Wakefield to welcome Party’s Autumn conference

The Yorkshire Party will hold its Autumn conference in Wakefield. The main event will be on Saturday October 12 at Wakefield College and will include speakers from UK organisations and pro-devolution movements from across Europe.

The Party’s decision to hold its conference in Wakefield follows its best performance in the 2019 local elections in the cathedral city – with the Party coming within 60 votes of winning the Pontefract North ward and just more than 200 votes away from securing victory in Altofts and Whitwood.

Chris Whitwood: we’ve got a positive vision

Chris Whitwood, Party Leader, said: “I’m delighted that the Yorkshire Party will be in the heart of Wakefield for our 2019 conference. Wakefield District is typical of towns and cities across Yorkshire that have been neglected for far too long – not just by Westminster, but by complacent and out-of-touch councils.

“Our conference is open to all, so I would encourage people who share our desire for change to come to Wakefield on October 12 and hear about our positive vision for a stronger Yorkshire in a fairer United Kingdom.”

Laura Walker, Deputy Leader and the Altofts and Whitwood candidate, added: “As a resident, I’m glad that the Party has recognised the massive support we have for our vision of a stronger voice for Yorkshire. Wakefield has been dominated by a stagnant Labour Party which has not been open with the residents of the district.

Laura Walker: campaigning for residents

“We will show Wakefield residents that there is a better way – Yorkshire Party councillors working hard for the people they represent.”

In the 2019 local elections, the Yorkshire Party won its first district and unitary authority councillors – picking up two seats on East Riding Council and four on Selby District Council.

The Party followed this up by securing more than 50,000 votes in May’s EU elections – the best performance of any non-parliamentary party in the UK.

Further information about the 2019 conference is available at www.yorkshireparty.org.uk/events

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