Labour’s Adrian McCluskey won the Farnley & Wortley Ward from the Green Party at this year’s Leeds City Council elections.
The count was held this morning in the First Direct Arena in Leeds following voting on Thursday.
Cllr McCluskey received 2,438 votes, 790 ahead of Green Party candidate Mark Rollinson.
Cllr McCluskey told WLD that his victory was one based on local, rather than just national issues. “I have lived in the ward for 32 years. I have spent so long wondering why things like our playgrounds were being neglected. Now I’m in the position where I can start to secure affect investment and bring about improvements to our ward.”
He said he was keen to improve the local environment and to support local parks groups and help empower people to take a pride in their community. He mentioned improving Farnley Fish Pond would be a priority.
Sitting Green Party councillor Ann Forsaith stood down at this year’s election.
The result leaves Farnley & Wortley ward with two Labour councillors and one Green.
Here are the results:
- Natalia Justyna Armitage – Conservative Party 538
- Jack Michael Bellfield – Social Democratic Party 17
- Christine Mavis Golton – Liberal Democrats 65
- Bev Lockwood – Independent 61
- Adrian McCluskey – Labour Party 2,448
- Mark Terence Rollinson – Green Party 1,648
- Andrea Whitehead – Reform UK 201