Leeds council election results live: Every councillor elected in 2022 vote as count takes place

Votes cast in the 2022 Leeds City Council elections are being counted, with early results including some upsets for long-serving councillors who have lost their seats.

By Richard Beecham
Friday, 6th May 2022, 1:47 pm

Follow our live blog below for the latest news from the count at Leeds First Direct Arena and refresh the page for updates.

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City council election results are being counted at Leeds First Direct Arena. Picture: Steve Riding

Leeds local election results live: Every councillor elected in 2022 vote as count takes place

Last updated: Friday, 06 May, 2022, 17:49

The state of the parties in Leeds

So it’s been a great day for Labour and an awful one for the Tories.

Labour wins in Weetwood (from Lib Dem), as well as two seats in Horsforth and one in Guiseley (all tory). It puts them on a net gain of five, leaving them with 58 seats and a majority of nine.

A terrible night for the tories, with a net loss of three. At the start of the day they had expected to even make some gains from Labour in Ardsley & Robin Hood and Temple Newsam - this did not happen.

In other news, Labour lost the seat of Coun Liz Nash, who has been on the council for more than 50 years, after the Greens took Hunslet & Riverside.

In the biggest shock of the day, Labour lost Middleton Park to the SDP - a party without an elected councillor for more than 30 years.

That’s all from me, folks! Enjoy your evenings!

WHAT a few minutes it’s been for Labour

The party has taken four council seats in four minutes - snatching Weetwood from the Lib Dems, as well as both Horsforth seats and Guiseley from the tories.

Labour Leader James Lewis: “It’s a game of two halves - this afternoon is looking far better than this morning.”

BIG Labour gains expected

No announcements yet, but one MP tells me Labour has “smashed” Weetwood, taken both Horsforth seats and even won Guiseley. Would be an astonishing turnaround from this morning if that’s the case...

Horsforth troubles?

Hearing rumours that at least one Horsforth place, which is seeing two seats being contested, could see at least one seat turn for Labour.

More results though

Labour hold Killingbeck & Seacroft, but I’m told Ardsley & Robin Hood - a marginal for Labour - is “too close to call”...

Another MP speaks about Leeds results

On results for Labour, Leeds East MP Richard Burgon said: “I think it’s been a really good result in Temple Newsam, which is in my constituency.

“I think the results nationally are testament to how people are angry at the way the Conservative Government has treated people with contempt, and it sends a message to Boris Johnson.

“This government is not bothered about ordinary people .”

Second half of the results begin...

A Labour hold (Little London and Woodhouse), and a Labour gain from Ind (Burmantofts and Richmond Hill) - though this seat voted Labour last time...

A total of 18 seats have been declared so far.

Labour have a net loss of one, after winning Farnley & Wortley, but losing Middleton Park and Hunslet & Riverside.

Zero change for the Tories, who have not yet lost or gained any seats.

SDP gain a new seat, while Greens have one win and one loss.

A few Lib Dem seats are up this afternoon, so it’s worth keeping an eye on those, while a slim Labour majority in Ardsley & Robin Hood is also under the spotlight.

After a short break, counting has resumed on the second half of the seats. Ones to look out for here are Ardsley & Robin Hood, Weetwood and Guiseley & Rawdon. Watch this space!

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