Labour candidate John Illingworth comfortably held his Kirkstall seat at the Leeds local elections with 2,959 votes.
Green Party candidate Victoria Smith came second with 682 votes.
Cllr Illingworth, 73, said he said this would be his last four years as a councillor and said there was an opportunity to look at green issues in the Kirkstall valley. He added:
“It’s a privilege to be re-elected and I hope to make a real difference in my final four years.”
Turnout was 30.7%.
BARLOW David, UKIP Make Brexit Happen 497
ILLINGWORTH John Anthony, Labour and Cooperative Party 2,959 – ELECTED
KENRICK-BAILEY Liam Michael, The Conservative Party Candidate 283
RICHARDSON Edward Anthony, Liberal Democrats 312
SMITH Victoria Helen, Green Party 682
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