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2012 Leeds City Council election

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2012 Leeds City Council election

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33 of the 99 seats on Leeds City Council
50 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Keith Wakefield Andrew Carter Stewart Golton
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Kippax & Methley Calverley & Farsley Rothwell
Last election 22 seats, 46.8% 7 seats, 27.1% 2 seats, 13.6%
Seats won 21 6 3
Seats after 63 19 10
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 2 Decrease 6
Popular vote 80,312 38,376 22,619
Percentage 46.0% 22.0% 13.0%

Labour in red (21), Conservatives in blue (6), Liberal Democrats in yellow (3), Morley Borough Independents in dark green (2) and Greens in light green (1).

Council control before election

Majority administration
Labour

Council control after election

Majority administration
Labour

The 2012 Leeds City Council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2012 to elect members to Leeds City Council in England. It was held on the same day as other local elections across the UK.

As per the election cycle, one third of the council's seats were up for election. The councillors subsequently elected replaced those elected when their individual seats were previously contested in 2008.

Since taking majority control of the council in 2011, the Labour council administration increased their total number of councillors from 55 to 63. They won eight more seats at the election, including six from the Liberal Democrats.[1][2][3][4][5]

Election result

Leeds City Council Election Result 2012[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 8 0 Increase 8 63.6 46.0 80,312 -0.8%
  Conservative 6 0 2 Decrease 2 18.2 22.0 38,376 -5.1%
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 6 Decrease 6 9.1 13.0 22,619 -0.6%
  Green 1 0 0 Steady 3.0 5.4 9,390 +0.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.6 8,064 +2.6%
  Morley Borough Independents 2 0 0 Steady 6.1 3.9 6,833 +1.2%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.6 4,594 +1.3%
  Alliance for Green Socialism 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 1,865 +0.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 1,028 +0.3%
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 893 +0.0%
  TUSC 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 564 +0.2%

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

Party 2011 election New council
Labour 55 63
Conservative 21 19
Liberal Democrat 16 10
Morley Borough Independent 5 5
Green 2 2
Total 99 99
Working majority  11   27 

Councillors who did not stand for re-election

Councillor/s who did not stand for re-election (9)
Councillor Ward First elected Party Reason Successor
Denise Atkinson MBE[6] Bramley & Stanningley 1980 Labour stood down Caroline Gruen (Labour)
Ben Chastney[7] Weetwood 2008 Liberal Democrats stood down Jonathan Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
Geoff Driver[8] Middleton Park 1978 Labour stood down Paul Truswell (Labour)
Penny Ewens[9] Hyde Park & Woodhouse 2008 Liberal Democrats stood down Christine Towler (Labour)
Ronald Feldman[10] Alwoodley 1971 Conservative stood down Neil Buckley (Conservative)
Graham Kirkland[11] Otley & Yeadon 1973, 1980, 2004 Liberal Democrats stood down Sandy Lay (Liberal Democrats)
Matthew Lobley Roundhay 2003 Conservative stood down Bill Urry (Labour)
Keith Parker[12] Kippax & Methley 1986 Labour stood down Mary Harland (Labour)
Alan Taylor[13] Gipton & Harehills 1999 Liberal Democrats stood down Roger Harington (Labour)

Ward results

Adel & Wharfedale[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Anderson* 3,674 52.9 +2.7
Labour Nigel Gill 1,301 18.7 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Christina Shaw 1,202 17.3 -4.0
UKIP Claire Wilson-Sharp 486 7.0 +3.2
Green Paul Marchant 217 3.1 -1.0
Alliance for Green Socialism Gareth Christie 71 1.0 +1.0
Majority 2,373 34.1 +5.2
Turnout 6,951
Conservative hold Swing +2.3
Alwoodley[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Neil Buckley 3,079 48.3 -5.0
Labour Alison Garthwaite 2,121 33.3 -2.2
UKIP Warren Hendon 558 8.8 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Whelan 401 6.3 +6.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Brian Jackson 217 3.4 -1.0
Majority 958 15.0 -2.9
Turnout 6,376
Conservative hold Swing -1.4
Ardsley & Robin Hood[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Renshaw* 2,318 50.2 +1.5
Conservative Sophie Tempest 884 19.2 -4.4
English Democrat Joanna Beverley 787 17.1 +2.0
Morley Borough Independents Wyn Kidger 626 13.6 +13.6
Majority 1,434 31.1 +6.0
Turnout 4,615
Labour hold Swing +2.9
Armley[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alison Lowe* 2,686 61.2 -1.6
Green Jane Morrison 596 13.6 -0.1
Conservative Ross Burgham 554 12.6 -3.9
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Arnott 326 7.4 +0.4
TUSC Stephen Hobson 229 5.2 +5.2
Majority 2,090 47.6 +1.3
Turnout 4,391
Labour hold Swing -0.7
Beeston and Holbeck[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Gabriel* 2,389 62.1 +0.8
Conservative Robert Winfield 443 11.5 -6.3
UKIP Wilfred Woodhouse 349 9.1 +0.0
English Democrat Ian Gibson 298 7.7 +7.7
Green David Smith 256 6.7 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Rory Laing 113 2.9 -2.3
Majority 1,946 50.6 +7.1
Turnout 3,848
Labour hold Swing +3.5
Bramley & Stanningley[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Caroline Gruen 2,343 55.1 -5.7
UKIP Anne Murgatroyd 655 15.4 +15.4
Conservative Mohammed Rahman 323 7.6 -12.7
Liberal Democrats Nathan Fossey 323 7.6 -1.4
English Democrat Dean Loke 307 7.2 +7.2
Green Kate Bisson 304 7.1 -2.9
Majority 1,688 39.7 -0.8
Turnout 4,255
Labour hold Swing -10.5
Burmantofts & Richmond Hill[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Ingham 2,107 52.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Ralph Pryke* 1,426 35.7 -0.8
Green Peter Exley 312 7.8 +0.5
Conservative Michael Wheeler 149 3.7 -0.9
Majority 681 17.1 +2.0
Turnout 3,994
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +1.0
Calverley & Farsley[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Carter* 3,436 52.7 +4.5
Labour Rachel Seabright 2,142 32.8 -9.8
UKIP Alistair McDowall 433 6.6 +6.6
Green Clive Lord 297 4.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrats Kate Arbuckle 218 3.3 -5.9
Majority 1,294 19.8 +14.3
Turnout 6,526
Conservative hold Swing +7.1
Chapel Allerton[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eileen Taylor* 3,588 67.4 +3.7
Conservative David Myers 550 10.3 -3.1
Alliance for Green Socialism Mike Davies 483 9.1 +1.3
Green Colin Noble 409 7.7 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Adam Slack 297 5.6 -2.2
Majority 3,038 57.0 +6.8
Turnout 5,327
Labour hold Swing +3.4
City & Hunslet[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elizabeth Nash* 2,402 67.4 +4.7
Conservative Matthew Wharton 473 13.3 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Jahangir Aziz 357 10.0 -10.3
Green Neil Seepujak 331 9.3 +9.3
Majority 1,929 54.1 +11.7
Turnout 3,563
Labour hold Swing +4.2
Cross Gates & Whinmoor[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Suzi Armitage* 3,597 69.8 +12.9
UKIP Darren Oddy 619 12.0 +4.1
Conservative Dorothy Flynn 323 6.3 -16.7
Green Ben Goldthorp 243 4.7 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 195 3.8 -0.4
English Democrat John Ashton 176 3.4 +3.4
Majority 2,978 57.8 +23.8
Turnout 5,153
Labour hold Swing +4.4
Farnley & Wortley[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green David Blackburn* 2,516 48.9 +1.5
Labour David Dresser 1,608 31.2 -6.0
UKIP Mark Thackray 541 10.5 +10.5
Conservative Ryan Stephenson 295 5.7 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Bee 118 2.3 -0.9
Independent William Croke 69 1.3 +1.3
Majority 908 17.6 +7.4
Turnout 5,147
Green hold Swing +3.7
Garforth & Swillington[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrea McKenna* 3,499 58.0 -6.2
Conservative Louise Turner 1,785 29.6 -2.8
English Democrat Stephen Elliot 544 9.0 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Christine Golton 208 3.4 +0.0
Majority 1,714 28.4 -3.3
Turnout 6,036
Labour hold Swing -1.7
Gipton & Harehills[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Roger Harington 3,900 71.7 -8.5
Liberal Democrats Abdul Abedin 997 18.3 +9.9
Conservative Beatrice Greenwood 325 6.0 -1.7
Alliance for Green Socialism Azar Iqbal 217 4.0 +0.3
Majority 2,903 53.4 -18.3
Turnout 5,439
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -9.2
Guiseley & Rawdon[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Graham Latty* 2,750 43.7 +0.9
Labour Mike King 2,526 40.1 +2.8
Green Colin Avison 621 9.9 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Robert Jacques 397 6.3 -3.9
Majority 224 3.6 -1.9
Turnout 6,294
Conservative hold Swing -0.9
Harewood[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ann Castle* 3,555 60.0 -7.1
Labour Richard Beacham 1,156 19.5 -1.7
UKIP Peter Morgan 636 10.7 +10.7
Liberal Democrats Sara Howell 312 5.3 -1.1
Green Patricia Capstick 262 4.4 -0.9
Majority 2,399 40.5 -5.4
Turnout 5,921
Conservative hold Swing -2.7
Headingley[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janette Walker 1,053 38.2 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Jamie Matthews* 1,021 37.0 +8.7
Green Christopher Foren 457 16.6 -1.0
Conservative Diane Fox 147 5.3 -4.2
TUSC Iain Dalton 82 3.0 +0.7
Majority 32 1.2 -10.1
Turnout 2,760
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing -5.0
Horsforth[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Chris Townsley* 2,636 40.0 +9.0
Conservative Richard Hardcastle 1,725 26.2 -7.6
Labour Gary Kaye 1,381 21.0 -6.9
UKIP Paul Hellyer 453 6.9 +1.6
Green Andrea Binns 317 4.8 +4.8
TUSC Andrew Smith 77 1.2 -0.9
Majority 911 13.8 +11.1
Turnout 6,589
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +8.3
Hyde Park & Woodhouse[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christine Towler 1,686 63.0 +5.7
Green David Webb 387 14.5 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Lance Ibiador-Moses 212 7.9 -9.0
Conservative Thomas Martin 183 6.8 -1.9
Independent Ghaffar Karim 132 4.9 +4.9
Alliance for Green Socialism Dil Nawaz 75 2.8 +2.8
Majority 1,299 48.6 +8.2
Turnout 2,675
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +4.1
Killingbeck & Seacroft[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Hyde* 3,240 73.8 +0.3
English Democrat Sam Kelly 487 11.1 +11.1
Conservative Elizabeth Hayes 439 10.0 -6.6
Liberal Democrats Harriet Chapman 223 5.1 -4.8
Majority 2,753 62.7 +5.7
Turnout 4,389
Labour hold Swing +3.4
Kippax & Methley[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Harland 3,543 63.8 +0.6
UKIP Paul Spivey 889 16.0 +6.7
Conservative James Langley 871 15.7 -6.1
Liberal Democrats Audrey Brown 247 4.5 -1.2
Majority 2,654 47.8 +6.3
Turnout 5,550
Labour hold Swing -3.0
Kirkstall[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lucinda Yeadon* 3,006 67.7 +3.2
Green Morgan Tatchell-Evans 437 9.8 +0.5
Conservative Annabel Gooch 398 9.0 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Tom Mead 293 6.6 -4.7
Independent Stuart Long 173 3.9 +1.1
Alliance for Green Socialism Simon Fearn 136 3.1 +3.1
Majority 2,569 57.8 +5.4
Turnout 4,443
Labour hold Swing +1.3
Middleton Park[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Truswell 2,696 64.3 -0.2
BNP Kevin Meeson 893 21.3 +3.9
Conservative James McFarland 412 9.8 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Sadie Fisher 191 4.6 -0.4
Majority 1,803 43.0 -4.1
Turnout 4,192
Labour hold Swing -2.0
Moortown[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Alex Sobel 3,045 44.6 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Mark Harris* 2,265 33.1 -1.1
Conservative Mark Rowlinson 804 11.8 -4.9
UKIP Jeff Miles 430 6.3 +6.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Allan House 290 4.2 -0.4
Majority 780 11.4 +1.1
Turnout 6,834
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +0.5
Morley North[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Robert Finnigan* 3,517 61.3 +8.5
Labour Margaret Foster 1,240 21.6 -1.6
Conservative David Schofield 519 9.1 -3.6
English Democrat Tom Redmond 458 8.0 -0.3
Majority 2,277 39.7 +10.0
Turnout 5,734
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing +5.0
Morley South[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Judith Elliott* 2,690 50.0 +17.4
Labour Kathryn Rose 1,507 28.0 -5.5
English Democrat Chris Beverley 811 15.1 -4.5
Conservative John McKee 376 7.0 -4.6
Majority 1,183 22.0 +21.2
Turnout 5,384
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing +11.4
Otley & Yeadon[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Sandy Lay 3,259 43.6 +5.0
Labour John Eveleigh 2,615 35.0 -1.7
Conservative Makhan Thakur 947 12.7 -12.0
Green Steven Crossan 474 6.3 +6.3
TUSC Ryan Preston 176 2.4 +2.4
Majority 644 8.6 +6.7
Turnout 7,471
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.3
Pudsey[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Josie Jarosz* 3,312 59.2 +5.9
Conservative Jason Aldiss 1,147 20.5 -8.4
UKIP Paul Denner 811 14.5 +5.3
Liberal Democrats Jude Arbuckle 320 5.7 +1.9
Majority 2,165 38.7 +14.2
Turnout 5,590
Labour hold Swing +7.1
Rothwell[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Nagle 2,564 47.7 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Don Wilson* 1,926 35.8 -1.9
Conservative Daniel Farrell 399 7.4 -8.8
UKIP David Daniel 366 6.8 +6.8
English Democrat Bernie Allen 120 2.2 +2.2
Majority 638 11.9 +3.5
Turnout 5,375
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +1.7
Roundhay[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Urry 3,556 52.4 +2.2
Conservative Andy Paraskos 1,965 29.0 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Hurley 487 7.2 +0.4
Green Paul Ellis 486 7.2 +0.6
Alliance for Green Socialism Malcolm Scott 288 4.2 +1.1
Majority 1,591 23.5 +6.5
Turnout 6,782
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.2
Temple Newsam[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judith Cummins 3,137 53.6 -0.8
Conservative Bill Hyde* 1,505 25.7 -13.1
Independent David Rudge 654 11.2 +11.2
English Democrat Jordan Fawcett 370 6.3 +6.3
Liberal Democrats Ian Dowling 192 3.3 -3.5
Majority 1,632 27.9 +12.4
Turnout 5,858
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.1
Weetwood[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Bentley 2,119 38.6 -0.6
Labour Doreen Illingworth 1,762 32.1 +0.9
Conservative Billy Flynn 818 14.9 -4.4
Green Martin Hemingway 468 8.5 -0.4
English Democrat Alan Procter 236 4.3 +4.3
Alliance for Green Socialism Declan Normaschild 88 1.6 +1.6
Majority 357 6.5 -1.5
Turnout 5,491
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -0.7
Wetherby[2][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerry Wilkinson* 3,123 55.9 -4.0
Labour Scott Nicholson 1,286 23.0 -2.7
UKIP David Macey 838 15.0 +8.4
Liberal Democrats Benjamin Chapman 338 6.1 -1.7
Majority 1,837 32.9 -1.3
Turnout 5,585
Conservative hold Swing -0.6

By-elections between 2012 and 2014

Cross Gates & Whinmoor by-election 2 May 2013
replacing Suzi Armitage (deceased)[14][15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Debra Coupar 2,481 49.4 -20.4
UKIP Darren Oddy 1,582 31.5 +19.5
Conservative Billy Flynn 587 11.7 +5.4
Green Martin Hemingway 229 4.6 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Keith Norman 145 2.9 -0.9
Majority 899 17.9 -39.9
Turnout 5,024
Labour hold Swing

Notes

References

  1. ^ Statement of Persons Nominated Leeds City Council
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