch Up

Say NO to Labour's Expensive West Yorkshire Mayoral Stitch Up

Say NO to Labour's Expensive West Yorkshire Mayoral Stitch Up Wakefield Liberal Democrats are urging local residents to reject plans for a Leeds City Region Mayor. A consultation is presently underway on introducing a Metro Mayor in time for next year’s Local Elections. Lib Dems Councillor Tom Go...

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Lib Dem Urges MP to back ban on LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy

Lib Dem Urges MP to back ban on LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy

Liberal Democrat Councillor calls on MPs to back a motion to ban LGBTQ+ conversion therapy. In an letter Councillor Tom Gordon has urged Yvette Cooper, Member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract, and Castleford, to back a motion Layla Moran's Early Day Motion, which would make LGBTQ+ conver...

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Lib Dems call out “ill-thought-out” decision to open schools without proper support

Lib Dems call out “ill-thought-out” decision to open schools without proper support

The Liberal Democrats have called out the Government’s “ill-thought-out” decision to reopen schools amidst the COVID-19 crisis, as new statistics from an NEU survey show that a large proportion of primary schools remain open only to children of key workers.In Yorkshire and the Humber some 48% of ...

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Wakefield Lib Dems Campaign to Save Ridings FM

Wakefield Lib Dems Campaign to Save Ridings FM

Lib Dems urge Bauer Radio to rethink Ridings FM shutdownLiberal Democrat Councillor has criticised Bauer Radio’s decision to close Ridings FM, saying that the move will “erode Wakefield’s regional identity on the airwaves”. In an open letter to Bauer Radio, Councillor Tom Gordon opposes plans to ...

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Calls For Recognition of Bravery of Young Man Who Saves Toddler Life

Knottingley’s Lib Dem Councillor is calling on Wakefield Council to recognise a resident who saved a toddlers life after rescuing them from the Knottingley Canal on Sunday. While walking near the canal Knottingley resident Ryley Ferguson witnessed an unaccompanied toddler fall into the canal from...

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