National Carers Rights Day 2020

Councillor Tom Gordon and the Lib Dems fight to give carers a voice Wakefield Liberal Democrats are asking people across our community who care for relatives to get in touch and share their story – to mark national Carers Rights Day.  Liberal Democrat party leader Ed Davey has said he wants the p...

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Local Liberal Democrat Councillor calls for action as over 200 job losses are set for the Pontefract Haribo Site

Local Liberal Democrat Councillor calls for action as over 200 job losses are set for the Pontefract Haribo Site

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford, Councillor Tom Gordon, has called for action from the Local Authority, Unions, and MP at once as over 200 staff are facing losing their jobs at the Haribo site in Pontefract. Councillor Gordon said: "Clearly t...

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Pontefract Care Home Offers Residents Chance To Relive The Past

Pontefract Care Home Offers Residents Chance To Relive The Past

Millfields Care Home, in Pontefract, has officially opened its new reminiscence room - which is designed specifically to help those with dementia connect with the past.The newly fitted out room was designed in collaboration with residents and features a range of period items from the 1950-1970s i...

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Lib Dem Calls For A Stop In Wakefield Council Culture Of Outsourcing To Consultants

Lib Dem Calls For A Stop In Wakefield Council Culture Of Outsourcing To Consultants

A specially convened meeting of Wakefield Council’s Climate Change & Environmental Scrutiny Committee was called after three committee members, including Lib Dem Councillor Tom Gordon, called in a delegated decision made by Council Leader Denise Jeffery to approve a budget of £300k to commiss...

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Wakefield’s NHS staff shouldn’t be “punished” by paying “extortionate parking charges”

Wakefield’s NHS staff shouldn’t be “punished” by paying “extortionate parking charges”

Local Lib Dem councillor hits out at revelations that the Government are going to end free parking for NHS staff. During the coronavirus crisis, NHS staff have been able to park at Wakefield's Pinderfield Hospital and other hospitals across the region without having to pay. The charges were dropp...

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Over 8800 pupils could benefit from Summer Learning Fund under Lib Dem plans

Over 8800 pupils could benefit from Summer Learning Fund under Lib Dem plans

Over 8800 pupils could benefit from Summer Learning Fund under Lib Dem plans The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to commit to a Summer Learning Fund that would support over 8800 disadvantaged children across Wakefield District to get ready for returning to school. Liberal Democra...

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