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1984 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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Map of the results for the 1984 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1984 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 3 May 1984, with one third of the council and an extra vacancy in Bradford Moor to be elected. The council remained under no overall control.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1984[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 2 2 0 54.8 44.9 62,243 +5.2%
  Conservative 12 2 2 0 38.7 38.6 53,537 -1.6%
  Alliance 2 0 0 0 6.4 16.4 22,726 -3.6%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 149 +0.1%
  Workers Revolutionary 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 90 +0.1%

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

Party Previous council New council
Conservatives 44 44
Labour 40 40
Alliance 6 6
Total 90 90
Working majority  -2   -2 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) M. Atkinson 2,656 49.0 +9.2
Conservative C. Charlesworth 2,033 37.5 -8.2
Labour B. Hughes 731 13.5 -1.0
Majority 623 11.5 +5.5
Turnout 5,420
Alliance hold Swing +8.7
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Booth 2,237 48.9 +1.3
Labour G. Carey 1,370 30.0 -4.7
Alliance (Liberal) N. Tregoning 966 21.1 +3.4
Majority 867 19.0 +6.0
Turnout 4,573
Conservative hold Swing +3.0
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Pettit 2,664 56.9 -5.3
Labour Y. Tough 1,102 23.5 +2.2
Alliance (SDP) F. Sunderland 915 19.5 +3.1
Majority 1,562 33.4 -7.5
Turnout 4,681
Conservative hold Swing -3.7
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Gaunt 1,767 43.1 -1.9
Labour G. Mitchell 1,500 36.6 +1.4
Alliance (SDP) J. Minshull 831 20.3 +0.4
Majority 267 6.5 -3.3
Turnout 4,098
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -1.6
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. Coughlin 3,008 73.0 +11.0
Conservative B. Moore 1,111 27.0 +4.0
Majority 1,897 46.0 +7.0
Turnout 4,119
Labour hold Swing +3.5
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Cannell 2,930 63.3 +0.4
Labour R. Bilheimer 2,835
Conservative P. Magson 1,204 26.0 +5.4
Conservative S. Newton 1,133
Alliance (SDP) C. Lee 498 10.7 -5.8
Alliance (SDP) W. Whitley 463
Majority 1,726 37.3 -5.0
Turnout 4,632
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -2.5
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Sutcliffe 2,513 48.0 +8.3
Conservative E. Byrom 2,082 39.8 -7.2
Alliance (SDP) J. Brennan 635 12.1 -1.2
Majority 431 8.2 +1.0
Turnout 5,230
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.7
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Hoare 1,963 43.5 -3.6
Alliance (Liberal) G. Funnell 1,657 36.7 +3.4
Labour S. Best 893 19.8 +0.2
Majority 306 6.8 -7.0
Turnout 4,513
Conservative hold Swing -3.5
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Dewhirst 2,013 46.1 +1.9
Conservative D. Hill 1,595 36.5 -0.5
Alliance (Liberal) J. Taylor 761 17.4 -1.5
Majority 418 9.6 +2.4
Turnout 4,369
Labour hold Swing +1.2
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Deeny 2,558 53.8 +4.6
Conservative R. Warren 1,734 36.5 -3.8
Alliance (SDP) R. Haines 458 9.6 -0.8
Majority 824 17.3 +8.5
Turnout 4,750
Labour hold Swing +4.2
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. King 2,930 60.0 +9.8
Labour S. Khokhar 1,398 28.6 +0.5
Alliance (SDP) M. Khan 555 11.4 -10.3
Majority 1,532 31.4 +9.3
Turnout 4,883
Conservative hold Swing +4.6
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Alliance (Liberal) D. Ward 1,664 36.3 +4.5
Conservative H. Lycett 1,490 32.5 +0.3
Labour G. Porter 1,429 31.2 -4.9
Majority 174 3.8 -0.0
Turnout 4,583
Alliance hold Swing +2.1
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Blann 2,445 53.2 -10.7
Alliance (Liberal) S. Moorhouse 1,706 37.1 +11.6
Labour S. Tatham 447 9.7 -0.9
Majority 739 16.1 -22.3
Turnout 4,598
Conservative hold Swing -11.1
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Flanagan 2,319 47.0 +11.2
Conservative P. Gilmour 1,981 40.2 +2.6
Alliance (SDP) T. Figgess 633 12.8 -13.9
Majority 338 6.8 +5.1
Turnout 4,933
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.3
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Ryan 2,631 66.1 +4.6
Conservative D. Lynas 834 20.9 -0.3
Alliance (Liberal) B. Salmons 516 13.0 -4.3
Majority 1,797 45.1 +4.9
Turnout 3,981
Labour hold Swing +2.4
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Bowen 2,584 52.3 +1.4
Conservative T. Whitley 1,635 33.1 -2.4
Alliance (Liberal) R. Quayle 722 14.6 +1.1
Majority 949 19.2 +3.8
Turnout 4,941
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Cairns 2,733 71.3 +16.8
Conservative G. Johnson 743 19.4 +0.1
Alliance (SDP) M. Afzal 357 9.3 -16.9
Majority 1,990 51.9 +23.7
Turnout 3,833
Labour hold Swing +8.3
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Bentley 2,398 50.4 +4.3
Conservative J. Sizer 1,525 32.0 -6.7
Alliance (Liberal) K. Reynolds 838 17.6 +2.3
Majority 873 18.3 +11.0
Turnout 4,761
Labour hold Swing +5.5
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative I. Cookland 2,361 44.5 -1.1
Labour G. Foster 2,242 42.3 +3.3
Alliance (Liberal) C. Best 701 13.2 -2.2
Majority 119 2.2 -4.4
Turnout 5,304
Conservative hold Swing -2.2
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. Clavering 2,834 56.3 -1.8
Alliance (Liberal) C. Svensgaard 1,236 24.5 -4.7
Labour J. Grogan 964 19.1 +6.5
Majority 1,598 31.7 +2.9
Turnout 5,034
Conservative hold Swing +1.4
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Free 2,219 57.2 +2.9
Conservative B. Larkin 1,071 27.6 -1.6
Alliance (Liberal) I. Horner 590 15.2 -1.3
Majority 1,148 29.6 +4.5
Turnout 3,880
Labour hold Swing +2.2
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative O. Messer 2,747 50.1 -5.2
Labour C. Butler 1,950 35.6 +10.7
Alliance (SDP) M. Pollard 781 14.3 -2.5
Majority 797 14.5 -15.9
Turnout 5,478
Conservative hold Swing -7.9
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Townsend 1,960 45.2 -5.4
Labour R. Swindells 1,909 44.0 +11.2
Alliance (Liberal) S. Whitehead 469 10.8 -5.8
Majority 51 1.2 -16.6
Turnout 4,338
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -8.3
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Goldberg 2,651 49.1 +8.7
Conservative V. Holdsworth 2,129 39.4 -2.0
Alliance (SDP) H. Rashid 623 11.5 -6.7
Majority 522 9.7 +8.6
Turnout 5,403
Labour hold Swing +5.3
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Senior 2,936 80.1 +13.0
Conservative H. Thorne 730 19.9 -0.9
Majority 2,206 60.2 +13.8
Turnout 3,666
Labour hold Swing +6.9
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Goodyear 2,559 57.8 +6.4
Conservative H. Ibbotson 1,380 31.1 -3.2
Alliance (SDP) M. Attenborough 491 11.1 -3.1
Majority 1,179 26.6 +9.6
Turnout 4,430
Labour hold Swing +4.8
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Ajeeb 4,321 78.0 +14.5
Conservative J. Orpwood 720 13.0 +1.1
Alliance (SDP) G. Telfer 346 6.2 -16.9
Communist J. Baruch 149 2.7 +1.3
Majority 3,601 65.0 +24.6
Turnout 5,536
Labour hold Swing +6.7
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. Hillam 2,205 51.3 +8.1
Labour R. Kubicsek 2,001 46.6 +5.8
Workers Revolutionary E. McEvoy 90 2.1 +2.1
Majority 204 4.7 +2.3
Turnout 4,296
Conservative hold Swing +1.1
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. Hodgson 2,224 53.7 -2.7
Labour B. Brown 1,527 36.9 +7.8
Alliance (Liberal) R. Taylor 390 9.4 -5.2
Majority 697 16.8 -10.5
Turnout 4,141
Conservative hold Swing -5.2
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. Kearns 2,407 55.4 +8.3
Conservative D. Owen 1,203 27.7 -6.0
Alliance (SDP) J. Ryan 731 16.8 -2.4
Majority 1,204 27.7 +14.3
Turnout 4,341
Labour hold Swing +7.1

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. 4 May 1984.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
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