Armley to hold local election hustings


Voters living in the Armley ward have a chance to put their questions to local election candidates at a special hustings event next week.

Leeds City Council elections are being held on Thursday, 2 May 2024 where residents can vote for the person they want to represent them on the council.

The hustings is being held at Denison Hall on Tuesday, 16 April. Doors open at 6.30pm and proceedings will start at 7.30pm.

One of the organisers, Cat Hyde, said: “We are a group of Armley residents conscious of the local election coming quickly. Armley is a very mixed and active community but as a deprived inner city area we face lots of issues and therefore leadership and representation are extremely important to us.

“We are keen to hear from all of the candidates in order to make an informed decision of who is the best person to help lead and shape our community. So far Lou Cunningham (Green Party) and Richard Banks (Labour) have confirmed their attendance.”

Questions can be submitted in advance via e-mail – – or on the night.

The hustings chair is impartial.

Full list of Armley ward candidates:

  • Banks, Richard Denis: Labour Party
  • Bettney, Warwick Charles: Social Democratic Party
  • Cunningham, Lou: Green Party
  • Martins, Rachel: Yorkshire Party
  • Walker, Dan: Liberal Democrats
  • Westwood, Adam Vincent James: Conservative Party

People need to register by midnight on Tuesday (April 16), including those who have moved home and need to register at their new address.They can do so here.

People are also being reminded that voter identification is needed to vote in person at a polling station in the election on Thursday, May 2.

If needed, a photo ID can be obtained by applying for a Voter Authority Certificate and the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday, April 24. People can apply here. Help can also be found by asking at community hubs across the city.


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