Party Deputy Leader Laura Walker has urged voters to listen to the Party’s “fresh ideas”.
Laura was speaking to Wakefield Express reporter David Spereall as part of a series of profile articles about the parties and the independent candidates standing locally on May 2
Laura said: “We’re the only party who’s actually putting Yorkshire at the heart and soul to what it is we’re trying to do.
“Everything we do will be about the people we represent, rather than following a fixed ideology. It’s about what’s best for the people in our area.
“We haven’t got a whip telling us what to do. We’ve got nobody in London giving us direction.
On devolution Laura said: “Rather than just trying to be a pressure group about devolution, we want to make the case for what we can do with it.
“It’s not about devolution for the sake of it, it’s about showing how it will be better.”
The Yorkshire Party has eight candidates standing for Wakefield Council:
Martin Roberts – Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton
Laura Walker – Altofts and Whitwood
Paul Phelps – Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
Steven Crookes – Pontefract North
Stuart Rick – Wakefield East
Arnie Craven – Wakefield North
Daniel Cochran – Wakefield South
Brent Hawksley – Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
The Party is fielding its biggest team of candidates in the May 2019 local election. Find your local candidate at https://www.yorkshireparty.org.uk/party-doubles-number-of-candidates-in-a-year/
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