2022 Leeds Council election

← 2021 5 May 2022 2023 →

35 of 99 seats on Leeds City Council
50 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader James Lewis Andrew Carter Stewart Golton
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 19 seats, 42.4% 9 seats, 31.8% 2 seats, 8.7%
Seats won 22 6 2
Seats after 58 21 7
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3 Decrease 1
Popular vote 92,818 56,864 19,705
Percentage 44.1% 27.0% 9.4%

Leeds UK ward map 2018 (blank).svg
Map showing the current Leeds City Council wards

council control before election

Majority administration
Labour

Subsequent council control

Majority administration
Labour

The 2022 Leeds City Council election took place on Thursday 5 May 2022 to elect members of Leeds City Council in England. It was held on the same day as other local elections across the United Kingdom.

As per the election cycle, one third of the council's 99 seats were contested alongside two casual vacancies in the Horsforth and Roundhay wards.

The Labour Party maintained their majority control of the council, with a net gain of three seats. The Social Democratic Party formed in 1990 secured its first ever council seat in the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Election summary

Leeds City Council Election Result 2022[3]
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 35 22 5 2 Increase 3 60.0 44.1 92,818 +1.7%
  Conservative 35 6 0 3 Decrease 3 17.1 27.0 56,864 -4.8%
  Green 34 1 1 1 Steady 2.9 11.4 24,063 +2.2%
  Liberal Democrats 33 2 0 1 Decrease 1 5.7 9.4 19,705 +0.7%
  Morley Borough Independent 2 2 0 0 Steady 5.7 2.6 5,422 +0.3%
  Garforth and Swillington Independents 1 1 0 0 Steady 2.9 2.1 4,488 +0.7%
  SDP 7 1 1 0 Increase 1 2.9 1.5 3,179 +0.2%
  Yorkshire 7 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.0 2,095 -0.2%
  Alliance for Green Socialism 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 564 ±0.0%
  TUSC 5 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 395 ±0.0%
  Independent 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 376 -0.2%
  Freedom Alliance 2 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 164 ±0.0%
  Northern Independence 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 147 New
  Women's Equality 1 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 120 ±0.0%
Total 167 35 5 5 Steady 100% 100% 210,400 Decrease12,247

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

Party 2021 election Prior to election New council
Labour 54 52 58
Conservative 24 23 21
Liberal Democrat 8 8 7
Morley Borough Independents 6 6 6
Garforth and Swillington Independents 3 3 3
Green 3 3 3
SDP 0 0 1
Independent 1[a] 2[b] 0
Vacant 0 2[c] 0
Total 99 99 99
Working majority  9   7   17 

Councillors who did not stand for re-election

Councillor/s who did not stand for re-election (10)
Councillor Ward First elected Party Reason Successor
Jonathan Bentley[10] Weetwood 2012 Liberal Democrats stood down[11] Izaak Wilson (Labour)
Rebecca Charlwood[12] Moortown 2011 Labour stood down Mahalia France-Mir (Labour)
Paul Drinkwater[13] Killingbeck and Seacroft 2018 (as Labour) Independent stood down John Tudor (Labour)
Judith Elliott MBE[14] Morley South 2004 Morley Borough Independents stood down Oliver Newton (Morley Borough Independents)
Angela Gabriel[15] Beeston and Holbeck 1996 Labour deselected[16] Annie Maloney (Labour)
Jacob Goddard[17] Roundhay 2018 Labour resigned office Jordan Bowden (Labour)
Ronald Grahame[18] Burmantofts and Richmond Hill 1982, 2010 (as Labour) Independent stood down Luke Farley (Labour)
Kim Groves[19] Middleton Park 2010 Labour stood down[20] Wayne Dixon (SDP)
Graham Latty[21] Guiseley & Rawdon 2000 Conservative stood down Eleanor Thomson (Labour)
Jonathon Taylor[22] Horsforth 2018 Conservative resigned office[23] John Garvani (Labour)

Results

Adel & Wharfedale

Adel & Wharfedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Anderson* 4,385 56.3 +0.7
Labour Chris Bridges 2,104 27.0 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Twitchett 663 8.5 -4.0
Green Fiona Love 486 6.2 -0.7
Yorkshire Corey Robinson 127 1.6 N/A
Majority 2,281 29.3 -2.0
Turnout 7,793 47.3 -2.7
Conservative hold Swing

Alwoodley

Alwoodley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dan Cohen* 4,466 60.3 +2.8
Labour Lucy Nuttgens 2,099 28.3 -2.1
Green Alaric Hall 283 3.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Roderic Parker 278 3.8 -0.4
Yorkshire Howard Dews 137 1.8 -1.3
Women's Equality Louise Jennings 120 1.6 -0.6
Majority 2,367 32.0 +4.9
Turnout 7,408 42.2 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing

Ardsley & Robin Hood

Ardsley & Robin Hood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Renshaw* 2,572 45.3 +4.0
Conservative Alan Shires 2,246 39.5 -7.5
Green Marcus Cain 362 6.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Ward 360 6.3 +2.2
SDP Andrew Martin 105 1.8 +0.7
Majority 326 5.7 0.0
Turnout 5,679 32.0 -4.0
Labour hold Swing

Armley

Armley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alice Smart* 2,653 62.0 +5.7
Conservative Tamas Kovacs 666 15.6 -4.6
Green Mark Rollinson 642 15.0 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Dan Walker 205 4.8 +0.6
TUSC Florian Hynam 85 2.0 +0.4
Majority 1,987 46.5 +10.4
Turnout 4,276 24.9 -4.4
Labour hold Swing

Beeston & Holbeck

Beeston & Holbeck
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Annie Maloney 2,070 47.2 -5.6
Green Mariana Polucciu 971 22.2 +8.0
Conservative Natalia Armitage 740 16.9 -2.0
SDP Nigel Perry 250 5.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter Andrews 179 4.1 +1.9
Northern Independence Emily Reaney 147 3.4 N/A
Majority 1,099 25.1 -8.8
Turnout 4,382 24.0 -5.4
Labour hold Swing

Bramley & Stanningley

Bramley & Stanningley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Ritchie* 3,230 68.2 +15.3
Conservative Adam Cook 819 17.3 -8.2
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Bee 338 7.1 -3.8
Green Keith Whittaker 290 6.1 -2.7
SDP Daniel Whetstone 36 0.1 -0.7
Majority 2,411 50.9 +23.6
Turnout 4,734 27.6 -2.9
Labour hold Swing

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luke Farley 2,674 66.6 +6.2
Conservative Brian Berry 422 10.5 -2.0
Independent Geoff Holloran 340 8.5 -2.7
Liberal Democrats David Hollingsworth 295 7.3 -0.4
Green Richard Wilson 263 6.6 -0.7
Majority 2,252 56.1 +8.2
Turnout 4,015 23.4 -5.6
Labour hold Swing

Calverley & Farsley

Calverley & Farsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Carter* 3,539 46.7 -6.9
Labour Craig Timmins 3,243 42.8 +8.8
Green Ellen Graham 318 4.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Ian Dowling 228 3.0 -0.7
Yorkshire Robert Lees 225 3.0 N/A
SDP Justin Thomas 14 0.0 N/A
Majority 296 3.9 -15.7
Turnout 7,584 41.3 -3.1
Conservative hold Swing

Chapel Allerton

Chapel Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eileen Taylor* 4,650 73.8 +6.4
Green Bobak Walker 691 11.0 -1.5
Conservative Shazar Ahad 488 7.7 -1.8
Liberal Democrats James Marshall 278 4.4 -1.4
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 164 0.3 -2.8
Majority 3,959 62.8 +7.9
Turnout 6,303 34.0 -5.2
Labour hold Swing

Cross Gates & Whinmoor

Cross Gates & Whinmoor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauleen Grahame* 2,915 51.2 +7.9
Conservative John Kennedy 1,929 33.9 -7.3
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Wood 421 7.4 +5.2
Green Martin Hemingway 401 7.0 +1.2
Majority 986 17.3 +15.2
Turnout 5,688 30.8 -4.4
Labour hold Swing

Farnley & Wortley

Farnley & Wortley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Sewards 2,567 47.8 +11.2
Green Ann Blackburn* 1,819 33.9 -5.1
Conservative Peter Allison 959 17.9 +0.8
Majority 748 13.9 +11.6
Turnout 5,367 29.5 -2.8
Labour gain from Green Swing

Garforth & Swillington

Garforth & Swillington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Garforth and Swillington Independents Mark Dobson* 4,488 63.0 +14.2
Conservative Peter Youngs 1,133 15.9 -11.3
Labour David Nagle 1,107 15.5 -1.5
Green Stephen Beer 258 3.6 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Jake Knox 117 1.6 +0.6
Majority 3,355 47.1 +25.5
Turnout 7,127 43.9 -3.6
Garforth and Swillington Independents hold Swing

Gipton & Harehills

Gipton & Harehills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Salma Arif* 2,722 60.5 -12.9
Green Mothin Ali 1,001 22.3 +16.2
Conservative Robert Harris 454 10.1 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Aqila Choudhry 206 4.6 +0.5
TUSC Tanis Belsham-Wray 82 1.8 -0.8
Majority 1,721 38.3 -23.3
Turnout 4,498 25.3 -4.6
Labour hold Swing

Guiseley & Rawdon

Guiseley & Rawdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eleanor Thomson 3,957 47.8 +11.9
Conservative Pete Gable 3,024 36.5 -9.1
Yorkshire Bob Buxton 703 8.5 -0.9
Green Richard Firth 290 3.5 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Stuart McLeod 278 3.4 +0.3
Majority 933 11.3 +1.6
Turnout 8,281 44.5 -3.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Harewood

Harewood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Robinson* 4,062 61.4 -5.9
Labour Michael Millar 1,489 22.5 +4.6
Green Claire Evans 596 9.0 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Dan Cook 441 6.7 +1.6
Majority 2,573 38.9 -10.6
Turnout 6,616 44.2 -6.0
Conservative hold Swing

Headingley & Hyde Park

Headingley & Hyde Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jonathan Pryor* 2,210 54.1 -2.1
Green Tim Goodall 1,432 35.0 +5.3
Liberal Democrats Brandon Ashford 179 4.4 +0.2
Conservative Steven Rowley 145 3.5 -1.5
TUSC Anthony Bracuti 70 0.2 -1.0
Independent Anthony Greaux 36 0.1 0.0
Majority 778 19.0 -7.6
Turnout 4,086 16.7 -5.6
Labour hold Swing

Horsforth

Horsforth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emmie Bromley 3,402
Labour John Garvani 3,166
Conservative Dawn Collins* 2,673
Conservative Tracy Stones 2,492
Liberal Democrats Simon Dowling 1,292
Liberal Democrats Becky Heaviside 974
Green Gideon Jones 569
Green Ian Shaw 330
Yorkshire Ian Cowling 330
Majority 729
Turnout 42.3 -5.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Hunslet & Riverside

Hunslet & Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Ed Carlisle 2,441 50.9 +9.2
Labour Elizabeth Nash* 1,947 40.6 -5.2
Conservative Samson Adeyemi 253 5.3 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Benedict Turner-Chastney 53 1.1 -0.5
Freedom Alliance Nick Cottle 42 0.1 N/A
SDP Thomas Foster 33 0.1 0.0
Majority 494 10.3 +6.1
Turnout 4,793 27.2 -4.3
Green gain from Labour Swing

Killingbeck & Seacroft

Killingbeck & Seacroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Tudor 2,510 61.7 -0.3
Conservative Cormac Trigg 803 19.7 -4.4
Green David Anthoney 293 7.2 -1.0
Liberal Democrats John Otley 229 5.6 +1.9
Freedom Alliance Suzanne Harbourne 122 3.0 N/A
TUSC Iain Dalton 96 2.3 +2.2
Majority 1,707 41.9 +4.0
Turnout 4,071 22.6 -4.0
Labour hold Swing

Kippax & Methley

Kippax & Methley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Harland* 3,673 63.1 +10.9
Conservative Connor Mulhall 1,545 26.6 -9.0
Green Keith Hale 330 5.7 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Christine Golton 243 4.1 +2.0
Majority 2,128 36.6 +20.0
Turnout 5,819 33.7 -5.7
Labour hold Swing

Kirkstall

Kirkstall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hannah Bithell* 3,346 67.1 0.0
Green Victoria Smith 797 16.0 +1.5
Conservative Reiss Capitano 511 10.2 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Adam Belcher 287 5.8 +2.6
Majority 2,549 51.1 -1.5
Turnout 4,986 30.8 -4.3
Labour hold Swing

Little London & Woodhouse

Little London & Woodhouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kayleigh Brooks* 2,033 71.7 +6.5
Green Talia Ellis 404 14.3 -3.7
Conservative Owen Rutherford 204 7.2 -2.5
Liberal Democrats François Van Cauwenbergh 112 4.0 -0.8
TUSC Michael Johnson 62 2.2 +2.0
Majority 1,629 57.5 +9.3
Turnout 2,834 16.3 -4.5
Labour hold Swing

Middleton Park

Middleton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP Wayne Dixon 2,687 50.5 +15.8
Labour Peter Chambers 1,910 36.0 -4.9
Conservative Taiwo Adeyemi 408 7.7 -8.5
Green Kay-Lee Asquith 207 3.9 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Jude Arbuckle 82 1.5 -0.6
Majority 777 14.6 -0.1
Turnout 5,317 26.3 -1.5
SDP gain from Labour Swing

Moortown

Moortown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mahalia France-Mir 3,980 55.6 +2.4
Conservative Rob Speed 1,357 19.0 -4.5
Green Rachel Hartshorne 1,086 15.2 +1.2
Liberal Democrats George Sykes 690 9.6 +3.3
Majority 2,623 36.6 +5.9
Turnout 7,157 41.1 -5.0
Labour hold Swing

Morley North

Morley North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independents Bob Gettings* 3,101 50.4 +8.4
Labour Patrick Davey 1,373 22.3 +0.6
Conservative Lidia Smith 1,052 17.1 -10.7
Green Aisling Dolan 506 8.2 +2.6
Liberal Democrats James Spencer 98 1.6 -0.3
Majority 1,728 28.0 +13.8
Turnout 6,153 33.7 -4.3
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

Morley South

Morley South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Morley Borough Independents Oliver Newton 2,321 39.6 +6.5
Labour Bailey Bradley 1,769 30.2 +4.9
Conservative Lalit Suryawanshi 1,150 19.6 -7.7
Green Chris Bell 470 8.0 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Penny Goodman 137 2.3 +0.6
Majority 552 9.4 +3.6
Turnout 5,857 32.2 -3.3
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

Otley & Yeadon

Otley & Yeadon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Campbell* 3,546 47.0 +2.0
Labour Steve Clapcote 1,695 22.5 +1.1
Conservative Lee Farmer 939 12.5 -4.3
Green Mick Bradley 928 12.3 +0.7
Yorkshire Claire Buxton 405 5.4 +0.8
Majority 1,851 24.5 +1.0
Turnout 7,542 42.4 -4.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Pudsey

Pudsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Seary* 4,145 55.0 -1.5
Labour Ryan Holroyd-Case 2,825 37.2 +5.8
Green Suzanne Ward 386 5.1 0.0
Liberal Democrats Robert Jacques 210 2.8 -0.2
Majority 1,320 17.4 -7.6
Turnout 7,598 39.8 -2.8
Conservative hold Swing

Rothwell

Rothwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stewart Golton* 3,304 54.3 +19.9
Labour Karen Bruce 1,735 28.5 -4.4
Conservative Joe Boycott 737 12.1 -10.9
Yorkshire Sean McDonald 168 2.8 -2.5
Green Ali Aliremzioglu 137 2.2 -1.3
Majority 1,569 25.8 +24.3
Turnout 6,090 38.1 -3.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Roundhay

Roundhay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zara Hussain* 4,165
Labour Jordan Bowden 3,898
Green Paul Ellis 1,650
Conservative Elayna Cohen 1,418
Conservative Spencer Weiner 1,261
Liberal Democrats Jon Hannah 942
Alliance for Green Socialism Malcolm Christie 400
Majority 2,515
Turnout 39.2 -8.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debra Coupar* 2,920 49.6 +5.1
Conservative Jonathan Firth 2,350 39.9 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 305 5.2 -0.2
Green Shahab Adris 281 4.8 -0.3
Majority 570 9.7 +9.7
Turnout 5,885 35.3 -2.1
Labour hold Swing

Weetwood

Weetwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Izaak Wilson 3,331 48.9 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Sharon Slinger 2,251 33.1 +3.7
Green Christopher Foren 577 8.5 -1.6
Conservative Angelo Basu 575 8.4 -4.2
SDP Rob Walker 54 0.1 N/A
Majority 1,080 15.9 -1.9
Turnout 6,807 42.6 -3.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wetherby

Wetherby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Norma Harrington* 3,514 47.0 -11.0
Green Penny Stables 2,568 34.4 +12.1
Labour Co-operative Luke Dixon-Murrow 878 11.7 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Lesley McIntee 484 6.5 -0.2
Majority 946 12.7 -23.0
Turnout 7,473 44.9 -2.9
Conservative hold Swing

Notes

  1. ^ Former Labour councillor, Ronald Grahame (Burmantofts and Richmond Hill), was charged with historic child sex offences in December 2020 and was "suspended from the Labour party pending the outcome of the case."[4][5]
  2. ^ Labour councillor Paul Drinkwater (Killingbeck and Seacroft) resigned from the party on 10 May 2021. The Yorkshire Evening Post reported he cited "institutionalised bullying" in the ruling Labour council group and argued for a change to the council's decision-making structures. He did not seek re-election in 2022.[6][7]
  3. ^ Conservative councillor, Jonathon Taylor (Horsforth), resigned from office on 15 March 2022 to take up a politically restricted job and Labour councillor, Jacob Goddard (Roundhay), also resigned on 23 March 2022. Two replacement councillors were elected on 5 May 2022.[8][9]

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