We meet every third Monday of the month
(except bank holidays) at the ‘Lord Darcy’ Public House,
618 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 8EH
LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
This year is especially important as we have an ‘all up council’ election of the 99 councillors in Leeds, the last time this occurred was in 2004. Electors in all 33 wards in the city will have the option of voting for three candidates. The results from the last all up election were remarkable in that the city moved from a Labour stranglehold, much like today, to a broader council with a Con/Lib ruling group, interestingly the independent candidates did well that year.
Your branch Exec has been working hard to identify the areas in Leeds where we are going to post candidates, clearly focusing on the most winnable wards.
While we have many members have put their names forward we still require many more UKIP supporters to stand for council. Those who wish to stand in one of the target wards should let me or our branch secretary know as soon as possible.
Equally we need a good number of “paper candidates”, these are names on ballot papers in areas where it is unlikely that the individual will be elected, because they are strongholds of the other parties, but it is important that UKIP voters get the chance to vote for the party.
Paper candidates are important to us and if you have any concerns about standing regarding your privacy the following may help;
Your home address will not be on the ballot paper
You can shorten your name.
You can stand anywhere in Leeds, not in your locality
The branch executive will help with the admin and visit city hall on your behalf.
Its free as there is no cost to a candidate to stand in a council election.
Please contact our secretary if you are interested, see Contacts Page for details.