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 the Co-op, Cottingley and Holbeck. The three councillors are:
- Gohar Almass 07445 878 333 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Angela Gabriel 07946 632 468 email@example.com
- Andrew Scopes 07860 400 645 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- Except Bank Holidays and during August
Hunslet & Riverside Ward
Includes parts of the city centre, Beeston Hill, Hunslet and Stourton. The three councillors are:
- Mohammed Iqbal 07831 437304 email@example.com
- Elizabeth Nash 0113 275 8594 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paul Wray 07528 512 649 email@example.com
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
- 12-30 – 13:15 The Hunslet Club
- 13:45 – 14:30 Middleton Railway
- 14:45 – 15:30 Dock 29, Leeds Dock
- 16:00 – 16:45 Woodhouse Hill Community Centre
Middleton Park Ward
Includes Belle Isle and Middleton. The three councillors are:
- Sharon Burke 0113 378 8814 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kim Groves 07891 741 832 email@example.com
- Paul Truswell 0113 378 8811 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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: 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.