Government must cancel October energy price rise to save families in Wakefield £240 million

Government must cancel October energy price rise to save families in Wakefield £240 million

Wakefield Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Tom Gordon, has called on the Government to spare families from soaring energy bills by cancelling October’s price cap increase, accusing the Conservatives of “stalling in the face of a national emergency”. The bold plan would save a typical household in Wakefield D...

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Lib Dems announce candidate for Wakefield by-election

The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the Wakefield by-election as Jamie Needle.  Jamie has lived in Yorkshire since moving here in 1999 and is a Director of a small renewable energy company. Jamie previously stood to be the MP for Wakefield in 2019 and has also stood to be a ...

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Residents across Wakefield & the Five Towns face a £582 rise to energy bills in April, new figures reveal

Residents across Wakefield District are set to be hit hard by the expected rise in energy bills in April, new figures have revealed. Analysis by the Liberal Democrats shows that the average yearly bill for homeowners in Wakefield District is set to skyrocket by £582 - the equivalent of £48.50 a m...

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Wakefield Lib Dems back “Robin Hood tax” on energy giants to support families with heating bills

Wakefield Lib Dems back “Robin Hood tax” on energy giants to support families with heating bills

Wakefield Liberal Democrats have today written to the Secretary of State for Energy Kwasi Kwarteng demanding that he backs the party’s call for a “Robin Hood” tax on the super-profits of oil and gas firms, to raise money to support local families facing soaring energy costs.  The proposed one-off...

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Small Business Tax Bombshell

Small businesses in Wakefield & the Five Towns to be hit with £9.5 million tax bombshell after Conservative broken promise Small and medium-sized businesses, from tech start-ups to hairdressers and cafes, across Wakefield and the Five Towns will pay an extra £9.5 million a year due to the ris...

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Labour duck scrutiny on the £1.3mil latest handout for the Hepworth Gallery 

Wakefield Liberal Democrats have slammed the Labour Council Administration for granting exemption on the decision of allocating £1.3million for the Hepworth Gallery. The £1.3mil is to be used on replacing the heating, ventilation, air condition plant at the Hepworth Gallery. This comes despite th...

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