For decades, local Labour MPs ignored Wakefield and took residents for granted. As a result, Wakefield’s town centre missed out on investment — and the whole area fell behind.
That’s why we’ve made investment in Wakefield a priority. And according to residents, this extra funding has come at the right time.
We’re investing £25 million to make the town centre a nicer place to visit.
We’re investing £12 million to restore the old BHS building, turning it into a museum, gallery and cafe.
And we’re renovating the old Rutland Mills, making it a hub for small local businesses.
Together, these investments will help Wakefield attract new businesses, create good local jobs and bring more people back into the town centre.
So we’re starting to make progress — and we can’t afford to risk it now. We need to secure even more investment, keep improving the town centre and see our plan through.