The district’s councillors are here for you

06/04/2020, PR-9372

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

‘Your councillors are here for you’ – that’s the message from Wakefield Council’s main political leaders, as all councillors across the district pull together to support their communities and the Council.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “These are extremely challenging times and we want to reassure residents that their elected representatives and all the officers at Wakefield Council are working hard to support them.

“Although we’ve had to stop our face to face meetings, in line with Government guidance, all your local councillors are still contactable by phone and email and are available to offer help, advice and support if needed. There’s no political divide so if you need help you have our assurance that we will all pull together for you.

“This is an unprecedented situation, and we understand that it will be having a huge impact on people and local communities. Please remember we are all here to help you and do get in touch if you need us.”

Cllr Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of the Wakefield Conservative Group, said: “We are all working together and will do all we can to ensure local residents keep getting the help and support they need. We urge anyone needing support in these troubling times to get in touch with any of your ward councillors.”

Wakefield Council’s Cabinet – the key decision makers in the local authority - are continuing to work with their specific portfolios, as well as supporting their local wards.

To help support the Government measures, Cabinet Members are working remotely carrying out meetings and briefings with officers via conference call or Skype.

Cllr Jeffery added: “My Cabinet and I are continuing to ensure that key decisions and projects continue to move forward. Alternative arrangements have been put in place to ensure that important decisions can be made, so that support and investment across the district can still be delivered.”

Contact details for all the district’s councillors are available on the Council website at www.wakefield.gov.uk/councillors 

Cllr Darren Byford
Cllr Darren Byford
Cllr Maureen Cummings
Cllr Maureen Cummings