A senior minister in the coalition government was in the city to visit a not-for-profit healthcare company.
Top Tory Francis Maude, minister for the cabinet office, visited Spectrum Community Health.
The community interest company provides substance misuse, sexual health and prison healthcare under contract to the NHS and councils.
Mr Maude met staff at Spectrum’s offices at White Rose House, West Parade, Wakefield.
He said: “As part of this government’s long term economic plan, we are determined to be creative in finding innovative models for delivering public services.
“Spectrum Community Health is a great example of a employee-led company that is having huge impact in the community and it was fascinating to find out more about the work it is doing.”