Leeds City Council

There has been a boundary change in Leeds. Although there are no more or less seats, these ones have never been contested before.


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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 61 Total councillors 61 Change-2

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 22 Total councillors 22 Change+3

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 8 Change+3

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 6 Total councillors 6 Change-3

PartyGreen

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 2 Change-1
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Serious criminals face ban on becoming taxi drivers

People convicted of serious criminal offences, including violence and terrorism, could be banned from becoming a taxi or minicab driver in parts of Yorkshire.

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Currently, people convicted of these crimes and others, including drink and drug-driving, can still apply for a licence after a certain time has elapsed and only once they've completed their sentences.

But members of the public are now being asked to have their say on a proposal to introduce higher and consistent standards for Hackney carriage and private hire licensed drivers who have been convicted of offences.

Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees, Wakefield and York Councils are proposing a policy which will provide a common legal position, meaning drivers who've committed serious criminal offences will never be licensed.

We believe the introduction of a new policy will provide greater confidence for those who use Hackney carriage and private hire vehicles and will also ensure our passengers are as safe as possible."

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council

Airport rail link could be open in five years

A new railway station that would serve Leeds Bradford Airport could be open in five years, according to Leeds City Council.

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The station would be about a mile from the airport and would involve passengers having to get a connecting bus.

It would mean a car park for 350 cars would be built on farmland near Cookridge.

Leeds City Council makes £30k from voter data

Leeds City Council has made more than £30,000 selling data about voters over the past six years, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

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Figures - which are publicly available - reveal the authority sold data from the electoral register to credit reference agencies, political parties and even a music festival between 2012 and 2018.

When added to West Yorkshire's other four authorities - Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale - more than £145,000 was made from selling data during the six-year period.

A Leeds City Council spokeswoman said: "The edited electoral register can be provided to anyone who approaches the council and requests it on payment of a prescribed fee.

"The full cost of compiling and maintaining the register of electors far outweighs any money we receive from the sales of the electoral role."

Leeds flood worries after Bradford plan gets go-ahead

A Leeds city councillor has spoken out against a decision to build an industrial estate on a flood plain in Keighley, claiming people in Leeds could suffer, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

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Bradford Council voted this week to approve the plans for an industrial park off Royd Ings Avenue, next to the River Aire, despite concerns from the Environment Agency it could create a higher risk of floods further down the river in Shipley and Bingley.

The decision to build on the flood plain was made just hours before Leeds City Council's development plan panel discussed plans for a £112m scheme to reduce the risk of flooding further down the River Aire.

Leeds Conservative councillor Barry Anderson, who sits on the panel, said he felt the decision was unfair on Leeds.

Mr Anderson (pictured) said: "We have a duty of cooperation. We should be working together and we should not be making decisions without communicating with each other.

"If people get it wrong in Bradford, it's likely to be Leeds people that suffer, so yes, I do have concerns.

"We should cooperate much more - at the moment it seems to be putting our fingers in our ears and seeing what happens."

Decision-makers in Bradford who voted to approve the plans, argued the benefits of a multi million pound investment and hundreds of new jobs in Keighley outweighed the risks created by building on a flood plain.