2018 Leeds City Council election

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All 99 seats on Leeds City Council
50 seats needed for a majority
Turnout34.5% (Decrease 0.2%)[a]
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 21 seats, 43.0% 6 seats, 27.4% 3 seats, 8.4%
Seats won 61 22 6
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 3 Decrease 3
Popular vote 250,241 152,316 52,235
Percentage 46.4% 28.2% 9.6%

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Labour in red (61), Conservatives in blue (22), Liberal Democrats in yellow (6), Morley Borough Independents in dark grey (5), Garforth & Swillington Independents in light grey (3) and Greens in bright green (2).

Council control before election

Majority administration
Labour

Council control after election

Majority administration
Labour

The 2018 Leeds City Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2018 to elect members of Leeds City Council in England.[2] It was held on the same day as other local elections across England and the rest of the UK.

Following a full boundary review of Leeds' 33 electoral wards by the Local Government Boundary Commission, the all-out election saw all of the council's 99 available council seats contested based on the new ward boundaries. Three of the previous wards were abolished and replaced (City & Hunslet, Headingley, and Hyde Park & Woodhouse for Headingley & Hyde Park, Hunslet & Riverside and Little London & Woodhouse). The last all-out election in Leeds was in 2004 after the previous full ward boundary review in 2003.[3]

With three seats available for each ward, electors were able to cast up to three votes for three different candidates. The first three candidates past the post in each ward won a council seat.[4]

The Labour Party won the election with 61 of the 99 council seats.

Election summary

Leeds City Council Election Result 2018[2]
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 99 61 4 6 Decrease 2 61.6 46.4 250,241 +3.4%
  Conservative 98 22 4 1 Increase 3 22.2 28.2 152,316 +5.2%
  Liberal Democrats 56 6 1 4 Decrease 3 6.1 9.6 52,235 -0.4%
  Green 37 2 0 1 Decrease 1 2.0 6.1 32,955 -1.0%
  Morley Borough Independent 6 5 0 0 Steady 5.1 2.9 15,822 +0.1%
  Garforth and Swillington Independents 3 3 0 Increase 3 3.0 2.6 14,476 N/A
  Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 3,800 N/A
  Independent 4 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 3,651 +0.3%
  East Leeds Independents 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 3,208 N/A
  Yorkshire 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 2,638 -0.2%
  UKIP 7 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 2,458 -12.1%
  For Britain 6 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 1,559 N/A
  SDP 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 1,232 N/A
  Alliance for Green Socialism 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 963 -0.2%
  TUSC 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 610 -0.1%
  Democrats and Veterans 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 445 N/A
  Women's Equality 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 394 N/A
Total 335 99 12 12 Steady 100% 100% 539,003 Increase354,327

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

Party 2016 election Prior to election New council
Labour 63 58 61
Conservative 19 19 22
Liberal Democrat 9 9 6
Morley Borough Independents 5 5 5
Green 3 3 2
Garforth and Swillington Independents 0 2 3
East Leeds Independents 0 2 0
Independent 0 1 0
Total 99 99 99
Working majority  25   17   23 

Councillors who did not stand for re-election

Councillor/s who did not stand for re-election (20)
Councillor Ward First elected Party Reason Successor
David Congreve[5] Beeston & Holbeck 1990 Labour stood down Andrew Scopes (Labour)
Adam Ogilvie[6] Beeston & Holbeck 1999 Labour stood down Gohar Almass (Labour)
Terry Wilford[7] Farnley & Wortley 2014 Green stood down Matt Gibson (Labour)
Stuart McKenna[8] Garforth & Swillington 2014 Labour stood down Suzanne McCormack (Garforth and Swillington Independents)
Rachael Procter[9] Harewood 2004 Conservative deselected[10] Samuel Firth (Conservative)
Christopher Townsley[11] Horsforth 1991, 1994 Liberal Democrats stood down Jackie Shemilt (Conservative)
Brian Cleasby[12] Horsforth 1995 Liberal Democrats stood down Jonathon Taylor (Conservative)
Patrick Davey[13] City & Holbeck
(ward abolished)
2002 Labour lost selection for new ward[14] Paul Wray (Labour)
Graham Hyde[15] Killingbeck & Seacroft 1992 Labour stood down Paul Drinkwater (Labour)
Brian Selby[16] Killingbeck & Seacroft 1999 Labour stood down Katie Dye (Labour)
Lucinda Yeadon[17] Kirkstall 2008 Labour stood down Hannah Bithell (Labour)
Christine Towler[18] Hyde Park & Woodhouse
(ward abolished)
2012 Labour stood down Kayleigh Brooks (Labour)
Alex Sobel[19] Moortown 2012 Labour stood down Mohammed Shahzad (Labour)
Shirley Varley[20] Morley South 2010 Morley Borough Independents stood down Wyn Kidger (Morley Borough Independents)
Josephine Jarosz[21] Pudsey 1995 Labour stood down Simon Seary (Conservative)
Ghulam Hussain[22] Roundhay 2010 Labour stood down Jacob Goddard (Labour)
Christine MacNiven[23] Roundhay 2011 Labour stood down Angela Wenham (Labour)
Sue Bentley[24] Weetwood 2004 Liberal Democrats stood down Christine Knight (Labour)
Judith Chapman[25] Weetwood 2006 Liberal Democrats stood down James Gibson (Labour)
John Procter[26] Wetherby 1992 Conservative deselected[27] Norma Harrington (Conservative)

Incumbent Morley Borough Independent councillor, Robert Finnigan, did not stand in the ward he represented, Morley North. Instead, he stood in the neighbouring ward of Morley South Ward. However, Finnigan was subsequently not elected at the election for the ward.

Ward results

Three councillors were elected for each of the wards.

An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent councillor who stood again at the election, having 21 sitting councillors not stood again for their seats.

The percentage vote share (%) is calculated by counting only the highest-scoring candidate for each party and individual independent candidates. For example, the total number of votes cast by electors in the Adel & Wharfedale ward for Barry Anderson (the highest-scoring Conservative candidate), Nigel Gill (Labour), Peter Jackson (Liberal Democrat) and Liddy Swales (sole Green candidate) was 7,980. As Anderson gained 4,856 votes, he took 61.5% of the 7,980 total possible ballots cast, whilst Gill gained 1,556 votes and 19.7% of the total votes cast.

The percentage change (±) is the proportion by which the individual party and/or candidate's vote share increased or decreased from the previous council election in 2016.

The turnout is the amount of registered electors who voted in the ward at the time of the election. The turnout percentage (%) is the proportion of registered electors in the ward who voted on the day of the election.

Adel & Wharfedale

Adel & Wharfedale (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Anderson* 4,856 67.3
Conservative Caroline Anderson* 4,269 59.2
Conservative Billy Flynn* 3,881 53.8
Labour Nigel Gill 1,556 21.6
Labour Geraldine Montgomerie 1,435 19.9
Labour Andy Rontree 1,264 17.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Jackson 977 13.5
Liberal Democrats Jane Trewhella 883 12.2
Liberal Democrats Ed Thornley 715 9.9
Green Liddy Swales 591 8.2
Majority 3,300
Turnout 7,211 45.2 -0.3
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Alwoodley

Alwoodley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Cohen* 4,209 57.6
Conservative Neil Buckley* 4,111 56.3
Conservative Peter Harrand* 3,896 53.3
Labour Keith White 2,389 32.7
Labour Claude Hendrickson 2,141 29.3
Labour Mumtaz Khan 2,019 27.6
Green Miriam Moss 639 8.7
Liberal Democrats Roderic Parker 633 8.7
Alliance for Green Socialism Brian Jackson 194 2.7
Majority 1,722
Turnout 7,306 41.5 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ardsley & Robin Hood

Labour councillor Ben Garner replaced independent Councillor Jack Dunn,[28] who had resigned the Labour Whip and left the Labour Group on the council in January 2018.[29]

Ardsley & Robin Hood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Karen Renshaw* 2,371 43.9
Labour Co-op Ben Garner 2,074 38.4
Labour Co-op Lisa Mulherin* 2,013 37.2
Conservative Mike Foster 1,897 35.1
Independent Jack Dunn* 1,694 31.3
Conservative Kirsty Baldwin 1,686 31.2
Conservative Cameron Stephenson 1,610 29.8
Green Emma Carter 503 9.3
Liberal Democrats George Hall 332 6.1
Majority 474
Turnout 5,406 30.9 +2.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Armley

Armley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Smart* 2,747 61.4
Labour James McKenna* 2,632 58.8
Labour Alison Lowe* 2,447 54.7
Green Andrea Binns 732 16.4
Conservative Matthew Leech 657 14.7
Conservative Nicola Tinsley 565 12.6
Green Gideon Jones 545 12.2
Conservative Robert Murphy-Fell 522 11.7
Liberal Democrats Dan Walker 387 8.7
For Britain James Miller 261 5.8
Democrats and Veterans John Withill 184 4.1
TUSC Rob Hooper 175 3.9
Majority 2,015
Turnout 4,473 26.8 -2.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Beeston & Holbeck

Beeston & Holbeck (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Gabriel* 2,593 53.3
Labour Gohar Almass 2,471 50.8
Labour Andrew Scopes 2,257 46.4
Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents Bill Birch 1,281 26.3
Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents Laura Walton 1,269 26.1
Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents Sean Sturman 1,250 25.7
Conservative Robert Winfield 495 10.2
Conservative Lyn Buckley 464 9.5
Conservative Ian Robertson 395 8.1
Green Owen Brear 343 7.1
Liberal Democrats Jarrod Gaines 197 4.1
Liberal Democrats Robert Durdin 159 3.3
Majority 1,312
Turnout 4,862 28.8 +0.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bramley & Stanningley

Bramley & Stanningley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Ritchie* 2,905 65.6
Labour Caroline Gruen* 2,560 57.9
Labour Julie Heselwood* 2,529 57.2
Conservative Ovidiu Caprariu 772 17.4
Conservative Alexander Nancolas 710 16.0
Conservative Neil Hunt 692 15.6
Green Clive Lord 573 12.9
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Bee 528 11.9
For Britain Anne Murgatroyd 489 11.1
Majority 2,133
Turnout 4,425 26.2 -3.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Grahame* 2,756 68.2
Labour Asghar Khan* 2,577 63.8
Labour Denise Ragan* 2,442 60.5
East Leeds Independents Geoff Holloran 678 16.8
Liberal Democrats David Hollingsworth 613 15.2
Green Paul Marchant 428 10.6
Conservative Alexander Passingham 363 9.0
Conservative Peter Lord 327 8.1
Conservative Robin Rogers 294 7.3
Majority 2,078
Turnout 4,039 24.8 -2.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Calverley & Farsley

Former Joint Leader of the Council and long-standing Leader of the Conservative Group, Andrew Carter CBE, and his wife, Amanda Carter, were re-elected. Their fellow incumbent, Rod Wood, lost out to Peter Carlill of Labour by 47 votes.

Calverley & Farsley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Carter* 3,972 53.8
Conservative Amanda Carter* 3,716 50.3
Labour Peter Carlill 3,086 41.8
Conservative Roderic Wood* 3,039 41.1
Labour Nicole Sharpe 2,597 35.2
Labour Naheem Alam 2,483 33.6
Green Ellen Graham 733 9.9
Liberal Democrats Kate Arbuckle 387 5.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Jacques 220 3.0
Liberal Democrats Benedict Chastney 190 2.6
Majority 886
Turnout 7,386 40.6 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Chapel Allerton

All three incumbent Labour councillors were re-elected, including incumbent Lord Mayor of Leeds Jane Dowson.

Chapel Allerton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eileen Taylor* 4,809 70.6
Labour Mohammed Rafique* 4,728 69.5
Labour Jane Dowson* 4,708 69.2
Green Justine Merton-Scott 907 13.3
Green Bobak Walker 703 10.3
Conservative Kevin Black 672 9.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Harris 608 8.9
Conservative Linda Feldman 604 8.9
Conservative David Myers 565 8.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 379 5.6
Majority 3,902
Turnout 6,807 38.1 +2.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cross Gates & Whinmoor

Jessica Lennox (Labour) defeated independent Janette Walker. Walker had been a Labour councillor since her first election in 2012 and left the Labour Group on the council in early 2017 to run as an independent.[30]

Cross Gates & Whinmoor (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Grahame* 2,815 48.6
Labour Peter Gruen* 2,501 43.2
Labour Jessica Lennox 2,175 37.6
East Leeds Independents Janette Walker* 1,525 26.3
Conservative Dorothy Schofield 1,485 25.6
Conservative Paula Hayes 1,340 23.1
Conservative Andrew Martin 1,142 19.7
Green Elizabeth Fellows 557 9.6
UKIP Harvey Alexander 519 9.0
UKIP Peter Morgan 414 7.2
Liberal Democrats Thomas Shakespeare 340 5.9
Democrats and Veterans Mark Maniatt 261 4.5
For Britain Stuart Nicholson 238 4.1
Majority 1,290
Turnout 5,790 31.8 -0.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Farnley & Wortley

Farnley & Wortley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Ann Blackburn* 2,461 45.4
Green David Blackburn* 2,424 44.7
Labour Matt Gibson 2,151 39.7
Labour Andrea McKenna 1,991 36.7
Labour Andy Parnham 1,989 36.7
Green Stuart Haley 1,984 36.6
Conservative Hayley Nancolas 685 12.6
Conservative Dorothy Flynn 643 11.9
Conservative John Hardcastle 615 11.3
For Britain Sam Melia 162 3.0
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Spencer 160 3.0
Majority 310
Turnout 5,423 30.2 -0.2
Green hold Swing
Green hold Swing
Labour gain from Green Swing

Garforth & Swillington

Both Independent incumbents, Mark Dobson and Sarah Field, were elected to the council alongside fellow independent, Suzanne McCormack, who replaced retiring Labour Councillor Stuart McKenna.[28] Both Dobson and Field had been elected as Labour Councillors but resigned from the Labour Council Group in February 2017 to stand as independents.[31]

Garforth & Swillington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Garforth and Swillington Independents Mark Dobson* 5,377 66.9
Garforth and Swillington Independents Sarah Field* 4,738 58.9
Garforth and Swillington Independents Suzanne McCormack 4,361 54.3
Labour Annie Maloney 1,512 18.8
Labour Mark Pratt 1,505 18.7
Conservative Joseph Blunt 1,358 16.9
Labour Mirelle Midgley 1,354 16.8
Conservative Linda Richards 1,311 16.3
Conservative Jordan Young 1,181 14.7
Liberal Democrats Christine Golton 190 2.4
For Britain Michael Bolton 168 2.1
Majority 3,865
Turnout 8,038 49.7 +9.1
Garforth and Swillington Independents gain from Labour
Garforth and Swillington Independents gain from Labour
Garforth and Swillington Independents gain from Labour

Gipton & Harehills

Gipton & Harehills (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salma Arif* 4,020 77.8
Labour Arif Hussain* 3,797 73.5
Labour Kamila Maqsood* 3,524 68.2
Conservative Robert Harris 411 8.0
Green Colin Noble 394 7.6
Liberal Democrats Heidi Farrar 370 7.2
TUSC Iain Dalton 357 6.9
Conservative Matthew Labbee 323 6.2
Independent Shaff Sheikh 269 5.2
Conservative Vajinder Singh 218 4.2
Majority 3,609
Turnout 5,169 31.3 -1.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Guiseley & Rawdon

All three incumbent Conservative councillors were re-elected, including Lord Mayor of Leeds-elect Graham Latty.[32]

Guiseley & Rawdon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Latty* 3,714 47.5
Conservative Pat Latty* 3,483 44.5
Conservative Paul Wadsworth* 3,286 42.0
Labour Co-op Kirsty McKay 2,693 34.4
Labour Co-op Andrew Thomson 2,597 33.2
Labour Co-op Ian McCargo 2,395 30.6
Yorkshire Bob Buxton 1,530 19.6
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Mark Rollinson 1,326 16.9
Liberal Democrats Cynthia Dowling 401 5.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Edwards 396 5.1
Liberal Democrats Katherine Bavage 350 4.5
Majority 1,021
Turnout 7,825 42.3 +2.1
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Harewood

The two Conservatives re-standing for election were successful, with fellow Conservative Councillor Rachael Procter, who was deselected, replaced by Samuel Firth.[33]

Harewood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Robinson* 4,461 71.9
Conservative Samuel Firth 4,039 65.1
Conservative Ryan Stephenson* 4,003 64.5
Labour Adrian Duthie 1,126 18.1
Green David Corry 918 14.8
Labour Kathryn Stainburn 912 14.7
Liberal Democrats Dan Cook 852 13.7
Labour Zahid Noor 757 12.2
Majority 3,335
Turnout 6,207 41.6 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Headingley & Hyde Park

The three incumbent Labour councillors for Headingley ward stood and won the three council seats to represent the new and enlargened ward of Headingley & Hyde Park.

Headingley & Hyde Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jonathan Pryor* 3,126 67.8
Labour Al Garthwaite* 2,999 65.0
Labour Neil Walshaw* 2,694 58.4
Green Tim Goodall 1,270 27.5
Green Liberty Anstead 643 13.9
Green Ann Forsaith 576 12.5
Liberal Democrats Penny Goodman 488 10.6
Women's Equality Louise Jennings 394 8.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Andrews 351 7.6
Liberal Democrats Murray Hawthorne 276 6.0
Conservative Michael Gledhill 205 4.4
Conservative Justin Earley 201 4.4
Conservative Kyle Green 191 4.1
TUSC James Ellis 78 1.7
Majority 1,856
Turnout 4,612 23.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Horsforth

Horsforth (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dawn Collins* 3,195 41.7
Conservative Jonathon Taylor 2,770 36.2
Conservative Jackie Shemilt 2,660 34.7
Labour John Garvani 2,453 32.0
Labour Briony Sloan 2,380 31.1
Labour Nathalie Bethesda 2,208 28.8
Liberal Democrats Simon Dowling 1,976 25.8
Liberal Democrats Becky Heaviside 1,903 24.8
Liberal Democrats Christopher Read 1,288 16.8
Green Party - Save Our Green Space Caroline Tomes 1,132 14.8
Majority 742
Turnout 7,659 43.8 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Hunslet & Riverside

The two incumbent Labour councillors of the previous City & Hunslet ward were re-elected for the new ward alongside Paul Wray. Wray replaced the deselected City & Hunslet Councillor Patrick Davey as the third Labour candidate.[34]

Hunslet & Riverside (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Nash* 2,399 52.5
Labour Mohammed Iqbal* 2,391 52.3
Labour Paul Wray 2,132 46.7
Green Ed Carlisle 1,740 38.1
Green Eunice Goncalves 1,024 22.4
Green Alaric Hall 931 20.4
Conservative Richard Salt 409 9.0
Conservative Scott Smith 384 8.4
Conservative Michael Wheeler 342 7.5
Independent Kenny Saunders 340 7.4
Liberal Democrats James Spencer 176 3.9
Majority 659
Turnout 4,569 27.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Killingbeck & Seacroft

Three new Labour councillors were elected, defeating the incumbent independent Councillor Catherine Dobson. Elected originally as a Labour councillor, Dobson resigned from the Labour Group in October 2017.[35] The two remaining Labour incumbents, Graham Hyde and Brian Selby, retired at the election and did not restand.

Killingbeck & Seacroft (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Drinkwater 2,718 62.4
Labour David Jenkins 2,602 59.8
Labour Katie Dye 2,585 59.4
East Leeds Independents Catherine Dobson* 1,005 23.1
Conservative Marilyn Coen 619 14.2
Yorkshire John Otley 538 12.4
Conservative Anne Palmer 478 11.0
Conservative Fiona Robertson 445 10.2
Liberal Democrats Kate Langwick 389 8.9
Majority 1,713
Turnout 4,354 25.7 -2.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Kippax & Methley

The three incumbent Labour councillors were re-elected, including the current Joint Deputy Leader of the Council, James Lewis, and former Leader of the Council, Keith Wakefield.

Kippax & Methley (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Harland* 3,135 57.0
Labour James Lewis* 3,027 55.0
Labour Keith Wakefield* 2,856 51.9
Conservative Chris Calvert 1,355 24.6
Conservative Nicholas Fawcett 1,348 24.5
Conservative Tess Wheldon 1,049 19.1
Green Dylan Brown 758 13.8
UKIP Tina Smith 474 8.6
UKIP Paul Spivey 439 8.0
Liberal Democrats Mitchell Galdas 382 6.9
UKIP Sheila Shippey 323 5.9
Majority 1,780
Turnout 5,503 32.87 -1.63
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Kirkstall

New Labour candidate Hannah Bithell topped the poll, elected alongside incumbent Councillors Fiona Venner and John Illingworth. Bithell replaced the retiring Joint Deputy Leader of the Council, Lucinda Yeadon, as the third Labour candidate.[36]

Kirkstall (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hannah Bithell 3,977 74.5
Labour Fiona Venner* 3,850 72.1
Labour John Illingworth* 3,634 68.0
Green Ben Goldthorp 978 18.3
Conservative Liam Kenrick-Bailey 645 12.1
Conservative Amaad Amin 471 8.8
Conservative Eleni Nicolaou 454 8.5
Liberal Democrats Maria Frank 445 8.3
Majority 2,999
Turnout 5,341 32.2 -2.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Little London & Woodhouse

Labour Councillor for Hyde Park & Woodhouse Christine Towler retired whilst her two ward colleagues, Javaid Akhtar and Gerry Harper, stood successfully for the new ward of Little London & Woodhouse, following boundary changes. They were joined by new Labour candidate Kayleigh Brooks.

Little London & Woodhouse (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kayleigh Brooks 2,425 81.1
Labour Javaid Akhtar* 2,415 80.8
Labour Gerry Harper* 2,126 71.1
Green Christopher Foren 530 17.7
Liberal Democrats Lorna Campbell 268 9.0
Conservative Brandon Ashford 249 8.3
Conservative Stewart Harper 166 5.6
Majority 1,895
Turnout 2,990 15.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

Middleton Park

Middleton Park (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kim Groves* 3,373 73.7
Labour Judith Blake* 2,747 60.0
Labour Paul Truswell* 2,366 51.7
SDP Wayne Dixon 1,232 26.9
Conservative David Herdson 621 13.6
Conservative Rita Jessop 613 13.4
Conservative Gareth Lamb 451 9.9
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Gagen 293 6.4
Majority 2,141
Turnout 4,577 23.6 +1.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Moortown

The two Labour councillors re-standing for election were successful. Mohammed Shahzad replaced retiring Councillor Alex Sobel (also MP for Leeds North West) as the third Labour candidate.

Moortown (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rebecca Charlwood* 4,248 56.8
Labour Sharon Hamilton* 3,730 49.8
Labour Mohammed Shahzad 3,527 47.1
Conservative Ross Cunliffe 1,719 23.0
Conservative Rob Speed 1,643 22.0
Conservative Liam Pearce 1,527 20.4
Liberal Democrats Ian Dowling 1,287 17.2
Green Gavin Andrews 1,188 15.9
Liberal Democrats David Dresser 996 13.3
Liberal Democrats Chris Howley 874 11.7
UKIP Ian Greenberg 155 2.1
UKIP Jeff Miles 134 1.8
Majority 2,529
Turnout 7,485 43.3 +4.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Morley North

The Morley Borough Independents won all three available council seats again, with new candidate Andy Hutchinson replacing Robert Finnigan. Finnigan, also the Leader of the MBI Group on the council, chose to stand for Morley South ward instead.

Morley North (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Bob Gettings* 3,480 58.0
Morley Borough Independent Andy Hutchison 2,945 49.0
Morley Borough Independent Thomas Leadley* 2,767 46.1
Labour Co-op Pete Compton 1,701 28.3
Labour Co-op Steve Clapcote 1,345 22.4
Labour Co-op Johnathan Leng 1,269 21.1
Conservative Jason Aldiss 1,149 19.1
Conservative Christopher Dilworth 1,146 19.1
Conservative Louisa Singh 695 11.6
Liberal Democrats Philip Mellor 284 4.7
Majority 2,529
Turnout 6,005 33.5 +0.7
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing

Morley South

Morley South (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Judith Elliott* 2,500 47.3
Labour Co-op Neil Dawson* 2,102 39.8
Morley Borough Independent Wyn Kidger 2,082 39.4
Morley Borough Independent Robert Finnigan 2,028 38.4
Labour Co-op Charlotte Hill 1,799 34.1
Labour Co-op Luke Mitchell 1,712 32.4
Conservative Rachel Oldham 848 16.1
Conservative Jermaine Sanwoolu 698 13.2
Green Chris Bell 583 11.0
Conservative Jas Singh 547 10.4
Liberal Democrats Raymond Smith 148 2.8
Majority 398
Turnout 5,283 30.7 -0.1
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing

Otley & Yeadon

Otley & Yeadon (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Campbell* 3,768 49.1
Liberal Democrats Sandy Lay* 3,757 49.0
Liberal Democrats Ryk Downes* 3,663 47.7
Labour Sian Gregory 2,340 30.5
Labour Elliot Nathan 2,200 28.7
Labour James Ranson 1,703 22.2
Green Mick Bradley 1,245 16.2
Conservative Kenneth Creek 1,094 14.3
Conservative Diane Fox 978 12.7
Conservative Philip Rees 974 12.7
For Britain Tom Hollings 241 3.1
Majority 1,428
Turnout 7,673 43.4 -1.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Pudsey

The Conservatives gained two seats whilst Labour Councillor Richard Lewis was re-elected by 75 votes over the third Conservative candidate. Labour Councillor Mick Coulson was the only incumbent to lose their bid for re-election as his fellow Labour colleague Josephine Jarosz retired.[37]

Pudsey (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Seary 3,324 46.2
Conservative Mark Harrison 3,099 43.1
Labour Richard Lewis* 2,976 41.4
Conservative Mark Neve 2,901 40.3
Labour Mick Coulson* 2,731 38.0
Labour Lou Cunningham 2,698 37.5
Yorkshire Conor O'Neill 570 7.9
Green Helen Hart 545 7.6
Liberal Democrats Christine Glover 460 6.4
Liberal Democrats Jude Arbuckle 247 3.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Hughes 190 2.6
Majority 423
Turnout 7,191 38.2 +1.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Rothwell

Rothwell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stewart Golton* 3,167 52.3
Liberal Democrats Carmel Harrison 2,338 38.6
Labour Karen Bruce* 2,326 38.4
Liberal Democrats Patricia Yates 2,157 35.6
Labour David Nagle* 1,857 30.7
Labour Sharon Burke 1,645 27.2
Conservative Joe Boycott 1,254 20.7
Conservative Melieha Long 855 14.1
Conservative Shazar Ahad 686 11.3
Green Ali Aliremzioglu 358 5.9
Majority 841
Turnout 6,052 37.7 +1.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing

Roundhay

Roundhay (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eleanor Tunnicliffe* 4,203 53.7
Labour Angela Wenham 4,165 53.2
Labour Jacob Goddard 4,131 52.7
Conservative Elayna Cohen 1,661 21.2
Conservative Farzana Arif 1,612 20.6
Independent Tony Quinn 1,348 17.2
Conservative Aftab Khan 1,318 16.8
Green Paul Ellis 1,007 12.9
Liberal Democrats Jon Hannah 888 11.3
Liberal Democrats Rory Mason 621 7.9
Liberal Democrats Najeeb Iqbal 598 7.6
Alliance for Green Socialism Malcolm Christie 390 5.0
Majority 2,542
Turnout 7,834 45.1 +3.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Temple Newsam

All three Labour incumbent councillors won re-election. After the election, Debra Coupar replaced former Kirkstall ward councillor, Lucinda Yeadon, as Joint Deputy Leader of the Council.

Temple Newsam (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debra Coupar* 2,641 49.1
Labour Helen Hayden* 2,603 48.4
Labour Mick Lyons* 2,482 46.1
Conservative Elizabeth Hayes 2,113 39.3
Conservative Neale Deacon 2,062 38.3
Conservative Robert Hayes 1,739 32.3
Green Fiona Love 610 11.3
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 478 8.9
Majority 528
Turnout 5,380 36.2 +0.2
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Weetwood

Weetwood (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bentley* 2,934 45.3
Labour Christine Knight 2,717 42.0
Labour James Gibson 2,699 41.7
Liberal Democrats Brian Jennings 2,488 38.4
Labour John McMahon 2,418 37.4
Liberal Democrats Lynda Sebire 2,241 34.6
Green Martin Hemingway 955 14.8
Conservative Angelo Basu 695 10.7
Conservative David Jessop 694 10.7
Conservative Howard Kiernan 674 10.4
Majority 217
Turnout 6,471 40.8 -0.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wetherby

A polling station on Aire Road, Wetherby, on the day of the election.
A polling station on Aire Road, Wetherby, on the day of the election.

New Conservative candidate and Mayor of Wetherby Norma Harrington topped the poll, elected with the two Conservative incumbents who were re-standing for election. Harrington was chosen as the third Conservative candidate instead of current Councillor John Procter (also MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber).[27]

Wetherby (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norma Harrington 4,160 65.5
Conservative Alan Lamb* 4,126 64.9
Conservative Gerald Wilkinson* 4,067 64.0
Labour John Lynch 1,308 20.6
Liberal Democrats David Hopps 1,189 18.7
Labour Jan Egan 1,069 16.8
Labour Paul Ratcliffe 875 13.8
Green Martin Pearce 704 11.1
Majority 2,852
Turnout 6,354 39.9
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Turnout has been calculated based on the published full results for 32 of the 33 Leeds City Council wards, with the turnout in Wetherby ward still to be published.[1]

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