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  • Event: May 8, 2019
  • Event: May 7, 2019
  • Article: Apr 9, 2019

    Written Tuesday 9th. April

    Tomorrow there is a live radio discussion including and featuring our Mark Goodair. Live from BBC Radio Leeds

    Studio in the city centre.

    BBC's long standing "anchor" Liz Green will conduct the hour long programme which starts at 2.00 p.m.

    The first half hour section will discuss city centre regeneration in Wakefield. Which is

  • 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

  • Event: May 2, 2019 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Postal Votes by hand must arrive by 10.00 a.m.

    By post they should be sent some days earlier depending on class of post and other possible factors.

  • David Currie (David Currie)
    Page: Mar 31, 2019

    Page in Compilation

    These are some of our many candidates for the coming local government elections in our Wakefield District.

    Throughout the entire existence of our local authority it has been entirely and totally in the hands of one party, one party only. Just the Labour Party. This needs to and must change on May 2nd., this May 2nd.

  • 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!

We are the Liberal Democratic Party group for Wakefield and District.

Our organisation covers three parliamentary constituencies, Wakefield, Pontefract and Normanton. Also the one local authority, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.

Given the present hopeless and continuing political pandemonium this has to change - starting with the upcoming (WMDC) local authority elections on 2nd. May 2019 when we will contest the majority of our 21 council wards.

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!