Election results

Results of Leeds City Council Local election 2018
PartyBefore electionLossesGainsNet changeAfter election
Liberal Democrats941-36
Morley Borough Independents50005
Garforth and Swillington Independents201+13
East Leeds Independents220-20
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Labour remain in control of Leeds City Council following the 2018 local elections. On the night, Labour picked up seven seats and lost four, a net increase of three seats, which left them with 61 seats in total. The Conservatives now stand at a total of 22 seats, a net gain of three seats, having gained four and lost one. The Liberal Democrats lost three seats, and now stand at six. The Morley Borough Independents remain on their pre–election set total of five, with the Greens now down to two seats after losing a seat in the Farnley & Wortley ward to Labour.

Labour consolidated their presence in Ardsley & Robin Hood by claiming a third seat in the ward. Labour also claimed all three seats in Cross Gates & Whinmoor and Killingbeck & Seacroft, having started the night with two in each respective ward.

In Horsforth, the Conservatives claimed two seats from the Lib Dems to now hold all three seats in the ward. They also secured two seats in Pudsey from Labour, which now leaves the ward with two Conservative councillors and one Labour.

Garforth & Swillington Independants also picked up from Labour the last of the three seats they didn’t occupy pre-election in the Garforth & Swillington ward.

Labour also picked up a seat from the conservatives in Calverley & Farsley and claimed two seats in Weetwood ward which were previously held by the Lib Dems.

The Liberal Democrats earned a seat in Rothwell from Labour, that now leaves the ward mix at two Lib Dems and one Labour.