ELECTION 2018: Pre-election pitch from parties and independent candidates

This year's election will be on May 3.
This year's election will be on May 3.

Political parties and independent candidates standing in next week’s local elections in Wakefield have made their pitches for your vote.

A total of 21 council seats are being contested across the city on Thursday, May 3.

All eight parties competing in at least one ward were contacted to submit a self-written pitch, as were the five independent candidates standing.

The Green Party is standing in: 4 seats – Ackworth, North Emsall and Upton, Horbury and South Ossett, Pontefract North, Wakefield East.

No pitch was submitted by them.

All independent candidates were contacted but pitches have not yet been submitted by Ian Womersley or Jim Kenyon.

Click the below links to read the statements:

Election 2018: Conservative

Liberal Democrats

Yorkshire Party

UK Independence Party (UKIP)

Democrats and Veterans Party

Trade Union and Socialist Coalition

Independent candidates