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1996 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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Map of the results for the 1996 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1996 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 2 May 1996, with one third of the council up for election. Labour retained control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1996[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 13 0 Increase13 76.7 49.4 58,339 -5.0%
  Conservative 4 0 15 Decrease15 13.3 31.8 37,575 +3.3%
  Liberal Democrats 3 2 0 Increase2 9.9 16.3 19,302 +2.5%
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.5 1,825 -0.4%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.6 732 -0.2%
Militant Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 362 +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
Labour 58 71
Conservative 28 13
Liberal Democrat 4 6
Total 90 90
Working majority  26   52 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats A. Micklem 2,540 53.3 +9.7
Conservative R. Cope 1,697 35.6 +1.6
Labour M. Yaqoob 531 11.1 -7.1
Majority 843 17.7 +8.1
Turnout 4,768
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +4.0
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Sinclair 1,959 44.0 -12.5
Conservative C. Gill 1,903 42.7 +6.4
Liberal Democrats C. Svensgaard 412 9.2 +9.2
Green M. Thompson 179 4.0 -3.2
Majority 56 1.3 -18.9
Turnout 4,453
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -9.4
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Pettit 2,030 46.4 +2.8
Labour M. Leslie 1,802 41.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrats J. Hutton 541 12.4 -0.8
Majority 228 5.2 +4.9
Turnout 4,373
Conservative hold Swing +2.4
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats H. Middleton 2,073 54.0 +15.7
Labour B. Singh 1,096 28.5 -13.7
Conservative M. Gaunt 673 17.5 -2.0
Majority 977 25.4 +21.4
Turnout 3,842
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +14.7
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Ryan 1,819 57.1 +5.6
Independent Labour D. Coughlin 732 23.0 -3.7
Conservative J. Ridyard 362 11.4 +3.8
Liberal Democrats R. Harrington 273 8.6 -3.0
Majority 1,087 34.1 +9.3
Turnout 3,186
Labour hold Swing +4.6
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Khaliq 2,046 50.0 +5.7
Conservative M. Choudhary 1,642 40.1 -2.9
Liberal Democrats J. Collins 403 9.8 -2.8
Majority 404 9.9 +8.6
Turnout 4,091
Labour hold Swing +4.3
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Whitfield 1,992 51.2 +0.5
Conservative E. Byrom 1,487 38.2 -1.5
Liberal Democrats A. Wilson-Fletche 308 7.9 +1.4
Green M. Rawnsley 104 2.7 -0.4
Majority 505 13.0 +2.0
Turnout 3,891
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1.0
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Harrison 2,113 47.0 +4.6
Labour R. Kelly 1,762 39.2 -5.9
Liberal Democrats G. Morgan 623 13.8 +1.2
Majority 351 7.8 +5.1
Turnout 4,498
Conservative hold Swing +5.2
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Rooney 1,524 53.1 -7.3
Conservative H. Lycett 903 31.4 +5.3
Liberal Democrats M. Attenborough 444 15.5 +2.1
Majority 621 21.6 -12.7
Turnout 2,871
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -6.3
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Collard 2,230 60.2 -3.8
Conservative M. Crabtree 993 26.8 +5.5
Liberal Democrats C. Wright 370 10.0 -1.7
Green W. Taylor 112 3.0 +0.0
Majority 1,237 33.4 -9.2
Turnout 3,705
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -4.6
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Ajeeb 2,251 45.1 -16.7
Conservative J. King 2,102 42.1 +15.0
Liberal Democrats A. Cruden 405 8.1 +0.5
Green J. Robinson 231 4.6 +1.2
Majority 149 3.0 -31.7
Turnout 4,989
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -15.8
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats D. Ward 2,173 52.7 +15.0
Labour F. Dale 1,300 31.5 -16.9
Conservative A. White 648 15.7 +1.9
Majority 873 21.2 +10.4
Turnout 4,121
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +15.9
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. Powell 2,421 51.5 -4.3
Labour R. Fox 1,515 32.2 -12.0
Liberal Democrats M. Cohen 765 16.3 +16.3
Majority 906 19.3 +7.7
Turnout 4,701
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Macpherson 2,512 55.6 -7.3
Conservative K. Jepson 1,514 33.5 +8.0
Liberal Democrats A. Carter 490 10.8 -0.7
Majority 998 22.1 -15.4
Turnout 4,516
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -7.6
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Thomas 2,411 75.5 +1.0
Conservative C. Coleman 463 14.5 +2.7
Liberal Democrats M. Hamid 320 10.0 -3.7
Majority 1,948 61.0 +0.2
Turnout 3,194
Labour hold Swing -0.8
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Mudd 2,511 61.5 -3.9
Conservative W. Redman 1,099 26.9 +5.1
Liberal Democrats J. Brooksbank 470 11.5 -1.2
Majority 1,412 34.6 -9.1
Turnout 4,080
Labour hold Swing -4.5
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Mir 1,857 65.8 -5.6
Conservative G. Johnson 454 16.1 +5.9
Liberal Democrats A. Griffiths 359 12.7 +5.4
Militant Labour M. Dominguez 151 5.3 -3.8
Majority 1,403 49.7 -11.6
Turnout 2,821
Labour hold Swing -5.7
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. O'Neill 2,316 59.6 -5.9
Conservative J. Robertshaw 1,037 26.7 +6.1
Liberal Democrats K. Hall 532 13.7 +2.3
Majority 1,279 32.9 -12.0
Turnout 3,885
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -6.0
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Mason 2,145 55.2 -10.0
Conservative L. Jagger 1,241 32.0 +8.6
Liberal Democrats J. Saul 497 12.8 +2.3
Majority 904 23.3 -18.6
Turnout 3,883
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -9.3
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Smith 2,446 50.8 +7.1
Labour A. Atkins 1,588 33.0 +1.8
Liberal Democrats J. Main 782 16.2 -8.9
Majority 858 17.8 +5.2
Turnout 4,816
Conservative hold Swing +2.6
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Thornton 1,944 63.7 -3.3
Conservative D. Servant 568 18.6 +3.5
Liberal Democrats J. Hall 431 14.1 -0.1
Green M. Love 108 3.5 +3.5
Majority 1,376 45.1 -6.8
Turnout 3,051
Labour hold Swing -3.4
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Gundry 2,121 43.5 -7.0
Conservative J. Carroll 1,766 36.2 +2.2
Green D. Ford 554 11.4 +3.1
Liberal Democrats J. Gregory 433 8.9 +1.7
Majority 355 7.3 -9.3
Turnout 4,874
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -4.6
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Kettlewell 1,561 47.0 -4.7
Conservative M. Ellis 1,155 34.8 -0.1
Liberal Democrats H. Wright 477 14.4 +3.8
Green A. Suchi 87 2.6 -0.4
Militant Labour L. Wilkinson 38 1.1 +1.1
Majority 406 12.2 -4.8
Turnout 3,318
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -2.4
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Brown 2,891 52.2 +8.6
Conservative A. Rashid 2,190 39.6 -6.7
Liberal Democrats S. Devonshire 280 5.1 -2.9
Green N. Taimuri 131 2.4 +0.2
Militant Labour C. Thompson 43 0.8 +0.8
Majority 701 12.7 +9.9
Turnout 5,535
Labour hold Swing +7.6
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Cairns 1,555 73.7 -3.7
Conservative E. Harker 301 14.3 +0.6
Liberal Democrats C. Devonshire 204 9.7 +0.7
Green P. Braham 49 2.3 +2.3
Majority 1,254 59.5 -4.3
Turnout 2,109
Labour hold Swing -2.1
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Foord 1,942 63.2 -4.3
Conservative E. Blackburn 690 22.5 +8.3
Liberal Democrats E. Hallmann 440 14.3 +1.2
Majority 1,252 40.8 -12.7
Turnout 3,072
Labour hold Swing -6.3
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Hussain 3,331 72.3 +3.9
Conservative I. Grieve 601 13.0 -8.1
Liberal Democrats L. McKeever 277 6.0 +6.0
Green N. Tart 270 5.9 -4.6
Militant Labour S. Jackson 130 2.8 +2.8
Majority 2,730 59.2 +12.0
Turnout 4,609
Labour hold Swing +6.0
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V. McMath 2,129 61.2 -4.1
Conservative R. Sheard 909 26.1 +3.6
Liberal Democrats B. Boulton 439 12.6 +0.5
Majority 1,220 35.1 -7.7
Turnout 3,477
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -3.8
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Cope 1,808 43.6 -2.5
Conservative G. Hodgson 1,242 30.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrats D. Samuels 1,093 26.4 +6.5
Majority 566 13.7 +1.6
Turnout 4,143
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -3.2
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Niland 1,890 57.9 -7.0
Conservative V. Owen 925 28.3 +8.9
Liberal Democrats H. Boulton 448 13.7 -1.8
Majority 965 29.6 -15.9
Turnout 3,263
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -7.9

By-elections between 1996 and 1998

Heaton by-election 26 September 1996[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John King 2,041 50.4 +8.3
Labour 1,808 44.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrats 202 5.0 -3.1
Majority 233 5.8 +2.8
Turnout 4,051 34.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +4.4
Shipley West by-election 9 October 1997[3][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rowland Dale 1,263 36.8 -6.7
Conservative 1,222 35.6 -0.6
Green 667 19.4 +8.0
Liberal Democrats 284 8.3 -0.6
Majority 41 1.2 -6.1
Turnout 3,436
Labour hold Swing -3.0
Baildon by-election 20 November 1997[3][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Cole 1,614 52.3 -1.0
Conservative 1,077 34.9 -0.7
Labour 372 12.1 +1.0
Independent 22 0.7 +0.7
Majority 537 17.4 -0.3
Turnout 3,085 24.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -0.1

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. 3 May 1996.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Local Authority Byelection Results". gwydir.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Councillors: Heaton Ward". bradford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 31 January 1998. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Councillors: Shipley West Ward". bradford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 31 January 1998. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Councillors: Baildon Ward". bradford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 31 January 1998. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
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