Trish Smith narrowly held the Pudsey Ward for the Conservative 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 Smith, who was first elected in 2019, received 3,050 votes, just 159 votes ahead ahead of Labour challenger Riaz Ahmed.
“I am really pleased for Pudsey and that we can continue to build on what we have already started,” said Cllr Smith. “Despite the national picture, people have seen the value of what we do locally. This community means the world to me.
“Thank you to the Pudsey people who voted for me. I hope that we can all come together as a community and move forward together.”
The result leaves Pudsey ward with three Conservative councillors.
Pudsey election result:
- Riaz Ahmed – Labour Party 2,891
- Christine Amy Glover – Liberal Democrats 352
- Alaric Timothy Peter Hall – Green Party 398
- Tom Kelly – Reform UK 201
- Trish Smith – Conservative Party 3,050
I’m always really grateful to West Leeds Dispatch for contacting candidates and asking for a summary of what they stand for/ why we should vote for them. Before each election, take a look at this to inform my decision on the day. Prospective candidates should take note that if they don’t both providing you with some information, I take that as a reflection of their disinterest in engaging with their community and immediately take them off my list, regardless of whether their party might be the one I most align to politically.