Conservative candidate Jas Singh failed to regain Calverley and Farsley Ward for his party in a tight contest with Labour’s Peter Carlill.
Cllr Carlill held the seat he narrowly gained last year following two recounts. His winning margin was 27 votes.
He told The Dispatch:
“I was concerned about the result earlier this evening and I knew it was going to be close.
“It is a diverse community which needed a diverse set of candidates and luckily people have seen that we have worked hard since being elected last year. They’ve now asked me to work even harder over the next four years and that’s what I intend to do.”
Turnout was 36.9%.
ARBUCKLE Kate, Liberal Democrats 242
CARLILL Peter John, Labour and Cooperative Party 2891 – ELECTED
GRAHAM Ellen Jean, Green Party 643
SINGH Jas, The Conservative Party Candidate 2864.
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