Middleton Park Ward

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

We’re writing to 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.


Kay-Lee Anne ASQUITH

Green Party

(address in Leeds)


Samantha Jane BENNETT

The Conservative Party Candidate

(address in Leeds)


Sharon BURKE

Labour Party

93 Old Run Road, Leeds, LS10 3AZ


Wayne Alan Dixon

Social Democratic Party

39 Shelldrake Drive, Leeds, LS10 3NB

I’m passionate about Middleton & Belle Isle where I’ve lived all my life. I’m born and bred here, mainly living in Middleton with 9 years in Belle Isle. I know both areas issues really well and I’m dedicated to make both areas better for us all to live in.

I work with the NHS supporting people with mental illnesses into employment. I’ve spent 20 years of my life volunteering, trying to make a difference locally and I feel failed by the Labour party. Anti-social behaviour, littering, dog fouling, lack of council housing and more have been issues for generations. Labour have failed to deal with anything for decades – how long do they need? I suggest we try a new path, a party without party whips who decide how councillors will vote, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) allows councillors to vote as they like.

Labour claim they want to keep women safe, but they turn out our streetlights at night, they claim to want crime tackled, but cut funding for 37 PCSO’s in Leeds, they claim to want a better environment, but add charges at the tips and make it difficult to access. Blaming the Tories is easy and right, but they need to take some responsibility for poor spending.


James Michael SPENCER

Liberal Democrats

(address in Leeds)



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