General Election 2017

The full results are as follows:

Electorate : 89537 Turnout : 55.39 %

Surname Forename Votes Elected Description
Benn Hilary James 33453 ELECTED Labour Party
Carlisle Ed 1189 Green Party
Coetzee Alex 157 Christian Peoples Alliance
Davies Gareth Mark 9755 The Conservative Party Candidate
Nash Andy 1063 Liberal Democrats
Palfreman Bill 2056 UK Independence Party (UKIP)


The candidates for the Leeds Central Constituency in the 2017 General Election are listed below. We have invited all the candidates to submit a statement and to answer these three questions sent in by you, our readers. Click on the candidate’s name to find out what they have to say.

1.  As a registered nurse since 1995 and having left the NHS in 2006 due to burnout because of exhaustion from long-term short staffing, I am now happily working in the private nursing sector – what will you be doing to improve the NHS in order to a) make me consider voting for you, and b) tempt me back to the NHS as a much needed registered nurse?

2.  In a rapidly growing city, how would you ensure the city is more proactive rather than reactive when it comes to developments and the infrastructure around them. Leeds City Council seems to give the green light to many developments of housing or retail parks without any or minimal thought to local infrastructure such as roads, schools and health care.

3.  How do you intend to stop the burglaries, unsociable behaviour etc that’s occurring in the Beeston area now? This is affecting people of all ages, race and religion!


The candidates for Leeds Central are as follows:

Rt Hon Hilary BENN – Labour Party

Ed CARLISLE – Green Party

Alex COETZEE – Christian Peoples Alliance

Gareth DAVIES – The Conservative Party Candidate

Andy NASH – Liberal Democrats

Bill PALFREMAN – UK Independence Party (UKIP)





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