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1994 Leeds City Council election

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Map of the results for the 1994 Leeds council election.
Map of the results for the 1994 Leeds council election.

The Leeds City Council elections were held on Thursday, 5 May 1994, with one third of the council up for election, alongside a vacancy in the University ward.

Differing wildly from the previous election, the results were reminiscent of Labour's landslide in the 1990 election, often producing enormous swings. Although falling short of their 1990 vote, Labour were able to win just as comfortably, helped by a significant collapse in Conservative support to a party low and third place in vote. The Lib Dems, who had also suffered a sharp reduction in vote at the last election, gained their highest vote since the merger, and surpassed the Conservatives for the first time. The scale of the Conservative defeat seen another first with their ousting into fourth place in a number of wards by the Liberals and Greens - the latter receiving their strongest result yet, winning just under a fifth of the vote in Wortley.

With the seats last fought at the 1990 election, where the Labour tide had swept everywhere but the northern Conservative-Lib Dem heartlands, Labour's nearest attempt at a gain was found in Roundhay, with the party narrowing the Tory majority there to just 564 votes. The Lib Dems came closest, but despite running the Conservatives close in North and Labour in Pudsey South and Weetwood, they were unable to capitalise and steal a fourth seat. As a result, there were no change in seats.[1]

Election result

Leeds Local Election Result 1994
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 27 0 0 0 79.4 51.3 105,685 +12.9%
  Conservative 4 0 0 0 11.8 22.0 45,232 -18.7%
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 0 0 8.8 24.1 49,595 +8.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.9 3,861 -0.4%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.7 1,400 -0.1%

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 67 67
Conservative 23 23
Liberal Democrat 8 8
Independent 1 1
Total 99 99
Working majority  35   35 

Ward results

Aireborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Dunn 4,168 47.2 +15.9
Conservative G. Latty 2,594 29.4 -21.8
Liberal Democrats J. Brown 2,060 23.4 +7.9
Majority 1,574 17.8 -2.1
Turnout 8,822
Labour hold Swing +18.8
Armley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Lowe 3,169 61.0 +8.9
Liberal G. Lawson 773 14.9 +3.7
Liberal Democrats D. Marsay-Smith 645 12.4 +4.6
Conservative P. Rayner 608 11.7 -14.1
Majority 2,396 46.1 +19.8
Turnout 5,195
Labour hold Swing +2.6
Barwick & Kippax[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Parker 5,184 64.2 +14.1
Conservative C. Ward 1,799 22.3 -19.5
Liberal Democrats D. Lindley 1,088 13.5 +5.4
Majority 3,385 41.9 +33.7
Turnout 8,071
Labour hold Swing +16.8
Beeston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Trickett 2,962 70.1 +14.5
Conservative H. Woodhead 663 15.7 -17.3
Liberal Democrats S. Scott 603 14.3 +2.8
Majority 2,299 54.4 +31.8
Turnout 4,228
Labour hold Swing +15.9
Bramley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Atkinson 3,685 72.4 +12.0
Liberal Democrats N. Amor 617 12.1 +6.0
Conservative M. Best 477 9.4 -13.9
Liberal C. Pearson 311 6.1 -1.0
Majority 3,068 60.3 +23.2
Turnout 5,090
Labour hold Swing +3.0
Burmantofts[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Martin 2,784 54.8 +12.9
Liberal Democrats K. Norman 2,127 41.9 -8.5
Conservative G. Castle 165 3.3 -4.4
Majority 657 12.9 +4.5
Turnout 5,076
Labour hold Swing +10.7
Chapel Allerton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Taggart 3,604 66.0 +7.7
Conservative I. Baxter 856 15.7 -13.2
Liberal Democrats M. Hashmi 653 12.0 +3.9
Green E. Jackson 351 6.4 +1.6
Majority 2,748 50.3 +20.9
Turnout 5,464
Labour hold Swing +10.4
City & Holbeck[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Myers 3,206 74.2 +8.2
Conservative D. Boynton 389 9.0 -8.9
Liberal Democrats D. Pratt 343 7.9 -2.8
Liberal N. Nowosielski 199 4.6 +4.6
Green D. Blakemore 184 4.3 -1.1
Majority 2,817 65.2 +17.1
Turnout 4,321
Labour hold Swing +8.5
Cookridge[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Carter 3,016 41.0 -22.6
Labour A. Procter 2,185 29.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrats K. Whelan 2,147 29.2 +12.9
Majority 831 11.3 -34.3
Turnout 7,348
Conservative hold Swing -17.1
Garforth & Swillington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Groves 5,235 65.7 +17.4
Conservative J. Stott 1,455 18.3 -24.3
Liberal Democrats R. Hutchinson 1,277 16.0 +6.9
Majority 3,780 47.4 +41.6
Turnout 7,967
Labour hold Swing +20.8
Halton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. Benson 3,643 50.4 +20.3
Conservative W. Birch 2,406 33.3 -25.5
Liberal Democrats A. Appleyard 1,185 16.4 +8.0
Majority 1,237 17.1 -11.5
Turnout 7,234
Labour hold Swing +22.9
Harehills[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Ali 2,924 68.0 +3.8
Liberal Democrats R. Senior 665 15.5 +5.1
Conservative T. Gerrard 516 12.0 -7.8
Green A. Tear 198 4.6 -1.0
Majority 2,259 52.5 +8.1
Turnout 4,303
Labour hold Swing -0.6
Headingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Truswell 3,296 59.7 +11.9
Liberal Democrats B. Thompson 1,132 20.5 +2.9
Conservative J. Mortimer 682 12.4 -14.4
Green P. Alexander 410 7.4 -0.4
Majority 2,164 39.2 +18.2
Turnout 5,520
Labour hold Swing +4.5
Horsforth[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats C. Townsley 4,469 55.2 +18.2
Conservative R. Whitehead 2,115 26.1 -24.6
Labour I. Coulthard 1,510 18.7 +9.1
Majority 2,354 29.1 +15.4
Turnout 8,094
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +21.4
Hunslet[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Davies 2,916 81.7 +5.6
Liberal Democrats G. Melnick 348 9.7 +3.4
Conservative A. Larvin 306 8.6 -9.0
Majority 2,568 71.9 +13.3
Turnout 3,570
Labour hold Swing +1.1
Kirkstall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Atha 3,708 69.5 +11.1
Liberal Democrats S. Harrison 661 12.4 +12.4
Green A. Mander 559 10.5 +2.0
Conservative F. McKimmings 405 7.6 -17.9
Majority 3,047 57.1 +24.2
Turnout 5,333
Labour hold Swing -0.6
Middleton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. Middleton 3,378 77.6 +11.6
Liberal Democrats Q. Brown 525 12.1 +2.1
Conservative D. Jowett 452 10.4 -13.6
Majority 2,853 65.5 +23.5
Turnout 4,355
Labour hold Swing +4.7
Moortown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats W. Winlow 4,164 57.8 +8.5
Conservative J. Dagwell 1,533 21.3 -14.0
Labour M. Hussein 1,505 20.9 +7.1
Majority 2,631 36.5 +22.4
Turnout 7,202
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +11.2
Morley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Jones 3,964 57.4 +16.4
Conservative C. Halpin 1,966 28.5 -24.0
Liberal Democrats M. Ewens 974 14.1 +7.6
Majority 1,998 28.9 +17.5
Turnout 6,904
Labour hold Swing +20.2
Morley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Bradley 3,990 58.0 +8.7
Liberal Democrats T. Leadley 1,906 27.7 +14.2
Conservative L. Frost 985 14.3 -21.0
Majority 2,084 30.3 +16.4
Turnout 6,881
Labour hold Swing -2.7
North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Manning 2,535 38.8 -18.5
Liberal Democrats S. Umpleby 2,090 32.0 +4.5
Labour J. Sully 1,765 27.0 +11.9
Green P. Harris 138 2.1 +2.1
Majority 445 6.8 -23.1
Turnout 6,528
Conservative hold Swing -11.5
Otley & Wharfedale[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats C. Campbell 3,503 39.3 +11.6
Conservative J. Bird 2,803 31.4 -22.9
Labour J. Eveleigh 2,500 28.0 +10.0
Liberal A. St. Quintin 117 1.3 +1.3
Majority 700 7.8 -18.8
Turnout 8,923
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +17.2
Pudsey North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Harper 3,495 42.7 +20.3
Conservative C. Holmes 2,506 30.6 -30.7
Liberal Democrats R. Cam 2,184 26.7 +12.4
Majority 989 12.1 -26.8
Turnout 8,185
Labour hold Swing +25.5
Pudsey South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Lewis 3,267 46.7 +24.2
Liberal Democrats J. Heppell 2,796 39.9 +34.1
Conservative G. Winnard 936 13.4 -9.6
Majority 471 6.7 -17.6
Turnout 6,999
Labour hold Swing -4.9
Richmond Hill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. McGee 3,359 77.8 +6.3
Liberal Democrats S. Fisher 623 14.4 +4.0
Conservative A. Rhodes 338 7.8 -8.0
Majority 2,736 63.3 +7.7
Turnout 4,320
Labour hold Swing +1.1
Rothwell[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Hudson 3,666 65.0 +10.5
Liberal Democrats M. Galdas 1,087 19.3 +1.4
Conservative A. Heeson 889 15.8 -12.0
Majority 2,579 45.7 +19.0
Turnout 5,642
Labour hold Swing +4.5
Roundhay[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. White 2,889 39.1 -18.8
Labour J. Akhtar 2,347 31.7 +9.7
Liberal Democrats J. Sefton 1,958 26.5 +10.0
Green M. Lorrimer-Roberts 204 2.8 +2.8
Majority 542 7.3 -28.5
Turnout 7,398
Conservative hold Swing -14.2
Seacroft[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Vollans 3,693 83.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrats P. Young 403 9.1 +2.7
Conservative R. Jones 322 7.3 -9.3
Majority 3,290 74.5 +14.2
Turnout 4,418
Labour hold Swing +1.9
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Dale 2,662 63.5 +2.3
Labour G. Harper 2,283
Liberal Democrats A. Norman 593 14.1 +3.3
Green A. Begg 551 13.1 +2.8
Liberal Democrats J. Spencer 415
Conservative E. Mann 385 9.2 -8.4
Conservative R. Winfield 317
Majority 1,690 49.4 +5.8
Turnout 4,191
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Weetwood[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Moxon 3,084 40.4 +13.0
Liberal Democrats J. Ewens 2,654 34.8 +11.4
Conservative J. Hamilton 1,893 24.8 -21.3
Majority 430 5.6 -13.0
Turnout 7,631
Labour hold Swing +0.8
Wetherby[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Procter 4,493 50.2 -24.3
Liberal Democrats A. Beck 2,634 29.4 +18.3
Labour R. Steel 1,827 20.4 +5.9
Majority 1,859 20.8 -39.1
Turnout 8,954
Conservative hold Swing -21.3
Whinmoor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Hemingway 3,326 63.9 +17.0
Conservative W. Hanbury 1,117 21.4 -18.6
Liberal Democrats G. Roberts 766 14.7 +1.6
Majority 2,209 42.4 +35.5
Turnout 5,209
Labour hold Swing +17.8
Wortley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Bedford 3,678 57.5 +10.0
Green D. Blackburn 1,266 19.8 +12.3
Conservative A. Carter 738 11.5 -20.4
Liberal Democrats S. Buckingham 715 11.2 +3.8
Majority 2,412 37.7 +22.1
Turnout 6,397
Labour hold Swing -1.1

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "District results: Leeds". The Yorkshire Post. 6 May 1994.
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