Councillor Gohar Almass (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) has announced that he is to step down at the next election in May 2024.
Cllr Amass was facing a deselection battle within the Beeston & Holbeck Labour Party Branch, but announced he wouldn’t be seeking reselection hours before Tuesday night’s branch meeting (17 October 2023) citing his poor health. He will continue to serve as a Councillor until May.
Cllr Almass was first elected to Leeds City Council in 2018 and was re-elected in 2021.
Cllr Almass declined to give South Leeds Life a statement.
The Labour Party will now choose a new candidate to fight the election at a meeting next week.
South Leeds Life understands that many in the branch blamed Cllr Almass for the surprise deselection of Angela Gabriel in December 2021.
Photo: Cllr Almass promoting the Mobile Community Hub at Cottingley earlier this year
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