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2011 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

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2011 local election results in Bradford
2011 local election results in Bradford

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election took place on Thursday 5 May 2011.

Ward results

An asterisk denotes an incumbent.

Baildon ward

Baildon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger L'Amie* 2,820 52.61 +10.77
Labour Jen Kilyon 1,132 21.12 +12.38
Liberal Democrats Barney Lerner 969 18.08 −19.33
Green Helen Broadhead 439 8.19 +3.42
Majority 1,688 31.49
Turnout 5,387 47.12 +0.99
Conservative hold Swing

Bingley ward

Bingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mark Shaw 3,228 53.08 −0.01
Labour Andrew Mawson 1,940 31.90 +9.88
Green Arthur Arnold 612 10.06 −0.48
Liberal Democrats Vernon Whelan 301 4.95 −3.44
Majority 1,288 21.18
Turnout 6,117 46.22 +2.36
Conservative hold Swing

Bingley Rural ward

Bingley Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Cooke* 3,280 58.71 +3.40
Labour Robert Beckwith 1,456 26.06 +11.02
Green Brian Newham 428 7.66 −0.05
Liberal Democrats Alan Sykes 423 7.57 −0.84
Majority 1,824 32.65
Turnout 5,626 43.06 +1.37
Conservative hold Swing

Bolton & Undercliffe ward

Bolton and Undercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Howard Middleton* 1,825 47.28 −9.78
Labour Gareth Logan 1,536 39.79 +15.04
Conservative Sadia Waheed 499 12.93 −3.70
Majority 289 7.49
Turnout 3,914 35.30 −0.68
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bowling & Barkerend ward

Bowling and Barkerend
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Imran Khan 2,003 43.66 +13.69
Conservative Mohammed Jamil* 1,433 31.23 −15.07
Liberal Democrats Tracey Leeming 1,152 25.11 +3.30
Majority 570 12.42
Turnout 4,636 40.02 +0.90
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Bradford Moor ward

Bradford Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ghazanfer Khaliq* 2,835 66.58 +26.85
Liberal Democrats Ali Jamal 1,204 28.28 +1.74
Conservative Khalid Anjum 219 5.14 −28.59
Majority 1,631 38.30
Turnout 4,301 37.14 −11.50
Labour hold Swing

City ward

City
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shakeela Lal* 2,875 64.03 +9.81
Conservative Munir Ahmed 1,242 27.66 +2.22
Green Derek Curtis 226 5.03 +0.13
Liberal Democrats Robson Brown 147 3.27 −3.55
Majority 1,633 36.37
Turnout 4,531 41.55 +1.48
Labour hold Swing

Clayton & Fairweather Green ward

Clayton & Fairweather Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Carol Thirkill 2,172 55.52 +21.41
Conservative David Servant 1,184 30.27 −0.46
Green Patricia Porter 308 7.87 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lorna Leeming 248 6.34 −7.32
Majority 988 25.26
Turnout 3,935 35.80 −6.14
Labour hold Swing

Craven ward

Craven
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Kelly* 3,046 56.48 +5.07
Labour Peter Cheney 1,491 27.65 +4.43
Liberal Democrats Gerald Ebden 455 8.44 −3.18
Green Vanessa Pilny 401 7.44 +2.26
Majority 1,555 28.83
Turnout 5,429 44.46 +5.66
Conservative hold Swing

Eccleshill ward

Eccleshill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ruth Billheimer 1,522 43.06 +24.66
Liberal Democrats Debbie Jessop 1,305 36.92 −7.52
Conservative Colin McPhee 708 20.03 +8.89
Majority 217 6.14
Turnout 3,564 32.64 −6.05
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Great Horton ward

Great Horton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Godward* 3,059 75.38 +37.27
Conservative Qurban Hussain 625 15.40 −7.16
Liberal Democrats Michael Stelling 374 9.22 −22.12
Majority 2,434 59.98
Turnout 4,101 36.61 −4.15
Labour hold Swing

Heaton ward

Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rizwan Malik* 2,516 48.35 +9.29
Conservative Mohammad Masood 1,370 26.33 +2.69
Green Sonja McNally 1,114 21.41 −8.48
Liberal Democrats Lynne Gray 204 3.92 −3.50
Majority 1,146 22.02
Turnout 5,224 48.16 −1.96
Labour hold Swing

Idle & Thackley ward

Two councillors were elected in this ward, as Cllr. Ed Hall (Liberal Democrats) had resigned, citing personal reasons.[1]

Idle and Thackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jeanette Sunderland* 2,382 53.03 −5.80
Liberal Democrats Alun Griffiths 1,858 41.36 −17.47
Labour Frank Dignan 994 22.13 +9.59
Labour Yvonne Oliver 958 21.33 +8.97
Conservative Christopher Clough 947 21.08 +3.64
Conservative Jackie Whiteley 782 17.41 −0.04
Green Stuart Winchester 406 9.04 N/A
Majority 864 19.23
Turnout 4,526 38.23 −0.87
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Ilkley ward

Ilkley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Smith* 3,153 53.39 −5.32
Labour Neil Fraser 1,625 27.51 +6.38
Liberal Democrats Samuel Harris 777 13.16 +0.85
UKIP Paul Latham 351 5.94 N/A
Majority 1,528 25.87
Turnout 5,949 52.86 +7.85
Conservative hold Swing

Keighley Central ward

Keighley Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kaneez Akthar 2,523 43.44 +9.14
Conservative Zafar Ali* 2,445 42.10 −12.12
Liberal Democrats Gerald Brooksbank 533 9.18 −2.30
Green Julian Hughes 307 5.29 N/A
Majority 78 1.34
Turnout 5,896 51.36 +1.97
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Keighley East ward

Keighley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doreen Lee* 2,452 49.88 +11.94
Conservative David Harrison 1,779 36.19 +0.12
Liberal Democrats Judith Brooksbank 432 8.79 −4.10
Green Celia Hickson 253 5.15 N/A
Majority 673 13.69
Turnout 4,956 42.65 +1.45
Labour hold Swing

Keighley West ward

Keighley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jan Smithies 1,865 50.24 +9.33
Conservative Christopher Herd 1,617 43.56 +22.39
Liberal Democrats Fran McAulay 230 6.20 +0.53
Majority 248 6.68
Turnout 3,753 35.88 −0.92
Labour hold Swing

Little Horton ward

Little Horton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sher Khan* 3,144 86.78 +27.46
Liberal Democrats Liam Prentice 287 7.92 −6.33
Conservative Thomas McMeeking 192 5.30 −9.82
Majority 2,857 78.86
Turnout 3,658 33.53 −4.47
Labour hold Swing

Manningham ward

Asama Javed defected from Labour to Respect in March 2015.[2]

Manningham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Asama Javed 3,981 73.15 +41.05
Liberal Democrats Qasim Khan 1,067 19.61 −33.93
Green John Robinson 243 4.47 −0.08
Conservative Sharaz Ahmed 151 2.77 −0.29
Majority 2,914 53.55
Turnout 5,474 49.17 −4.38
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Queensbury ward

In June 2011 Lynda Cromie and her husband Paul (also a councillor) left the British National Party citing 'personal reasons'. They now stand as The Queensbury Ward Independents.[3]

Queensbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BNP Lynda Cromie* 1,461 34.79 −1.82
Conservative Andrew Smith 1,136 27.05 −6.26
Labour Rosie Watson 994 23.67 +3.27
UKIP Jason Smith 412 9.81 N/A
Liberal Democrats Lisa Clarke 197 4.69 −5.00
Majority 325 7.74
Turnout 4,217 38.03 −3.56
BNP hold Swing

Royds ward

In 2008, James Lewthwaite stood in this ward as a British National Party candidate.

Royds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gill Thornton* 1,809 53.66 +14.24
Conservative Sharon Robertshaw 959 28.45 +9.56
Democratic Nationalists James Lewthwaite 380 11.27 −21.21
Liberal Democrats John Bolton 223 6.62 −2.59
Majority 850 25.22
Turnout 3,402 30.13 −4.64
Labour hold Swing

Shipley ward

Shipley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Kevin Warnes* 2,208 42.94 −0.97
Labour Alex Ross 1,333 25.92 +9.47
Conservative Andrew Rowley 1,194 23.22 −1.45
UKIP Philip Bird 219 4.26 +2.41
Liberal Democrats Russell Halliday 188 3.66 −2.27
Majority 875 17.02
Turnout 5,162 47.79 +1.71
Green hold Swing

Thornton & Allerton ward

Thornton and Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael McCabe* 1,922 47.37 +7.35
Labour Mark Blackburn 1,536 37.86 +15.20
Green Michael Rawnsley 470 11.58 N/A
Liberal Democrats Shabir Khan 129 3.18 −8.64
Majority 386 9.51
Turnout 4,083 37.64 +0.04
Conservative hold Swing

Toller ward

Toller
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Amir Hussain* 3,978 80.49 +34.24
Conservative Mahmood Hussain 590 11.94 −31.37
Green Dawud Islam 262 5.30 N/A
Liberal Democrats Arif Mehmood 112 2.27 −8.16
Majority 3,388 68.56
Turnout 4,990 43.55 −6.08
Labour hold Swing

Tong ward

Tong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Ruding* 1,772 61.23 +14.51
Conservative Paul Dymond 593 20.49 +3.25
Green Jason Crowley 187 6.46 N/A
Democratic Nationalists Liam Haines 174 6.01 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Yeadon 168 5.81 −3.63
Majority 1,179 40.74
Turnout 2,915 24.76 −3.54
Labour hold Swing

Wharfedale ward

Matt Palmer resigned from the Conservative Party to move to Jersey with his family in 2012.[4] The seat was retained for the party by Jackie Whiteley in a by-election 15th November 2012.[5]

Wharfedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matt Palmer* 2,801 59.74 −6.49
Labour Dave Allen 974 20.77 +7.49
Green Janet Souyave 502 10.71 N/A
Liberal Democrats James Main 412 8.79 −11.70
Majority 1,827 38.96
Turnout 4,713 51.81 +8.82
Conservative hold Swing

Wibsey ward

Wibsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Berry* 1,814 52.50 +14.36
Conservative Richard Sheard 809 23.42 +3.16
UKIP Jamie Illingworth 363 10.51 N/A
Liberal Democrats Brian Boulton 243 7.03 −6.73
English Democrat Andrew Clarke 226 6.54 N/A
Majority 1,005 29.09
Turnout 3,472 35.12 −3.77
Labour hold Swing

Windhill & Wrose ward

Windhill and Wrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Hinchcliffe 1,911 46.79 +16.92
Liberal Democrats John Watmough* 1,328 32.52 −0.53
Conservative Richard Sibley 591 14.47 −1.79
Green Helen Love 254 6.22 +4.05
Majority 583 14.28
Turnout 4,106 38.88 −3.05
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Worth Valley ward

Worth Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rebecca Poulsen 2,062 47.72 +4.53
Labour Mark Curtis 1,524 35.27 +4.30
Green Robert Swindells 423 9.79 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sharon Purvis 312 7.22 −1.38
Majority 538 12.45
Turnout 4,364 42.38 +0.03
Conservative hold Swing

Wyke ward

Wyke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sarah Ferriby* 1,962 53.04 +17.23
Conservative Richard Milczanowski 1,067 28.85 +3.38
Democratic Nationalists Neil Craig 402 10.87 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kevin Hall 268 7.25 −3.58
Majority 895 24.20
Turnout 3,726 37.17 −0.70
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2011 and 2012 elections

Vote changes correspond to the 2011 Council election.

Great Horton ward

This was triggered by the resignation of Cllr. Paul Flowers (Labour Party) who stood down after "adult content" was found on a council computer he had used.[6][7]

Great Horton by-election, 24 November 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul Jabar 1,993 58.58 −16.80
Conservative Mehrban Hussain 705 20.72 +5.32
Liberal Democrats Mary Slingsby 337 9.91 +0.69
UKIP Jason Smith 294 8.64 N/A
Green Celia Hickson 73 2.15 N/A
Majority 1,288 37.86
Turnout 3,417 27.19 −9.42
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Barnett, Ben (11 April 2011). "119 contest 31 Bradford Council seats up for grabs on May 5". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ Wilde, Claire (27 March 2015). "Sitting Bradford councillor defects from Labour Party to Respect". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ O'Rourke, Tanya (20 June 2011). "Paul and Lynda Cromie stand down for 'personal reasons'". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  4. ^ Redhead, Jonathan (3 October 2012). "Tory councillor resigns with a broadside at Bradford Council". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ Staff writer (16 November 2012). "Conservative candidate takes Wharfedale seat". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. ^ Staff writer (20 November 2013). "Ex-Co-op bank boss Paul Flowers' home searched by police". BBC News. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ Wright, Steve (25 November 2011). "Labour hold on easily to Great Horton ward". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
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