Local elections in South Leeds on 4 May

Elections for Leeds City Councillors will take place on Thursday 4 May 2022 when a third of Councillors will be up for election, one in each ward in the city.

Cllrs Andrew Scopes and Paul Wray will be contesting their seats in Beeston & Holbeck and Hunslet & Riverside wards respectively, whilst a new Councillor will be elected in Middleton Park ward following the retirement of Paul Truswell.

As usual South Leeds Life will be covering the elections and bringing you details of all the candidates. We will post these online once nominations close on Tuesday 4 April and in our May newspaper.

We will also be holding online hustings for the three wards in South Leeds in the week before the election. These will give you the opportunity to put your questions directly to the candidates.

Full details with links to join the meeting and how to put your questions will be published on our website.

The dates will be as follows: Tuesday 25 April Hunslet & Riverside ward; Wednesday 26 April Middleton Park ward; and Thursday 27 April Beeston & Holbeck ward. Each meeting will be recorded and posted here on the South Leeds Life website.

If you’ve moved house in the last two years or haven’t voted in the past you may not be on the electoral register, you can check online at: www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/elections/register-to-vote.

If you need to register it’s very quick, go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, you will need your National Insurance number. To vote in these elections you must be registered by midnight on Monday 17 April.

As we reported in February, if you wish to vote in person at a polling station, you will need to produce photo ID such as a passport or driving licence. If you do not have an acceptable form of ID you can apply for one for free online via electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or by completing a paper form. In-person applications can also be taken at community hubs and libraries across Leeds. The deadline for applying for voting ID is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Photo ID is not required for postal voting at this election. If you wish to register for a postal vote the deadline to apply is 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. Find out more at: www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/elections/postal-voting

If you wish someone to vote on your behalf, you can apply for vote by proxy. The person voting for you will need photo ID. You must apply by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. Find out more at www.leeds.gov.uk/your-council/elections/proxy-voting

We expect that votes will be counted and results declared on Friday 5 May. We will bring you the results online as soon as they are announced.

South Leeds Life does not support any political party, but we do encourage all our readers to use their vote.


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