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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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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