14 June 2024

Here is the list of candidates standing in Leeds South constituency in the 2024 general election.

LS10 and LS11 sit within the new Leeds South constituency. The constituency comprrises the wards of Beeston & Holbeck, Burmantofts & Richmond Hill, Hunslet & Riverside, Middleton Park, and parts of Temple Newsam.

Each candidate has been offered the opportunity to supply further details of their candidacy and we will add this information to this page as we receive it.

Watch out for details of an online hustings meeting where you can put your questions to the candidates, this is planned for Tuesday 25 June at 7pm.

 

Muhammad AZEEM

Workers Party

(address in the Leeds South Constituency)

 

Hilary James BENN

Labour Party

(address in the Leeds South Constituency)

 

Janet BICKERDIKE

Christian Peoples Alliance

(address in the Leeds South West and Morley Constituency)

 

Ed CARLISLE

Green Party

153 Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 6AW

Ed has lived, worked, and volunteered around south Leeds for 20+ years. He’s the Green Party councillor for Hunslet and Riverside.

He’s co-led dozens of local organisations, events, and campaigns, including: the Big Bike Fix, Holbeck Viaduct, Beeston Festival, Leeds Repair Café, Cross Flatts parkrun, Same Skies think tank, and Together for Peace.

He’s also involved in year-round schools and youth work, community sports, environmental campaigns, inter-community dialogue, charity volunteering, and grassroots support and advocacy work with residents.

The Green Party is a fast-growing alternative to the big old parties, committed to social justice, community wellbeing, and tackling the climate crisis.

Priorities for Ed include:

  • affordable homes;
  • kickstarting a green industrial revolution;
  • better public transport;
  • defending the NHS, and bringing key industries back into public control;
  • an immediate ceasefire and a just peace for Palestine and Israel;
  • proper regional devolution;
  • upgrading our outdated voting system;
  • fairer taxation;
  • and supporting independent business.

The Greens came solid 2nd across this constituency in the recent Local Elections. The Conservatives stand zero chance here, so no need to vote ‘tactically’. We are the positive local alternative to Labour.

Contact: leeds.greenparty.org.uk, FB, X / Twitter, Instagram.

 

Karen COOKSLEY

The Conservative Party candidate

42 Riversdale Rd, London, N5 2JT

 

Niko OMILAMA

 

(address in the Leeds South Constituency)

 

George SYKES

Liberal Democrats

707 The Exchange, Whitehall, Leeds, LS12 1BU

 

Daniel Paul WHETSTONE

Social Democratic Party

(address in 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.