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1975 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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Elections to City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council were held on 1 May 1975, with one third of the seats up for election. The election resulted in the Conservatives retaining control.[1][2] Voter turnout was 34.0%.[3]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1975[1][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 21 4 0 +4 67.7 51.2 56,741 +8.4%
  Labour 8 0 3 -3 33.3 31.4 34,815 -5.3%
  Liberal 2 0 1 -1 9.7 11.8 13,138 -0.6%
  Ratepayers & Residents Association 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.1 2,327 +2.1%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 1,364 +1.2%
  British Campaign to Stop Immigration 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.9 1,051 -4.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.6 718 -1.7%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 403 +0.4%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 235 -0.1%
  Social Credit 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 106 +0.0%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:[2]

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 53 57
Labour 31 28
Liberals 9 8
Total 93 93
Working majority  13   21 

Ward results

Allerton[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Pollard 2,614 58.7 +19.8
Labour F. Longstaff 1,295 29.1 +3.4
Liberal K. Stoodley 540 12.1 -15.4
Majority 1,319 29.6 +18.2
Turnout 4,449 36.0
Conservative hold Swing +8.2
Baildon[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal P. Atkinson 2,442 45.5 +9.0
Conservative L. Lancaster 1,961 36.5 -4.1
Labour H. Lambert 969 18.0 -4.9
Majority 481 8.9 +4.8
Turnout 5,372 47.7
Liberal hold Swing +6.5
Bingley: Central, East, North & West[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T. Shaw 2,672 53.7 -7.1
Liberal P. Blaine 1,235 24.8 +24.8
Labour J. Tatham 1,072 21.5 -17.7
Majority 1,437 28.9 +7.3
Turnout 4,979 41.0
Conservative hold Swing -15.9
Bolton[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T. Hall 1,649 48.7 +15.5
Labour J. Lambert 916 27.0 +3.5
Liberal A. South 822 24.3 -9.9
Majority 733 21.6 +20.6
Turnout 3,387 33.2
Conservative hold Swing +6.0
Bowling[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Coughlin 836 44.0 -15.4
Conservative J. Ambler 743 39.1 -1.4
Liberal L. Terrington 319 16.8 +16.8
Majority 93 4.9 -14.0
Turnout 1,898 25.0
Labour hold Swing -7.0
Bradford Moor[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Rees 1,331 36.3 +2.1
Labour M. Thornton 1,282 35.0 -8.0
British Campaign to Stop Immigration J. Merrick 1,051 28.7 +9.5
Majority 49 1.3 -7.4
Turnout 3,664 33.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.0
Clayton & Queensbury[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Hirst 3,293 66.8 +13.9
Labour D. Hoyle 1,457 29.6 -4.6
Communist J. Baruch 179 3.6 +3.6
Majority 1,836 37.2 +18.5
Turnout 4,929 31.0
Conservative hold Swing +9.2
Craven: Silsden, Addingham, Kildwick & Steeton with Eastburn[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K. Hawkins 2,355 56.0 +21.0
Liberal D. Robinson 1,025 24.4 +5.4
Labour I. Newton 731 17.4 -4.2
National Front A. Fairey 92 2.2 +2.2
Majority 1,330 31.6 +20.9
Turnout 4,203 45.9
Conservative hold Swing +7.8
Denholme, Cullingworth, Bingley South & Wilsden[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative L. Fullylove 2,430 58.7 -11.4
Liberal M. Greenwood 916 22.1 +22.1
Labour J. Tough 792 19.1 -10.7
Majority 1,514 36.6 -3.6
Turnout 4,138 40.1
Conservative hold Swing -16.7
Eccleshill[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. Riggs 1,502 43.2 +13.0
Labour G. Midwood 1,019 29.3 +2.0
Liberal W. Sheffield 805 23.2 -13.2
National Front A. Farrow 147 4.2 +4.2
Majority 483 13.9 +7.8
Turnout 3,473 33.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.5
Great Horton[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Rawnsley 2,116 54.5 +9.0
Labour G. Avis 1,218 31.4 -9.1
Ratepayers & Residents Association H. Baines 530 14.2 +14.2
Majority 898 23.1 +18.1
Turnout 3,884 38.3
Conservative hold Swing +9.0
Haworth, Oakworth & Oxenhope[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Midgley 2,577 65.6 +13.7
Labour D. Hanson 1,180 31.4 -13.7
Majority 1,397 37.2 +27.4
Turnout 3,757 32.4
Conservative hold Swing +13.7
Heaton[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative L. Hamer 2,755 74.2 +25.5
Labour P. Birkby 960 25.8 +4.0
Majority 1,795 48.3 +21.4
Turnout 3,715 33.7
Conservative hold Swing +10.7
Idle[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal A. Bagshaw 1,516 34.9 -13.3
Conservative H. Worsley 1,069 24.6 +0.6
Labour K. Hemingway 948 21.8 +2.4
Independent T. Keighley 718 16.5 +16.5
National Front G. Robinson 98 2.2 +2.2
Majority 447 10.3 -13.8
Turnout 4,349 37.5
Liberal hold Swing -6.9
Ilkley: Ben Rhydding, Ilkley North, South & West[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H. Illingworth 1,985 47.5 -9.0
Ratepayers & Residents Association G. Harwood 1,777 42.5 +42.5
Labour O. Hanson 417 10.0 -9.3
Majority 208 5.0 -32.3
Turnout 4,179 43.0
Conservative hold Swing -25.7
Ilkley: Burley, Holme & Menston[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Spencer 2,094 53.4 +6.5
Liberal P. Normandale 1,395 35.6 -1.7
Labour D. Warwick 434 11.1 -4.9
Majority 699 17.8 +8.2
Turnout 3,923 53.5
Conservative hold Swing +4.1
Keighley: Keighley Central, East & South[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Clarkson 1,716 43.9 -24.1
Conservative H. Harrison 1,407 36.0 +4.1
Liberal M. Heraty 540 13.8 +13.8
National Front G. Wright 242 6.2 +6.2
Majority 309 7.9 -28.3
Turnout 3,905 36.1
Labour hold Swing -14.1
Keighley: Morton & Keighley North East[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H. Milton 1,631 64.0 +8.4
Labour H. Binns 695 27.3 -17.0
National Front D. Hudson 221 8.7 +8.7
Majority 936 36.7 +25.4
Turnout 2,547 33.2
Conservative hold Swing +12.7
Keighley: North West & West[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative I. Cowen 2,215 52.5 +14.2
Labour A. Keller 1,766 41.9 -2.9
National Front J. Smith 237 5.6 +5.6
Majority 449 10.6 +4.1
Turnout 4,218 36.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.5
Laisterdyke[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Wood 952 60.5 -1.2
Conservative C. York 621 39.5 +15.1
Majority 331 21.0 -16.3
Turnout 1,573 21.7
Labour hold Swing -8.1
Little Horton[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. McElroy 1,565 54.4 -5.3
Conservative A. Townsend 1,313 45.6 +22.1
Majority 252 8.8 -27.4
Turnout 2,878 25.0
Labour hold Swing -13.7
Manningham[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Smith 1,704 52.9 +21.2
Labour C. Khan 1,096 34.0 +7.8
Liberal C. Mennell 317 9.8 +9.8
Social Credit J. Jennings 106 3.3 +0.4
Majority 608 18.9 +15.8
Turnout 3,223 27.7
Conservative hold Swing +6.7
Odsal[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. Lang 1,836 55.9 +6.0
Labour D. Mangham 1,447 44.1 +1.5
Majority 389 11.8 +4.6
Turnout 3,283 30.9
Conservative hold Swing +2.2
Shipley: Central, North & East[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Wedgworth 2,313 62.4 +0.9
Conservative G. Mawson 1,339 36.1 +2.0
Communist L. Sheilds 56 1.5 -2.9
Majority 974 26.3 -1.1
Turnout 3,708 33.3
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Shipley: South & West[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative O. Messer 3,153 70.6 +1.0
Labour E. Saville 912 20.4 -10.0
Independent Labour J. Briscoe 403 9.0 +9.0
Majority 2,241 50.2 +11.1
Turnout 4,468 44.3
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
Thornton[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Singleton 1,791 53.1 +12.2
Labour L. Wassall 809 24.0 -3.3
Liberal R. Taylor 770 22.8 +5.3
Majority 982 29.1 +15.5
Turnout 3,370 33.6
Conservative hold Swing +7.7
Tong[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Smith 1,430 61.6 -12.5
Conservative L. Heginbotham 891 38.4 +12.5
Majority 539 23.2 -25.0
Turnout 2,321 19.0
Labour hold Swing -12.5
Undercliffe[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H. Ibbotson 1,258 44.0 -6.3
Labour R. Kitson 980 34.3 -15.4
Liberal L. Woodcock 496 17.3 +17.3
National Front W. Collins 124 4.3 +4.3
Majority 278 9.7 +9.0
Turnout 2,858 31.9
Conservative hold Swing +4.5
University[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Rhodes 1,179 51.0 +2.4
Conservative T. Dines 931 40.2 +12.0
National Front T. Brown 203 8.8 +8.8
Majority 248 10.7 -9.7
Turnout 2,313 27.4
Labour hold Swing -4.8
Wibsey[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Gross 1,928 66.4 +10.5
Labour F. Bastow 974 33.6 -0.6
Majority 954 32.9 +11.1
Turnout 2,902 27.2
Conservative hold Swing +5.5
Wyke[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Slicer 1,577 52.0 +19.9
Labour L. Kearns 1,455 48.0 -19.9
Majority 122 4.0 -31.7
Turnout 3,032 25.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +19.9

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "District results: Bradford". The Yorkshire Post. 2 May 1975. Scans
  2. ^ a b "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "Bradford election results". Telegraph & Argus. 2 May 1975.
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1975 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election
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