Morley South (ward)

Morley South is an electoral ward of Leeds City Council in south west Leeds, West Yorkshire, covering the town of Morley and west Tingley.

Morley South
Population17,508 (2019 electorate)[1]
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
UK Parliament
Councillors

Boundaries

The Morley South ward includes the majority of the civil parish of Morley, except for its north western section sitting in Morley North ward. The entire parish is also overseen by Morley Town Council.

Councillors

ElectionCouncillorCouncillorCouncillor
1973 Bernard Haydn (Lab) Ted Hewitt (Lab) Stuart Welham (Lab)
1975 Bernard Haydn (Lab) Ted Hewitt (Lab) Stuart Welham (Lab)
1976 Bernard Haydn (Lab) B. Broadbent (Con) Stuart Welham (Lab)
1978 Bernard Haydn (Lab) B. Broadbent (Con) Stuart Welham (Lab)
1979 Bernard Haydn (Lab) B. Broadbent (Con) Bryan North (Lab)
1980 Bernard Haydn (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1982 Bernard Haydn (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1983 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1984 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1986 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1987 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1988 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1990 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1991 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1992 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Keith Burnley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1994 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1995 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1996 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1998 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
1999 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
2000 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
2002 Ray Mitchell (Lab) Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
2003 Debra Coupar (Lab)[lower-alpha 1][5] Sherry Bradley (Lab) Bryan North (Lab)
2004 Judith Elliott (MBI)[lower-alpha 2] Terry Grayshon (MBI)[6] Gareth Beevers (MBI)
2006 Judith Elliott (MBI) Terry Grayshon (MBI) Christopher Beverley (BNP)[7]
2007 Judith Elliott (MBI) Terry Grayshon (MBI) Christopher Beverley (BNP)
2008 Judith Elliott (MBI) Terry Grayshon (MBI) Christopher Beverley (BNP)
2010 Judith Elliott (MBI) Terry Grayshon (MBI) Shirley Varley (MBI)[8]
2011 Judith Elliott (MBI) Neil Dawson (Lab) Shirley Varley (MBI)
2012 Judith Elliott (MBI) Neil Dawson (Lab) Shirley Varley (MBI)
2014 Judith Elliott MBE (MBI)[lower-alpha 3] Neil Dawson (Lab) Shirley Varley (MBI)
2015 Judith Elliott MBE (MBI) Neil Dawson (Lab) Shirley Varley (MBI)
2016 Judith Elliott MBE (MBI) Neil Dawson (Lab) Shirley Varley (MBI)
2018 Judith Elliott MBE (MBI) Neil Dawson (Lab) Wyn Kidger (MBI)
2019 Judith Elliott MBE* (MBI) Neil Dawson* (Lab) Wyn Kidger* (MBI)

     indicates seat up for re-election. * indicates incumbent councillor.

Elections since 2010

May 2019

2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Wyn Kidger* 2,403 50.5 +10.1
Labour Co-op Pete Compton 1,248 26.2 -7.8
Conservative Lewis Jones 601 12.6 -1.1
Green Chris Bell 375 7.9 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Peter Richard Andrews 129 2.8 +0.4
Majority 1,145 24.3 +16.8
Turnout 4,811 27.5 -3.2
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing +9.1

May 2018

2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Judith Elliott* 2,500 40.4 -2.8
Labour Co-op Neil Dawson* 2,102 34.0 +5.5
Morley Borough Independents Wyn Kidger 2,082
Morley Borough Independents Robert Finnigan 2,028
Labour Co-op Charlotte Hill 1,799
Labour Co-op Luke Mitchell 1,712
Conservative Rachel Oldham 848 13.7 +2.9
Conservative Jermaine Sanwoolu 698
Green Chris Bell 583 9.4 +6.5
Conservative Jas Singh 547
Liberal Democrats Raymond Smith 148 2.4 +1.3
Majority 398 7.5 -7.2
Turnout 5,309 30.7 -0.1
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing
Labour Co-op hold Swing
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

May 2016

2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Judith Elliott* 2,188 43.2 +18.0
Labour Sarah Keig 1,445 28.5 +2.0
UKIP David Kent 687 13.6 -3.3
Conservative Jane Eastwood 547 10.8 +10.0
Green Christopher Bell 145 2.9 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Aqila Choudhry 55 1.1 -0.9
Majority 743 14.7 +9.3
Turnout 5.067 30.8
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

May 2015

2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Dawson* 3,071 30.5 -2.9
Morley Borough Independents Wyn Kidger 2,523 25.0 -7.6
Conservative Kathleen Tempest 2,096 20.8 +9.2
UKIP Lindon Dove 1,708 16.9 +16.9
Green Claire Hawker 370 3.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrats John Durno MacArthur 203 2.0 -0.8
TUSC Neil Cussons 107 1.1 +1.1
Majority 548 5.4 +4.6
Turnout 10,078 60.3
Labour hold Swing +2.4

May 2014

2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Shirley Varley* 1,967
Labour Mark Sewards 1,293
UKIP Lindon Dove 1,279
Conservative Kathleen Tempest 489
Green Bluebell Eikonoklastes 116
Liberal Democrats Kathryn Gagen 71
TUSC Neil Cussons 51
Majority 674
Turnout 5,266 31.93
Morley Borough Independents hold Swing

May 2012

2012
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

May 2011

2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Dawson 2,129 33.4 +9.9
Morley Borough Independents Terry Grayshon* 2,076 32.6 +5.9
English Democrat Chris Beverley 1,245 19.6 +19.6
Conservative Neil Hunt 736 11.6 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Jacques 180 2.8 -8.0
Majority 53 0.8 -2.4
Turnout 6,366 38
Labour gain from Morley Borough Independents Swing +2.0

May 2010

2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Morley Borough Independents Shirley Varley 2,837 26.7 -17.0
Labour Rob Wilkinson 2,497 23.5 +10.1
BNP Chris Beverley* 2,246 21.2 -7.5
Conservative Andrew Haigh 1,880 17.7 +9.4
Liberal Democrats Rowena Skinner 1,149 10.8 +7.6
Majority 340 3.2 -11.9
Turnout 10,609 64.2 +26.5
Morley Borough Independents gain from BNP Swing -13.5

Notes

  1. Coupar lost her seat at the next election in 2004. She was elected to council again in 2006 for Middleton Park ward, stepping down in 2010. Coupar went on to be elected as a Cross Gates and Whinmoor ward councillor in the 2013 by-election and has represented Temple Newsam ward since 2016.
  2. 'MBI' is an acronym for the Morley Borough Independents.
  3. Elliott was awarded an MBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours.[9]

References

  1. "Leeds City Council election results 2019: Morley South". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. "Councillor Neil Dawson". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  3. "Councillor Judith Elliott". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. "Councillor Wyn Kidger". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  5. "Councillor Debra Coupar". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  6. "Councillor Terrence Grayshon". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  7. "Councillor Christopher James Beverley". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  8. "Councillor Shirley Varley". democracy.leeds.gov.uk. Leeds City Council. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  9. "Queen's Birthday Honours: Yorkshire's unsung heroes are given royal recognition". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
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