Elections 2024

On these pages you can find coverage of the elections taking place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Leeds City Council is holding elections. One Councillor in each of the 33 wards in the city are up for election. South Leeds Life has set up a page for each of the local wards: Beeston & Holbeck, Hunslet & Riverside and Middleton Park; with full details of all the candidates.

Go to the Beeston & Holbeck ward page.

Go to the Hunslet & Riverside ward page.

Go to the Middleton Park ward page.

There is also an election for the Mayor of West Yorkshire and we have details of all the candidates here:

Go to the West Yorkshire Mayor page.

In order to to vote in the election, you must be registered on the Electoral Roll. To check if you are already registered use this online form. To vote on 2 May, you must be registered by midnight on Tuesday 16 April. You should go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You will need your National Insurance number, it only takes a few minutes.

If you wish to vote in person at a polling station, you will need to produce photo ID such as a passport or driving licence. If you do not have an acceptable form of ID you can apply for one for free online via electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or by completing a paper form. In-person applications can also be taken at community hubs and libraries across Leeds. The deadline for applying for voting ID is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Photo ID is not required for postal voting at this election. If you wish to register for a postal vote the deadline to apply is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find out more at: www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/elections/postal-voting

If you wish someone to vote on your behalf, you can apply for vote by proxy. The person voting for you will need photo ID. You must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find out more at www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/elections/proxy-voting

We expect that votes will be counted and results declared for the Council elections on Friday 3 May; and for the West Yorkshire Mayor on Saturday 4 May. We will bring you the results online as soon as they are announced.

South Leeds Life does not support any political party, but we do encourage all our readers to use their vote.

There is more information on the Leeds City Council website about these elections here: www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/elections.


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