Farnley & Wortley local election result 2024: Labour gain as Green’s David Blackburn loses seat

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Decision: Leeds Civic Hall.

Labour’s Kate Haigh won the Farnley & Wortley ward seat from incumbent David Blackburn at the 2024 Leeds City Council elections.

The result leaves Farnley & Wortley ward with three Labour councillors for the first time in 26 years.

Mr Blackburn was elected to Leeds City Council in 1998 to represent Wortley Ward, becoming the first ever Green Party councillor in Leeds and has represented the Farnley & Wortley area since that time. 

Elected: Cllr Kate Haigh (Labour)

Cllr Haigh said after the election count at the John Charles Centre for Sport this afternoon: “I feel so relieved and very very pleased with the result. It’s been really hard work, but we’ve been getting out into the community and getting the message out there that Labour really does stand with Farnley & Wortley.”

She paid tribute to the hard work of the Labour team and existing Labour councillors Mark Sewards and Adrian McCluskey, and the wider Labour branch for their support.”

Here are the results:

Peter Andrews – Liberal Democrats 229

David Blackburn – Green Party 1,717

Daisy George – Conservatives 613

Kate Haigh – Labour 2,222

Finley Taylor – SDP 76

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