2 October 2023


Labour Party HOLD
Elected: SCOPES Andrew Timothy

Candidate Description Votes
ANDREWS Peter Richard Liberal Democrats 209
AZEEM Muhammad The Conservative Party Candidate 450
GWYTHER Katherine Alice Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 44
PERRY Nigel Social Democratic Party 107
POLUCCIU Mariana Green Party 662
SCOPES Andrew Timothy Labour Party 2,494
Electorate: 18,712
Turnout: 21%
Spoilt ballots: 30


Here is a list of all the candidates standing in Beeston & Holbeck ward for election to Leeds City Council on Thursday 4 May 2023.

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 held an online hustings meeting on Thursday 27 April at 7pm, you can watch a recording of the meeting here:


Peter Richard ANDREWS

Liberal Democrats

Address in Leeds*


Muhammad AZEEM

The Conservative Party Candidate

Address in Leeds*


Katherine Alice GWYTHER

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Address in Leeds*



Social Democratic Party

9 Ingram Crescent, Leeds, LS11 0BU



Green Party

89 Cross Flatts Avenue, Leeds, LS11 7BH

We all want a strong, friendly, safe community, where everyone can flourish. We all have a part to play – and we also need to build a better, more cooperative politics to help get us there.

No political party has all the answers – and there are good people in all different parties. But it’s not helpful when one party dominates an area for too long.

So I’m proud the Green Party are offering a positive year-round alternative here in Beeston, Holbeck, and Cottingley. Thanks to everyone who supported us last year: we came a strong 2nd, with 22% of the vote. We hope to build on that this year.

And last year, we broke through and won a seat in our sister ward – Hunslet and Riverside. All across Leeds and the UK, the Greens are surging.

I love south Leeds, and want to serve and champion our community here. Over many years, I’ve worked and volunteered on many community and environmental projects and events – with families, people with disabilities, older people, women who’ve been trafficked, and more.

Life’s often a struggle, but we’ve a great area with many wonderful people. Together, let’s create change everyday, and make our community proud.


Andrew Timothy SCOPES

Labour Party

2 Redhall Close, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 8DX

Hi, my name is Andrew Scopes and I live in Beeston with my family. I split my time between my Council work and dad duties. Locally, I am Chair of Governors for Beeston Primary, a Trustee for the Leeds United Foundation and for Mosaic Church (who meet at Cockburn) and I’ve had the privilege of being one of your councillors since 2018.

I moved to Beeston in 2008 and love living here. We benefit from a strong sense of local identity and lots of excellent easy-to-access community activities, often taking place in our valuable green spaces, for example, Cross Flatts Park or Holbeck Moor.

I have strong environmental credentials and I’m pleased to be endorsed by the Fossil Free West Yorkshire campaign group.

Despite ongoing cuts from the Government (amounting to £2.5bn since 2010), Leeds City Council have been doing and funding lots of great things here in Beeston, Cottingley Hall and Holbeck over the last few years (for more information see www.andrewscopes.co.uk).

I got involved in politics to ensure those with the least and the hardest starts are given the support they need to succeed. I hope that you’ll vote for me and Leeds Labour – united for Leeds.


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