City of Leeds

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status Metropolitan Borough , City
region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremony county West Yorkshire
Trad. county Yorkshire
Administrative headquarters Leeds
surface 551.72 km²
Residents 789.194
was standing 2018
ONS code 00DA

Leeds is a metropolitan borough with the status of a city in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire in England . The administrative seat is the city of the same name, Leeds , in which almost two thirds of the population live. Other notable locations in the borough include Boston Spa , Bramham cum Oglethorpe , Bramhope , Garforth , Horsforth , Morley , Otley , Pudsey , Rawdon , Rothwell , Wetherby, and Yeadon .

The reorganization of the borders and the competencies of the local authorities resulted in the formation of the Metropolitan Borough in 1974. The County Borough of Leeds, the Municipal Boroughs Morley and Pudsey, the Urban Districts Aireborough, Horsforth, Otley and Rothwell and parts of the Rural Districts Tadcaster and Wetherby were merged. These local authorities were previously part of the West Riding of Yorkshire county .

In 1986, Leeds became a de facto Unitary Authority when the central government dissolved the superordinate administration of West Yorkshire. Leeds remained part of West Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes and continues to be responsible for individual higher-level functions such as police, fire services and public transport.


Leeds has a City Council (Leeds City Council) with a total of 99 members; each ward has three MPs. Three elections take place within four years, in each of which a third of the MPs are elected for four years. The city government currently consists of a coalition of the Labor Party and the Greens . Since the abolition of West Yorkshire Council in 1986, the city council has been the highest level of government at the local level. There are a total of 32 civil parishes in Leeds . They represent the lowest level of authority at the local level and the majority have “Parish councils”. The councils of Horsforth , Morley , Otley and Wetherby are known as the "Town council". The core city is a so-called unparished area .

Leeds has a total of eight MPs for the British House of Commons . The eight constituencies are Elmet and Rothwell , Leeds Central , Leeds North East , Leeds North West , Leeds West , Morley and Outwood (partly part of Wakefield ) and Pudsey . Leeds was part of the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency of the European Parliament .

Town twinning

City of Leeds (Rose)

Leeds is twinned with 8 cities.

Population development

The following table shows the population of Leeds in relation to the area of ​​today's Metropolitan Borough.

Population development in the Metropolitan Borough of Leeds since 1801
year 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
Residents 94,421 108,459 137.476 183.015 222.189 249.992 311.197 372,402 433,607 503.493 552.479 606.250 625.854 646.119 668,667 692.003 715.260 739.401 696.732 716.760 715.404 751,500
Changes in % - +14.87 +26.75 +33.13 +21.40 +12.51 +24.48 +19.67 +16.44 +16.12 +9.73 +9.73 +3.23 +3.24 +3.49 +3.49 +3.36 +3.38 −5.77 +2.87 −0.19 +5.05
Source: Vision of Britain and official statistics

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  2. ^ Parish and Town Councils . Leeds City Council. Retrieved April 1, 2009.
  3. ^ Leeds' partnerships throughout the world
  4. ^ Leeds District: total population . Vision of Britain. Retrieved December 19, 2008.

Coordinates: 53 ° 48 ′  N , 1 ° 33 ′  W