VOTERS have elected councillors for the new Parish and Town councils across Kirklees.

Thousands voted at the same time as the Kirklees Council elections for representatives in Kirkburton, Meltham and Denby Dale.

Councillors elected and the number of votes they received were as follows:


Kirkheaton Ward Bill Armer (Conservative) 422; Pamela Brook (Liberal Democrats) 578; Keiron Dunn (Labour) 507; Alison Munro (Liberal Democrats) 519

Lepton Ward Stephen Beresford (Liberal Democrats) 701; Richard Burton (Green) 666; Peter Cunnington (Green) 625; Sharon Dunford (Green) 635; John Hirst (Independent) 562; Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas; Robert Barraclough (Green) 525; Andrew Cooper (Green) 349

Lepton and Whitley Upper WardCass Whittingham (Green) 394; Ben Wightman (Green) 298

Shelley Ward Helen Barraclough (Conservative) 501; Lynn Parsley (Independent) 462; Suzanne Triggs (Green) 478

Shepley Ward Michelle Atkinson (Green) 576; Amanda Shaw (Conservative) 464; Mark Sykes (Conservative) 452

Kirkburton Ward Roger Beaumont (Conservative) 594; Norman Berry (Conservative) 599; Derek Hardcastle (Green) 994; Vanda White (Green) 672

MELTHAM TOWN COUNCIL Susan Andrew (Independent) 1,147; Nigel Brook (Independent) 1,139; Jean Danson (Independent) 1,466; Edgar Holroyd-Doveton (Independent) 1,332; Terry Lyons (Independent) 1,997; David Maxfield (Independent) 1,100; Pat Maxfield (Independent) 1,112; Alan Redfearn (Independent) 1,394; Shirley Watson (Independent) 1,545; Paul White (Independent) 1,035; David Woodhead (Liberal Democrats) 1,048; Jean Wrathall (Independent) 1,229


Clayton West Ward John Cook (Conservative) 393; Lynn Hardy (Conservative) 525; Lynsey Harris (Labour) 576; Bev Rushforth (Conservative) 431

Denby and Cumberworth Ward Richard Brook (Labour) 927; Cynthia Naylor (Conservative) 953; Rob Pickford (Conservative) 732; Claire Rimmer (Labour) 917; Steven Slater (Conservative) 852; Michael Watson (Conservative) 824

Emley Ward Tim Bennett (Conservative) 334; Ray Gott (Conservative) 320; Stephen Kinchin 295; Edward Shaw (Labour) 348

Skelmanthorpe Ward Tom Abbey (Conservative) 661; Mark Fahey (Conservative) 729; Allan Hinde-King (Independent) 595; Graham Turner (Labour) 1,018; Kelvyn Waites (Independent) 600; Martin Walker (Conservative) 744