2019 Leeds City Council election

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33 of the 99 seats on Leeds City Council
50 seats needed for a majority
Turnout31.0% (Decrease 3.5%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 61 seats, 46.4% 22 seats, 28.2% 6 seats, 9.6%
Seats won 19 7 3
Seats after 57 23 8
Seat change Decrease 4 Increase 1 Increase 2
Popular vote 66,058 39,319 20,090
Percentage 38.4% 28.2% 11.7%

Leeds UK local election 2019 map.svg
Labour in red (19), Conservatives in blue (7), Liberal Democrats in yellow (3), Morley Borough Independents in dark green (2), Garforth & Swillington Independents in bright green (1) and Greens in light green (1).

Council control before election

Majority administration
Labour

Council control after election

Majority administration
Labour

The 2019 Leeds City Council election took place on Thursday 2 May 2019 to elect members of Leeds City Council in England.[1] It was held on the same day as other local elections across England and the rest of the UK.

As per the election cycle, one third of the council's 99 seats were up for election. This followed the re-election of all of the 99 council seats in the 2018 all-out council election. It had resulted from an electoral ward boundary review and saw the election of three councillors for each of the 33 electoral wards and their new ward boundaries. The third-placed candidate elected in every ward was granted a single year term and their seats are up for election this year.

Elected councillors were granted the usual four-year term until 2023 in order to return to the typical election cycle of elections in three of every four years.[2][3]

The Labour Party maintained their majority control of the council despite losing four seats, also retaining their one Calverley and Farsley councillor by 27 votes.

Election summary

Leeds City Council Election Result 2019[4]
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 33 19 0 4 Decrease 4 57.6 38.4 66,058 -8.0
  Conservative 33 7 1 0 Increase 1 21.2 28.2 39,319 -5.4
  Liberal Democrats 32 3 2 0 Increase 2 9.1 11.7 20,090 +2.1
  Green 32 1 1 0 Increase 1 3.0 11.6 19,885 +5.5
  UKIP 16 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.8 8,293 +4.4
  Morley Borough Independent 2 2 0 0 Steady 6.1 3.3 5,641 +0.4
  Garforth and Swillington Independents 1 1 0 0 Steady 3.0 2.3 4,007 -0.3
  For Britain 8 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.0 1,670 +0.8
  East Leeds Independents 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 1,390 +0.2
  SDP 4 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.7 1,221 +0.5
  Independent 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 1,097 -0.1
  Yorkshire 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 1,097 +0.2
  Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 1,079 -0.1
  Women's Equality 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 611 +0.4
  Socialist Alternative 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 610 N/A
  Alliance for Green Socialism 3 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 325 +0.1
  English Democrat 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 109 N/A
Total 175 33 4 4 Steady 100% 100% 172,076 Increase366,927

The election result had the following consequences for the political composition of the council:

Party 2018 election New council
Labour 61 57
Conservative 22 23
Liberal Democrat 6 8
Morley Borough Independents 5 5
Garforth and Swillington Independents 3 3
Green 2 3
Total 99 99
Working majority  23   15 

Councillors who did not stand for re-election

Councillor/s who did not stand for re-election (4)[5]
Councillor Ward First elected Party Reason Successor
Gerry Harper[6] Little London & Woodhouse 1995 Labour stood down Abigail Marshall Katung (Labour)
Alison Lowe[7] Armley 1990 Labour stood down Lou Cunningham (Labour)
Michael Lyons OBE[8] Temple Newsam 1980 Labour stood down Nicole Sharpe (Labour)
Keith Wakefield OBE[9] Kippax & Methley 1988 Labour stood down Mirelle Midgley (Labour)

Incumbent Morley Borough Independent councillor, Tom Leadley, did not stand again for Morley North ward, standing unsuccessfully in the neighbouring ward of Ardsley & Robin Hood.

Ward results

Adel & Wharfedale

Adel & Wharfedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Billy Flynn* 2,952 46.6 -7.2
Labour Nigel Gill 1,235 19.5 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Dowling 1,159 18.3 +4.8
Green Lesley Jeffries 491 7.8 -0.4
UKIP Andrew Greenwood 491 7.8 N/A
Majority 1,717 27.1 -14.3
Turnout 6,352 40.1 -5.1
Conservative hold Swing -7.4

Alwoodley

Alwoodley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Harrand* 3,417 54.8 +1.5
Labour Andrea McKenna 1,663 26.7 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Alan Taylor 577 9.2 +0.5
Green Gideon Jones 335 5.4 -3.3
Women's Equality Louise Jennings 186 3.0 N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism Brian Jackson 60 1.0 -1.7
Majority 1,754 28.1 +6.5
Turnout 6,290 36 -5.5
Conservative hold Swing +5.1

Ardsley & Robin Hood

Ardsley & Robin Hood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Lisa Mulherin* 1,738 35.7 -1.5
Conservative Mike Foster 1,238 25.4 -9.7
Independent Tom Leadley[a] 798 16.4 N/A
UKIP Lindon Dove 596 12.2 N/A
Green Rich Daley 249 5.1 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Ben Ward 225 4.6 -1.5
SDP Daniel Whetstone 28 0.6 N/A
Majority 500 10.3 +3.3
Turnout 4,902 28.1 -2.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing +1.7

Armley

Armley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lou Cunningham 2,477 60.7 +6.0
Green Keith Whittaker 544 13.3 -3.1
Conservative Cormac Trigg 415 10.2 -4.5
For Britain Jim Miller 366 8.9 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Dan Walker 226 5.5 -3.2
Socialist Alternative Nina Brown 53 1.3 N/A
Majority 1,933 47.4 +8.2
Turnout 4,111 24.7 -2.1
Labour hold Swing +4.1

Beeston & Holbeck

Beeston & Holbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Scopes* 2,033 47.5 +1.1
Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents Laura Walton 1,079 25.2 -0.9
UKIP Bill Palfreman 349 8.2 N/A
Conservative Robert Winfield 326 7.6 -2.6
Green Alaric Hall 302 7.1 0.0
Liberal Democrats Jarrod Gaines 187 4.4 +0.3
Majority 954 22.3 -4.7
Turnout 4,293 25.2 -3.6
Labour hold Swing -2.4

Bramley & Stanningley

Bramley & Stanningley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Heselwood* 1,942 48.6 -8.6
UKIP David Woodhead 581 14.5 N/A
Conservative Alex Nancolas 417 10.4 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Liz Bee 387 9.7 -2.2
Green Clive Lord 351 8.8 -4.1
For Britain Anne Murgatroyd 218 5.4 -5.7
English Democrat Dean Locke 109 2.7 N/A
Majority 1,361 34.1 -6.1
Turnout 4,033 23.9 -2.3
Labour hold Swing -10.4

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Ragan* 2,052 56.5 -4.0
East Leeds Independents Geoff Holloran 718 19.8 +3.0
Liberal Democrats David Hollingsworth 392 10.8 -4.4
Green John Barlow 261 7.2 -3.4
Conservative Louisa Singh 211 5.8 -3.2
Majority 1,334 36.7 -6.3
Turnout 3,672 22.8 -2.0
Labour hold Swing -3.2

Calverley & Farsley

Calverley & Farsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Carlill* 2,891 43.5 +1.7
Conservative Jas Singh 2,864 43.1 +2.0
Green Ellen Graham 643 9.7 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Kate Arbuckle 242 3.6 -1.6
Majority 27 0.4 -10.5
Turnout 6,695 36.9 -3.7
Labour hold Swing +5.7

Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Dowson* 4,243 72.1 +2.9
Green Bobak Walker 701 11.9 +1.6
Conservative Shaz Ahad 404 6.9 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Rory Mason 353 6.0 -2.9
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 185 3.1 -2.5
Majority 3,542 60.2 +7.3
Turnout 5,955 33.7 -4.4
Labour hold Swing +2.7

Cross Gates & Whinmoor

Cross Gates & Whinmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jessica Lennox* 2,095 43.8 +6.2
Conservative Paula Hayes 995 20.8 -2.3
UKIP Harvey Alexander 960 20.1 +11.1
Green Ben Goldthorp 391 8.2 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Roderic Parker 286 6.0 +0.1
SDP David Creasser 58 1.2 N/A
Majority 1,100 23.0 +6.3
Turnout 4,823 26.4 -5.4
Labour hold Swing +2.9

Farnley & Wortley

Farnley & Wortley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Ann Forsaith 2,010 41.1 +4.5
Labour Matt Gibson* 1,798 36.7 -3.0
UKIP Patrick Woods 659 13.5 N/A
Conservative Hayley Nancolas 332 6.8 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Maria Frank 96 2.0 -1.0
Majority 212 4.4 -1.1
Turnout 4,917 27.4 -2.8
Green gain from Labour Swing -1.1

Garforth & Swillington

Garforth & Swillington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Garforth and Swillington Independents Suzanne McCormack* 4,007 62.9 +8.6
Labour Mark Pratt 1,077 16.9 -1.8
Conservative Linda Richards 837 13.1 -3.2
For Britain Michael Bolton 265 4.2 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Mitchell Galdas 186 2.9 +0.5
Majority 2,930 46.0 +1.1
Turnout 6,399 39.7 -10
Garforth and Swillington Independents hold Swing +0.6

Gipton & Harehills

Gipton & Harehills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kamila Maqsood* 3,426 77.6 +9.4
Green Lynne Caulfield 286 6.5 -1.1
Conservative Robert Harris 276 6.3 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Ashley Mark Cresswell 206 4.7 -2.5
Socialist Alternative Iain Dalton 113 2.6 -4.3
SDP Shaff Sheikh 108 2.4 N/A
Majority 3,140 71.1 +8.7
Turnout 4,475 26.6 -4.7
Labour hold Swing +4.2

Guiseley & Rawdon

Guiseley & Rawdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Wadsworth* 2,836 40.6 -1.4
Labour Co-op Eleanor Thomson 1,825 26.1 -8.3
Yorkshire Bob Buxton 899 12.9 -6.7
Green Mark Rollinson 746 10.7 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Christine Glover 386 5.5 +0.4
Independent Roger Tattersall 299 4.3 N/A
Majority 1,011 14.5 +4.0
Turnout 7,033 38.2 -4.1
Conservative hold Swing +2.0

Harewood

Harewood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ryan Stephenson* 3,891 69.4 +4.9
Green David Corry 768 13.7 -1.1
Labour Zahid Noor 627 11.2 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Dan Cook 321 5.7 -8.0
Majority 3,264 55.7 +10.4
Turnout 5,710 38.6 -3.0
Conservative hold Swing +3.8

Headingley & Hyde Park

Headingley & Hyde Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Walshaw* 2,055 53.8 -4.6
Green Tim Goodall 1,066 27.9 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Penny Goodman 425 11.1 +0.5
Conservative Steven Rowley 146 3.8 -0.6
Yorkshire Anthony Greaux 67 1.8 N/A
Women's Equality Caroline Ann Hunt 60 1.6 -6.9
Majority 989 25.9 -4.4
Turnout 3,839 23.1 +0.1
Labour hold Swing -2.2

Horsforth

Horsforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jackie Shemilt* 2,625 37.4 +2.7
Labour John Garvani 1,878 26.7 -5.3
Liberal Democrats Simon Mark Dowling 1,339 19.1 -6.7
Green Rosa Shaw 838 11.9 -2.9
UKIP Paul Hellyer 337 4.8 N/A
Majority 747 10.7 +2.2
Turnout 7,065 40.6 -3.2
Conservative hold Swing +1.1

Hunslet & Riverside

Hunslet & Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Wray* 2,012 48.8 +2.1
Green Ed Carlisle 1,766 42.9 +4.8
Conservative Jordan Young 192 4.7 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Benedict Turner-Chastney 149 3.6 -0.3
Majority 246 6 -7
Turnout 4,167 25.6 -1.8
Labour hold Swing -5.0

Killingbeck & Seacroft

Killingbeck & Seacroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katie Dye* 1,751 46.3 -13.1
East Leeds Independents Catherine Dobson 672 17.8 -5.3
UKIP Peter Morgan 579 15.3 N/A
Conservative Andrew Martin 378 10.0 -4.2
Green Colin Noble 227 6.0 N/A
Yorkshire Matthew Clover 131 3.5 -8.9
For Britain Adam Ramoth 41 1.1 N/A
Majority 1,079 28.5 -4.0
Turnout 3,802 22.2 -3.5
Labour hold Swing -2.0

Kippax & Methley

Kippax & Methley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mirelle Midgley 2,149 47.4 -4.5
Conservative James Egan 1,155 25.5 +0.9
Green Dylan Brown 950 21.0 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Conrad Hart-Brooke 280 6.2 -0.7
Majority 994 21.9 -9.1
Turnout 4,658 28.3 -4.57
Labour hold Swing -4.6

Kirkstall

Kirkstall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Illingworth* 2,959 62.5 -5.5
Green Victoria Smith 682 14.4 -3.9
UKIP David Barlow 497 10.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Edward Anthony Richardson 312 6.6 -1.7
Conservative Liam Michael Kenrick-Bailey 283 6.0 -6.1
Majority 2,277 48.1 -8.1
Turnout 4,753 30.7 -1.5
Labour hold Swing -0.8

Little London & Woodhouse

Little London & Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abigail Marshall Katung 1,749 68.2 -2.9
Green Gavin Andrews 391 15.2 -2.5
Liberal Democrats James Thomas Mock 142 5.5 -3.5
Conservative Amy Green 140 5.5 -2.8
UKIP Chris Jackson 124 4.8 N/A
Socialist Alternative Michael Johnson 18 0.7 N/A
Majority 1,358 43.0 -20.1
Turnout 2,573 20.6 +5.0
Labour hold Swing -0.9

Middleton Park

Middleton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Truswell* 1,879 43.2 -8.5
SDP Wayne Dixon 1,027 23.6 -3.3
UKIP Will Lockwood 831 19.1 N/A
Conservative Hugh Findlay 259 6.0 -7.6
Green Eunice Delali Agbemafle 212 4.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Robert Jacques 137 3.2 -3.2
Majority 852 19.6 -27.0
Turnout 4,362 22.4 -1.2
Labour hold Swing -9.6

Moortown

Moortown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Shahzad* 2,940 48.2 +1.1
Conservative Rob Speed 1,154 18.9 -3.1
Green Rachel Hartshorne 1,008 16.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrats David Dresser 994 16.3 +3.0
Majority 1,786 29.3 -4.4
Turnout 6,174 36.02 -7.28
Labour hold Swing -0.1

Morley North

Since vacating his seat at the 2018 to stand for Morley South ward, Robert Finnigan was re-elected to the council whilst incumbent MBI councillor Tom Leadley stood in Ardsley & Robin Hood ward.

Morley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Robert Finnigan 3,238 60.0 +13.9
Labour Co-op Johnathan Leng 881 16.3 -12.0
Conservative Cameron Stephenson 782 14.5 -4.6
Green Fiona Love 362 6.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats James Michael Spencer 137 2.5 -2.2
Majority 2,357 43.7 +1.6
Turnout 5,445 30.3 -3.2
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing +8.4

Morley South

Morley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independent Wyn Kidger* 2,403 50.5 +11.1
Labour Co-op Pete Compton 1,248 26.2 -7.9
Conservative Lewis Jones 601 12.6 -3.5
Green Chris Bell 375 7.9 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Richard Andrews 129 2.8 0.0
Majority 1,145 24.3 +16.8
Turnout 4,811 27.5 -3.2
Morley Borough Independent hold Swing +9.1

Otley & Yeadon

Otley & Yeadon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ryk Downes* 3,436 49.6 +1.9
Labour Elliot Nathan 1,347 19.5 -9.2
Green Mick Bradley 901 13.0 -3.2
Conservative Stewart Harper 645 9.3 -5.0
UKIP John Adrian Hook 429 6.2 N/A
For Britain Tom Hollings 163 2.4 -0.7
Majority 2,089 30.1 +11.5
Turnout 6,985 39.6 -3.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +6.8

Pudsey

Pudsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trish Smith 2,661 41.4 +1.1
Labour Richard Lewis* 2,417 37.6 -3.8
UKIP Lee Stuart Jackson 569 8.8 N/A
Green Catherine Harrison 462 7.2 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Jude Arbuckle 244 3.8 +0.4
For Britain Lorraine Ida Nellis 82 1.3 N/A
Majority 244 3.8 -2.1
Turnout 6,455 34.5 -3.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -0.4

Rothwell

Rothwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Diane Chapman 2,206 42.0 +6.4
Labour Karen Bruce* 1,731 32.9 -5.5
Conservative Joe Boycott 623 11.9 -8.8
For Britain Simon Michael Crowe 409 7.8 N/A
Green Ali Aliremzioglu 288 5.5 -0.4
Majority 475 9.1 -4.5
Turnout 5,306 33.1 -4.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing -1.4

Roundhay

Roundhay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacob Goddard* 3,021 43.9 -8.8
Independent Tony Quinn 945 13.7 -3.5
Conservative Elayna Cohen 876 12.7 -8.5
Green Paul Ellis 807 11.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Jon Hannah 575 8.4 -2.9
Women's Equality Hannah Barham-Brown 365 5.3 N/A
UKIP Tony Roberts 212 3.0 N/A
Alliance for Green Socialism Malcolm Christie 80 1.2 -3.8
Majority 2,076 30.2 -2.2
Turnout 6,900 39.7 -5.4
Labour hold Swing -0.1

Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicole Sharpe 1,947 38.7 -7.4
Conservative Liz Hayes 1,549 30.8 -8.5
UKIP Ian Greenberg 702 14.0 N/A
Green Shahab Saqib Adris 373 7.4 -3.9
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 330 6.6 -2.3
For Britain Billy Baldwin 126 2.5 N/A
Majority 398 7.9 0.9
Turnout 5,068 30.7 -4.5
Labour hold Swing -1.0

Weetwood

Weetwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Howley 2,574 41.4 +3.0
Labour James Gibson* 2,379 38.2 -3.5
Green Martin Hemingway 521 8.4 -6.4
UKIP John Parsons 377 6.1 N/A
Conservative Angelo Basu 373 6.0 -4.7
Majority 195 3.2 -0.1
Turnout 6,208 41.5 +0.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +0.1

Wetherby

Wetherby[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Wilkinson* 3,466 56.9 -7.1
Liberal Democrats David Hopps 1,452 23.8 +5.1
Labour Paul Ratcliffe 593 9.7 -4.1
Green Ruth Corry 580 9.5 -1.6
Majority 2,014 32.1 -6.6
Turnout 6,198 38.6 TBC
Conservative hold Swing -3.6

By-elections between 2019 and 2020

Wetherby by-election 12 December 2019
replacing Gerald Wilkinson (deceased)[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Richards 7,181 57.7 +0.8
Liberal Democrats David Hopps 2,373 19.1 -4.7
Labour Michael Bailey 1,906 15.3 +5.6
Green Judith Dahlgreen 916 7.4 -2.1
Majority 4,808 38.6 +6.5
Turnout 12,449 75.3 +36.7
Conservative hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Leadley had been a Morley Borough Independent councillor for Morley North ward and his campaign was supported by the Morley Borough Independents.

References

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  5. ^ "Tweet from Judith Blake". twitter.com. Judith Blake. 27 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Councillor Gerry Harper". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Councillor Alison Lowe". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Councillor Michael Lyons OBE". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Councillor Keith Wakefield". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Leeds City Council election results 2021". www.leeds.gov.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Wetherby councillor dies after short illness". wetherbynews.co.uk. Wetherby News. Archived from the original on 8 October 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
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