12 April 2024

Here is a list of all the candidates standing in Hunslet & Riverside ward for election to Leeds City Council on Thursday 2 May 2024.

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 plan to hold an online hustings meeting watch out for full details.

 

Benjamin Thomas Hanley DALE

Liberal Democrats

Address in Leeds*

 

Oisín Conor DUNCAN

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Flat 04 Victoria House, 8 Victoria Road, LS6 1FE

 

Mohammed IQBAL

Labour & Co-operative Party

Address in Leeds*

I’ve worked hard for residents since I was first elected, and it has been a privilege to do so. I’ve dedicated myself to helping people, enhancing public services, and making a tangible difference to people in Hunslet, Beeston, Leeds City Centre, and our riverside communities—all despite Tory-imposed cuts.

I’ve carried out local charity work during my time of service, supporting charities involved in health, education, and wellbeing. I’m proud to be the Chair of Trustees for the Hamara Centre, and it was an honour to be our Lord Mayor and to bring our communities together at a time of need.

I came into politics after witnessing the impact of violent crime and being determined to protect others from it. As the Chair of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel, I ensured the voice of victims was heard by those in a position to make a difference.

In recent years I’ve improved our parks, such as Brickfield, Trentham, Church Street, and more, in hundreds of new litter bins and community litter picking kits, and I’ve created a network of grit bins in our estates.

I hope you will vote for me and allow me to continue to serve.

 

TAMAS KOVACS

The Conservative Party candidate

Address in Leeds*

 

Omar MUSHTAQ

Green Party

Address in Leeds*

 

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.