City of Leeds

Leeds is a metropolitan borough with the status of a city in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire in England. Administrative center is the city of Leeds, in the nearly two-thirds of the population lives. Other important towns in the Borough are Boston Spa, Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Bramhope, Garforth, Horsforth, Morley, Otley, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rothwell, Wetherby and Yeadon.

The reorganization of the limits and the capabilities of local authorities led in 1974 to form the Metropolitan Borough. Were fused while the County Borough Leeds, the Municipal Boroughs Morley and Pudsey, the Urban Districts Aireborough, Horsforth, Otley and Rothwell and parts of the Rural Districts Tadcaster and Wetherby. These authorities previously belonged to the county of West Riding of Yorkshire.

1986 Leeds was in fact a Unitary Authority, as the central government dissolved the superordinate management of West Yorkshire. Leeds remained for ceremonial purposes part of West Yorkshire, and is still responsible for individual higher-level tasks such as police, fire and public transport.


Leeds City Council has a ( Leeds City Council ) with a total of 99 members; each Ward represents three deputies. Within four years, three elections are held, in which one third of the deputies are elected for four years in office. Currently, the city government consists of a coalition of the Labour Party and the Greens. Since the abolition of West Yorkshire Council 1986, the City Council is the highest governing body at the local level. There are a total of 32 parishes Civil in Leeds. They represent the lowest instance on the local level and represents the majority have " Parish councils ". The councils of Horsforth, Morley, Otley and Wetherby are called " Town council " means. The core city is a so-called unparished area.

Leeds provides a total of eight deputies for the British House of Commons. The eight constituencies hot Elmet and Rothwell, Leeds Central, Leeds North East, Leeds North West, Leeds West, Morley and Outwood ( partly belongs to Wakefield ) and Pudsey. Leeds is part of the constituency of Yorkshire and the Humber European Parliament.


Leeds is twinned with 8 cities.

  • Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
  • Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Germany Dortmund, Germany
  • South Africa Durban, South Africa
  • People's Republic of China Hangzhou, China
  • France Lille, France
  • United States Louisville, United States
  • Germany Siegen, Germany

Population Development

The following table shows the population of Leeds, based on the area of today's Metropolitan Boroughs.