The EDP has failed in their bid to win the by-election in Leeds. The election saw Chris Beverley, former BNP councillor on Leeds City Council, beaten by the Morley Borough Independent candidate in the contest for a place on Morley Town Council.
After the nomination cock-up that resulted in Labour not standing a candidate this was seen by many as the EDPs best chance of a by-election win in years.
The result was:
Morley Central ward. Morley Town Council.
Gareth Beevers. MBI. 305. 66.4%
Chris Beverley. EDP. 154. 33.6%