Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'City of Wakefield': City status in the United Kingdom England Local government in England Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Administrative centre Wakefield Castleford Featherstone Knottingley Normanton, West Yorkshire Pontefract Hemsworth Ossett South Elmsall South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Leeds Sheffield Largest cities of the European Union by population within city limits River Aire Office for National Statistics Chemical substance Coal mining Glass Machine tool Wool Horbury Steel mill Margaret Thatcher UK miners' strike (1984–1985) Privatization Letters patent County borough Hemsworth Rural District Local Government Act 1972 Municipal borough Osgoldcross Rural District Stanley, West Yorkshire Urban district West Riding of Yorkshire County Hall, Wakefield Ward (country subdivision) Plurality voting system By-election Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley Council house Ackworth, West Yorkshire Alverthorpe Badsworth Brandy Carr