City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Coat of arms of Bradford City Council.png
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
Founded 1 April 1974
Council Leader
Susan Hinchcliffe, Labour Party
Seats 90
Political groups

Governing Party


Joint committees
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Last election
2014 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2015 (one third of councillors)
Meeting place
Bradford City Hall

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is the local authority of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in West Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Bradford. Since 1 April 2014 it has been a constituent council of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.[1]


In 1974, City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council was created to administer the newly formed metropolitan borough. The county borough of Bradford was merged with the Borough of Keighley, the Urban Districts of Baildon, Bingley, Cullingworth, Denholme, Ilkley, Shipley and Silsden, along with part of Queensbury and Shelf Urban District and part of Skipton Rural District by the Local Government Act 1972. The Council, which is based at Bradford City Hall in Centenary Square, governs the whole metropolitan district. The city was granted the right on 18 September 1907 to elect a Lord Mayor.

The city is divided into 30 Electoral Wards, each ward electing three Councillors. Elections are held in May, where one third of the 90 seats (one for each ward) are contested and the successful candidate is elected for a period of four years.

At the local elections in 2015, Labour won 17 of the 30 seats available to hold majority of the Council - on 46 of 90 seats.

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