Councillors and MP

Councillors are responsible for services provided by Leeds City Council – social services, education, sports, parks, planning, refuse collection and a host of other things. If you have a problem with a council service you can ask your councillor to help you sort it out.

Leeds has 99 councillors – three in each of 33 wards across the city. Our part of South Leeds is covered by three wards – Beeston & Holbeck, City & Hunslet and Middleton Park.

All nine councillors form the Inner South Community Committee, which meets about six times a year to discuss issues about our area. These meetings are open to the public and we will try to let you know when they’re coming up and tell you about their decisions.

From the folks at MySociety you can report, view, or discuss local problems like graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting over at Fix My Street, send messages to your councillors over at Write To Them,  make FOI requests here, and transport issues can be raised at Fix My Transport.

Beeston & Holbeck Ward

Includes Beeston from Cross Flatts Park up to the Co-op, Cottingley, old Holbeck. The three councillors are:

Cllr David Congreve Cllr Angela Gabriel Cllr Adam Ogilvie


  • 4th Friday of Every Month 4:00pm – St Matthew’s Community Centre
  • 4th Friday of Every Month 5:00pm – Beeston Library, Town Street
  • Every 2nd Friday of each month 4:00pm to 4:30pm in the Community Room at Cottingley Towers
  • Except Bank Holidays and during August

City & Hunslet Ward

Includes the city centre, Holbeck Urban Village, Beeston Hill and Hunslet. The three councillors are:


  • 1st Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm
    Civic Hall, Portland Crescent, Leeds
  • 1st Wednesday of the Month
    Hunslet Tenants & Residents Association, Church of the Nazarene, Lupton St, Hunslet 6:30pm
  • 1st Thursday of the month
    Woodhouse Hill Community Centre, Woodhouse Hill Road, Hunslet 6.30 pm.
  • 3rd Thursday of every other month, 6.00pm (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
    St Luke`s Church, Malvern Rd, West Hunslet

Middleton Park Ward

Includes Belle Isle and Middleton. The three councillors are:

Cllr Judith Blake Cllr Kim Groves Cllr Paul Truswell


  • 1st Saturday of each month at 10.00am – 11.15am at St George’s Centre

Leeds Central MP – Rt Hon Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn is our MP. He represents the Leeds Central constituency which covers Hunslet, Belle Isle, Beeston, Holbeck, Cottingley in south Leeds as well as the city centre, Woodhouse, Little London, Lincoln Green, Richmond Hill, Osmondthorpe, Halton Moor and New Wortley.


Constituency office: Suite 7, Unity Business Centre, 26 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS7 1AB; phone: 0113 244 1097; fax: 0113 234 1176

Or: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA; phone 020 7219 6714


  • First Saturday of every month (except August): 10.00am – 11.15am St George’s Centre, 11.30am – 1.00am Tunstall Road Community Centre
  • Fourth Friday of every month (except August):4pm – 5pm St Matthew’s Community Centre, 5.15pm – 6.15pm Beeston Library

Check out the latest on Mr Benn’s activity in Parliament over at They Work For You.

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