2008 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

2008 local election results in Bradford

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election took place on Thursday 1 May 2008.[1]

Ward resultsEdit

An asterisk denotes an incumbent

Baildon wardEdit

Baildon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Cole* 3,122 55.32
Conservative David Herdson 2,230 39.51
Labour Vera Martin 292 5.17
Majority 892 15.80
Turnout 5,644 48.80
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bingley wardEdit

Cllr. Colin Gill resigned in September 2008 due to strain the position had placed on his professional life.[2] John Pennington was elected in a by-election in December 2008, retaining the seat for the Conservative Party.[3]

Bingley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Gill* 3,529 62.97
Labour David Green 940 16.77
Liberal Democrats Jean Taylor 648 11.56
Green Arthur Arnold 487 8.69
Majority 2,589 46.20
Turnout 5,604 42.99
Conservative hold Swing

Bingley Rural wardEdit

Bingley Rural
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Margaret Eaton* 3,839 71.20
Labour James Newton 690 12.80
Liberal Democrats Alan Sykes 496 9.20
Green Brian Newham 367 6.81
Majority 3,149 58.40
Turnout 5,392 40.49
Conservative hold Swing

Bolton & Undercliffe wardEdit

Bolton and Undercliffe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Margaret Chadwick 2,139 57.41
Labour Ronnie Fieldhouse 798 21.42
Conservative Isa Khan 557 14.95
Green Steven Schofield 232 6.23
Majority 1,341 35.99
Turnout 3,726 34.04
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bowling & Barkerend wardEdit

Incumbent Rupert Oliver switched from the Lib Dems to Labour in October 2006.[4]

Bowling and Barkerend
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Robertshaw 1,796 42.93
Labour Rupert Oliver* (formerly Lib Dem) 1,376 32.89
Liberal Democrats Tracey Leeming 1,012 24.19
Majority 420 10.04
Turnout 4,184 35.76
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Bradford Moor wardEdit

Bradford Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Riaz Ahmed* 2,941 52.56
Labour Mohammed Shaukat 1,869 33.40
Conservative Sakhawat Hussain 786 14.05
Majority 1,072 19.16
Turnout 5,596 48.22
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

City wardEdit

City
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sajawal Hussain* 2,497 63.83
Conservative Saleem Kader 815 20.83
Liberal Democrats Chris Reid 344 8.79
Green Chris Howson 256 6.54
Majority 1,682 43.00
Turnout 3,912 36.81
Labour hold Swing

Clayton & Fairweather Green wardEdit

Clayton & Fairweather Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elaine Byrom* 1,578 37.19
Labour Sinead Engel 1,324 31.20
BNP Neil Crossley 869 20.48
Liberal Democrats Lorna Leeming 387 9.12
UKIP James Illingworth 85 2.00
Majority 254 5.99
Turnout 4,243 39.98
Conservative hold Swing

Craven wardEdit

Craven
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Naylor 3,162 67.22
Labour Robert Beckwith 866 18.41
Liberal Democrats Angela Pearson 676 14.37
Majority 2,296 48.81
Turnout 4,704 38.22
Conservative hold Swing

Eccleshill wardEdit

Eccleshill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Ann Wallace* 1,551 36.45
Conservative John Pennington 1,301 30.58
BNP Leslie Nakonecznyi 763 17.93
Labour Tony Niland 602 14.15
Democratic Nationalists Trish Boyle 38 0.89
Majority 250 5.88
Turnout 4,255 37.40
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Great Horton wardEdit

Cllr. Paul Flowers (Labour Party) stood down in 2011 after "adult content" was found on a council computer he had used.[5] Abdul Jabar retained the seat for the party in a by-election later the same year.[6]

Great Horton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul John Flowers* 2,353 60.50
Conservative Qurban Hussain 1,014 26.07
Liberal Democrats Kasha de Verny 522 13.42
Majority 1,339 34.43
Turnout 3,889 35.58
Labour hold Swing

Heaton wardEdit

Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sajid Akhtar 1,823 37.26
Green David Ford 1,587 32.43
Labour Ashiq Hussain 1,018 20.81
Liberal Democrats Tariq Mahmood 465 9.50
Majority 236 4.82
Turnout 4,893 47.33
Conservative hold Swing

Idle & Thackley wardEdit

Idle and Thackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ed Hall 2,599 61.66
Conservative Ryan Atkinson 1,149 27.26
Labour Rosie Watson 467 11.08
Majority 1,450 34.40
Turnout 4,215 36.27
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Ilkley wardEdit

Ilkley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Gillian Hawkesworth* 3,245 64.35
Labour Andrew Dundas 719 14.26
Liberal Democrats Vaughan Bruce 553 10.97
Green Bryan Websdale 526 10.43
Majority 2,526 50.09
Turnout 5,043 45.36
Conservative hold Swing

Keighley Central wardEdit

Keighley Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Khadim Hussain* 2,559 52.86
Conservative Jamil Arshad 1,404 29.00
Liberal Democrats Roger Beaumont 878 18.14
Majority 1,155 23.86
Turnout 4,841 43.25
Labour hold Swing

Keighley East wardEdit

Keighley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dorothy Clamp 2,059 43.47
Labour Malcolm Slater* 1,995 42.12
Liberal Democrats Judith Brooksbank 683 14.42
Majority 64 1.35
Turnout 4,737 40.93
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Keighley West wardEdit

Robert Payne was subsequently found guilty of tax fraud and jailed in December 2013.[7]

Keighley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Payne 1,542 44.52
Labour Angela Sinfield 1,477 42.64
Liberal Democrats Frank McAulay 445 12.85
Majority 65 1.88
Turnout 3,464 32.12
Conservative gain from BNP Swing

Little Horton wardEdit

Little Horton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Greenwood* 2,063 60.45
Liberal Democrats Alun Griffiths 843 24.70
Conservative Jamshad Khan 507 14.85
Majority 1,220 35.75
Turnout 3,413 33.28
Labour hold Swing

Manningham wardEdit

Manningham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammad Amin 2,319 43.25
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Ishrat Mirza* 2,122 39.57
Respect Arshad Ali 395 7.37
Conservative Adam Jamal 246 4.59
Green John Robinson 214 3.99
Anti-Crime Party Norman Scarth 66 1.23
Majority 197 3.67
Turnout 5,362 49.14
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Queensbury wardEdit

Queensbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Walls* 1,713 38.08
BNP Eric Baxendale 1,521 33.82
Labour Graham Mahony 713 15.85
Liberal Democrats David Weston 306 6.80
UKIP Jason Smith 227 5.05
Democratic Nationalists Laura Beardsworth 18 0.40
Majority 192 4.27
Turnout 4,498 39.70
Conservative hold Swing

Royds wardEdit

Royds
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Thornton* 1,414 39.10
Conservative Derek Green 922 25.50
BNP Linden Baxendale 693 19.16
Liberal Democrats Susan Fletcher 311 8.60
Democratic Nationalists Jim Lewthwaite 276 7.63
Majority 492 13.61
Turnout 3,616 31.74
Labour hold Swing

Shipley wardEdit

Shipley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Martin John Love* 2,238 47.78
Conservative Andy Rowley 1,264 26.99
Labour Emma Hoddinott 688 14.69
Liberal Democrats Christine Briggs 245 5.23
UKIP Philip Bird 153 3.27
Democratic Nationalists Paul Wood 96 2.05
Majority 974 20.79
Turnout 4,684 43.84
Green hold Swing

Thornton & Allerton wardEdit

Thornton and Allerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Charles Sykes 1,750 41.96
BNP Jenny Sampson 1,056 25.29
Labour Mark Blackburn 834 20.00
Liberal Democrats Ruth Weston 475 11.39
Democratic Nationalists Ronald Craig 57 1.37
Majority 695 16.66
Turnout 4,171 37.79
Conservative hold Swing

Toller wardEdit

Councillor Arshad Hussain resigned from the Conservative group in February 2010 to become a Labour councillor.[8]

Toller
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arshad Hussain* 1,986 35.67
Labour Sobia Kauser 1,978 35.53
Liberal Democrats Iqbal Khan 1,326 23.82
Green Sonja McNally 277 4.98
Majority 8 0.14
Turnout 5,567 48.00
Conservative hold Swing

Tong wardEdit

Tong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Johnson* 1,060 36.74
Conservative Simon Buckingham 852 29.53
BNP Rita Cromie 569 19.72
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Yeadon 327 11.33
Democratic Nationalists John Shoesmith 77 2.67
Majority 208 7.21
Turnout 2,885 24.85
Labour hold Swing

Wharfedale wardEdit

Wharfedale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dale Smith* 2,718 66.03
Liberal Democrats Vernon Whelan 677 16.45
Labour Philip Ferriby 373 9.06
Green Richard Howson 348 8.45
Majority 2,041 49.59
Turnout 4,116 45.34
Conservative hold Swing

Wibsey wardEdit

Wibsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Michael Adam Green* 1,397 38.46
Conservative Richard Sheard 921 25.36
BNP Clifford Cockayne 595 16.38
Liberal Democrats Brian Boulton 410 11.29
English Democrat Andrew Clarke 183 5.04
UKIP Stephen White 100 2.75
Democratic Nationalists Terry Wells 26 0.72
Majority 476 13.11
Turnout 3,632 35.46
Labour hold Swing

Windhill & Wrose wardEdit

Windhill and Wrose
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Hall 1,614 39.60
Labour Phil Thornton* 1,290 31.65
Conservative Chris Rowley 705 17.30
Democratic Nationalists Martin Craig 283 6.94
Green Linda Arnold 106 2.60
Independent Michael Breen 78 1.91
Majority 324 7.95
Turnout 4,076 37.50
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Worth Valley wardEdit

Worth Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kirstan Frederick Hopkins* 2,475 60.04
Labour Keith Dredge 1,027 24.92
Liberal Democrats Sam Harris 312 7.57
Green Betts Fetherston 308 7.47
Majority 1,448 35.13
Turnout 4,122 39.79
Conservative hold Swing

Wyke wardEdit

Wyke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Alexander Robinson* 1,187 32.04
Conservative Richard Milczanowski 1,099 29.66
BNP Stephen Cromie 629 16.98
Liberal Democrats Kevin Hall 458 12.36
Democratic Nationalists Neil Craig 332 8.96
Majority 88 2.38
Turnout 3,705 35.96
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2008 and 2010 electionsEdit

Vote changes correspond to the 2008 Council election.

Bingley wardEdit

This was triggered by the resignation of Cllr. Colin Gill (Conservative Party).[2][3]

Bingley by-election, 4 December 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Pennington 1,949 59.88 −3.10
Labour Andrew Mawson 689 21.17 +4.39
Liberal Democrats Jean Taylor 332 10.20 −1.36
Green Arthur Arnold 175 5.38 −3.31
Democratic Nationalists James Lewthwaite 61 1.87 N/A
UKIP Jason Smith 49 1.51 N/A
Majority 1,260 38.71
Turnout 3,262 24.99 −18.00
Conservative hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Local election results 2008 (PDF). City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Webber, Dan (30 September 2008). "Top councillor quits his post". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b Barnett, Ben (5 December 2008). "Tories hang on to Bingley seat". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ Winrow, Jo (6 October 2006). "Rupert takes seat on Labour benches". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  5. ^ Staff writer (20 November 2013). "Ex-Co-op bank boss Paul Flowers' home searched by police". BBC News. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. ^ Wright, Steve (25 November 2011). "Labour hold on easily to Great Horton ward". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ Staff writer (24 December 2013). "Former Bradford councillor Robert Payne jailed for tax fraud". BBC News. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  8. ^ Staff writer (2 February 2010). "Bradford Council groups now have same number of seats". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 27 September 2017.