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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Warm Home Discount

Warm Home Discount

Wakefield Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to double the Warm Home Discount for existing recipients and make it available to 1468 extra pensioners across Wakefield Council.

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Lib Dems uncover Wakefield Council spent thousands on unnecessary & unused Zoom licences

Lib Dems slam Wakefield Council for wasting thousands on unnecessary & unused Zoom licenses Lib Dem Councillors have uncovered that almost £20,000 was spent on Zoom licenses, almost half of which were either not activated or used. Despite purchasing the Zoom licenses, Wakefield's inbuilt Skyp...

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Wakefield Council must ensure school children don't miss out on vital pool time

Lib Dem Councillors are now calling on Wakefield Council to provide alternative pool time to school kids who are now seeing their school sessions cancelled due to horse racing at neighbouring Pontefract Race Course. Last month it was revealed that there are over 2300 children on waiting lists for...

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Residents Outraged As 2300+ Children on Swimming Lesson Waiting Lists

Wakefield Lib Dem Deputy Group Leader and spokesperson for Culture Leisure & Sport, Cllr Adele Hayes, has called for urgent investment in Council leisure services as shocking figures show over 2300+ children are on swimming lesson waiting lists across out district.  Figures from Wakefield Cou...

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