2016 Council election results

It’s no change in South Leeds as Labour held all three wards in our area with Angela Gabriel, Elizabeth Nash and Paul Truswell all being re-elected to Leeds City Council.

The results followed the same pattern as the rest of the city where there has been no change to make up of the council. Labour still hold 63 of the 99 seats on the council.

Turnout was predictably low, much lower than last year when the council elections were held on the same day as the general election, but similar to 2011 which was a simar point in the electoral cycle. Middleton Park ward had the second lowest turnout in the city followed by City & Hunslet (3rd) and Beeston & Holbeck (7th).

City & Hunslet and Middleton Park wards had been tipped as the most likely to produce an upset in Leeds. In City & Hunslet Ed Carlisle (Green) raised his percentage of the vote from 23% to 28%, but Elizabeth Nash (Labour) still polled over a thousand more votes. In Middleton Park Craig Sweaton (UKIP) lost share of the vote compared with last year.

Here are the detailed results, ward by ward:


Beeston & Holbeck ward

Electorate : 14815 Turnout : 28.28 %

Surname Forename Votes Elected Description
Dent Adam David John 232 Green Party
Gabriel Angela 2547 ELECTED Labour Party
Gagen Kathryn Elizabeth 84 Liberal Democrats
Pattison Kevin Michael 26 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Senior Luke Barry 833 UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Winfield Robert James William 429 The Conservative Party Candidate


City & Hunslet ward

Electorate : 19688 Turnout : 25.89 %

Surname Forename Votes Elected Description
Aziz Jahangir 252 Liberal Democrats
Carlisle Ed 1397 Green Party
Finch Mary Rosamund 54 Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Green Amy 443 The Conservative Party Candidate
Nash Elizabeth Anne 2483 ELECTED Labour Party
Weatherill Brian 425 UK Independence Party (UKIP)


Middleton Park ward

Electorate : 18640 Turnout : 25.25 %

Surname Forename Votes Elected Description
Dixon Wayne Alan 605 Independent
Findlay Hugh William 300 The Conservative Party Candidate
Fisher Sadie 99 Liberal Democrats
Love Fiona Sarah Heather 104 Green Party
Sweaton Craig James 1278 UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Truswell Paul Anthony 2285 ELECTED Labour Party

One Reply to “2016 Council election results”

  1. No surprise here Jeremy. I feel bad for Ed Carlisle in City & Hunslet as he really works hard for the local community and gives up his free time doing so with no financial reward. Unfortunately, what the Green Party fails to realise, is that these wards are truly working class with the exception of a minority of university educated residents who established themselves south of the river because housing was cheap. Blue collar people see Labour as a solution to their wards’ problems, not ‘idealists’ who are preoccupied with litter picking and building community spirit. It really is a shame. The mere fact that only 1/4 of the electorate turned out at the ballot box says it all: people really aren’t interested in politics and their local politicians: in south Leeds there are more burning issues to deal with such as putting food on the table, paying bills and raising kids…….

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