2015 Leeds City Council election

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33 of the 99 seats on Leeds City Council
50 seats needed for a majority
Turnout64.09% (TBC)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 20 seats, 38.6% 6 seats, 21.5% 4 seats, 10.2%
Seats won 22 7 2
Seats after 63 19 9
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 141,856 97,710 29,955
Percentage 39.8% 23.0% 8.4%

Labour in red (22), Conservatives in blue (7), Liberal Democrats in yellow (2), Greens in light green (1) and Morley Borough Independents in dark green (1).

Council control before election

Majority administration
Labour

Council control after election

Majority administration
Labour

The 2015 Leeds City Council election took place on Thursday 7 May 2015 to elect members of Leeds City Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as the 2015 general election and other local elections across the UK.

As per the election cycle, one third of the council's seats were up for election. The councillors subsequently elected replaced those elected when their individual seats were previously contested in 2011.

No political party gained or lost any seats and the Labour Party retained all 22 of their contested council seats and their majority control of the council since 2011.

Election summary

Leeds City Council Election Result 2015[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 0 0 Steady 66.7 39.8 141,856 +1.2
  Conservative 7 0 0 Steady 21.2 27.4 97,710 +5.9
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0 12.9 45,953 -3.8
  Green 1 0 0 Steady 3.0 8.9 31,657 -0.2
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 0 Steady 6.1 8.4 29,955 -1.8
  Morley Borough Independent 1 0 0 Steady 3.0 1.9 6,794 -0.6
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.4 1,249 +0.1
  Alliance for Green Socialism 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.3 1,137 -0.3
  Monster Raving Loony 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.03 104 +0.03
  Left Unity 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.03 103 +0.03
  A Voice for the Region 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.02 70 +0.02

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:[2][3]

Party 2014 election New council
Labour 63 63
Conservative 18 19[a]
Liberal Democrats 9 9
Morley Borough Independent 5 5
Green 3 3
Independent 1[b] 0
Total 99 99
Working majority  27   27 

Councillors who did not stand for re-election

Councillor/s who did not stand for re-election (5)
Councillor Ward First elected Party Reason Successor
Les Carter[4] Adel & Wharfedale 1973 Conservative stood down Caroline Anderson (Conservative)
Ted Hanley[5][6] Bramley & Stanningley 2003 Labour stood down Julie Heselwood (Labour)
Joe Marjoram[7] Calverley & Farsley 2008 (as Conservative) Independent stood down Amanda Carter (Conservative)
Katherine Mitchell Temple Newsam 2011 Labour stood down Helen Hayden (Labour)
Vonnie Morgan[8] Killingbeck & Seacroft 2006 Labour stood down Catherine Dobson (Labour)

Ward results

The electoral division results listed below[2] are based on the changes from the 2011 elections,[9] not taking into account any mid-term by-elections or party defections.

Adel & Wharfedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Caroline Anderson 5,534 46.1 -4.1
Liberal Democrats Cheryl Kebede 2,611 21.8 +0.5
Labour Mark Henley 2,236 18.6 -2.0
UKIP Malcolm Steele 926 7.7 +3.9
Green Emma Carter 696 5.8 +1.7
Majority 2,923 24.4 -4.5
Turnout 12,003 75.2
Conservative hold Swing -2.3
Alwoodley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Cohen* 6,472 51.4 -1.9
Labour Keith White 3,907 31.0 -4.4
UKIP Carl McGuire 943 7.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Simon Dowling 698 5.5 +5.5
Green Miriam Moss 471 3.7 +3.7
Alliance for Green Socialism Brian Jackson 97 0.8 -3.6
Majority 2,565 20.4 +2.5
Turnout 12,588 70.3
Conservative hold Swing +1.2
Ardsley & Robin Hood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Dunn* 4,301 39.5 -9.2
Conservative Timothy Atkin 3,582 32.9 +9.4
UKIP David Daniel 2,238 20.5 +13.9
Green Jude Omidiran 399 3.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Victoria Bishop-Rowe 373 3.4 -2.8
Majority 719 6.6 -18.5
Turnout 10,893 62.3
Labour hold Swing -9.3
Armley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim McKenna* 4,612 48.3 -14.5
UKIP Dave Caldwell 2,040 21.3 +21.3
Conservative Shane Morgan 1,314 13.7 -2.9
Green Nick Crawley 1,108 11.6 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Christine Glover 381 4.0 -3.0
TUSC Carole O'Keefe 103 1.1 +1.1
Majority 2,572 26.9 -19.4
Turnout 9,558 54.6
Labour hold Swing -17.9
Beeston & Holbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adam Ogilvie* 4,335 53.1 -8.2
UKIP Tony Roberts 1,876 23.0 +13.9
Conservative Robert Winfield 1,158 14.2 -3.6
Green Emma Jaynes 480 5.9 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Gagen 200 2.4 -2.8
TUSC Amy Cousens 119 1.5 +1.5
Majority 2,459 30.1 -13.4
Turnout 8,168 53.7
Labour hold Swing -11.1
Bramley & Stanningley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Heselwood 4,267 45.8 -15.0
UKIP Anne Murgatroyd 2,103 22.6 +22.6
Conservative Alexander Nancolas 1,708 18.3 -1.9
Green Kate Bisson 791 8.5 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Serena Glover 389 4.2 -4.8
TUSC Kevin Pattison 60 0.6 +0.6
Majority 2,164 23.2 -17.3
Turnout 9,318 57.3
Labour hold Swing -18.8
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asghar Khan* 4,222 53.8 +2.2
UKIP Geoff Holloran 1,622 20.7 +20.7
Liberal Democrats David Hollingsworth 737 9.4 -27.1
Conservative Hayley Nancolas 715 9.1 +4.5
Green Neil Seepujak 400 5.1 -2.2
TUSC James Ellis 150 1.9 +1.9
Majority 2,600 33.1 +18.0
Turnout 7,846 50.9
Labour hold Swing -9.3
Calverley & Farsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Amanda Carter 6,005 47.0 -1.1
Labour John Bracken 4,651 36.4 -6.2
UKIP Joe Murgatroyd 1,119 8.8 +8.8
Green Clive Lord 560 4.4 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Kate Arbuckle 431 3.4 -5.8
Majority 1,354 10.6 +5.1
Turnout 12,766 71.2
Conservative hold Swing +2.6
Chapel Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Rafique* 6,467 58.0 -5.6
Conservative Farzana Arif 1,692 15.2 +1.8
Green Mags Shevlin 1,568 14.1 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Mark Harris 876 7.9 +0.2
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 555 5.0 -2.8
Majority 4,775 42.8 -7.4
Turnout 11,158 62.7
Labour hold Swing -3.7
City & Hunslet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Davey* 5,292 44.9 -17.8
Green Ed Carlisle 2,694 22.8 +22.8
Conservative Richard Salt 2,320 19.6 +2.6
UKIP Khalil Kungulilo 808 6.9 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Jahangir Aziz 573 4.9 -15.4
Monster Raving Loony Christopher Worfolk 104 0.9 +0.9
Majority 2,598 22.0 -20.4
Turnout 11,791 53.9
Labour hold Swing -20.3
Cross Gates & Whinmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauleen Grahame* 5,012 45.8 -11.1
Conservative David Schofield 2,669 24.4 +1.5
UKIP Darren Oddy 2,363 21.6 +13.7
Green Ben Goldthorpe 489 4.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Kate Langwick 400 3.7 -0.5
Majority 2,343 21.4 -12.6
Turnout 10,933 61.5
Labour hold Swing -6.3
Farnley & Wortley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Ann Blackburn* 3,851 36.8 -10.6
Labour John Hardy 3,208 30.6 -6.7
UKIP Gregory McDougall 1,991 19.0 +19.0
Conservative Mohammed Rahman 1,156 11.0 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Jacques 212 2.0 -1.2
TUSC Maddy Steeds 58 0.6 +0.6
Majority 643 6.1 -4.1
Turnout 10,476 58.7
Green hold Swing -2.0
Garforth & Swillington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Dobson* 6,737 57.2 -6.9
Conservative Daniel Farrell 3,137 26.7 -5.7
UKIP Mark Maniatt 1,297 11.0 +11.0
Green Lesley Jeffries 327 2.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Mitch Galdas 270 2.3 -1.1
Majority 3,600 30.6 -1.1
Turnout 11,768 72.4
Labour hold Swing -0.6
Gipton & Harehills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arif Hussain* 6,187 73.9 -6.3
UKIP Marvin Kushman 904 10.8 +10.8
Conservative Joshua Harvey 554 6.6 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Adam Douglas 413 4.9 -3.5
Green Peter Phizacklea 319 3.8 +3.8
Majority 5,283 63.1 -8.6
Turnout 8,377 51.5
Labour hold Swing -8.6
Guiseley & Rawdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Wadsworth* 6,268 46.6 +3.8
Labour Suzie Shepherd 3,678 27.3 -10.0
UKIP Katherynne Taylor 1,503 11.2 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Cindy Cleasby 1,206 9.0 -1.2
Green Benjamin Hall 799 5.9 -1.0
Majority 2,590 19.3 +13.8
Turnout 13,454 73.5
Conservative hold Swing +6.9
Harewood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rachael Procter* 7,103 60.8 +1.3
Labour Tosin Abbey-Philip 2,035 17.4 +1.8
UKIP Ian Greenberg 1,289 11.0 -8.8
Liberal Democrats Christine Golton 638 5.5 +1.3
Green Janet Heath 624 5.3 +4.3
Majority 5,068 43.4 -2.5
Turnout 11,689 76.7
Conservative hold Swing -0.3
Headingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Walshaw* 3,351 40.0 +0.4
Green Joe Salmon 2,647 31.6 +14.0
Conservative Diane Fox 1,043 12.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Penny Goodman 1,038 12.4 -15.9
UKIP Claire Wilson-Sharp 162 1.9 +0.9
TUSC Iain Dalton 76 0.9 -1.4
A Voice for the Region Bob Buxton 70 0.8 +0.8
Majority 704 8.4 -2.9
Turnout 8,387 62.7
Labour hold Swing -6.8
Horsforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dawn Collins* 5,082 40.1 +6.4
Labour Jake Kelly 3,081 24.3 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Martin Hughes 2,480 19.5 -11.5
UKIP Paul Hellyer 1,047 8.3 +3.0
Green Harriet Regina Barry 873 6.9 +6.9
TUSC Gary McVeigh-Kaye 125 1.0 -1.1
Majority 2,001 15.8 +13.1
Turnout 12,688 73.1
Conservative hold Swing +5.0
Hyde Park & Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerry Harper* 4,344 49.7 -7.7
Green Christopher Foren 2,298 26.3 +9.4
Conservative Edward Hardy 1,162 13.3 +4.5
Liberal Democrats Ellen Hudspith 443 5.1 -11.8
UKIP Thomas Aitchinson 379 4.3 +4.3
TUSC Tanis Belsham-Wray 112 1.3 +1.3
Majority 2,046 23.4 -17.0
Turnout 8,738 56.6
Labour hold Swing -8.6
Killingbeck & Seacroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Dobson 4,792 54.8 -18.7
UKIP Phil Moore 2,061 23.6 +23.6
Conservative Beatrice Greenwood 1,235 14.1 -2.5
Green Louise Winrow 350 4.0 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Joanne Binns 304 3.5 -6.4
Majority 2,731 31.2 -25.8
Turnout 8,742 53.2
Labour hold Swing 21.2
Kippax & Methley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Lewis* 5,639 49.5 -13.8
Conservative Thomas Crosfill 2,878 25.3 +3.6
UKIP Tina Smith 1,934 17.0 +7.7
Green Emma Dobson 590 5.2 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Carmel Harrison 344 3.0 -2.7
Majority 2,761 24.3 -17.2
Turnout 11,385 69.5
Labour hold Swing -8.7
Kirkstall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Illingworth* 4,957 51.7 -12.8
Green Meadow Hudson 1,755 18.3 +8.9
Conservative Matthew Wharton 1,184 12.3 +0.2
UKIP Paul Denner 1,017 10.6 +10.6
Liberal Democrats Johathan Heap 548 5.7 -5.6
TUSC Dean Meehan 133 1.4 +1.4
Majority 3,202 33.4 -19.0
Turnout 9,594 61.6
Labour hold Swing 10.9
Middleton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Judith Blake* 4,974 51.2 -13.3
UKIP Craig Sweaton 2,921 30.1 +30.1
Conservative Zena Lopez 1,199 12.3 -0.9
Green Fiona Love 280 2.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Sadie Fisher 237 2.4 -2.5
Left Unity Nick Jones 103 1.1 +1.1
Majority 2,053 21.1 -26.0
Turnout 9,714 51.0
Labour hold Swing -21.7
Moortown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rebecca Charlwood* 5,572 44.7 +0.2
Conservative Mark Dodsworth 3,476 27.9 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Darren Finlay 1,232 9.9 -24.3
UKIP Ian Laidlaw 989 7.9 +7.9
Green Benjamin Hinchliffe 979 7.9 +7.9
Alliance for Green Socialism Ros Campbell 208 1.7 -2.9
Majority 2,096 16.8 +6.5
Turnout 12,456 70.9
Labour hold Swing -5.5
Morley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Bob Gettings* 4,271 37.3 -15.6
Labour Mark Sewards 2,505 21.9 -1.3
Conservative Sophie Tempest 2,496 21.8 +9.1
UKIP Samuel Stead 1,487 13.0 +13.0
Green Deborah Fenney 354 3.1 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Andrews 263 2.3 -0.6
TUSC Karen Cussons 78 0.7 +0.7
Majority 1,766 15.4 -14.3
Turnout 11,454 64.9
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing -7.2
Morley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Dawson* 3,071 30.5 -2.9
Morley Borough Independent Wyn Kidger 2,523 25.0 -7.6
Conservative Kathleen Ann Tempest 2,096 20.8 +9.2
UKIP Lindon Dove 1,708 16.9 +16.9
Green Claire Hawker 370 3.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrats John Durno MacArthur 203 2.0 -0.8
TUSC Neil Cussons 107 1.1 +1.1
Majority 548 5.4 +4.6
Turnout 10,078 60.3
Labour hold Swing +2.4
Otley & Yeadon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Campbell* 4,347 35.5 -3.1
Labour John Eveleigh 3,193 26.1 -10.6
Conservative John Bale 2,200 18.0 -6.7
UKIP Tom Hollings 1,396 11.4 +11.4
Green Mick Bradley 1,098 9.0 +9.0
Majority 1,154 9.4 +7.5
Turnout 12,234 69.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.8
Pudsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Lewis* 4,935 41.6 -11.8
Conservative Simon Seary 4,266 35.9 +7.0
UKIP Roger Tattersall 1,613 13.6 +4.3
Green Claire Allen 629 5.3 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Jude Arbuckle 354 3.0 -0.8
TUSC Michael Johnson 72 0.6 +0.6
Majority 669 5.6 -18.9
Turnout 11,869 68.1
Labour hold Swing -9.4
Rothwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Bruce* 4,206 38.6 -7.5
Conservative Steve Ellis 2,715 24.9 +8.7
Liberal Democrats Ben Ward 2,133 19.6 -18.1
UKIP Paul Spivey 1,447 13.3 +13.3
Green Stephen Paul Terry 408 3.7 +3.7
Majority 1,491 13.7 +5.3
Turnout 10,909 68.7
Labour hold Swing -8.1
Roundhay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine MacNiven* 6,178 49.6 -0.7
Conservative Andy Paraskos 3,506 28.1 -5.2
Green Paul Ellis 1,021 8.2 +1.5
UKIP Warren Hendon 773 6.2 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Najeeb Iqbal 702 5.6 -1.1
Alliance for Green Socialism Malcolm Christie 277 2.2 -1.0
Majority 2,672 21.4 +4.4
Turnout 12,457 71.5
Labour hold Swing +2.3
Temple Newsam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Hayden 4,493 42.9 -11.5
Conservative Elizabeth Hayes 3,059 29.2 -9.6
UKIP Bruce Naylor 2,097 20.0 +20.0
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 420 4.0 -2.8
Green Nathan Allen 401 3.8 +3.8
Majority 1,434 13.7 -1.8
Turnout 10,470 63.6
Labour hold Swing -1.0
Weetwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Bentley* 3,790 35.3 -3.8
Labour Alison Garthwaite 2,901 27.0 -4.1
Conservative Dorothy Flynn 1,802 16.7 -2.6
Green Martin Hemingway 1,400 13.0 +4.0
UKIP Mike Cullen 812 7.5 +7.5
TUSC Max Cussons 56 0.5 +0.5
Majority 889 8.3 +0.3
Turnout 10,761 68.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +0.2
Wetherby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Lamb* 6,924 58.4 -1.5
Labour John Lynch 2,517 21.2 -4.6
UKIP Bronwen Cole 1,085 9.1 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Sara Howell 709 6.0 -1.7
Green Sam Murrey 631 5.3 +5.3
Majority 4,407 37.1 +2.9
Turnout 11,866 75.3
Conservative hold Swing +1.6

Notes

  1. ^ The Conservatives won Calverley and Farsley ward to regain all three council seats for the ward after Joe Marjoram had previously resigned from the party in July 2013.
  2. ^ Former Conservative councillor Joe Marjoram (Calverley and Farsley) had been an independent since July 2013. He did not stand again for election in 2015.

References

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  3. ^ Pantry, Lindsay; Roberts, John (8 May 2015). "Yorkshire's council election results in full: Success for Labour and Tories". Yorkshire Post.
  4. ^ "Councillor John Leslie Carter". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Meeting attendance of Councillor Ted Hanley". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Tributes to former Leeds councillor who died aged 71". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Councillor Joseph Marjoram". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Councillor Vonnie Morgan". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
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