Month: May 2014

South of the River – where people don’t vote

  What is there to learn from last week’s local elections? Looking at the basic facts nothing changed in South Leeds. We had nine Labour Councillors before last Thursday and we have the same nine Labour Councillors after the election. UKIP’s ‘earthquake’ certainly saw their vote rise significantly, but in

South Leeds Roundup: Gates, Goals and Sunday Lunch

  Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook. It’s a shorter roundup this week as people seem to have been distracted by the Bank Holiday and half term. We start at BITMOs GATE where Jess Dewhirst has started a new

Activities for older people in Beeston, Cottingley and Hunslet

  The South Leeds Live At Home (SLLAH) scheme has published its quarterly newsletter which is bursting with activities for older people to join. SLLAH is one of the Neighbouhood Network organisations that deliver services to older people across the city. The newsletter has details of social afternnons, lunch clubs,

Elections 2014: European Parliament results

  Concluding our coverage of last Thursday’s elections, here are the results of the European Parliamentary election. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are elected on a proportional representation basis called the regional party list. Six MEPs are elected to represent Yorkshire and the Humber and the seats are allocated

Elections 2014: local election results for South Leeds

  It’s ‘as you were’ with all three incumbent Councillors in South Leeds holding their seats for Labour. There was little change across the city and Labour retain their control of Leeds City Council. Here are the full results:   Beeston & Holbeck Ward Victoria Bishop-Rowe (Liberal Democrat)    130