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2016 Leeds City Council election

← 2015 5 May 2016 2018 →

33 of the 99 seats on Leeds City Council
50 seats needed for a majority
Turnout34.7% (Decrease 29.39%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 22 seats, 39.8% 6 seats, 27.4% 3 seats, 8.4%
Seats won 21 6 3
Seats after 63 19 9
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 79,442 42,465 18,525
Percentage 43.0% 23.0% 10.0%

Leeds UK local election 2016 map.svg
Labour in red (21), Conservatives in blue (6), Liberal Democrats in yellow (3), Morley Borough Independents in dark green (2) and Greens in light green (1).

Council control before election

Majority administration
Labour

Council control after election

Majority administration
Labour

The 2016 Leeds City Council election took place on Thursday 5 May 2016 to elect members of Leeds City Council in England.[1] It was on the same day as other local elections.

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 2012.

The Labour Party retained all 21 of their contested council seats, maintaining their majority control of the council with a total of 63 of the 99 elected councillors. It was the second election in a row in which no party gained or lost any seats.

Election summary

Leeds City Council Election Result 2016[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 0 0 Steady 63.6 43.0 79,442 +4.4%
  Conservative 6 0 0 Steady 18.2 23.0 42,465 +1.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0 12.5 23,166 -4.2%
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 0 Steady 9.1 10.0 18,525 -0.2%
  Green 1 0 0 Steady 3.0 7.1 13,021 -2.0%
  Morley Borough Independent 2 0 0 Steady 6.1 2.8 5,079 +0.3%
  Yorkshire First 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.6 1,063 +0.6%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.5 987 +0.2%
  Alliance for Green Socialism 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.3 541 -0.3%
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.2 387 -0.1%
  'Total' 99 Steady Steady Steady 100% 100% 184,676

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

Party 2015 election New council
Labour 63 63
Conservative 19 19
Liberal Democrat 9 9
Morley Borough Independent 5 5
Green 3 3
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
Ann Castle[4] Harewood 1988, 2000 Conservative stood down Ryan Stephenson (Conservative)
Judith Cummins[5] Temple Newsam 2012 Labour stood down Debra Coupar (Labour)
Maureen Ingham[6] Armley 2012 Labour stood down Denise Ragan (Labour)
Andrea McKenna[7] Garforth & Swillington 2003 Labour stood down Sarah Field (Labour)
Bill Urry[8] Roundhay 2012 Labour stood down Eleanor Tunnicliffe (Labour)

Incumbent Labour councillors, Debra Coupar (Cross Gates & Whinmoor), Roger Harington (Gipton & Harehills) and Janette Walker (Headingley), all stood for new wards. Coupar was elected to represent Temple Newsam and Walker replaced Coupar as a councillor for Cross Gates & Whinmoor. Harington lost to the Liberal Democrats in Weetwood.[9]

Ward results

Adel & Wharfedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Anderson* 4,125 58.4 +12.3
Labour Paul Wray 1,270 18.0 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Cheryl Kebede 948 13.4 -8.4
UKIP Glenn Morley 440 6.2 -1.5
Green Emma Louise Carter 281 4.0 -1.8
Majority 2,855 40.4 +16.0
Turnout 7,064 45.5
Conservative hold Swing
Alwoodley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Buckley* 3,443 52.1 +0.7
Labour Keith White 1,982 30.0 -1.0
UKIP Warren Hendon 534 8.1 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Roderic Parker 348 5.3 -0.2
Green Miriam Moss 223 3.4 +0.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Brian Jackson 83 1.3 +0.5
Majority 1,461 22.1 +1.7
Turnout 6,613 38.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ardsley & Robin Hood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Renshaw* 2,248 46.1 +6.6
Conservative Tim Atkin 1,161 23.8 -9.1
UKIP Lindon Dove 1,096 22.5 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Lloyd Ward 225 4.6 +1.2
Green Lyssie Page 143 2.9 +0.8
Majority 1,087 22.3 +15.7
Turnout 4,873 28.5
Labour hold Swing
Armley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alison Lowe* 2,726 55.7 +7.4
UKIP David Caldwell 1,104 22.6 +1.3
Green David Michael Smith 453 9.3 -2.3
Conservative Shane Morgan 380 7.8 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Christine Glover 181 3.7 -0.3
TUSC Beth Sutcliffe 47 1.0 -0.1
Majority 1,622 33.1 +6.2
Turnout 4,891 29.1
Labour hold Swing
Beeston & Holbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Gabriel* 2,547 61.4 +8.3
UKIP Luke Senior 833 20.1 -2.9
Conservative Robert Winfield 429 10.3 -3.9
Green Adam Dent 232 5.6 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Gagen 84 2.0 -0.4
TUSC Kevin Pattison 26 0.6 -0.9
Majority 1,714 +40.3 +10.2
Turnout 4,151 28.3
Labour hold Swing
Bramley & Stanningley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Caroline Gruen* 2,370 51.2 +5.4
UKIP Anne Murgatroyd 1,152 24.9 +2.3
Conservative Alex Nancolas 484 10.5 +7.8
Green Kate Bisson 453 9.8 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Serena Glover 171 3.7 +0.5
Majority 1,218 26.3 +3.1
Turnout 4,630 29.2
Labour hold Swing
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Ragan 2,279 57.4 +3.6
UKIP Geoff Holloran 766 19.3 -1.4
Liberal Democrats David Hollingsworth 464 11.7 +2.3
Green Penny Gilg 223 5.6 +0.5
Conservative Peter Lord 189 4.8 +4.3
TUSC James Ellis 47 1.2 +0.7
Majority 1,513 38.1 +5.0
Turnout 3,968 27.2
Labour hold Swing
Calverley & Farsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Carter* 3,674 52.9 +5.9
Labour Peter Carlill 2,269 32.7 +3.7
UKIP Malcolm Steele 596 8.6 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Kate Arbuckle 249 3.6 +0.2
Green Clive Lord 161 2.3 +2.1
Majority 1,405 20.2 +9.6
Turnout 6,949 39.6
Conservative hold Swing
Chapel Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eileen Taylor* 4,169 69.5 +11.5
Conservative David Myers 541 9.0 +6.2
Green Keith Mollison 464 7.7 +6.4
UKIP Sheila Valerie Store 290 4.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Darren Finlay 275 4.6 +3.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 262 4.4 -0.6
Majority 3,628 60.5 +17.7
Turnout 6,001 36.0
Labour hold Swing
City & Hunslet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Nash* 2,483 49.1 +4.2
Green Ed Carlisle 1,397 27.6 +4.8
Conservative Amy Green 443 8.8 10.8
UKIP Brian Weatherill 425 8.4 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Jahangir Aziz 252 4.9 +0
TUSC Mary Rosamund Finch 54 1.2 +1.2
Majority 1,086 21.5 -0.5
Turnout 5,054 25.9
Labour hold Swing
Cross Gates & Whinmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janette Walker 2,789 48.6 +2.8
UKIP Mark Maniatt 1,446 25.2 +3.6
Conservative Matthew Gale 1,088 18.8 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Kate Langwick 245 4.3 +0.6
Green Florence Scott 165 3.1 -1.4
Majority 1,343 23.4 +2.0
Turnout 5,733 32.4
Labour hold Swing
Farnley & Wortley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green David Blackburn* 2,517 47.6 +10.8
Labour John Hardy 1,576 29.8 -0.8
UKIP Tony Roberts 751 14.2 -4.8
Conservative Hayley Nancolas 380 7.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Rob Jacques 60 1.2 -0.8
Majority 941 17.8 +11.7
Turnout 5,284 30.4
Green hold Swing
Garforth & Swillington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sarah Field 3,582 55.2 -2.0
Conservative Daniel Farrell 1,726 26.6 -0.1
UKIP Terry Harkin 862 13.3 +2.3
Green Kieran White 175 2.7 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Mitchell Galdas 147 2.3 +0
Majority 1,856 28.6 -4.0
Turnout 6,492 40.6
Labour hold Swing
Gipton & Harehills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salma Arif 3,972 79.0 +5.1
UKIP Khalil Kungulilo 360 7.2 -3.6
Conservative Beatrice Greenwood 263 5.2 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Margaret Tait 245 4.9 +0.0
Green Rhian Williams 130 2.6 -1.2
TUSC Tanis Belsham-Wray 60 1.2 +1.2
Majority 3,612 71.8 +8.7
Turnout 5,030 32.6
Labour hold Swing
Guiseley & Rawdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Latty* 3,177 44.0 -2.6
Labour David Bowe 2,114 29.3 -2.0
Yorkshire First Bob Buxton 741 10.3 +10.3
UKIP Lynn Parker 571 7.9 3.3
Liberal Democrats Simon Dowling 367 5.1 -3.9
Green Lesley Jeffries 255 3.5 -2.4
Majority 1,063 14.7 -4.6
Turnout 7,225 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Harewood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ryan Stephenson 3,295 57.8 -3.0
Labour Leo Verity 946 16.6 -0.8
UKIP Rosemary O'Dea 706 12.4 +1.4
Green David Corry 382 6.7 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Sara Howell 371 6.5 +1.0
Majority 2,349 41.2 -2.2
Turnout 5,700 38.7
Conservative hold Swing
Headingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Al Garthwaite 1,516 50.1 +10.1
Green Joe Salmon 705 23.7 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Penny Goodman 556 18.7 +6.3
Conservative Diane Elaine Fox 113 3.8 -8.6
UKIP Paul William Thomas Denner 73 2.5 +0.6
TUSC Jack Andrew Niddrie 14 0.5 -0.4
Majority 811 26.4 +18.0
Turnout 2,922 28.2
Labour hold Swing
Horsforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Townsley* 2,329 32.9 +13.4
Labour Co-op Ian McCargo 1,945 27.5 +3.2
Conservative Richard John O'Callaghan 1,923 27.2 -12.9
UKIP Roger Facer Tattersall 462 6.5 -1.8
Green Ben Hall 421 5.9 -1.0
Majority 384 5.4 -10.4
Turnout 7,080 42.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hyde Park & Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Towler* 2,075 65.0 +15.3
Green Christopher Mark Foren 509 15.9 -10.4
Conservative Constance Mary Campbell 215 6.7 -6.6
UKIP Joe Murgatroyd 179 5.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Ian Dowling 163 5.1 ±0
TUSC Ben Mayor 52 1.6 +0.3
Majority 1,566 49.1 +25.6
Turnout 3,193 23.6
Labour hold Swing
Killingbeck & Seacroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Hyde* 2,811 62.3 +7.5
UKIP Steve Leak 828 18.3 -5.3
Conservative Elizabeth Hayes 431 9.5 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Adam Douglas 166 3.7 +0.2
Green Jaimes Moran 124 2.7 -1.3
Yorkshire First John Otley 111 2.5 +2.5
TUSC Iain Alaistair Dalton 44 1.0 +1.0
Majority 1983 44.0 +12.8
Turnout 4,515 27.8
Labour hold Swing
Kippax & Methley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Harland* 3,122 55.8 +6.3
UKIP Paul Spivey 1,138 20.3 +3.3
Conservative Ines Newell 978 17.5 7.8
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Hindley 181 3.2 +0.2
Green Stephen Paul Terry 180 3.2 -2.0
Majority 1,984 35.5 +11.2
Turnout 5,599 35.0
Labour hold Swing
Kirkstall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lucinda Yeadon* 3,453 68.5 +16.8
UKIP Cain Weber 547 10.9 +0.3
Green Morgan Tatchell-Evans 420 8.3 -10.0
Conservative George Rear 313 6.2 -6.1
Liberal Democrats Martin Hughes 212 4.2 -1.5
Independent Stuart William Long 53 1.1 +1.1
TUSC Maddy Steeds 43 0.9 -0.5
Majority 5,040 57.6 +24.2
Turnout 5041 34.5
Labour hold Swing
Middleton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Truswell* 2,285 48.9 -1.3
UKIP Craig Sweaton 1,278 27.4 -2.7
Independent Wayne Dixon 605 13.0 +13.0
Conservative Hugh Findlay 300 6.4 -5.9
Green Fiona Love 104 2.2 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Sadie Fisher 99 2.1 -0.3
Majority 1007 21.6 -0.5
Turnout 4,671 25.3 +4.2
Labour hold Swing
Moortown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alex Sobel* 3,517 53.5 +8.8
Conservative Mark Dodsworth 1,349 20.5 -7.4
Liberal Democrats Chris Howley 692 10.5 +0.6
UKIP Harvey Alexander 565 8.3 +0.4
Green Tim Goodall 455 6.7 +1.2
Majority 2,168 33.0 +16.2
Turnout 6,578 38.7
Labour hold Swing
Morley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Robert Finnigan* 2,891 50.6 +13.3
Labour Andrew Scopes 1,245 21.8 -0.1
Conservative Jason Aldiss 816 14.3 -7.5
UKIP Peter Morgan 537 9.4 +3.6
Green Mickayla Ireland 122 2.1 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Andrews 108 1.9 -0.4
Majority 1,646 28.8 +13.4
Turnout 5,719 32.8
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing
Morley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Judith Elliott* 2,188 43.2 +18.0
Labour Sarah Keig 1,445 28.5 +2.0
UKIP David Michael Kent 687 13.6 -3.3
Conservative Jane Eastwood 547 10.8 +10.0
Green Christopher James Bell 145 2.9 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Aqila Choudhry 55 1.1 -0.9
Majority 743 14.7 +9.3
Turnout 5.067 30.8
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing
Otley & Yeadon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandy Lay* 3,737 48.1 +12.6
Labour Nik Rutherford 1,825 23.5 -2.6
Conservative Jonathon David Taylor 702 9.0 -9.0
UKIP Tom Hollings 675 8.7 -2.7
Green Mick Bradley 501 6.5 -2.5
Independent Jackie Brown 323 4.1 +4.1
Majority 1,912 24.6 +15.2
Turnout 7,763 45.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Pudsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Josie Jarosz* 2,884 45.4 +3.8
Conservative Simon Seary 2,120 33.3 -2.6
UKIP Kath Tattersall 751 11.8 -1.8
Green Laura Rosemary Johnson 220 3.5 -1.8
Yorkshire First Conor Andrew O'Neill 211 3.3 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Jude Patrick Arbuckle 167 2.6 -0.4
Majority 764 12.3 +6.7
Turnout 6,353 36.9
Labour hold Swing
Rothwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Nagle* 2,026 36.1 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Carmel Harrison 1,728 30.1 +10.5
Conservative Steve Ellis 912 16.2 -8.7
UKIP David Daniel 750 13.3 ±0
Green Emma Dobson 203 3.6 -0.1
Majority 298 6.0 -7.7
Turnout 5,619 36.4
Labour hold Swing
Roundhay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eleanor Tunnicliffe 4,161 57.7 +8.1
Conservative Michael Lowry 1,584 22.0 -6.1
Green Paul Charles Ellis 461 6.4 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Najeeb Iqbal 417 5.8 +0.2
UKIP Steven Leslie Benjamin Bell 395 5.5 +0.7
Alliance for Green Socialism Malcolm Christie 196 2.7 +0.5
Majority 2,577 35.7 +14.3
Turnout 7,214 41.8
Labour hold Swing
Temple Newsam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debra Coupar 2,690 46.6 +3.7
Conservative David Schofield 1,430 24.8 -4.4
UKIP Phil Moore 1,259 21.8 +1.8
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 216 3.7 -0.3
Green Sarah Ann Crossland 179 3.1 -0.7
Majority 1,260 21.8 +8.1
Turnout 5,774 36.0
Labour hold Swing
Weetwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bentley* 2,701 44.3 +9.0
Labour Roger Harington 1,982 32.5 +5.5
Conservative Angelo Basu 597 9.8 -6.9
Green Martin Hemingway 415 6.8 -6.2
UKIP Mike Cullen 398 6.5 -1.0
Majority 719 11.8 +3.5
Turnout 6,093 41.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wetherby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Wilkinson* 3,387 58.3 -0.1
Labour Adam Ferhani 1,141 19.6 -1.6
UKIP Tina Smith 712 12.3 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Christine Golton 366 6.3 +0.3
Green Vasco Santos 203 3.5 -1.8
Majority 2,246 38.7 +1.6
Turnout 5,809 37.5
Conservative hold Swing

References

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