Council meetings involve all ninety nine of the City’s elected members and are chaired by the Lord Mayor.
Somewhere in the region of six ordinary Council meetings are held each year, usually commencing at 1.00 p.m. on a Wednesday. Business conducted at an ordinary Council meeting includes:
The Annual meeting of the Council, usually held on an evening in late May, elects the Lord Mayor for the municipal year and determines all committee and decision making arrangements for the new municipal year.
Occasionally the Council holds special meetings to appoint honorary aldermen and alderwomen or honorary freemen of the City.
*It should be noted that anyone interested in bringing a deputation to a Council meeting should apply in writing with a copy of their proposed speech to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 14 clear days prior to the meeting.
Please note that the Council will try all means possible to enable all interested parties to be present at Full Council, Executive Board and Committee meetings where decisions take place. However due to the limited seating capacity within the Civic Hall meeting rooms, the Council regrets that access for all may not always be possible.
Meetings of Full Council are currently being held remotely. Observers can view live webcasts of the meetings at Leeds City Council’s YouTube channel via: