Councillors are responsible for services provided by Leeds City Council – social services, education, sports, parks, planning, refuse collection and a host of other things. If you have a problem with a council service you can ask your councillor to help you sort it out.
Leeds has 99 councillors – three in each of 33 wards across the city. Our part of South Leeds is covered by three wards – Beeston & Holbeck, Hunslet & Riverside and Middleton Park.
All nine councillors form the Inner South Community Committee, which meets about six times a year to discuss issues about our area. These meetings are open to the public and we will try to let you know when they’re coming up and tell you about their decisions.
From the folks at MySociety you can report, view, or discuss local problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting over at Fix My Street, send messages to your councillors over at Write To Them, and make Freedom Of Information requests here.
Beeston & Holbeck Ward
Includes Beeston from Cross Flatts Park up to Town Street and Millshaw, Cottingley and Holbeck. The three councillors are:
- Gohar Almass (Labour) 07445 878 333 email@example.com
- Annie Maloney (Labour) 0113 378 8814 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Andrew Scopes (Labour) 07860 400 645 email@example.com
- 4th Friday of Every Month 4:00pm – Beeston Community Hub & Library, Town Street
- 4th Friday of Every Month 5:00pm – St Matthew’s Community Centre, Holbeck
- 4th Friday of Every Month 6:00pm – Cottingley Community Centre
- Except Bank Holidays and during August
Hunslet & Riverside Ward
Includes parts of the city centre, Beeston Hill, Hunslet and Stourton. The three councillors are:
- Ed Carlisle (Green) 07738 921277 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mohammed Iqbal (Labour) 07831 437304 email@example.com
- Paul Wray (Labour) 07528 512 649 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ask Paul on his Facebook page every Friday from 6:30pm www.facebook.com/paulwrayuk/
- 1st Wednesday of the month
Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association, Church of the Nazarene, Lupton Street, Hunslet 6:30pm
- 1st Thursday of the month
Hunslet Carr Residents Association, Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, Woodhouse Hill Road, Hunslet 6.30 pm.
- 3rd Thursday of the month (except August & December)
St Luke’s Tenants & Residents Association, St Luke’s Church, Malvern Road, West Hunslet 6.00pm
- Third Saturday of the month excluding August and December.
- 10:00 – 10:45 Hunslet Community Hub
- 11:15 – 12:00 Dewsbury Road Community Hub
Middleton Park Ward
Includes Belle Isle and Middleton. The three councillors are:
- Sharon Burke (Labour) 0113 378 8814 email@example.com
- Wayne Dixon (SDP) 0113 378 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paul Truswell (Labour) 0113 378 8811 email@example.com
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- 1st Saturday of each month at 10.00am – 11.15am at St George’s Centre
Leeds Central MP – Rt Hon Hilary Benn (Labour)
Hilary Benn is our MP. He represents the Leeds Central constituency which covers Hunslet, Belle Isle, Beeston, Holbeck, Cottingley in south Leeds as well as the city centre, Woodhouse, Little London, Lincoln Green, Richmond Hill, Osmondthorpe, Halton Moor and New Wortley.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hilarybennmp.com
Constituency office: Suite 7, Unity Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS7 1AB; phone: 0113 244 1097; fax: 0113 234 1176
Or: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA; phone 020 7219 6714
By appointment only. Phone, Zoom or face to face appointments available. Please email: email@example.com with your name, address and phone number; or call (0113) 244 1097 and leave a message with your details.
Check out the latest on Mr Benn’s activity in Parliament over at They Work For You.
13 Replies to “Councillors and MP”
My name is Mr Collin Thomas and i recently left an email for Hillary Benn and nobodys got in touch with me.I would appreciate it if someone got back to me please.
Thankyou Mr Collin Thomas.
Dear Mr Thomas
I have just by chance come across your message on the South Leeds Life page from last October. Did you also contact me direct and can I still help?
Hilary Benn MP
I was driving through Holbeck last Saturday and was delighted to see the wildflower meadow growing where some terraced streets have been demolished. I also thought the hanging baskets looked good. Feel it shows that people care about the area.
Thanks Yvonne. We think Holbeck’s looking good too!
Pity same can’t be said for dewsbury road
Hi there.. Iam living in belle isle in Leeds I need to meet up with my local area mps please inform me how to do it or make ab appointment with one of them regarding my home office mater?… many thanks
Hi Fazil, you need to contact Hilary Benn MP. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call his Leeds office on 0113 244 1097
Hi mate I call the number so many times no boudy answers!
Who are trying to contact? The numbers are all up to date as far as we know.
I’ve been living without GP community care for past 5-10 years or so and have raised a complaint with NHS ENGLAND who are accountable to Parliament. Is this some thing an MP can raise for me?
Yes they can, email Hilary Benn at email@example.com
I’m looking for some advice I get my bins emptied every 2 weeks I have 4 people living in my house I was told by the bin men today we are only allowed one black bin per week any extra bins or bags will not be emptied our estate is full of rats at the minute and has been for months now this is just going to make things worse can you please help
Hi Sandra, it’s unlikely your comment here will be seen by your Councillors. It would be much better to email or ring them directly using the links above. If you are not sure which ward you live in, tell me your street name and I will advise.