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Find people in Leeds

If you're looking for a person in Leeds, type in their name and any address information you have into the search fields above. The local STD code is 0113 and the postcode is LS.

Leeds is a vibrant city in West Yorkshire with an estimated population of 757,500 - making it Britain's third largest city.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Leeds became a centre for the production and trading of wool. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, the city developed into a major mill town with wool being the dominating industry. However, flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing and other industries also thrived in the city.

Leeds is ranked as a Gamma World City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, which means that it is considered important in terms of its cultural, financial and commercial amenities. The city also boasts five universities, with an estimated student population of around 250,000.

With such a bustling community, looking for someone in Leeds (or a 'Loiner' as they are locally known) could prove to be quite a challenge if you're sticking with the old-fashioned phonebook.

Luckily with White Pages, we can help you find the contact details of the person you're looking for in seconds, use the search boxes above to get started.

The rest of this guide will offer you additional information on searching records of people in the city of Leeds.


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Leeds Electoral Register Archives

Access over 10 years' worth of contact details from the edited version of the electoral register. View this guide to using the Electoral Roll to Find People in Leeds

If you would like to view the full version/versions of the Leeds Electoral Register, you will have to submit a request in writing to Leeds Town Hall:

Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow
Telephone: 0113 247 6647
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Copies of the full electoral registers of the area can also be found at the Central Library.

Leeds Central Library
Calverley Street
Telephone: 0113 247 6016
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Subdivisions of Leeds

The city of Leeds is a local government district of West Yorkshire, governed by Leeds City Council. The metropolitan district includes the centre of Leeds and ten surrounding towns in the area;

  • Farsley
  • Garforth
  • Guiseley
  • Horforth
  • Morley
  • Otley
  • Pudsey
  • Rothwell
  • Wetherby
  • Yeadon

Under the Local Government Act of 1974, Leeds became a merger of eleven former local government districts, the city, and County Borough of Leeds, as well as the boroughs of Morley and Pudsey as well as the urban districts of Tadcaster, Wharfedale and Wetherby.

So if you're trying to find the contact details for a person who lives in Leeds or the surrounding areas, try typing one of these place names in the search box above, to help you narrow down your search. This is a particularly useful tip if you happen to be looking for someone with quite a common surname, such as 'Smith.'

For More on Leeds' local History

The Leeds City Council Website has lots of information about local history museums, galleries and exhibitions in the area, which could help supplement any local family history study.

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