Middleton is a largely residential suburb of Leeds and historically a village in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated on a hill 4 miles south of Leeds city centre. By 1934, 2,377 council houses had been built and the housing estate was considered to be a “garden suburb”, but was found to be remote and lacking in facilities by the residents. The area attracted more social housing when the Westwoods and Manor Farm estates were developed in the 1960s. A large private housing estate was built at Sharp Lane after 1972 and 1,300 houses were built at Leeds New Forest Village after 2005.
Local candidate Craig Sweaton is campaigning to win the council seat in this ward.