Morley North (ward)

Morley North is an electoral ward of Leeds City Council in south west Leeds, West Yorkshire, covering Churwell to the north of Morley town and villages of Drighlington and Gildersome.

Morley North
Population17,950 (2019 electorate)[1]
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
UK Parliament
Councillors

Boundaries

The Morley North ward includes the civil parishes of:

Councillors

ElectionCouncillorCouncillorCouncillor
1973 B.B. Barker (Con) R.J.W. Binks (Con) R. Verity (Con)
1975 B.B. Barker (Con) R.J.W. Binks (Con) R. Verity (Con)
1976 B.B. Barker (Con) B. Senior (Con) R. Verity (Con)
1978 B.B. Barker (Con) B. Senior (Con) R. Verity (Con)
1979 B.B. Barker (Con) B. Senior (Con) Philip Jones (Lab)
1980 Roger Cordingley (Lab) B.L. Cook (Lab) Philip Jones (Lab)
1982 Roger Cordingley (Lab) R. Verity (Con) Philip Jones (Lab)
1983 Graham Marshall (Con) R. Verity (Con) Philip Jones (Lab)
1984 Graham Marshall (Con) R. Verity (Con) Philip Jones (Lab)
1986 Graham Marshall (Con) Philippa Fitzpatrick (Lab) Philip Jones (Lab)
1987 R.J.W. Binks (Con) Philippa Fitzpatrick (Lab) Philip Jones (Lab)
1988 R.J.W. Binks (Con) Philippa Fitzpatrick (Lab) Philip Jones (Lab)
1989 by-election R.J.W. Binks (Con) Frances Jones (Lab) Philip Jones (Lab)
1990 R.J.W. Binks (Con) Frances Jones (Lab) Philip Jones (Lab)
1991 Gordon Morrison (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Philip Jones (Lab)
1992 Gordon Morrison (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Alan Barraclough (Con)
1994 Gordon Morrison (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Alan Barraclough (Con)
1995 Philip Jones (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Alan Barraclough (Con)
1996 Philip Jones (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Michael Dawson (Lab)
1998 Philip Jones (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Michael Dawson (Lab)
1999 Philip Jones (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Michael Dawson (Lab)
2000 Philip Jones (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Michael Dawson (Lab)[lower-alpha 1]
2001 by-election[6] Philip Jones (Lab) Frances Jones (Lab) Jayne Hill (Lab)
2002 Philip Jones (Lab) Robert Finnigan (Ind)[lower-alpha 2][7] Jayne Hill (Lab)
2003 Thomas Leadley (Ind)[8] Robert Finnigan (Ind) Jayne Hill (Lab)
2004 Thomas Leadley (MBI)[lower-alpha 3] Robert Finnigan (MBI) Stewart McArdle (MBI)[9]
May 2005 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Stewart McArdle (Ind)[lower-alpha 4]
2006 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Stewart McArdle (Ind)
2007 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2008 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2010 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2011 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2012 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2014 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2015 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2016 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Robert Finnigan (MBI)[lower-alpha 5] Bob Gettings (MBI)
2018 Thomas Leadley (MBI) Andrew Hutchison (MBI) Bob Gettings (MBI)
2019 Robert Finnigan* (MBI) Andrew Hutchison* (MBI) Bob Gettings* (MBI)

     indicates seat up for re-election.      indicates seat up for election following resignation or death of sitting councillor.      indicates councillor defection. * indicates incumbent councillor.

Elections since 2010

May 2019

2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Robert Finnigan 3,238 60.0 +7.4
Labour Co-op Johnathan Leng 881 16.3 -9.4
Conservative Cameron Stephenson 782 14.5 -2.9
Green Fiona Love 362 6.7 +6.7
Liberal Democrats James Michael Spencer 137 2.5 -1.8
Majority 2,357 43.7 +1.6
Turnout 5,445 30.3 -3.2
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing +8.4

May 2018

2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Bob Gettings* 3,480 52.6 +2.0
Morley Borough Independents Andy Hutchison 2,945
Morley Borough Independents Thomas Leadley* 2,767
Labour Co-op Pete Compton 1,701 25.7 +3.9
Labour Co-op Steve Clapcote 1,345
Labour Co-op Johnathan Leng 1,269
Conservative Jason Aldiss 1,149 17.4 +3.1
Conservative Christopher Dilworth 1,146
Conservative Louisa Singh 695
Liberal Democrats Philip Mellor 284 4.3 +2.4
Majority 2,529 42.1 +13.3
Turnout 6,009 33.5 +0.7
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

May 2016

2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Robert Finnigan* 2,891 50.6 +13.3
Labour Andrew Timothy Scopes 1,245 21.8 -0.1
Conservative Jason Karl Aldiss 816 14.3 -7.5
UKIP Peter Morgan 537 9.4 +3.6
Green Mickayla Ireland 122 2.1 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Richard Andrews 108 1.9 -0.4
Majority 1,646 28.8 +13.4
Turnout 5,719 32.8
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

May 2015

2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Bob Gettings* 4,271 37.3 -15.6
Labour Mark Sewards 2,505 21.9 -1.3
Conservative Sophie Tempest 2,496 21.8 +9.1
UKIP Samuel Stead 1,487 13.0 +13.0
Green Deborah Fenney 354 3.1 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Peter Andrews 263 2.3 -0.6
TUSC Karen Cussons 78 0.7 +0.7
Majority 1,766 15.4 -14.3
Turnout 11,454 64.9
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing -7.2

May 2014

2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Thomas Leadley* 2,759
Labour Charlotte Hill 1,181
UKIP Luke Senior 1,150
Conservative Sophie Tempest 675
Green Deborah Fenney 180
Liberal Democrats John MacArthur 74
Majority 1,578
Turnout 6,019 34.56
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

May 2012

2012
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

May 2011

2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Bob Gettings* 3,642 52.9 +19.5
Labour Kathryn Rose 1,599 23.2 +0.5
Conservative Robin Ghosh 874 12.7 -8.4
English Democrat Tom Redmond 573 8.3 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Peter Andrews 199 2.9 -8.6
Majority 2,043 29.7 +19.1
Turnout 6,887 39
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing +9.5

May 2010

2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Thomas Leadley* 4,063 33.4 -18.3
Labour David Nagle 2,767 22.7 +9.3
Conservative Robin Ghosh 2,571 21.1 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Chris Lovell 1,397 11.5 +8.3
BNP Tom Redmond 1,378 11.3 -8.3
Majority 1,296 10.6 -21.5
Turnout 12,176 68.2 +28.0
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing -13.8

Notes

  1. In the next year, Dawson resigned as a councillor and a by-election was called for the same day as the 2001 general election.[5]
  2. Finnigan had previously been a Labour councillor for Middleton ward from 1995 to 1999.
  3. 'MBI' is an acronym for the Morley Borough Independents.
  4. McArdle resigned from the Morley Borough Independents to sit as an independent, citing being "cheesed off... [with an] utter lack of communication" but there was no animosity between him and his former party colleagues.[10]
  5. Finnigan chose not to stand again for the ward at the next election in 2018 to stand - albeit unsuccessfully - for Morley South ward.

References

  1. "Leeds City Council election results 2019: Morley North". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. "Councillor Robert Finnigan". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. "Councillor Andy Hutchison". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. "Councillor Bob Gettings JP". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. "Local ballot can't escape voter apathy". Yorkshire Evening Post. 9 June 2001.
  6. "Local ballot can't escape voter apathy". Yorkshire Evening Post. 9 June 2001.
  7. "Councillor Robert Finnigan". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  8. "Councillor Thomas Leadley". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  9. "Councillor Stewart McArdle". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  10. "MBI councillor in resignation shock". morleyobserver.co.uk. Morley Observer. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
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