LOCAL ELECTIONS: Polling stations now open

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POLLING stations across Morley, Ardsley and south Leeds opened for voting at 7am.

As well as Leeds City Council elections, people will also be asked to vote in the AV referendum, while Morley and Churwell residents will be given the chance to cast their votes in the Morley Town Council elections.

People have until 10pm to cast their vote.

Elections counts take place at Leeds Civic Hall and Morley Town Hall tomorrow morning and all results will be on www.morleyobserver.co.uk as soon as we have them.

Below is the full list of candidates for Leeds City Council and Morley Town Council.

Candidates for the Leeds City Council elections (* marks the sitting councillor).

MORLEY NORTH

Peter Andrews (Liberal Democrats)

*Bob Gettings (Morley Borough Independents)

Robin Nathan Ghosh. (Conservative)

Tom Redmond (English Democrats)

Kathryn Rose (Labour)

MORLEY SOUTH

Chris Beverley (English Democrats)

Neil Dawson (Labour and Cooperative Party)

*Terry Grayshon (Morley Borough Independents)

Neil Richard Hunt (Conservative)

Robert Hugh Jacques Liberal Democrats)

ARDSLEY AND ROBIN HOOD

Katherine Bavage (Liberal Democrats)

Joanna Beverley (English Democrats)

Robert Charles Buxton (Conservative)

*Jack Dunn (Labour)

Karen Foster (UK Independence Party)

BEESTON AND HOLBECK

* Adam Ogilvie (Labour)

David Michael Smith (Green Party)

Paul Swain (Liberal Democrats)

Robert James William Winfield (Conservative)

Wilfred Woodhouse (UK Independence Party)

Candidates for the Morley Town Council elections (* marks sitting councillors).

CHURWELL

Keir James Dawson (Labour)

Janet Harrison (MBI)

Jayne Hill (Labour)

*Joyce Hilary Sanders (Morley Borough Independents)

*Joe Tetley (Morley Borough Independents)

*Wenda Patricia Whitehead (Morley Borough Independents)

ELMFIELD

*Joanna Beverley (English Democrats)

Catherine Lucia Crosby (Morley Borough Independents)

*June Dawe (Morley Borough Independents)

David Dewhirst (Labour)

*Judith Mary Elliott (Morley Borough Independents)

Michael Gomersall (Independent - Working for Morley)

*Mary Hicks (Morley Borough Independents)

Joe Medley (Labour)

Nathan William Medley (Labour)

SCATCHERD

Nigel Adrian Bell (Morley Borough Independents)

*Hazel Patricia Bradley (Morley Borough Independents)

*Paul Cook (Morley Borough Independents)

Dinah Rose Jones (Morley Borough Independents)

Anne Kennedy (Labour)

* Thomas Adrian Leadley (Morley Borough Independents)

Mark James Sewards (Labour)

TEALE

James Edward Bright (Morley Borough Independents)

*Andrew Dalton (Morley Borough Independents)

Ian Gibson (English Democrats)

*Simon William Kimberley (Morley Borough Independents)

Don Place (Labour)

TOPCLIFFE

Bernie Allen (English Democrats)

Barry Frank Ambrose (Labour)

Chris Beverley (English Democrats)

*Helen Evans (Morley Borough Independents)

Joanne Foster (Morley Borough Independents)

*Josie Jackson (Morley Borough Independents)

Wyn Kidger (Morley Borough Independents)

Liz Medley (Labour)

Martin Oddy (Independent)

Tom Redmond (English Democrats)

*Shirley Varley (Morley Borough Independents)

CENTRAL

*Gareth Edward Beevers (Morley Borough Independents)

Louise Bentley (Labour)

Nigel Bywater (Working for You in Morley)

Neil Dawson (Labour)

Martin Edgerton (Labour)

*Terry Grayshon (Morley Borough Independents)

*Stephen Lloyd Jones (Morley Borough Independents.