22 seats will be contested in Wakefield Council local elections

Voters in Wakefield will go to the polls on May 6 to have their say in an election that was postponed from last year because of the Covid pandemic.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 5:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 5:16 pm
Wakefield's council chamber

The results will affect the political makeup of Wakefield Council, with 22 of the authority’s 63 seats up for grabs.

One seat is being contested in each of the 21 wards covering the whole district, except for in Airedale and Ferry Fryston, where voters will be asked to select two candidates.

Of the 22 seats, 17 are currently held by Labour, two are held by the Conservatives and three are vacant.

Labour, the Tories and the Green Party have put up candidates to contest every single seat.

The Yorkshire Party are fielding 10 candidates, while the Lib Dems are represented on the ballot paper in seven wards.

A further 24 people are standing as independent candidates or for other parties.

If you haven’t yet registered to vote, you can still do so at any point until April 19 to have a say in this election https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

All candidates, listed in alphabetical order, are below.