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1983 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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Map of the results for the 1983 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1983 Bradford council election.

Elections to City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council were held on Thursday, 5 May 1983, with one third of the council to be elected. The council remained under no overall control.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1983[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 16 1 0 +1 53.3 40.2 61,335 +1.6%
  Labour 14 0 1 -1 46.7 39.7 60,473 +7.0%
  Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 20.0 30,432 -8.1%
  Ecology 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 178 +0.0%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 79 +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 43 44
Labour 41 40
Alliance 6 6
Total 90 90
Working majority  -4   -2 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Lightowler 2,780 45.7 +2.9
Alliance (Liberal) I. Blaine 2,419 39.8 -4.4
Labour E. English 878 14.4 +1.5
Majority 361 5.9 +4.6
Turnout 6,077
Conservative hold Swing +3.6
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T. Shaw 2,536 47.6 -3.7
Labour G. Foster 1,847 34.7 +10.1
Alliance (Liberal) N. Tregoning 943 17.7 -6.4
Majority 689 12.9 -13.8
Turnout 5,326
Conservative hold Swing -6.9
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Conquest 3,203 62.2 +1.9
Labour T. Ball 1,099 21.3 +4.9
Alliance (Liberal) M. Greenwood 849 16.5 -6.8
Majority 2,104 40.8 +3.9
Turnout 5,151
Conservative hold Swing -1.5
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T. Hall 2,096 45.0 +3.5
Labour G. Porter 1,638 35.2 +6.9
Alliance (SDP) J. Minshull 925 19.8 -10.4
Majority 458 9.8 -1.3
Turnout 4,659
Conservative hold Swing -1.7
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Coughlin 2,923 62.0 +3.9
Conservative B. Moore 1,083 23.0 +1.4
Alliance (Liberal) G. Sutcliffe 707 15.0 -5.4
Majority 1,840 39.0 +2.5
Turnout 4,713
Labour hold Swing +1.2
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Lambert 3,311 62.8 +10.3
Conservative G. Moore 1,085 20.6 -2.4
Alliance (SDP) W. Whitley 872 16.5 -7.1
Majority 2,226 42.3 +13.4
Turnout 5,268
Labour hold Swing +6.3
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Farley 2,548 47.0 +4.0
Labour G. Mitchell 2,153 39.7 +6.5
Alliance (SDP) P. Garbutt 722 13.3 -10.5
Majority 395 7.3 -2.5
Turnout 5,423
Conservative hold Swing -1.2
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Jerome 2,602 47.1 +7.1
Alliance (Liberal) G. Funnell 1,839 33.3 -14.9
Labour J. Fisk 1,083 19.6 +7.8
Majority 763 13.8 +5.6
Turnout 5,524
Conservative hold Swing +11.0
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. Crawforth 2,140 44.1 +8.3
Conservative K. Sotomayor-Sugden 1,792 37.0 -3.8
Alliance (SDP) J. Ryan 916 18.9 -4.6
Majority 348 7.2 +2.2
Turnout 4,848
Labour hold Swing +6.0
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Godward 2,606 49.2 +11.8
Conservative E. Byrom 2,136 40.3 +1.7
Alliance (SDP) J. Hargreaves 554 10.5 -13.5
Majority 470 8.9 +7.6
Turnout 5,296
Labour hold Swing +5.0
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Huggon 2,824 50.2 +3.1
Labour M. Qureshi 1,582 28.1 +2.7
Alliance (SDP) M. Pollard 1,217 21.6 -5.8
Majority 1,242 22.1 +2.3
Turnout 5,623
Conservative hold Swing +0.2
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Baxter 1,705 36.0 +12.1
Conservative A. Garnett 1,523 32.2 +1.0
Alliance (Liberal) D. Ward 1,503 31.8 -13.1
Majority 182 3.8 -9.9
Turnout 4,731
Labour hold Swing +5.5
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Lightband 3,099 63.8 +2.9
Alliance (SDP) V. Lister 1,238 25.5 -4.7
Labour A. Corina 518 10.7 +1.7
Majority 1,861 38.3 +7.6
Turnout 4,855
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Trigg 2,176 37.5 +2.7
Labour F. Sunderland 2,077 35.8 +3.7
Alliance (Liberal) D. Beaumont 1,549 26.7 -6.3
Majority 99 1.7 -0.1
Turnout 5,802
Conservative hold Swing -0.5
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Eccleston 2,796 61.5 +11.9
Conservative T. Whitley 965 21.2 +5.6
Alliance (Liberal) S. Green 786 17.3 -17.5
Majority 1,831 40.3 +25.4
Turnout 4,547
Labour hold Swing +3.1
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Thorne 2,828 50.9 +2.2
Conservative M. Cowen 1,974 35.5 +4.6
Alliance (SDP) J. Arnold 752 13.5 -6.8
Majority 854 15.4 -2.3
Turnout 5,554
Labour hold Swing -1.2
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Hameed 2,371 54.5 -1.0
Alliance (SDP) J. McKenna 1,141 26.2 +1.3
Conservative V. Holdsworth 841 19.3 -0.3
Majority 1,230 28.3 -2.2
Turnout 4,353
Labour hold Swing -1.1
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Kearns 2,403 46.0 +6.3
Conservative R. Warren 2,021 38.7 +1.4
Alliance (Liberal) D. Rowley 796 15.2 -7.6
Majority 382 7.3 +4.9
Turnout 5,220
Labour hold Swing +2.4
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Hirst 2,526 45.6 +5.9
Labour J. Kerr 2,156 39.0 +3.6
Alliance (Liberal) M. Farrar 853 15.4 -9.5
Majority 370 6.7 +2.3
Turnout 5,535
Conservative hold Swing +1.1
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Wightman 3,204 58.1 +0.9
Alliance (Liberal) C. Svensgaard 1,614 29.3 -4.5
Labour J. Warwick 697 12.6 +3.5
Majority 1,590 28.8 +5.4
Turnout 5,515
Conservative hold Swing +2.7
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Saville 2,493 54.3 +1.6
Conservative B. Larkin 1,341 29.2 +2.5
Alliance (Liberal) I. Horner 758 16.5 -2.8
Majority 1,152 25.1 -0.9
Turnout 4,592
Labour hold Swing -0.4
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Evans 3,266 55.4 +5.3
Labour G. Carey 1,467 24.9 +1.9
Alliance (SDP) K. Trobridge 988 16.7 -7.4
Ecology S. Shepherd 178 3.0 +0.3
Majority 1,799 30.5 +4.7
Turnout 5,899
Conservative hold Swing +1.7
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Kinder 2,281 50.6 -1.2
Labour F. Bastow 1,479 32.8 +4.3
Alliance (Liberal) B. Payne 749 16.6 -3.1
Majority 802 17.8 -5.4
Turnout 4,509
Conservative hold Swing -2.7
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Sunderland 2,238 41.4 +1.1
Labour B. Swindells 2,179 40.3 +4.4
Alliance (SDP) H. Rashid 983 18.2 -5.5
Majority 59 1.1 -3.2
Turnout 5,400
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Mahon 2,563 67.1 +15.5
Conservative J. Sizer 793 20.8 -0.8
Alliance (SDP) L. Robinson 462 12.1 -14.8
Majority 1,770 46.4 +21.6
Turnout 3,818
Labour hold Swing +8.1
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Allinson 2,408 51.4 +4.8
Conservative H. Ibbotson 1,612 34.4 -2.1
Alliance (SDP) R. Jenkins 666 14.2 -2.7
Majority 796 17.0 +6.9
Turnout 4,686
Labour hold Swing +3.4
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Rooney 3,707 63.6 +30.0
Alliance (SDP) S. Akbar 1,351 23.2 -19.2
Conservative D. Baggley 693 11.9 -2.9
Communist M. Ward 79 1.4 +1.4
Majority 2,356 40.4 +31.6
Turnout 5,830
Labour hold Swing +24.6
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Butterfield 2,030 43.3 +3.0
Labour R. Cannell 1,913 40.8 +8.9
Alliance (SDP) C. Thain 749 16.0 -11.9
Majority 117 2.5 -6.0
Turnout 4,692
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -2.9
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Eric Pickles 2,530 56.4 +0.6
Labour B. Leitch 1,302 29.0 +6.3
Alliance (Liberal) R. Taylor 654 14.6 -6.9
Majority 1,228 27.4 -5.7
Turnout 4,486
Conservative hold Swing -2.8
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Wardman 2,151 47.1 +5.4
Conservative D. Owen 1,537 33.7 +1.9
Alliance (SDP) C. Delaney 877 19.2 -7.3
Majority 614 13.4 +3.5
Turnout 4,565
Labour hold Swing +1.7

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. 6 May 1983.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
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