Two councillors were re-elected at a count in Morley Town Hall this morning.
Councillors Tom Ledley and Shirley Varley, both representing the Morley Borough Independents, retained the seats of Morley North and Morley South respectively in this week’s local elections.
Coun Ledley increased his majority to nearly 1,600 after beating Labour’s Charlotte Hill into second place, while coun Varley kept her seat with 1,967 votes.
In a speech after her victory was announced, coun Varley said: “I have worked hard for Morley South over the last four years and I intend to do so.
“I thank everybody who supported me.”
Coun Ledley said: “Thank you to all of those who helped on my campaign.”
At a count in Leeds, Ardsley and Robin Hood’s Lisa Mulherin (Lab) retained her seat.
The new Woodkirk ward of Morley Town Council also saw victories for the Independents, with two town councillors elected. The results were: Jim Aveyard (MBI), 641; Steve Jones (MBI), 503; Jess Riley (Lab), 223; Mark Sewards (Lab), 129.