Election Information

Hunslet and Riverside ward is one of the single most complex wards in the city to represent and support as, unlike many wards which tend to be similar throughout or have one very dominant community - this ward doesn't.

Leeds Riverside and City Centre

  • Riverside covers the northern bank of the River Aire and the area to its south till it meets Beeston Hill and Hunslet Moor. Its northern border runs from Westgate along Wellington Street, Boar Lane, Duncan Street, Call Lane and Kirkgate Street till it intersects the railway line and follows this till it meets the A621 at Marsh Lane. Its western border follows Neville Street down to Great Wilson Street and the A653 at Meadow Lane/Dewsbury Road. It southern border runs along the M621 until it meets the A61. Following this east, the A61 also forms the eastern border running north till this meets the A621 at Marsh Lane. It also covers the modern housing estate known as H2010 between the A639 and the river.

  • It comprises large areas of retail, financial services and entertainment. It has a rapidly growing population based mainly in modern gated apartment blocks, and most of the residents are private renters.

  • Most of the South Bank redevelopment is in this area and this will see the population grow even more, as well as more retail and office space – making this one of the powerhouse areas of the Leeds economy.


Beeston Hill

  • The area covers from the eastern side of Cross Flatts Park to the M621 and Beeston Road to Dewsbury Road north to south.

  • It is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse areas of Leeds towards the park end of the area and has very close links to the communities on the other side of the park in Beeston, whereas the bottom of the hill has closer links to Hunslet Moor across Dewsbury Road and Holbeck over the ward boundary.

  • The area near the park is predominantly brick terrace housing with a mixture of homeowners, private rented properties, with a small mix of modern and mid-20th-century social housing on the lower part toward the M621.

Hunslet Moor

  • Histrionically known as West Hunslet, the community was cut off from East Hunslet and Hunslet Carr when the motorway was built in the 1960's. The area covers the land between Dewsbury Road to its north-west and the M621 to its north and southeastern edge. It includes Crescent and Grange Towers, the Moor Estate, the Longroyds, Garnets and Oakleys.

  • It is a mix of mid-20th Century social housing with multi-story towers, later-20th Century sheltered accommodation near the city centre end, and brick terrace along the edge of Hunslet Moor and the Oakleys across Tunstall Road.

  • It most predominates feature is Hunslet Moor, a large area of grassland that runs the length of the motorway along the areas south and north eastern border.


  • Historically known as East Hunslet, the area sits between Hunslet Road, A61, A639 Thwaite Gate, A639 Wakefield Road and the railway tracks to its south.

  • The east of the area is mostly mid-20th-century social housing with some new build, while its western area around The Oval is mainly late 20th and 21st-century new build with some sheltered and supported housing.

  • The area still has a large industrial base relative to its size and is also home the famous Hunslet Club.

​Hunslet Carr​

  • The area covers from the M621 in the west to the A639 in the east. The M621 also makes the southern border and the railway line makes the northern.

  • The eastern side of Balm Road is a mixture of mid-20the-century social housing, with some sheltered accommodation, and closer to the A639 is primarily comprised of homeowners. West of Balm Road is again a mix of mid-20th-century social housing with sheltered accommodation, and then extensive older brick terrace streets, mainly rented, near the M621.

  • Like other parts of Hunslet, the area has a historical connection to industry. The Clayton estate, for example, was the site of an extensive factory before its demolition.

Who Can Vote

  • 18 years old or older on Thursday 6 May 2021

  • British, EU, or Commonwealth citizens* who are permanent residents in the UK.

  • Registered to vote by the cut-off date of midnight Friday XX April. You can register to vote here.

  • Registered as living part of the year in the ward. This is important for Students as they can register at their term time and home address and vote in both local elections but we suggest you sign up for a Postal Vote to do this.

When and Where

  • In person between 7 am and 10 pm on Thursday XX May 2021 at your designated Polling Station. You'll be told your designated station on your Polling Card which you'll receive around three weeks in advance. You do not need this to vote - you just need to confirm your name and address to the polling clerk.

  • By post, if you're registered for a Postal Vote​. The voting ballot is sent to you via post three weeks beforehand. You can download a form to register for a Postal Vote here. You must post it back via the enclosed freepost envelope. You can register to vote via post by returning this application no later the 5 pm on the Monday XX April 2021 to Leeds Town Hall.

*A qualifying Commonwealth citizen is someone who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not require such leave.

Hunslet and Riverside Ward Polling Station Locations

HRA - Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW
HRB - Leeds Minster, Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ - In the City of Leeds Room
HRC - The Apostles Continuation Church, Disraeli Gardens, Leeds, LS11 6NR - In the Ground Floor Meeting Room
HRD - Cockburn Sports Hall, Primrose Lane, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 5EW
HRE - Rowland Road Working Mens Club,  38 Rowland Road, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 6ED - In the Committee Room
HRF - Building Blocks Centre, Tempest Road Entrance, Beeston, Leeds, LS11 7DD - In the Main Hall
HRG - Portable building on car park, Adjacent to Hunslet Health Centre, Church Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2PT
HRH - Hunslet Sports and Social Club, Moor Road, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2JJ
​HRI  - Hunslet Church of the Nazerene, Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2QR