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2003 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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Map of the results for the 2003 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 2003 Bradford council election.

Elections to City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council were held on 1 May 2003. Before the election, Wibsey Labour councillor, Keith Thomson, had defected to Independent.[1][2] One third of the council was up for election, and it remained under no overall control.[3][4]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 2003[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 1 2 Decrease1 43.3 30.4 33,604 -8.0%
  Conservative 10 1 3 Decrease2 33.3 32.6 35,988 -5.9%
  Liberal Democrats 6 2 0 Increase2 20.0 23.4 25,885 +6.8%
  Green 1 1 0 Increase1 3.3 5.6 6,140 +1.7%
  BNP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 5.8 6,391 +5.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.0 2,170 -0.0%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 235 -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
Conservative 38 36
Labour 37 36
Liberal Democrat 12 14
Green 2 3
Independent 1 1
Total 90 90
Working majority  -14   -18 

Ward results

Baildon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Malcolm Cole 2,365 46.2 -2.4
Conservative Edward Ward 1,207 23.6 -15.8
BNP David Hobson 842 16.4 +16.4
Labour Miranda Vasey 564 11.0 +2.8
Green Kevin Warnes 143 2.8 -1.1
Majority 1,158 22.6 +13.4
Turnout 5,125 42.2 +1.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +6.7
Bingley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robin Owens 1,972 49.4 -1.7
Labour Frank Needham 1,231 30.8 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Alan Sykes 505 12.6 +3.0
Green Arthur John Arnold 283 7.1 +1.1
Majority 741 18.6 +0.6
Turnout 4,001 37.6 -4.4
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
Bingley Rural[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Cooke 2,149 57.4 -5.5
Labour James Newton 871 23.3 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Margaret Fielden 474 12.7 +4.3
Green Brian Newham 250 6.7 +1.7
Majority 1,278 34.1 -5.0
Turnout 3,779 32.2 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing -2.5
Bolton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats David Gray 1,866 52.6 -10.2
BNP Arthur Bentley 657 18.5 +18.5
Labour Jagtar Deol 606 17.1 -3.8
Conservative Peter Benson 420 11.8 -4.6
Majority 1,209 34.1 -7.8
Turnout 3,552 35.2 -1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -14.3
Bowling[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Rupert Oliver 2,077 61.3 +30.1
Labour Mohammed Darr 809 23.9 -21.3
Conservative Fayzul Islam 500 14.8 -8.8
Majority 1,268 37.4 +23.5
Turnout 3,395 29.9 -1.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +25.7
Bradford Moor[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Mohammod Islam 1,945 41.7 +30.4
Conservative Sakhawat Hussain 1,577 33.8 -12.8
Labour Susanne Rooney 1,147 24.6 -17.6
Majority 368 7.9 +3.4
Turnout 4,727 44.5 +0.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +21.6
Clayton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elaine Byrom 1,267 35.5 -8.6
Labour Olayemi Fagborun 1,058 29.6 -6.5
BNP Lynda Cromie 691 19.3 +19.3
Liberal Democrats Lorna Leeming 449 12.6 -3.0
Green Alexander Suchi 107 3.0 -1.2
Majority 209 5.8 -2.1
Turnout 3,578 34.9 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing -1.0
Craven[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Emmott 2,178 56.6 +1.8
Labour Francis Harrison 996 25.9 -5.8
Liberal Democrats Hamish Hay 671 17.4 +4.0
Majority 1,182 30.7 +7.6
Turnout 3,858 31.1 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
Eccleshill[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Michael Attenborough 1,130 37.9 +5.0
Labour Gareth Logan 847 28.4 -3.2
BNP Kerry Bedford 519 17.4 +2.7
Conservative Richard Sheard 431 14.4 -3.6
Green Joan Foulds 56 1.9 +1.9
Majority 283 9.5 +8.2
Turnout 2,987 32.4 -3.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +4.1
Great Horton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Godward 1,263 37.8 -17.7
Conservative Richard Milczanowski 739 22.1 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Margaret Chadwick 573 17.1 +8.8
BNP James Breslin 546 16.3 +16.3
Green Derek Curtis 221 6.6 +1.0
Majority 524 15.7 -9.4
Turnout 3,346 31.3 -2.7
Labour hold Swing -4.7
Heaton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Fielding 1,544 35.5 -4.4
Conservative Mohammad Masood 1,238 28.4 -18.3
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Mirza 1,124 25.8 +19.0
Green John Francis Love 448 10.3 +5.0
Majority 306 7.0 +0.2
Turnout 4,372 37.9 -5.1
Labour hold Swing +6.9
Idle[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ann Lesley Ozolins 2,266 52.1 +1.8
BNP Stewart Williams 874 20.1 +20.1
Conservative Harry Sissling 596 13.7 -14.5
Labour Shofiqul Islam 497 11.4 -10.2
Green Judith Wever 119 2.7 +2.7
Majority 1,392 32.0 +9.9
Turnout 4,359 35.4 -0.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -9.1
Ilkley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Smith 2,441 57.9 -6.3
Labour Paul Dutton 994 23.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrats James Keeley 777 18.4 +6.1
Majority 1,447 34.3 -6.5
Turnout 4,240 38.6 -4.4
Conservative hold Swing -3.2
Keighley North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm Slater 1,598 38.4 -9.4
Conservative Nancy Holdsworth 1,293 31.1 -10.0
Green Arif Hussain 871 20.9 +20.9
Liberal Democrats James Main 397 9.5 -1.6
Majority 305 7.3 +0.6
Turnout 4,174 37.9 +0.8
Labour hold Swing +0.3
Keighley South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Joyce 1,149 51.2 -11.2
Liberal Democrats Christopher Campbell Brown 568 25.3 +14.2
Conservative Robert Payne 529 23.5 -2.9
Majority 581 25.9 -10.1
Turnout 2,282 26.4 -3.4
Labour hold Swing -12.7
Keighley West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Thorne 1,123 34.6 -10.2
Conservative David McKay 949 29.2 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Isa Khan 504 15.5 +5.5
Independent Brian Hudson 407 12.5 -1.6
Independent John Philip 264 8.1 +8.1
Majority 174 5.4 -8.2
Turnout 3,274 29.2 -4.9
Labour hold Swing -4.1
Little Horton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Greenwood 1,297 43.5 -7.5
Conservative Khadam Hussain 1,119 37.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Paul Michell 444 14.9 +7.6
Green Brian Ford 123 4.1 -0.3
Majority 174 6.0 -10.3
Turnout 2,991 30.9 -5.9
Labour hold Swing -5.1
Odsal[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Adam Green 1,604 50.7 -0.3
Conservative Jonathan Stubbs 871 27.5 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher Boulton 687 21.7 +6.3
Majority 733 23.2 +3.2
Turnout 3,184 27.3 -4.7
Labour hold Swing +1.6
Queensbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Smith 1,633 32.9 -10.1
BNP Paul Cromie 1,489 30.0 +30.0
Labour Carolyn Lowing 1,370 27.6 -12.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Lambert 472 9.5 -1.1
Majority 144 2.9 +0.4
Turnout 4,969 37.4 +7.3
Conservative hold Swing -20.0
Rombalds[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Palmer 2,678 57.1 +0.3
Liberal Democrats Ambrose Micklem 906 19.3 +0.8
Labour Andrew Dundas 860 18.3 -6.4
Green Julie Cowdery 243 5.2 +5.2
Majority 1,772 37.8 +5.7
Turnout 4,704 37.2 -3.0
Conservative hold Swing -0.2
Shipley East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Blackburn 1,172 38.9 -12.0
BNP Christopher Hill 773 25.6 +25.6
Conservative Derek Taylor 470 15.6 -8.4
Liberal Democrats John Hall 464 15.4 -2.9
Green Christina Love 135 4.5 -2.3
Majority 399 13.2 -13.7
Turnout 3,016 31.3 +1.9
Labour hold Swing -18.8
Shipley West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Robert Nicholls 2,423 50.3 +8.2
Conservative William Mills Oldfield 1,298 26.9 -3.1
Labour Vanda Greenwood 700 14.5 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Alexander Cole 397 8.2 +2.8
Majority 1,125 23.3 +11.3
Turnout 4,834 42.7 -4.4
Green gain from Conservative Swing +5.6
Thornton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Buffham 1,381 44.1 +1.0
Independent Melanie Milnes 876 28.0 +0.3
Labour Catherine Rowen 540 17.2 -2.9
Liberal Democrats David Weston 216 6.9 +1.2
Green Michael Rawnsley 119 3.8 +0.4
Majority 505 16.1 +0.7
Turnout 3,137 33.2 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
Toller[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Amir Hussain 1,623 43.1 -14.8
Liberal Democrats Christine Reid 1,259 33.4 +27.6
Conservative John Robertshaw 886 23.5 -12.8
Majority 364 9.7 -11.9
Turnout 3,791 32.5 -16.7
Labour hold Swing -21.2
Tong[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Johnson 1,172 63.2 +0.4
Conservative Michael George Ellis 379 20.4 -5.6
Liberal Democrats Joan Collins 304 16.4 +5.2
Majority 793 42.7 +6.0
Turnout 1,863 20.0 -4.3
Labour hold Swing +3.0
Undercliffe[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mohammed Jamil 1,124 36.5 +5.8
Labour Raymond Bage 890 28.9 -13.2
Liberal Democrats Edward Hallmann 839 27.3 +5.8
Green Steven Schofield 222 7.2 +1.6
Majority 234 7.6 -3.7
Turnout 3,102 31.1 -3.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.5
University[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Munir Ahmed 1,937 39.7 -15.9
Conservative Meherban Hussain 1,221 25.0 -9.3
Liberal Democrats Naveed Ilyas 721 14.8 +10.0
Independent Karl Dallas 623 12.8 +12.8
Green John Robinson 377 7.7 +2.4
Majority 716 14.7 -6.5
Turnout 4,906 36.2 -7.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -3.3
Wibsey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Ritchie Berry 1,400 50.6 -9.3
Conservative Dorothy Craven 859 31.0 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Brian Boulton 508 18.4 +6.9
Majority 541 19.5 -11.7
Turnout 2,788 28.8 -4.9
Labour hold Swing -5.8
Worth Valley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Glen Miller 1,653 45.7 +4.0
Labour Mark Curtis 1,279 35.4 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Samuel Harris 448 12.4 +3.9
Socialist Alliance Jillian Crowther 235 6.5 +6.5
Majority 374 10.3 -2.0
Turnout 3,636 30.6 -5.9
Conservative hold Swing -1.0
Wyke[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosemary Watson 1,463 50.1 +3.9
Conservative John Arthur Stead 930 31.8 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Matthew Boulton 529 18.1 -2.6
Majority 533 18.2 +5.2
Turnout 2,940 25.4 -2.0
Labour hold Swing +2.6

By-elections between 2003 and 2004

Great Horton By-Election 16 October 2003[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Liz Devlin 926 36.9 -0.9
Conservative Richard Milczanowski 764 30.4 +8.3
Liberal Democrats Paul Michell 692 27.6 +10.5
Green Derek Curtis 129 5.1 -1.5
Majority 162 6.5 -9.2
Turnout 2,511 23.4 -7.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -4.6

References

  1. ^ "Councillors: By Party". bradford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 15 October 2003. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Election 2003: party totals". bradford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 20 August 2003. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  3. ^ 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 "2003 elections" (PDF). bradford.gov. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". gwydir.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
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