City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election, 1998

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Map of the results for the 1998 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 7 May 1998, with one third of the council up for election. Since the previous election there had been a number of by-elections resulting in two Labour defenses and a Conservative gain in Heaton, due to be defended at this election. Labour retained control of the council.[1][2][3][4]

Election result[edit]

Bradford Local Election Result 1998[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 0 5 Decrease5 56.7 41.3 42,087 -8.1%
  Conservative 10 5 1 Increase4 33.3 38.6 39,356 +6.8%
  Liberal Democrat 3 1 0 Increase1 10.0 16.4 16,707 +0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.1 2,100 +0.6%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.4 1,429 +1.4%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 321 +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
Labour 70 65
Conservative 14 18
Liberal Democrat 6 7
Total 90 90
Working majority  50   40 

Ward results[edit]

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat A. Thornton 2,166 49.3 -4.0
Conservative C. Charlesworth 1,916 43.6 +8.0
Labour C. Rangzeb 314 7.1 -4.0
Majority 250 5.7 -12.0
Turnout 4,396
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing -6.0
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. Gill 2,046 48.1 +5.4
Labour I. Bowmaker 1,794 42.2 -1.8
Liberal Democrat R. Walter 288 6.8 -2.5
Green M. Thompson 124 2.9 -1.1
Majority 252 5.9 +4.7
Turnout 4,252
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.6
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Eaton 2,631 62.1 +15.7
Labour L. Cooper 1,310 30.9 -10.3
Liberal Democrat C. Svensgaard 295 7.0 -5.4
Majority 1,321 31.2 +26.0
Turnout 4,236
Conservative hold Swing +13.0
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat A. Hillary 1,822 56.1 +2.2
Labour R. Goulden 872 26.9 -1.7
Conservative H. Lycett 553 17.0 -0.5
Majority 950 29.3 +3.8
Turnout 3,247
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.9
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Ellison 1,639 59.6 +2.5
Conservative G. Johnson 702 25.5 +14.2
Liberal Democrat J. Harrington 407 14.8 +6.2
Majority 937 34.1 +0.0
Turnout 2,748
Labour hold Swing -5.8
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Yaqoob 1,625 50.9 +0.9
Conservative M. Qureshi 1,218 38.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrat J. Mangeolles 349 10.9 +1.1
Majority 407 12.7 +2.9
Turnout 3,192
Labour hold Swing +1.4
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Mitchell 1,341 44.4 -6.8
Conservative E. Byrom 1,305 43.2 +5.0
Liberal Democrat H. Tooby 372 12.3 +4.4
Majority 36 1.2 -11.8
Turnout 3,018
Labour hold Swing -5.9
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Dawson 1,766 50.9 +3.9
Labour F. Harrison 1,158 33.4 -5.8
Liberal Democrat C. de Franca Hedges 358 10.3 -3.5
Independent F. Hirlam 188 5.4 +5.4
Majority 608 17.5 +9.7
Turnout 3,470
Conservative hold Swing +4.8
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Lancaster 1,006 41.1 -11.9
Conservative J. Ryder 771 31.5 +0.1
Liberal Democrat M. Attenborough 612 25.0 +9.6
Independent T. Craig 57 2.3 +2.3
Majority 235 9.6 -12.0
Turnout 2,446
Labour hold Swing -6.0
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Collard 1,649 53.5 -6.7
Conservative M. Crabtree 1,048 34.0 +7.2
Liberal Democrat C. Wright 387 12.5 +2.6
Majority 601 19.5 -13.9
Turnout 3,084
Labour hold Swing -6.9
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. King 2,224 49.6 +7.5
Labour S. Barnbrook 1,821 40.6 -4.5
Liberal Democrat A. Griffiths 259 5.8 -2.3
Green P. Braham 179 4.0 -0.6
Majority 403 9.0 +6.0
Turnout 4,483
Conservative hold Swing +6.0
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat J. Sunderland 2,029 57.1 +4.3
Labour J. Holliday 865 24.3 -7.2
Conservative J. Spencer 662 18.6 +2.9
Majority 1,164 32.7 +11.6
Turnout 3,556
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.7
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. Hawkesworth 2,582 65.5 +14.0
Labour P. Cheney 895 22.7 -9.5
Liberal Democrat S. Harris 462 11.7 -4.5
Majority 1,687 42.8 +23.6
Turnout 3,939
Conservative hold Swing +11.7
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Leathley 1,961 50.3 -5.3
Conservative G. Yates 1,508 38.7 +5.2
Liberal Democrat E. Hallmann 427 11.0 +0.1
Majority 453 11.6 -10.5
Turnout 3,896
Labour hold Swing -5.2
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Prestage 1,739 68.4 -7.1
Conservative M. Startin 507 19.9 +5.4
Liberal Democrat I. Inness 296 11.6 +1.6
Majority 1,232 48.5 -12.5
Turnout 2,542
Labour hold Swing -6.2
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I. Ellison-Wood 1,535 46.1 -15.4
Conservative W. Redman 991 29.8 +2.8
Independent B. Hudson 483 14.5 +14.5
Liberal Democrat C. Brown 319 9.6 -1.9
Majority 544 16.3 -18.3
Turnout 3,328
Labour hold Swing -9.1
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Darr 1,062 41.7 -24.1
Conservative I. Khan 1,035 40.6 +24.5
Liberal Democrat J. Massen 232 9.1 -3.6
Green K. Spencer 110 4.3 +4.3
Socialist Alternative K. Wilson 108 4.2 -1.1
Majority 27 1.1 -48.7
Turnout 2,547
Labour hold Swing -24.3
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Dewdney 1,708 56.5 -3.1
Conservative R. Sheard 889 29.4 +2.7
Liberal Democrat B. Boulton 428 14.1 +0.5
Majority 819 27.1 -5.9
Turnout 3,025
Labour hold Swing -2.9
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Mason 1,486 44.8 -10.4
Conservative A. Smith 1,435 43.3 +11.3
Liberal Democrat A. Allen 394 11.9 -0.9
Majority 51 1.5 -21.7
Turnout 3,315
Labour hold Swing -10.8
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. Greaves 2,267 49.0 -1.8
Labour A. Atkins 1,338 28.9 -4.0
Liberal Democrat J. Eccles 1,021 22.1 +5.8
Majority 929 20.1 +2.3
Turnout 4,626
Conservative hold Swing +1.1
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Miller 1,534 58.5 -5.2
Conservative D. Herdson 517 19.7 +1.1
Liberal Democrat J. Hall 460 17.5 +3.4
Green M. Love 112 4.3 +0.7
Majority 1,017 38.8 -6.3
Turnout 2,623
Labour hold Swing -3.1
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Carroll 1,766 37.3 +1.1
Labour L. Joyce 1,683 35.5 -8.0
Green D. Ford 1,000 21.1 +9.7
Liberal Democrat J. Main 286 6.0 -2.8
Majority 83 1.7 -5.5
Turnout 4,735
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -4.5
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. Richardson 1,341 47.7 +12.9
Labour A. Pitts 839 29.9 -17.2
Liberal Democrat H. Wright 527 18.8 +4.4
Green M. Rawnsley 102 3.6 +1.0
Majority 502 17.9 +5.6
Turnout 2,809
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +15.0
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Q. Khan 2,398 49.2 +9.6
Labour A. Hussain 1,923 39.4 -12.8
Liberal Democrat L. Howard 429 8.8 +3.7
Green N. Taimuri 128 2.6 +0.3
Majority 475 9.7 -2.9
Turnout 4,878
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +11.2
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Ruding 1,077 66.6 -7.1
Liberal Democrat A. Cruden 321 19.9 +10.2
Conservative D. Servant 218 13.5 -0.8
Majority 756 46.8 -12.7
Turnout 1,616
Labour hold Swing -8.6
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Sowman 1,436 51.6 -11.6
Conservative M. Looby 873 31.3 +8.9
Liberal Democrat C. Middleton 476 17.1 +2.8
Majority 563 20.2 -20.5
Turnout 2,785
Labour hold Swing -10.2
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I. Khan 2,497 59.6 -12.7
Conservative V. Binney 935 22.3 +9.3
Green J. Robinson 345 8.2 +2.4
Socialist Alternative S. Shah 213 5.1 +2.3
Liberal Democrat A. Wilson-Fletcher 200 4.8 -1.2
Majority 1,562 37.3 -22.0
Turnout 4,190
Labour hold Swing -11.0
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Thomson 1,649 56.5 -4.7
Conservative D. Manogue 917 31.4 +5.3
Liberal Democrat S. Devonshire 351 12.0 -0.6
Majority 732 25.1 -10.0
Turnout 2,917
Labour hold Swing -5.0
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K. Hopkins 1,510 41.3 +11.3
Labour L. Woodward 1,164 31.8 -11.8
Independent D. Samuels 701 19.2 +19.2
Liberal Democrat P. Kierman 282 7.7 -18.7
Majority 346 9.5 -4.2
Turnout 3,657
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +11.5
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Mangham 1,167 47.7 -10.2
Conservative R. Reynolds 825 33.8 +5.4
Liberal Democrat K. Hall 452 18.5 +4.8
Majority 342 14.0 -15.6
Turnout 2,444
Labour hold Swing -7.8

By-elections between 1998 and 1999[edit]

Little Horton By-Election 18 March 1999[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sher Khan 1,227 60.2 +18.5
Conservative 538 26.4 -14.2
Liberal Democrat 272 13.4 +4.3
Majority 689 33.8
Turnout 2,037 17.0
Labour hold Swing +16.3

References[edit]

  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. 8 May 1998. 
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 
  4. ^ "Tories snatch back old seats". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  5. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". gwydir.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Election 2000: Little Horton (* denoting incumbent)". bradford.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2001-07-16. Retrieved 2015-08-10.