Labour select candidate for Beeston & Holbeck ward

On 31 October 2023 local members from the Beeston and Holbeck Labour Party selected Sharafat (Shaf) Ali as their candidate to face the 2024 Local Elections. This comes following the resignation of Councillor Gohar Almass who announced he will be stepping down due to health reasons.

Sharafat Ali commented:

“I am delighted to have been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the 2024 local elections in Beeston, Cottingley, and Holbeck. I am committed to serving and representing the diverse communities. If elected in May, I look forward to working with Annie and Andrew to build upon the great work they have been doing. Together, we will work tirelessly to make our community an even better place to live. I am deeply grateful for the support of our local members and excited about the journey ahead.”

Cllr Annie Maloney said:

“I’m really looking forward to working with Shaf. Having worked alongside him on Beeston Festival’s committee as well as within our local Labour Party, I know he’ll be an asset to the team and have no doubt he’ll make a great Councillor.”

Cllr Andrew Scopes added:

“I look forward to campaigning with Shaf and hopefully working with him after May in our amazing area. Shaf is a local guy who will be an asset to the Labour team here in Beeston, Cottingley and Holbeck. I would also like to take the opportunity to wish Gohar, who is stepping down in May, good health and happiness.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Beeston & Holbeck Ward Councillors

Photo: Sharafat Ali (centre) with Cllr Annie Maloney and Cllr Andrew Scopes


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