Wakefield

LAB Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Labour Seats 54 Seats +/- +3
Conservative Seats 6 Seats +/- -6
United Kingdom Independence Party Seats 2 Seats +/- +2
Independent Seats 1 Seats +/- +1

Council background

Type
Metropolitan District Council
Seats up
21 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

03.02.2017

12:06

Council 'to axe 100 jobs' in £27m cuts

Children's play areas and the frequency of street cleaning will also be cut under Wakefield Council's plans.

21.12.2016

10:35

Kids kept in care too long get damages

A police force and council are criticised for an investigation as children are kept longer in care than needed.

04.10.2016

12:53

Pool plans 'risk massive health impact'

Plans to replace three sports centres with a new £15m complex in Pontefract could have a "massive impact" on fitness, a doctor warns.

30.09.2016

11:36

Council 'neglects' vandal-hit castle

A castle involved in the Wars of the Roses is a target for vandals due to council neglect, a friends' group says.

14.06.2016

15:14

City to bid for Tour despite cash fears

Wakefield Council says it will consider bidding to host the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire despite warnings it could lose the authority up to £475,000.

05.05.2016

22:07

Polling stations close across West Yorkshire

Polling stations close after voting takes place in council and police commissioner elections across West Yorkshire.
07:06

Polling stations open in West Yorkshire

Voting takes place in council and police commissioner elections across West Yorkshire

31.03.2016

12:15

City 'lags behind' Europe in transport

The Leeds region "lags behind" other European cities in public transport, according to the city's former council leader.

23.02.2016

12:13

Two-year deadline for mill revamp

A developer is given a two-year deadline to start work on a long-derelict mill on Wakefield's waterfront.

20.10.2015

17:15

Pub removed from 'at-risk' register

Rotherham's oldest secular building, a former pub, is removed from a list of Yorkshire buildings "at risk".
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