Armley Ward local election result 2024: Green Party’s Lou Cunningham takes Armley from Labour

Leeds Civic Hall.
Leeds Civic Hall. Photo: John Baron/

The Green Party’s Lou Cunningham won Armley ward from Labour by a narrow 72 votes at the 2024 Leeds local elections.

She beat Labour candidate Richard Banks and takes on a seat previously held by Labour’s Jim McKenna for 37 years. Armley has been a stonewall Labour ward since 1990.

Elected: Cllr Lou Cunningham

Cllr Cunningham, a former Labour councillor in Armley, said at the count this afternoon that she felt ‘amazing’. She added: “This success isn’t down to me, it’s a win for the community. I’m looking forward to getting back to Armley to carry on my community work.”

Cllr Cunningham thanked her family, the Green Party team and the community for their support. “I am here and back to carry on what I started,” she added.

Last year Andrew Parnham win the seat for Labour over Lou Cunningham with a 185 majority.

Here are the results:

Richard Banks – Labour 2,041

Warwick Bettney – SDP 41

Lou Cunningham – Green 2,113

Rachel Martins – Yorkshire Party 205

Dan Walker – Liberal Democrats 105

Adam Westwood – Conservative Party 321


  1. Brilliant result for the People of Armley this…Labour has constantly not delivered in this constituency and had become stagnant. Lou is both driven and dedicated to the Area…Change has finally arrived!!!

    • Look over the boundary into Farnley and Wortley and see what years of neglect from Green Councillors can bring! Be careful what you wish for.


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