Friday, 6 May 2011

Leeds votes 'no' in referendum

Leeds has returned a 'no' vote in the national referendum on whether to have an AV (Alternative Vote) system for elections.

The total number voting 'yes' was 34.4% (71,506 votes), with 65.6% voting 'no' (136,632 votes) in the Leeds City Council area.

This result will be included in the overall regional referendum announcement for Yorkshire & the Humber, which will take place in Wakefield.

ENDS
For media enquiries please contact:
Donna Cox, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 224 3335
e-mail: donna.cox@leeds.gov.uk

New political make-up of Leeds City Council

As a result of the local elections in Leeds, the new make-up of the city council is as follows:

Overall situation

Labour [LAB]: 55 seats (up from 48)
Conservative [CON]: 21 seats (down from 22)
Lib Dem [LD]: 16 seats (down from 21)
Morley Borough Independents [MBI]: 5 seats (down from 6)
Green: two seats (no change)

Ward changes

Burmantofts and Richmond Hill: LAB gain from LD
Headingley: LAB gain from LD
Horsforth: CON gain from LD
Moortown: LAB gain from LD
Morley South: LAB gain from MBI
Rothwell: LAB gain from LD
Roundhay: LAB gain from CON
Temple Newsam: LAB gain from CON

ENDS
For media enquiries please contact:
Donna Cox, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 224 3335
e-mail: donna.cox@leeds.gov.uk