City of Leeds
|status||Metropolitan Borough , City|
|region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Ceremony county||West Yorkshire|
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 .
Leeds is twinned with 8 cities.
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|
|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|
- Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Parish and Town Councils . Leeds City Council. Retrieved April 1, 2009.
- Leeds' partnerships throughout the world
- Leeds District: total population . Vision of Britain. Retrieved December 19, 2008.