Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds City Council under minority Labour leadership

Leeds Civic Hall
Image caption Labour gained four seats in local elections on 6 May

Labour have formed a minority leadership at Leeds City Council.

Green party councillors have agreed to vote with Labour at key times to give them a majority over the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

Labour have 48 seats at the council, the Conservatives 22, Liberal democrats 21, there are six independent councillors and two Greens.

At a meeting on Thursday evening, Keith Wakefield was elected to take over from Andrew Carter as leader of the council.

Jim McKenna was also elected as lord mayor.

The council was formerly under the joint administration of Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors.

Labour gained four seats in Leeds at the local elections on 6 May but the result left the council under no overall control.

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