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Faces old and new in changes proposed for council’s cabinet

Wakefield Council has proposed changes to its cabinet member positions for 2018/19.

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Coun 'Stuart Heptinstall is the new Mayor of Wakefield.

Former miner appointed city’s new mayor

Stuart Heptinstall has been appointed the new mayor of Wakefield.

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Local Election 2018: Your full guide to all the results across Yorkshire

Results are coming in across the county after yesterday's Local Elections.

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Polling stations opened this morning.

Polling booths open for council election

Voters are going to the polls today to elect representatives to local councils.

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Local Election 2018: Who will you vote for? Every candidate listed for every area of Yorkshire

Yorkshire goes to the polls today with local council elections taking place across the county.

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Where will you be casting your vote in the Leeds City Council election?

8 of the weirdest polling stations you can vote at in Leeds in tomorrow's election

As the local election polls prepare to open for polling day on Thursday 3 May, the majority of us will be heading out to local schools, churches or village halls to cast our vote.

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This year's election will be on May 3.

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

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

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Election 2018: Labour

Election 2018: Labour

Standing in: All 21 wards (including as Labour and Co-operative Party in Ossett).

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Election 2018: Conservative

Election 2018: Conservative

Standing in: All 21 wards

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Election 2018: Liberal Democrats

Election 2018: Liberal Democrats

Standing in: 12 seats – Ackworth, North Emsall and Upton, Crofton, Ryhill and Walton, Horbury and South Ossett, Ossett, Pontefract South, Stanley and Outwood East, Wakefield East, Wakefield North, Wakefield Rural, Wakefield South, Wakefield West, Wrenthorpe and Outwood West.

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Election 2018: Yorkshire Party

Election 2018: Yorkshire Party

Standing in: 6 seats – Ackworth, North Emsall and Upton, Altofts and Whitwood, Castleford and Glasshoughton, Pontefract North, Wakefield North, Wakefield South

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Election 2018: UK Independence Party (UKIP)

Election 2018: UK Independence Party (UKIP)

Standing in: 3 seats – Stanley and Outwood East, Wakefield North, Wrenthorpe and Outwood West.

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Election 2018: Democrats and Veterans Party

Election 2018: Democrats and Veterans Party

Standing in: 1 seat – Altofts and Whitwood

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Election 2018: Trade Union and Socialist Coalition

Election 2018: Trade Union and Socialist Coalition

Standing in: 1 seat – Wakefield East

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Election 2018: Independent candidates

Election 2018: Independent candidates

Five candidates standing in 3 seats.

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Coun Richard Taylor is standing for re-election in Featherstone next month.

Councillor suspended over abusive online comments

A Labour councillor has been suspended over a series of abusive online posts he made about senior Tory politicians.

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Council executive pay details revealed

Wakefield Council paid more than £650,000 in salaries to its top executives in one financial year.

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Nadeem Ahmed.

Warning after Tory election posters ‘damaged’

Wakefield’s Conservative group claim some of their election posters have been damaged.

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Wakefield will go to the polls on May 3

Days to go until the polls open - here’s what Wakefield voters have to say

With just days to go until Wakefield goes to the polls for the council elections, people in the city are still deciding which way to cast their votes, if at all, on May 3.

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Brian and Janet Holmes.

Councillor bows out after 17 years of representing communities

It was 2001 when Janet Holmes, a retired shorthand typist and long-standing member of the Labour party, was encouraged to stand in a Wakefield Council by-election.

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