Councillors and MP

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:


  • 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:


Ask Paul on his Facebook page every Friday from 6:30pm

  • 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:



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.


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: 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.


16 Replies to “Councillors and MP”

  1. 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.

    1. 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?
      best wishes
      Hilary Benn MP

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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?

  5. 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

    1. 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.

  6. As you drive around Leeds there are lovely roundabouts with flower beds and sculptures and then you get to Middleton outside the Asda store and you see what is supposed to represent a wild flower meadow,in my opinion it looks like a weed bed whatever time of year it is.but there again it’s Middleton south Leeds so who cares

  7. Can no one stop the idiots that are riding round say and night on quad bikes,motor bikes. No helmets just face coverings,no license,no insurance. They cause damage ,are quite threatening in their behaviour. Shoot on to paths and grass areas. Someone will get killed. Police are doing NOTHING to stop this it’s getting worse.

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