Council elections will be held in Leeds on Thursday 2 May. After last year’s ‘all out’ election, we are back into the cycle of electing one councillor in each ward each year.
The three councillors with the lowest vote last year – Andrew Scopes (Beeston & Holbeck), Paul Wray (Hunslet & Riverside) and Paul Truswell (Middleton Park) – are up for re-election and will be challenged by a range of other parties and independents. We will publish a full list of all the candidates once nominations close next Thursday (4 April 2019).
If you haven’t voted before, or have moved house recently you will need to register to vote by midnight on Friday 12 April. You can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote it only takes five minutes, have your National Insurance number to hand.
If you want to vote by post you must apply to the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Level 2, Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD by 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019.
If you want someone else to vote on your behalf at the polling station, you must apply to vote by proxy to the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services, Level 2, Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019.