You have a chance to decide who your Councillors are at elections on 22 May, but you must be registered to vote.
Leeds City Council carried out a canvass in the autumn sending forms to every household, but it’s not too late if you didn’t register then. To be eligible to vote in May, you must be registered by Tuesday 6 May. You can download the form here: 2014 Voter Reg Form
You can register to vote if you are 18 or over and a British, Irish, Commonwealth, or European Union citizen living in Leeds. Students living away from home can register at both their home and term time addresses and vote in both local elections, but only once in the European election. There is more information including details of postal votes and proxy votes on the Council website: www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/register-of-electors-and-the-annual-canvass.aspx
Registered votes will be sent a polling card with details of their polling station. The polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.
One councillor from each ward in Leeds will be elected on Thursday 22 May, there will also be an election for members of the European Parliament representing Yorkshire and the Humber.
South Leeds Life will be publishing full details of all the candidates in Beeston & Holbeck, City & Hunslet and Middleton Park wards once they lists are released by Leeds City Council later in April. We will also have details of the European election.
Leeds City Council is made up of 33 wards, which each have three Councillors. The Councillors are elected on a four year rotation. The sitting Councillors up for re-election this year are: Cllr David Congreve (Beeston & Holbeck); Cllr Mohammed Iqbal (City & Hunslet); and Cllr Kim Groves (Middleton Park).
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