Beeston & Holbeck Ward

Result:

Elected: ALMASS Gohar

Candidate Description Votes
ALMASS Gohar Labour and Co-operative Party 2,777
JACQUES Robert Hugh Liberal Democrats 117
KELLETT Becky Green Party 748
MARTIN Andrew Stuart The Conservative Party Candidate 996
PALFREMAN Bill Freedom Alliance. No Lockdowns. No Curfews. 82
ROBINSON Francesca Leann Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents 468
SLAYTON-JOSLIN Jay Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 34
Electorate: 17,887
Turnout: 29.4%
Spoilt ballots: 38

 

Here is a list of all the candidates standing in Beeston & Holbeck ward for election to Leeds City Council on Thursday 6 May 2021.

We have contacted all the candidates to ask them about why they are standing and what their policies are. We will publish their answers as they send them in so keep checking back to compare answers and make your choice.

We also held an online hustings meeting. Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch the video.

 

Gohar ALMASS

Labour & Co-operative Party

3 Preston Parade, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 7ND

I love our area and I feel privileged to serve the community where I live as a Full Time councillor, if re-elected I will continue to work hard as part of your Labour team to make our community an even better and safer place.

Your Labour  team and I have been investing council money locally, bringing improvements into our area and I will continue to work on your behalf, continue  listening to you and be your voice.

COVID has challenged our way of life to its very roots. Individually we have all had to adapt to survive. But out of all the grief and hardship a revitalised way of life is emerging.

Our community has pulled together, people are helping one another where they can and so many heroes have arisen to champion good causes.

Actions speak Louder than Words, I’m always actively working in our community and area tackling issues such as Bins, housing, Refuse, littering/flytipping, reporting and tackling crimes, ASB, pavements and roads repairs etc and finding solutions overall, even my political opponents acknowledge my work.

As a member of our community myself and privileged as your elected representative since 2018, I see it as my duty to give to our community:-  Whenever you need help please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here, Ready and Waiting to Serve you.

 

Robert Hugh JACQUES

Liberal Democrats

34 Station Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5NR

 

Becky KELLETT

Green Party

90 Redhall Crescent, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 8DY

I’ve lived in Beeston for my whole life and my son attends a local nursery, I’m extremely passionate about South Leeds, the people that live here and the iconic South Leeds landmarks that remind me of home such as Elland Road and Middleton Park. I am aware of the many issues that we have as a community and I’m passionate about working with local people to create solutions, I don’t have all the answers, I simply aim to be a voice for the people of Beeston & Holbeck.

That’s the thing that attracted me to the Green Party, we believe in sustainability and we want to work with people not just do things for them or to them. I want to give local people the confidence and knowledge to take action themselves and to improve our surroundings and services.

I have a deep commitment and a huge determination to create a clean, safe and happy environment for our young children to grow up in.

I’m passionate about the environment dedicating time each week to cleaning up our local area, I’m friendly and approachable so if you see me out and about be sure to stop for a chat!

 

Andrew Stuart MARTIN

The Conservative Party Candidate

102 Tinshill Road, Leeds, LS16 7DW

 

Bill PALFREMAN

Freedom Alliance. No Lockdowns. No Curfews.

(address in Leeds*)

 

Leann Francesca ROBINSON

Save Our Beeston and Holbeck Independents

108 Lingwell Nook Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield, WF3 3JA

 

Jay SLAYTON-JOSLIN

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

(address in Leeds*)

I’ve lived in Beeston and seen that it has a community unlike many other places in the country. Like most areas, it’s been hit hard by COVID, but working class communities should not have to pay for the cost of this. Unless Councils fight, they are already being faced with hard cuts and that’s going to affect the community and lead to multiple long-term problems ranging from crime to closure of shops and loss of jobs.

We’ve already seen the wealth increase for the richest people in the country, the council and the government should be fighting to use that money to invest in Beeston & Holbeck. To make sure that there are areas for children to play in, sustainable and environmental developments in the area that will enrich the lives of its residents.  The council should be empowering working class communities to campaign alongside them to defend local services, using reserves and borrowing powers to balance a no cuts budget if necessary. Say no to going back to austerity and yes to the future of decent jobs, housing and public services.

 

*In England, if a candidate has requested not to make their home address public, the relevant electoral area in which their home address (or country if their address is outside the UK) will be provided. 

 

We also held an online hustings meeting to which all candidates were invited. You can watch it here: