Andy Rontree comfortably held the Kirkstall Ward for Labour 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 Rontree received 3,018 votes, ahead of Green Party’s Victoria Smith in second place on 886 votes.
Sitting Labour councillor John Illingworth stood down at this year’s election, having first been elected in Kirkstall back in 1979.
Cllr Rontree said the result was a reflection of the hard work of Cllr Illingworth, alongside fellow Labour councillors Hannah Bithell and Fiona Venner.
“The Labour councillors have a good record and I have had a good team around me, so I had an amazing base to build upon,” he said. “I’d like to thank the people of Kirkstall ward for their support. I want to make sure that Kirkstall gets its share of investment and we look after the people in these difficult days.”
He said looking after the local environment was very important and something he would be focussing on.
The result leaves Kirkstall ward with three Labour councillors.
Here are the results:
- Adam James Belcher – Liberal Democrats 288
- Reiss Lewis Capitano – Conservative Party 402
- Stuart William Long – no party listed on Leeds City Council website 95
- Andy Rontree – Labour Party 3,018
- Victoria Helen Smith – Green Party 886
- Turnout 29%