2007 Leeds City Council election

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33 of the 99 seats on Leeds City Council
50 seats needed for a majority
Turnout37.52% (Increase 1.62%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 16 seats, 31.6% 8 seats, 21.4% 7 seats, 27.0%
Seats won 15 8 7
Seats after 43 24 22
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Decrease 2
Popular vote 65,260 39,529 53,829
Percentage 32.5% 19.7% 27.0%

Leeds UK local election 2007 map.svg
Labour in red (15), Liberal Democrats in yellow (8), Conservatives in blue (7), Morley Borough Independents in dark green (2) and Greens in green (1).

Council control before election

Coalition
Liberal Democrats and Conservatives

Council control after election

Coalition
Liberal Democrats and Conservatives

The 2007 Leeds City Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2007 to elect members of Leeds City Council in England.

As per the election cycle, one third of the council's 99 seats were contested. Those seats up for election were those of the second-placed candidate elected for every ward at the 2004 all-out election, who had been granted a three year term to expire in 2007.

Despite Labour gaining three council seats, the council remained in no overall control as no political party had an overall majority of councillors. In coalition since 2004, the Liberal Democrat and Conservative council administration continued.[1][2][3][4][5]

Election result

Leeds Local Election Result 2007[3][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 3 0 Increase 3 45.4 32.5 65,260 +0.9%
  Conservative 7 0 2 Decrease 2 21.2 27.0 53,829 -0.2%
  Liberal Democrats 8 0 1 Decrease 1 24.2 19.7 39,529 -1.7%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 11.2 22,407 -0.2%
  Green 1 0 0 0 3.0 3.9 7,857 -0.7%
  Morley Borough Independent 2 0 0 0 6.1 2.7 5,454 +0.3%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.9 1,816 +0.9%
  Alliance for Green Socialism 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.9 1,717 -0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 1,680 +0.7%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 523 -0.0%
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 520 +0.1%
  CPA 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 129 -0.0%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:[4]

Party 2006 election Prior to election New council
Labour 40 40 43
Liberal Democrat 26 25[a] 24
Conservative 24 24 22
Morley Borough Independent 4 4 5
Green 3 3 3
BNP 1 1 1
Independent 1[b] 2 1
Total 99 99 99
Working majority  -19   -19   -13 

Councillors who did not stand for re-election

Councillor/s who did not stand for re-election (1)
Councillor Ward First elected Party Reason Successor
Andrew Millard[6] Wetherby 2003 Conservative stood down Alan Lamb (Conservative)

Ward results

Adel & Wharfedale[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Carter* 3,897 51.7 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Christina Shaw 2,265 30.0 +3.0
Labour Rosemary Pickard 909 12.1 -0.1
BNP Jason Harland 272 3.6 +3.6
English Democrat Stephen Elliott 197 2.6 -4.7
Majority 1,632 21.6 -4.9
Turnout 7,540 47.7 -0.3
Conservative hold Swing -2.4
Alwoodley[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ruth Feldman* 3,873 52.3 +1.9
Labour Richard Masterton 1,599 21.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrats John Clay 1,148 15.5 -10.5
UKIP Warren Hendon 326 4.4 +4.4
BNP Christine Whitaker 261 3.5 +3.5
Alliance for Green Socialism Brian Jackson 204 2.8 -1.0
Majority 2,274 30.7 +6.3
Turnout 7,411 42.7 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing +0.1
Ardsley & Robin Hood[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunn* 1,967 35.3 -0.6
BNP Joanna Beverley 1,538 27.6 +5.1
Conservative David Boynton 1,181 21.2 -4.9
Liberal Democrats Philip Moore 567 10.2 -5.4
UKIP David Daniel 325 5.8 +5.8
Majority 429 7.7 -2.0
Turnout 5,578 35.9 +2.4
Labour hold Swing -2.8
Armley[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James McKenna* 2,287 46.1 +4.0
Conservative Glenn Broadbent 737 14.8 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Alistair Bradley 676 13.6 +0.8
BNP Sean Fitzpatrick 656 13.2 -4.3
Green Yvonne Clarke 610 12.3 -1.8
Majority 1,550 31.2 +6.6
Turnout 4,966 28.8 -1.7
Labour hold Swing +1.3
Beeston & Holbeck[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Ogilvie* 2,079 44.1 +4.5
Conservative Robert Winfield 889 18.9 +5.0
BNP Dean Taylor 703 14.9 -3.0
Liberal Democrats James Fuller 591 12.5 -10.9
Green Andrea Binns 269 5.7 +0.6
UKIP Darren Oddy 181 3.8 +3.8
Majority 1,190 25.3 +9.2
Turnout 4,712 30.6 -1.0
Labour hold Swing -0.2
Bramley & Stanningley[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ted Hanley* 2,123 41.1 +0.6
BNP Gary Roberts 971 18.8 +1.0
Conservative Michael Best 820 15.9 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Adam Slack 599 11.6 -4.6
English Democrat Dean Locke 326 6.3 +6.3
Green Pamela Brown 325 6.3 -0.7
Majority 1,152 22.3 -0.4
Turnout 5,164 32.1 +1.9
Labour hold Swing -0.2
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Brett* 2,331 48.1 +5.8
Labour Ronald Grahame 1,450 29.9 -1.8
BNP Mark Collett 898 18.5 -3.3
Conservative Elliott Burton 164 3.4 -0.8
Majority 881 18.2 +7.6
Turnout 4,843 32.1 -1.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.8
Calverley & Farsley[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Carter* 3,775 53.5 +6.6
Labour Andrew Jarosz 1,635 23.2 -2.3
BNP Robert Leary 872 12.4 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Gagen 778 11.0 -2.5
Majority 2,140 30.3 +8.8
Turnout 7,060 41.7 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing +4.4
Chapel Allerton[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Rafique* 2,967 51.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Aqila Choudhry 833 14.6 -13.2
Conservative Simon Baker 774 13.5 +3.1
Alliance for Green Socialism Beverley Samuels 535 9.3 +0.3
Green Mark Elliot 432 7.5 +1.9
BNP David Whitaker 183 3.2 +3.2
Majority 2,134 37.3 +18.0
Turnout 5,724 33.7 -2.8
Labour hold Swing +9.0
City & Hunslet[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Davey* 1,647 43.6 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Paul Swain 552 14.6 -13.8
Respect Muserat Sujawal 520 13.8 +7.5
BNP John Atkinson 440 11.6 +11.6
Conservative Syed Hassan-Shah 361 9.6 -1.3
Green Michael Northfield 215 5.7 -1.8
Alliance for Green Socialism Allan House 42 1.1 +1.1
Majority 1,095 29.0 +10.5
Turnout 3,777 22.4 -4.3
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Cross Gates & Whinmoor[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauleen Grahame* 2,619 41.7 +2.7
Conservative Liz Hayes 1,984 31.6 +0.2
BNP Helen Foster 894 14.2 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Ann Norman 779 12.4 +3.1
Majority 635 10.1 +2.4
Turnout 6,276 37.8 +0.7
Labour hold Swing +1.2
Farnley & Wortley[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Ann Blackburn* 2,284 39.7 +0.9
Labour Stephen Towler 1,607 27.9 +0.3
BNP Sheree Smith 760 13.2 -3.3
Conservative George Firth 649 11.3 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Taylor 268 4.7
UKIP Syd Hobson 165 2.9 +2.9
Alliance for Green Socialism Declan Normaschild 23 0.4 -0.3
Majority 677 11.8 +0.7
Turnout 5,756 33.5 -0.8
Green hold Swing +0.3
Garforth & Swillington[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Dobson 4,196 54.3 +12.8
Conservative Mark Phillips* 2,482 32.1 -6.0
BNP Peter Lee 574 7.4 -4.9
Liberal Democrats Robert Jacques 479 6.2 -1.9
Majority 1,714 22.2 +18.8
Turnout 7,731 49.1 -1.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +9.4
Gipton & Harehills[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arif Hussain 3,432 50.8 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Javaid Akhtar* 2,563 37.9 -6.7
BNP Peter Maverick 381 5.6 +5.6
Conservative Beatrice Greenwood 222 3.3 -1.3
Green Andrew Parnham 106 1.6 +1.6
Alliance for Green Socialism Azar Iqbal 54 0.8 -2.1
Majority 869 12.9 +9.6
Turnout 6,758 43.0 +5.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +4.8
Guiseley & Rawdon[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Andrew* 3,207 47.4 +5.2
Labour Mike King 1,943 28.7 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Cindy Cleasby 838 12.4 -3.3
BNP Wayne Taylor 398 5.9 -3.1
Green Colin Avison 339 5.0 -1.0
Alliance for Green Socialism Gareth Christie 43 0.6 -0.2
Majority 1,264 18.7 +2.9
Turnout 6,768 40.7 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing +1.4
Harewood[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rachel Procter* 4,614 68.1 +5.8
Labour Danial Adilypour 891 13.2 +0.3
Liberal Democrats Aoife Maher 468 6.9 -2.7
BNP Martin Gibson 443 6.5 -4.3
Green Kate Bisson 304 4.5 +0.6
Alliance for Green Socialism Fiona Christie 53 0.8 +0.3
Majority 3,723 55.0 +5.5
Turnout 6,773 46.5 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.7
Headingley[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Monaghan* 1,203 47.8 +6.1
Labour Katherine Mitchell 577 22.9 -2.1
Green Lesley Jeffries 378 15.0 -3.3
Conservative Christopher Wales 238 9.4 -2.2
Alliance for Green Socialism Sequoyah de Souza Vigneswaren 79 3.1 -0.1
BNP Lawrence Hansard 44 1.7 +1.7
Majority 626 24.9 +8.3
Turnout 2,519 17.8 -1.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +4.1
Horsforth[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Barker* 2,626 37.0 -1.4
Conservative Richard Hardcastle 2,599 36.7 -0.3
Labour Nigel Gill 828 11.7 -2.5
Green Stuart Thornton 344 4.9 -3.6
BNP Ian Asquith 323 4.6 +4.6
Independent Douglas Holmes 178 2.5 +2.5
UKIP Sandi Crabtree 127 1.8 +1.8
CPA Paul Hellyer 65 0.9 -1.2
Majority 27 0.4 -1.0
Turnout 7,090 41.3 +2.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -0.5
Hyde Park & Woodhouse[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kabeer Hussain* 1,390 43.8 +5.0
Labour Kamila Maqsood 1,037 32.7 -5.2
Green Tim Sunderland 333 10.5 -7.2
Conservative Syprian Pitkin 200 6.3 +6.3
BNP Bernard Allen 101 3.2 +3.2
Alliance for Green Socialism Hatan Aslam 58 1.8 -1.0
Independent Sairab Shah 51 1.6 -1.2
Majority 353 11.1 +10.1
Turnout 3,170 21.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +5.1
Killingbeck & Seacroft[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vonnie Morgan* 2,789 54.2 +2.1
BNP John Powell 862 16.7 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Sadie Fisher 799 15.5 -1.3
Conservative Donald Townsley 698 13.6 +2.1
Majority 1,927 37.4 +4.9
Turnout 5,148 32.0 +16.2
Labour hold Swing +2.5
Kippax & Methley[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Lewis* 3,403 55.8 +3.0
Conservative Tina Phillips 1,422 23.3 +3.4
BNP Mark Powell 754 12.4 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Warrington 515 8.5 -1.4
Majority 1,981 32.5 -0.5
Turnout 6,094 38.8 -2.4
Labour hold Swing -0.2
Kirkstall[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Illingworth* 2,236 43.7 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Ruth Coleman 1,743 34.1 +1.4
BNP Sandra Cockayne 380 7.4 +7.4
Green Martin Reed 378 7.4 -4.0
Conservative Jeremy Kapp 374 7.3 -3.0
Majority 493 9.6 -3.2
Turnout 5,111 32.0 +2.8
Labour hold Swing -1.6
Middleton Park[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Blake* 2,467 46.7 +4.1
BNP Kevin Meeson 1,817 34.4 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Benedict Chastney 537 10.2 -1.4
Conservative Abdul Kotia 467 8.8 -8.4
Majority 650 12.3 -1.7
Turnout 5,288 31.9 +2.5
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Moortown[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brenda Lancaster* 3,061 40.1 +6.3
Labour Gerry Harper 2,383 31.2 -0.5
Conservative Lyn Buckley 1,600 21.0 -8.2
Alliance for Green Socialism Michael Davies 254 3.3 -2.1
BNP Peter Cliff 240 3.1 +3.1
UKIP Jeff Miles 99 1.3 +1.3
Majority 678 8.9 +6.8
Turnout 7,637 44.9 +3.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.4
Morley North[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Bob Gettings 3,069 41.0 -1.4
BNP Tom Redmond 1,328 17.7 -3.6
Independent Stewart McArdle* 1,163 15.5 +15.5
Labour Paul Mullen 1,018 13.6 -6.0
Conservative Jason Aldiss 674 9.0 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher Lovell 231 3.1 -1.9
Majority 1,741 23.3 +2.3
Turnout 7,483 43.3 +3.4
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing +1.1
Morley South[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Terry Grayshon* 2,385 35.9 +7.6
BNP Mike Mee 1,928 29.0 -3.9
Labour David Langham 1,385 20.8 -1.4
Conservative Keely Jamieson 539 8.1 -0.6
Independent Charles Slingsby 206 3.1 +0.3
Liberal Democrats Jamie Saddler 201 3.0 -2.0
Majority 457 6.9 +2.3
Turnout 6,644 41.7 +2.6
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing +5.7
Otley & Yeadon[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Campbell* 3,464 44.1 +5.4
Labour John Eveleigh 1,833 23.3 +1.5
Conservative John Sharples 1,799 22.9 -5.1
BNP Richard Warrington 361 4.6 -2.2
Green David Webb 263 3.3 -0.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Simon Fearn 68 0.9 -0.2
CPA Theresa Hellyer 64 0.8 +0.8
Majority 1,631 20.8 +10.2
Turnout 7,852 45.6 -1.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +1.9
Pudsey[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Lewis* 2,917 41.8 +5.0
Conservative Joseph Marjoram 2,257 32.4 +1.1
BNP John Hirst 816 11.7 -4.7
Liberal Democrats John Skinner 471 6.8 -3.2
UKIP Phil Banks 261 3.7 +3.7
Green Irene Dracup 250 3.6 -2.0
Majority 660 9.5 +3.9
Turnout 6,972 41.1 +1.0
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Rothwell[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Smith* 2,453 41.4 +0.8
Labour Karen Bruce 2,166 36.6 +2.4
BNP Tracy Andrews 664 11.2 -3.2
Conservative Matthew Robinson 639 10.8 +0.1
Majority 287 4.8 -1.7
Turnout 5,922 38.5 +1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -0.8
Roundhay[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Valerie Kendall* 2,976 40.2 +0.7
Labour Alex Sobel 2,409 32.5 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Altaf Hussein 931 12.6 -3.8
Green Paul Ellis 601 8.1 +0.1
BNP Mark Ferguson 268 3.6 +3.6
Alliance for Green Socialism Malcolm Christie 219 3.0 -0.1
Majority 567 7.7 +1.3
Turnout 7,404 43.7 +0.6
Conservative hold Swing +0.6
Temple Newsam[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqueline Langdale 2,388 34.0 -1.7
Conservative David Schofield* 2,294 32.6 +3.3
BNP Peter Hollings 1,642 23.4 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 707 10.1 -2.9
Majority 94 1.3 -5.1
Turnout 7,031 44.1 +2.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -2.5
Weetwood[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Bentley* 2,784 47.5 +3.8
Conservative Martin West 1,413 24.1 +1.3
Labour Mohammed Azam 808 13.8 -4.9
Green Martin Hemingway 426 7.3 +0.0
BNP Gillian Leake 265 4.5 -1.8
Alliance for Green Socialism Daniel Kennedy 85 1.4 +0.1
Independent Cat Procter 82 1.4 +1.4
Majority 1,371 23.4 +2.6
Turnout 5,863 35.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +1.2
Wetherby[1][2][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Lamb 4,011 60.3 +3.2
Labour Jolene Cassell 1,265 19.0 +3.1
Liberal Democrats James Matthews 678 10.2 -4.0
BNP David Craven 370 5.6 -7.4
UKIP Tony Robson 332 5.0 +5.0
Majority 2,746 41.3 +0.2
Turnout 6,656 43.3 -0.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.0

Notes

  1. ^ Brian Jennings (Weetwood) left the Liberal Democrats after the 2006 election to sit as an independent.
  2. ^ Former Morley Borough Independent Stewart McArdle (Morley North) resigned from the party in May 2005 to sit as an independent.

References

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  3. ^ a b "Leeds City Council Election results - 3rd May 2007". leeds.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 20 May 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  4. ^ a b "English local elections 2007: Leeds". BBC News Online. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
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