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1995 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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Map of the results for the 1995 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1995 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 4 May 1995, with one third of the council up for election. Prior to the election there had been a by-election in Tong after incumbent Labour councillor, Gerry Sutcliffe, was selected as their candidate for the Bradford South by-election, which Labour successfully defended.[1] Labour retained control of the council.[2][3]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1995[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 25 9 1 Increase8 83.3 54.4 69,751 +3.8%
  Conservative 4 1 9 Decrease8 13.3 28.5 36,565 -0.9%
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 1 Steady 3.3 13.8 17,626 -3.2%
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.9 2,484 -0.5%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 1,002 +0.8%
Militant Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 312 +0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 312 -0.5%
  Natural Law 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 46 +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
Labour 50 58
Conservative 36 28
Liberal Democrat 4 4
Total 90 90
Working majority  10   26 

Ward results

Baildon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats T. Browne 2,320 43.5 +7.1
Conservative M. Hope 1,810 34.0 -5.0
Labour H. Gundry 973 18.3 -1.2
Green C. Harris 226 4.2 -0.9
Majority 510 9.6 +7.1
Turnout 5,329
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +6.0
Bingley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Flood 2,520 56.5 +10.1
Conservative M. Startin 1,622 36.3 -0.5
Green M. Thompson 321 7.2 +3.9
Majority 898 20.1 +10.6
Turnout 4,463
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.3
Bingley Rural[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Cooke 1,917 43. -3.5
Labour M. Gregory 1,902 43.2 +8.8
Liberal Democrats J. Hutton 581 13.2 -5.3
Majority 15 0.3 -12.4
Turnout 4,400
Conservative hold Swing -6.1
Bolton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Kitson 1,664 42.2 +4.3
Liberal Democrats H. Middleton 1,506 38.2 -2.1
Conservative F. Lee 769 19.5 +0.5
Majority 158 4.0 +1.6
Turnout 3,939
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.2
Bowling[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Ali 1,932 51.4 -17.0
Independent Labour D. Coughlin 1,002 26.7 +26.7
Liberal Democrats J. Harrington 435 11.6 -3.6
Conservative J. Ridyard 282 7.5 -1.2
Green K. Spencer 104 2.8 -0.6
Majority 930 24.8 -28.4
Turnout 3,755
Labour hold Swing -21.8
Bradford Moor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Virdee 1,826 44.3 -22.6
Conservative S. Hussain 1,775 43.1 +21.7
Liberal Democrats J. Collins 521 12.6 +3.4
Majority 51 1.2 -44.3
Turnout 4,122
Labour hold Swing -22.1
Clayton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Y. Tough 2,332 50.7 -2.9
Conservative R. Farley 1,825 39.7 -6.7
Liberal Democrats L. McKeever 301 6.5 +6.5
Green J. Robinson 140 3.0 +3.0
Majority 507 11.0 +3.7
Turnout 4,598
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1.9
Craven[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. McNally 2,030 45.0 +9.6
Conservative D. Harrison 1,908 42.3 -1.3
Liberal Democrats G. Morgan 568 12.6 -8.3
Majority 122 2.7 -5.5
Turnout 4,506
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.4
Eccleshill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Midwood 2,024 60.4 +5.4
Conservative P. Kewitz 876 26.2 +1.6
Liberal Democrats M. Attenborough 449 13.4 -7.0
Majority 1,148 34.3 +3.8
Turnout 3,349
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Great Horton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Godward 2,560 63.9 +3.3
Conservative V. Binney 854 21.3 -2.9
Liberal Democrats C. Wright 468 11.7 -1.2
Green P. Mills 121 3.0 +0.8
Majority 1,706 42.6 +6.2
Turnout 4,003
Labour hold Swing +3.1
Heaton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Maguire 3,109 61.8 +0.8
Conservative G. Gidley 1,363 27.1 -5.0
Liberal Democrats A. Cruden 383 7.6 +7.6
Green P. Braham 174 3.5 -3.4
Majority 1,746 34.7 +5.9
Turnout 5,029
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.9
Idle[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Baxter 2,185 48.5 +8.1
Liberal Democrats C. Beardmore 1,700 37.7 -8.2
Conservative A. White 621 13.8 +0.1
Majority 485 10.8 +5.3
Turnout 4,506
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +8.1
Ilkley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. Smith 2,585 55.8 +7.7
Labour R. Fox 2,050 44.2 +26.9
Majority 535 11.5 -19.3
Turnout 4,635
Conservative hold Swing -9.6
Keighley North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Slater 2,995 63.0 +8.9
Conservative J. Cope 1,213 25.5 -6.7
Liberal Democrats A. Carter 548 11.5 -2.3
Majority 1,782 37.5 +15.6
Turnout 4,756
Labour hold Swing +7.8
Keighley South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Hancock 2,625 74.5 +5.5
Liberal Democrats J. Brooksbank 484 13.7 +0.5
Conservative R. Moorehouse 414 11.7 -6.0
Majority 2,141 60.8 +9.6
Turnout 3,523
Labour hold Swing +2.5
Keighley West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Thorne 2,770 65.5 +8.5
Conservative G. Smith 923 21.8 -5.5
Liberal Democrats D. Burslam 537 12.7 -3.0
Majority 1,847 43.7 +14.0
Turnout 4,230
Labour hold Swing +7.0
Little Horton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I. Greenwood 2,443 71.4 +9.2
Conservative T. Gledhill 347 10.1 -8.8
Militant Labour H. Oakes 312 9.1 +9.1
Liberal Democrats A. Griffiths 251 7.3 -7.1
Green C. Smith 66 1.9 -2.4
Majority 2,096 61.3 +17.9
Turnout 3,419
Labour hold Swing +9.0
Odsal[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Green 2,971 65.5 +7.6
Conservative D. Manogue 932 20.5 -4.7
Liberal Democrats K. Hall 518 11.4 -2.0
Green P. Harrison 116 2.6 -0.9
Majority 2,039 44.9 +12.2
Turnout 4,537
Labour hold Swing +6.1
Queensbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Womersley 3,011 65.2 +9.9
Conservative M. Blundell 1,078 23.3 -4.8
Liberal Democrats J. Saul 483 10.5 -6.1
Natural Law G. Clark 46 1.0 +1.0
Majority 1,933 41.9 +14.8
Turnout 4,618
Labour hold Swing +7.3
Rombalds[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Wightman 2,114 43.7 -1.4
Labour A. Niland 1,505 31.1 +3.7
Liberal Democrats A. Micklem 1,216 25.1 -2.3
Majority 609 12.6 -5.1
Turnout 4,835
Conservative hold Swing -2.5
Shipley East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Redfern 2,328 67.0 +9.7
Conservative D. Servant 525 15.1 -1.9
Liberal Democrats J. Hall 495 14.3 -5.3
Independent M. Love 124 3.6 +3.6
Majority 1,803 51.9 +14.0
Turnout 3,472
Labour hold Swing +5.3
Shipley West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Reilly 2,721 50.5 +1.5
Conservative J. Carroll 1,830 34.0 -0.7
Green D. Ford 446 8.3 +3.5
Liberal Democrats C. Svensgaard 388 7.2 -4.3
Majority 891 16.5 +2.3
Turnout 5,385
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1.1
Thornton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Longthorn 2,002 51.7 +5.2
Conservative J. Buffham 1,344 34.7 -2.9
Liberal Democrats H. Wright 409 10.6 -2.2
Green M. Rawnsley 116 3.0 -0.2
Majority 658 17.0 +8.1
Turnout 3,871
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.0
Toller[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Hussain 2,618 46.3 +11.3
Labour S. Hussain 2,464 43.6 -5.9
Liberal Democrats S. Devonshire 448 7.9 -4.2
Green N. Taimuri 123 2.2 -1.2
Majority 154 2.7 -11.8
Turnout 5,653
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.6
Tong[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Mahon 1,908 77.4 +5.9
Conservative D. Jagger 336 13.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrats K. Robinson 221 9.0 -3.6
Majority 1,572 63.8 +4.9
Turnout 2,465
Labour hold Swing +2.3
Undercliffe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Fairfax 2,432 67.6 +5.0
Conservative M. Matloob 508 14.1 -4.9
Liberal Democrats E. Hallman 472 13.1 -2.1
Independent R. Johnson 188 5.2 +5.2
Majority 1,924 53.4 +9.9
Turnout 3,600
Labour hold Swing +4.9
University[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Ahmed 3,472 68.4 -11.1
Conservative I. Ahmed 1,074 21.1 +10.2
Green N. Tart 531 10.5 +0.8
Majority 2,398 47.2 -21.3
Turnout 5,077
Labour hold Swing -10.6
Wibsey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Berry 2,578 65.3 +1.1
Conservative D. Craven 890 22.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrats B. Boulton 480 12.2 -2.2
Majority 1,688 42.8 +0.1
Turnout 3,948
Labour hold Swing +0.0
Worth Valley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Young 2,027 46.1 +9.8
Conservative M. Ellis 1,495 34.0 -2.1
Liberal Democrats C. Brown 871 19.8 -7.7
Majority 532 12.1 +11.9
Turnout 4,393
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.9
Wyke[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Beeley 2,392 65.0 +7.6
Conservative D. Owen 717 19.5 -7.5
Liberal Democrats H. Boulton 573 15.6 -0.1
Majority 1,675 45.5 +15.1
Turnout 3,682
Labour hold Swing +7.5

References

  1. ^ "Councillors: Tong Ward". bradford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 22 February 1997. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ 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. 5 May 1995.
  3. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
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