Moortown

Moortown highlighted within Leeds
Population17,142 (2019 electorate)[1]
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
UK Parliament
Councillors
  • Rebecca Charlwood[2]
    (Labour)
  • Sharon Hamilton[3]
    (Labour)
  • Mohammed Shahzad[4]
    (Labour)
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Moortown is an electoral ward of Leeds City Council in north Leeds, West Yorkshire, covering the suburb of the same name, Meanwood and the southern part of Moor Allerton below the Leeds Outer Ring Road.

Councillors since 1973

Alex Sobel represented Moortown ward (2012-2018). Member of Parliament for Leeds North West since 2017.
Alex Sobel represented Moortown ward (2012-2018). Member of Parliament for Leeds North West since 2017.
Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
1973 A.D. Redmond (Con)[a] M. Davies (Con)[b] R. Challenor (Con)[c]
1975 A.D. Redmond (Con) M. Davies (Con) R. Challenor (Con)
1976 A.D. Redmond (Con) K. Sibbald (Con) R. Challenor (Con)
1978 A.D. Redmond (Con) K. Sibbald (Con) R. Challenor (Con)
1979 A.D. Redmond (Con)[d] K. Sibbald (Con)[e] R. Challenor (Con)
1980 Christine Thomas (Con)[f] Peter Sparling (Con)[g] Sydney Symmonds (Con)[h]
1982 Christine Thomas (Con) Peter Sparling (Con) Sydney Symmonds (Con)
1983 Christine Thomas (Con) Peter Sparling (Con) Sydney Symmonds (Con)
1984 Mark Harris (SDP)[5] Peter Sparling (Con) Sydney Symmonds (Con)
1986 Mark Harris (SDP) Peter Sparling (Con) Bill Winlow (Lib)
1987 Mark Harris (SDP) Miles Crompton (SDP) Bill Winlow (Lib)
1988 Mark Harris (SLD) Miles Crompton (SLD) Bill Winlow (SLD)
1990 Mark Harris (LD) Miles Crompton (LD) Bill Winlow (LD)
1991 Mark Harris (LD) Miles Crompton (LD) Bill Winlow (LD)
1992 Mark Harris (LD) Miles Crompton (LD) Bill Winlow (LD)
1994 Mark Harris (LD) Miles Crompton (LD) Bill Winlow (LD)
1995 Mark Harris (LD) Christine Brett (LD) Bill Winlow (LD)
1996 Mark Harris (LD) Christine Brett (LD) Bill Winlow (LD)
1998 Mark Harris (LD) Christine Brett (LD) Bill Winlow (LD)[i]
1999 Mark Harris (LD) Christine Brett (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)[7]
2000 Mark Harris (LD) Christine Brett (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2001 by-election Mark Harris (LD) Richard Harker (LD)[8][9] Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2002 Mark Harris (LD) Richard Harker (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2003 Mark Harris (LD) Richard Harker (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2004 Mark Harris (LD) Richard Harker (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2006 Mark Harris (LD) Richard Harker (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2007 Mark Harris (LD) Richard Harker (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2008 Mark Harris (LD) Richard Harker (LD) Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2010 Mark Harris (LD) Sharon Hamilton (Lab)[j] Brenda Lancaster (LD)
2011 Mark Harris (LD) Sharon Hamilton (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood (Lab)
2012 Alex Sobel (Lab)[12] Sharon Hamilton (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood (Lab)
2014 Alex Sobel (Lab) Sharon Hamilton (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood (Lab)
2015 Alex Sobel (Lab) Sharon Hamilton (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood (Lab)
2016 Alex Sobel (Lab)[k] Sharon Hamilton (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood (Lab)
2018 Mohammed Shahzad (Lab) Sharon Hamilton (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood (Lab)
2019 Mohammed Shahzad (Lab) Sharon Hamilton (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood (Lab)
2021 Mohammed Shahzad* (Lab) Sharon Hamilton* (Lab) Rebecca Charlwood* (Lab)

  indicates seat up for re-election.   indicates seat up for election following resignation or death of sitting councillor. * indicates incumbent councillor.

Elections since 2010

May 2021

2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Sharon Hamilton* 4,375 54.2 +6.0
Conservative Rob Speed 1,900 23.5 +4.6
Green Rachel Hartshorne 1,133 14.0 -2.5
Liberal Democrats David Dresser 511 6.3 -10.0
SDP Steve Wright 74 0.1 N/A
Majority 2,475 30.7 -1.4
Turnout 8,070 46.1 +10.08
Labour hold Swing

May 2019

2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Shahzad* 2,940 48.2 -1.2
Conservative Rob Speed 1,154 18.9 -1.1
Green Rachel Hartshorne 1,008 16.5 +2.7
Liberal Democrats David Dresser 994 16.3 +1.3
Majority 1,786 29.3 -4.4
Turnout 6,174 36.02 -7.28
Labour hold Swing -0.1

May 2018

2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rebecca Charlwood* 4,248 49.4 -4.6
Labour Sharon Hamilton* 3,730
Labour Mohammed Shahzad 3,527
Conservative Ross Cunliffe 1,719 20.0 -0.5
Conservative Rob Speed 1,643
Conservative Liam Pearce 1,527
Liberal Democrats Ian Dowling 1,287 15.0 +4.5
Green Gavin Andrews 1,188 13.8 +7.1
Liberal Democrats David Dresser 996
Liberal Democrats Chris Howley 874
UKIP Ian Greenberg 155 1.8 -6.5
UKIP Jeff Miles 134
Majority 2,529 33.7 +0.7
Turnout 7,513 43.3 +4.6
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

May 2016

2016
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 C 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

May 2015

2015
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

May 2014

2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Hamilton* 2,923
Conservative Mark Dodsworth 1,282
UKIP Alan Procter 821
Green Christopher Smith 806
Liberal Democrats Darren Finlay 781
Alliance for Green Socialism Ros Campbell 188
Majority 1,641
Turnout 39.87
Labour hold Swing

May 2012

2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Alex Sobel 3,045 44.6 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Mark Harris 2,265 33.1 -1.1
Conservative Mark Rowlinson 804 11.8 -4.9
UKIP Jeff Miles 430 6.3 +6.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Allan House 290 4.2 -0.4
Majority 780 11.4 +1.1
Turnout 6,834
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +0.5

May 2011

2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rebecca Charlwood 3,688 44.5 +9.3
Liberal Democrats Brenda Lancaster 2,834 34.2 -0.1
Conservative Mark Rowlinson 1,380 16.7 -8.7
Alliance for Green Socialism Allan House 381 4.6 +2.2
Majority 854 10.3 +9.4
Turnout 8,283 48
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +4.7

May 2010

2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Hamilton 4,362 35.3 +9.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Harker 4,247 34.3 -7.0
Conservative Dan Cohen 3,133 25.3 +1.9
BNP Leslie Howells 327 2.6 -1.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Michael Davies 301 2.4 -1.1
Majority 115 0.9 -14.6
Turnout 12,370 72.3 +32.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +8.2

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Redmond had represented the ward since 1968.
  2. ^ Davies had represented the ward since 1968.
  3. ^ Challenor had represented the ward since 1968.
  4. ^ Redmond stood for the newly created North ward at the next election in 1980.
  5. ^ Sibbald stood for the newly created North ward at the next election in 1980.
  6. ^ Thomas had represented Burmantofts ward from 1968 and Chapel Allerton and Scott Hall ward since 1973.
  7. ^ Sparling had represented Chapel Allerton ward from 1971 and then Chapel Allerton and Scott Hall ward since 1973.
  8. ^ Symmonds had previously represented Potternewton ward from 1955 to 1968, Chapel Allerton ward from 1968 to 1969 and then Chapel Allerton and Scott Hall ward from 1973 until 1980.
  9. ^ Winlow retired from council at the next election in 1999. He later became a Lancashire County Councillor from 2009 to 2017.[6]
  10. ^ Hamilton previously served as a councillor for Chapel Allerton from 2004 to 2008, then being selected as the Labour candidate for Roundhay ward ahead of the 2008 election but lost to the Conservative incumbent, Matthew Lobley.[10][11]
  11. ^ Sobel was elected as Member of Parliament for Leeds North West at the 2017 general election and retired from council at the 2018 council election.

References

  1. ^ "Leeds City Council election results 2019: Moortown". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Councillor Rebecca Charlwood". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Councillor Sharon Hamilton". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Councillor Mohammed Shahzad". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Councillor Mark Harris". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Top Lancashire politician to retire before the 'grim reaper comes'". lep.co.uk. Lancashire Evening Post. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Councillor Brenda Lancaster". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Councillor Richard Harker". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Moortown By-Election 19th July 2001". leeds.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 20 November 2001. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Councillor Sharon Hamilton". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Councillor Sharon Hamilton". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Councillor Alex Sobel". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.