Election 2018: Conservative

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Standing in: All 21 wards

Pitch: Wakefield Conservatives believe in fairness: fairness between all the parts of our district, fairness for people who need and use the council’s services, and fairness for the district’s taxpayers.

That’s why we demand the council’s first priority is sorting out Children’s Services, which OFSTED heavily criticised. There can be no excuse for failing vulnerable children and serious reform is needed, not just a token resignation. Labour is too heavily complicit in this failure and cannot be trusted to act alone.

Fairness is also why we demand more equal spending across the district. Places like Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett should not be used as cash-cows for Labour’s heartlands or vanity projects but should receive their own fair share of the cake.

Only the Conservatives can hold Labour to account but we need more councillors to do so. Please support us on May 3 and start to change Wakefield for the better.