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  • Article: May 14, 2019
    By Salli Martlew

    Wakefield MDC has its first Liberal Democrat Councillor for 10 years!

    On May 2nd Tom Gordon was elected as Lib Dem Councillor for Knottingley Ward with 1906 votes, a superb 63.1% of the vote.

    Adam Belcher standing in Crofton, Ryhill and Walton increased his share of the vote markedly from 11% - 18%.

    This year we fielded a further 12 candidates and raised our share of votes for Liberal Democrats across the District.

  • Article: May 11, 2019
    By Vince Cable in National Lib Dem Press Issue 9th. May 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are fighting to stop Brexit. There is a significant possibility that we will succeed, and the MEPs we elect on May 23rd will be in place for five years. They will represent the UK when we make important decisions about trade, security and the climate emergency. We want to lead in Europe, not leave it - and our message is clear: every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit. Our MEP candidates were chosen by our members, and they will stand on a platform of policies voted for by our members. Our manifesto is liberal, positive and forward-looking. We hope you will read it, and share our vision for the UK and Europe with your friends.

  • Yorkshire Flag on March (Salli Martlew)
    Article: Apr 1, 2019

    I dithered until our local Peoples Vote group had sold all their bus seats to London for The Peoples March to Parliament on Saturday 23rd. March. Incredibly no more coaches were available for hire in our part of Yorkshire. But the Leeds group had just 18 seats left. London and back for £27.00!

    Driving into Leeds at 06.15 a.m. I was surprised to see a pro brexit (I'd really rather not capitalise that awful bee word) electronic billboard. More surprised to see a big crowd by the station from where six charabancs wheeled us off south

  • Article: Mar 19, 2019
    By Salli Martlew

    Pint and Politics at the Black Horse.

    In our last Newsletter I left you with the question 'How democratic is your vote?' Last night in our Pint and Politics at the Black Horse we went a long way to answering it.

    Members, friends and visitors brought thoughts and opinions from Barnsley, Harrogate and even the German perspective. We had a cracking evening discussing the many issues around Proportional Representation and Electoral Reform. Stimulating and entertaining. If you weren't there, you missed a treat.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2019
    By Salli Martlew

    Do you want your vote to count for something? Of course you do! Local, general and even

    referenda need you to have your say - that makes the outsome democratic- well fairly, but we'll

    come on to that.

    Voting - that means you - because

    • The result affects you! Potholes, waste collection, street lighting all involve our councillors.
    • Elected councillors are the voice of our community, so if you don't vote your views may never be known,
    • Whether you are walking, cycling, taking the bus or driving, local politics is involved in where ever you go, how you travel and where you can stop and take a breather!

This local group oversees three parliamentary seats:

Wakefield Constituency;

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford Constituency; and,

The Hemsworth Constituency.

Also the one local authority:

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.

Given the hopeless and continuing political pandemonium change began. It started with the recent (WMDC) local authority elections on 2nd. May 2019 when we contested the majority of our 21 council wards, increased our vote share and won our first seat for ten years with Tom Gordon in Knottingley.

This region of Yorkshire absolutely has to have more Liberal Democrats in Westminster and at County Hall, Wakefield.

On these pages you can view our ethics, objectives and policies. Please do and feel free to contact us to discuss - we're a very welcoming crowd indeed!