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1982 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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Map of the results for the 1982 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1982 Bradford council election.

Elections to City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council were held on Thursday, 6 May 1982, with one third of the council to be elected. The council fell to no overall control after the elections.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1982[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 16 8 2 +6 53.3 38.6 52,635 -2.8%
  Labour 10 0 9 -9 33.3 32.7 44,497 -13.4%
  Alliance 4 3 0 +3 13.3 28.1 38,280 +17.3%
  Independent Muslim 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 518 +0.4%
  Ecology 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 158 -0.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 -0.3%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 +0.0%

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

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 37 43
Labour 50 41
Alliance 3 6
Total 90 90
Working majority  -16   -4 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) K. Greenwood 2,456 44.2 -2.7
Conservative D. Moore 2,384 42.9 +6.6
Labour C. Wardman 720 12.9 -3.9
Majority 72 1.3 -9.2
Turnout 5,560
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing -4.6
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. Nunn 2,469 51.3 +7.9
Labour M. Mould 1,183 24.6 -10.6
Alliance (SDP) J. Ryan 1,162 24.1 +2.6
Majority 1,286 26.7 +18.5
Turnout 4,814
Conservative hold Swing +9.2
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Nelson 2,782 60.2 +4.6
Alliance (Liberal) M. Greenwood 1,076 23.3 +4.8
Labour S. Leman 760 16.5 -9.3
Majority 1,706 36.9 +7.1
Turnout 4,618
Conservative hold Swing -0.1
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. Lee 1,748 41.5 -8.3
Alliance (SDP) J. Minshull 1,277 30.3 +30.3
Labour J. Allinson 1,189 28.2 -22.0
Majority 471 11.2 +10.7
Turnout 4,214
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -19.3
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Walters 2,226 58.1 -16.3
Conservative P. Ridgway 825 21.5 -4.0
Alliance (Liberal) G. Sutcliffe 780 20.4 +20.4
Majority 1,401 36.6 -12.3
Turnout 3,831
Labour hold Swing -6.1
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Turner 2,608 52.5 -16.4
Alliance (SDP) W. Whitley 1,176 23.7 +23.7
Conservative K. Sugden 1,141 23.0 -8.1
Communist I. Iveson 41 0.8 +0.8
Majority 1,432 28.8 -9.0
Turnout 4,966
Labour hold Swing -20.0
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. Seager 2,006 43.0 -7.6
Labour G. Mitchell 1,549 33.2 -16.3
Alliance (Liberal) L. Robinson 1,114 23.9 +23.9
Majority 457 9.8 +8.7
Turnout 4,669
Conservative hold Swing +4.3
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) R. Binns 2,275 48.2 +13.6
Conservative J. Ramsey 1,888 40.0 -0.7
Labour C. Smith 559 11.8 -13.0
Majority 387 8.2 +2.1
Turnout 4,722
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing +7.1
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Swallow 1,786 40.7 +2.3
Labour T. Hare 1,570 35.8 -15.8
Alliance (SDP) C. Delaney 1,029 23.5 +23.5
Majority 216 4.9 -8.3
Turnout 4,385
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.0
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Lewis 1,862 38.6 -5.9
Labour B. Kearns 1,801 37.4 -18.0
Alliance (SDP) E. Williams 1,154 24.0 +24.0
Majority 61 1.3 -9.5
Turnout 4,817
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.0
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. Hobson 2,439 47.2 -13.9
Alliance (SDP) M. Pallard 1,418 27.4 +27.4
Labour L. Crawford 1,315 25.4 -13.5
Majority 1,021 19.7 -2.4
Turnout 5,172
Conservative hold Swing -20.6
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) A. Bagshaw 1,821 44.9 +6.9
Conservative A. Garnett 1,264 31.2 +3.7
Labour B. Gilroy 971 23.9 -10.6
Majority 557 13.7 +10.2
Turnout 4,056
Alliance hold Swing +1.6
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Cussons 2,878 60.9 +5.5
Alliance (SDP) B. Woodman 1,426 30.2 +6.0
Labour G. Psarias 423 8.9 +8.9
Majority 1,452 30.7 -0.5
Turnout 4,727
Conservative hold Swing -0.2
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K. Metcalfe 1,796 34.8 -9.0
Alliance (Liberal) P. Harrison 1,703 33.0 +17.5
Labour F. Sunderland 1,656 32.1 -8.5
Majority 93 1.8 -1.5
Turnout 5,155
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -13.2
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Rye 2,342 49.6 -9.2
Alliance (Liberal) S. Green 1,641 34.8 +13.9
Conservative J. Maxfield 736 15.6 -4.6
Majority 701 14.8 -23.1
Turnout 4,719
Labour hold Swing -11.5
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Beeley 2,239 48.7 -0.7
Conservative M. Cowen 1,425 31.0 -10.4
Alliance (SDP) J. Binns 935 20.3 +11.1
Majority 814 17.7 +9.7
Turnout 4,599
Labour hold Swing +4.8
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Ryalls 1,964 55.4 -19.7
Alliance (SDP) J. McKenna 884 25.0 +24.9
Conservative V. Holdsworth 695 19.6 -5.3
Majority 1,080 30.5 -19.8
Turnout 3,543
Labour hold Swing -22.3
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Martin 1,754 39.8 -17.2
Conservative J. Warren 1,647 37.3 -5.7
Alliance (Liberal) D. Rowley 1,010 22.9 +22.9
Majority 107 2.4 -11.5
Turnout 4,411
Labour hold Swing -5.7
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Rees 1,941 39.7 -11.5
Labour J. Smith 1,729 35.3 -13.4
Alliance (Liberal) M. Farrar 1,221 25.0 +25.0
Majority 212 4.3 +1.9
Turnout 4,891
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.9
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Peet 2,948 57.2 +0.2
Alliance (Liberal) C. Svensgaard 1,739 33.7 +15.7
Labour C. Mullard 469 9.1 -6.7
Majority 1,209 23.4 -15.5
Turnout 5,156
Conservative hold Swing -7.7
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Miller 2,116 52.7 -10.2
Conservative S. Newton 1,071 26.7 +3.2
Alliance (SDP) H. Baines 777 19.3 +11.0
Independent J. Wills 51 1.3 +1.3
Majority 1,045 26.0 -13.5
Turnout 4,015
Labour hold Swing -6.7
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Arthur 2,866 50.0 -4.0
Alliance (SDP) B. Clarke 1,386 24.2 +12.4
Labour G. Porter 1,317 23.0 -11.2
Ecology S. Shepherd 158 2.8 +2.8
Majority 1,480 25.8 +6.0
Turnout 5,727
Conservative hold Swing -8.2
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Downey 1,891 51.8 +7.1
Labour E. Spencer 1,042 28.5 -16.3
Alliance (Liberal) M. Howard 720 19.7 +9.1
Majority 849 23.2 +23.1
Turnout 3,653
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +16.7
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative V. Binney 2,030 40.3 -9.7
Labour R. Swindells 1,812 36.0 -14.0
Alliance (SDP) M. Choudhury 1,192 23.7 +23.7
Majority 218 4.3 +4.3
Turnout 5,034
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +2.1
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Smith 1,632 51.6 -26.1
Alliance (SDP) D. Tempest-Mitchell 850 26.9 +26.9
Conservative T. Hill 681 21.5 -0.7
Majority 782 24.7 -30.8
Turnout 3,163
Labour hold Swing -26.5
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Sowman 1,899 46.6 -13.8
Conservative H. Ibbotson 1,486 36.5 -3.1
Alliance (Liberal) D. Ward 690 16.9 +16.9
Majority 413 10.1 -10.7
Turnout 4,075
Labour hold Swing -5.3
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (SDP) A. Qureshi 2,359 42.4 +42.4
Labour A. Ayub 1,867 33.5 -47.2
Conservative D. Baggley 821 14.7 -4.5
Independent Muslim M. Rafiq 518 9.3 +9.3
Majority 492 8.8 -52.6
Turnout 5,565
Alliance gain from Labour Swing +44.8
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Hodgson 1,612 40.3 -10.9
Labour A. Corina 1,274 31.8 -16.9
Alliance (SDP) L. Hudson 1,115 27.9 +27.9
Majority 338 8.4 +6.0
Turnout 4,001
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.0
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Midgley 2,326 55.8 +3.6
Labour A. Smith 947 22.7 -11.2
Alliance (SDP) L. Evans 898 21.5 +7.6
Majority 1,379 33.1 +14.8
Turnout 4,171
Conservative hold Swing +7.4
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Mangham 1,564 41.7 -22.5
Conservative D. Owen 1,191 31.8 -4.0
Alliance (Liberal) R. Thompson 996 26.5 +26.5
Majority 373 9.9 -18.5
Turnout 3,751
Labour hold Swing -9.2

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 "District results: Bradford". The Yorkshire Post. 7 May 1982.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
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