25 September 2023


Labour and Co-operative Party HOLD
Elected: WRAY Paul Ian

Candidate Description Votes
DUNCAN Oisín Conor Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 27
FOSTER Thomas Peter Social Democratic Party 48
MUSHTAQ Mohammed Omar Green Party 1,809
RUTHERFORD Owen Scott The Conservative Party Candidate 231
TURNER-CHASTNEY Benedict Luke Liberal Democrats 89
WRAY Paul Ian Labour and Co-operative Party 2,095
Electorate: 17,795
Turnout: 24%
Spoilt ballots: 31


Here is a list of all the candidates standing in Hunslet & Riverside 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 hold an online hustings meeting on Tuesday 25 April at 7pm. You can watch a recording of the meeting here:


Oisín Conor DUNCAN

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Flat H, 13-14 Moorland Road, LS6 1AL


Thomas Peter FOSTER

Social Democratic Party

37 West Grange Gardens, Leeds, LS10 3AT


Mohammed Omar MUSHTAQ

Green Party

Address in Leeds*

I’ve lived, worked, and volunteered in this area my whole life. I’ve a long track record over 15 years co-leading and helping with community projects, campaigns, and events.

I’ve also supported, advised, and championed hundreds of local people, businesses, and organisations. I’m passionate about working with others to help our community.

And I’m proud to be standing alongside Ed Carlisle, who broke through and won one of the seats for this ward last year – with over 50% of the vote. People are hungry for a better, fairer, practical politics.

The big two parties are – both locally and nationally – tired, discredited, toothless. But here – and across Leeds and the UK – the Green Party are growing fast, and punching far above their weight. Can you help us win again this May, and double our local impact?

There’s a lot to do – but together, we can develop a positive cooperative politics, build community voice and power, and make things better. Get in touch anytime, and let’s work together. Many thanks if you can support us on 4 May: your vote will make a real difference.

Omar Mushtaq (Green Party) for Hunslet and Riverside, 4 May: www.greenleeds.org / omar.mushtaq@leeds.greenparty.org.uk / 07495 584829.



The Conservative Party candidate

Address in Leeds*

My name is Owen Rutherford I am standing as the conservative candidate for Hunslet riverside.

I am running for councillor in Hunslet riverside as I wish to improve the area to which I grew up in, I lived in belle isle my whole life most of my education has been in Hunslet. Living so close to hunslet I have very frequently visited the area and I wish to have the privilege of representing hunslet as a councillor.

I wish to improve the area by listening to all people of their concerns, if elected as councillor your concerns will be mine to which I will voice to the city council for improvements.

My plans for the area include improving transport links to city such as that of more frequent busses, organising more public events, as well as improving the area with encouraging businesses  to invest in the property that the area has to offer and finally cracking down on anti social behaviour.

I would be my privilege to represent everyone of the people in Hunslet and as your councillor I will always act in your interests.



Liberal Democrats

20 Alnwick View, Leeds, LS16 5RP


Paul Ian WRAY

Labour Party

22 Throstle Avenue, Leeds, LS10 4JJ

It has been a privilege to serve as your Labour Councillor for the past 5 years for Hunslet and Riverside including the City Centre and Beeston.

In that time, I’ve helped thousands of our fellow residents and delivered significant sums of additional investment into our diverse and complex communities. For example, I’ve delivered improvements to almost every single park, significantly expanded our litter bin network, acted on parking issues, and supported projects championing the young and old.

I see every day the impact of this Conservative Government’s mismanagement of this country and of the cost-of-living crisis, don’t give them and their allies in smaller parties the chance to mismanage our great City.

A Labour Council will continue to protect vital services such as Children’s Centres, invest in our City and support people by making Leeds a Living Wage City. We will protect our environment and make the City carbon neutral by 2030.  By electing me you will allow that work to continue.

If re-elected I will continue to be easy to contact and quick to respond to your concerns.

I will always make your priorities, my priorities.

Vote Wray on 4th May.





07528 512649


*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.