Heaton, West Yorkshire

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Heaton Ward 2004.png
2004 Boundaries of Heaton Rural Ward
Heaton is located in West Yorkshire
Heaton shown within West Yorkshire
Population17,121 (ward.2011)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBD9,BD18
Dialling code01274
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°49′01″N 1°47′02″W / 53.817°N 1.784°W / 53.817; -1.784Coordinates: 53°49′01″N 1°47′02″W / 53.817°N 1.784°W / 53.817; -1.784

Heaton (population 14,519 - 2001 UK census) is a ward within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire, England. The population increased to 17,121 at the 2011 Census.[1] Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the ward includes the villages of Frizinghall, Heaton and Daisy Hill, extending to Chellow Heights Reservoir on the western edge and the Bradford-Shipley railway line on the eastern edge. Frizinghall railway station is on the edge of the ward.

The University of Bradford School of Management is located in Heaton, as are St. Bede's Grammar School and Bradford Grammar School. The official residence of the Bishop of Bradford is also in Heaton. Heaton has three public houses and a range of shops and restaurants. An ancient woodland, Heaton Woods, stretches from the village to Shipley.

J.B. Priestley grew up in Heaton and John Braine attended St. Bede's Grammar School. The village became infamous in 1981 when Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", who lived at 6 Garden Lane, was arrested.

Heaton is one of the few remaining places in England to have a Lord of the Manor. The title was until 2012 held by John Stanley King who purchased the title in the 1960s from the estate of the Earl of Rosse to ensure the ancient title remained live. He lived in the village all his life and was a local historian. The title is now held by his nephew, Christopher Ball[2]


Heaton electoral ward is represented on Bradford Council by three Labour Party councillors, Nussrat Mohammed, Mohammed Amran and Mohammad Shabbir.[3]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Mohammad Masood (Con) David Michael Ford (Green) John Stanley King (Con)
2006 Mohammad Masood (Con) David Ford (Green) John King (Con)
2007 Mohammad Masood (Con) Rizwan Malik (Lab) John King (Con)
2008 Mohammad Masood (Con) Rizwan Malik (Lab) Sajid Akhtar (Con)
2010 Imdad Hussain (Lab) Rizwan Malik (Lab) Sajid Akhtar (Con)
2011 Imdad Hussain (Lab) Rizwan Malik (Lab) Sajid Akhtar (Con)
2012 Imdad Hussain (Lab) Rizwan Malik (Lab) Mohammad Shabbir (Respect)
October 2013 Imdad Hussain (Lab) Rizwan Malik (Lab) Mohammad Shabbir (Ind)[4]
2014 Nussrat Mohammed (Lab) Rizwan Malik (Lab) Mohammad Shabbir (Ind)
April 2015 Nussrat Mohammed (Lab) Rizwan Malik (Lab) Mohammad Shabbir (Lab)[5]
May 2015 Nussrat Mohammed (Lab) Mohammed Amran (Lab) Mohammad Shabbir (Lab)
2016 Nussrat Mohammed (Lab) Mohammed Amran (Lab) Mohammad Shabbir (Lab)

     indicates seat up for re-election.      indicates councillor defection.


  1. ^ "City of Bradford population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. ^ King, John Stanley (2001). Heaton: the Best Place of All. Bradford Arts, Museums and Libraries Service. ISBN 978-0-907734-59-8.
  3. ^ "Your councillors by ward". bradford.moderngov.co.uk. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ Black, Michael (25 October 2013). "All five Respect councillors in Bradford quit party in bitter rift with officials". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Press Release Councillor Mohammad Shabbir". cllrshabbir.blogspot.co.uk. Blogspot. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2017.

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