List of Lord Mayors of Bradford

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This is a list of Mayors and the later Lord Mayors of the city of Bradford.

After having elected a mayor since 1847 Bradford was awarded the dignity of a Lord Mayoralty by letters patent dated 16 September 1907.[1] At the time, it was the seventh most populous borough in England and Wales, and the second largest in area, and thus the largest municipality without a Lord Mayor.[2] When Bradford became a metropolitan borough in 1974 the honour was confirmed by letters patent dated 1 April 1974.[3]

Sir John Arthur Godwin First Lord Mayor of Bradford by James Charles
Henry Mitchell caricatured by Spy in Vanity Fair, 1890

Mayors of Bradford[edit]

Source:[4]

Year Name Notes
1847–48 Robert Milligan MP for Bradford, 1851
1848-49 Titus Salt Mill Owner
MP for Bradford, 1859
1849-50 Henry Forbes
1850-51 William Rand
1851-54 Samuel Smith
1854-56 William Murgatroyd
1856-59 Henry Brown
1859-62 Isaac Wright
1862-63 Matthew William Thompson Railway Company Director
MP for Bradford, 1867
1863-64 Joseph Farrar
1864-65 Charles Semon Textile Merchant
1865-66 John Venimore Godwin
1866-67 William Brayshaw
1867-68 James Law
1868-69 Edward West
1869-71 Mark Dawson
1871-73 Matthew William Thompson Railway Company Director
MP for Bradford, 1867
1873-74 Manoah Rhodes
1874-75 Henry Mitchell Mill Owner
1875-76 Wilson Sutcliffe Managing Partner of Bowling Dye Works
1876-77 George Motley Waud
1877-78 Briggs Priestley Mill Owner
MP for Pudsey, 1885
1878-81 Angus Holden Textile company director
MP for Bradford East,1885
1881-82 John Hill
1882-83 Frederick Priestman
1883-85 Isaac Smith
1885-86 Thomas Hill
1886-87 Angus Holden Textile company director
MP for Bradford East, 1885
1887-88 John Limber Morley
1888-89 William Moulson
1889-90 Smith Feather
1890-91 Ezra Waugh Hammond
1891-92 Thomas Priestley
1892-93 William Oddy
1893-94 Jonas Whitley
1894-96 William Willis Wood
1896-98 Thomas Speight
1898-99 William Edward Aykroyd
1899-1902 William C. Lupton
1902-04 David Wade
1904-05 William Edward Briggs Priestley Mill-owner
MP for Bradford East, 1906
1905-06 William A. Whitehead

Lord Mayors of Bradford[edit]

Year Name Notes
1906-07 John Arthur Godwin Merchant, First Lord Mayor, 1907
1907-08 John E. Fawcett
1908-09 James Hill Woollen Merchant
MP for Bradford Central, 1916
1909-10 William Land
1910-11 Jacob Moser Textile merchant
1911-12 John B. Moorhouse
1912-13 Fred Foster
1913-14 John Arnold
1914-15 George H. Robinson
1915-16 Thomas Howarth
1916-17 Abram Peel
1917-18 John Bland
1918 Herbert Hustler Tetley
1918-19 Joseph Hayhurst
1919 Walter Barber
1919-20 William Wade
1920-21 Anthony Gadie Estate Agent
MP for Bradford Central, 1924
1921-22 Thomas Blythe
1922-23 Thomas Sowden
1923-24 Herbert M. Trotter
1924-25 John Henry Palin Union official
MP for Bradford North, 1918
1925-26 Joseph Stringer
1926-27 Richard Johnson
1927-28 Michael Conway
1928-29 Herbert T. Pullan
1929-30 Angus H. Rhodes
1930-31 Alfred Pickles
1931-32 George Walker
1932-33 John W. Longley
1933-34 Arthur W. Brown
1934-35 Walter Hodgson
1935-36 Jonas Pearson
1936-37 George R. Carter
1937-38 Henry Hudson
1938-39 Tom J. Robinson
1939-40 Meredith Farrer Titterington MP for Bradford South
1940-41 William Illingworth
1941-42 Louis F.W.S. Smith
1942-43 James Harrison
1943-44 Walter Barraclough
1944-45 Cecil Barnett
1945-46 Kathleen Chamber
1946-47 Thomas I. Clough
1947-49 Frederick J. Cowie
1949-50 George Thomas Meggison
1950-51 Alton Ward
1951-52 Horace Hird
1952-53 John Shee
1953-54 Angus Crowther
1954-55 Henry James White
1955 Herbert William Semper
1955-56 Richard Cornelius Ruth
1956-57 Horace Robert Walker
1957-58 David Black
1958-59 Norbert William Durrant
1959-60 Ernest England
1960-61 Edgar Robinson Textile Manufacturer, Liberal
1961-62 Benjamin Wilfrid Berry
1962-63 Harold K. Watson
1963-64 Tom Wood
1964-65 Weber Marshall Hird
1965-66 Jack Wilkinson
1966-67 Louis Cowgill
1967 Thomas Lee
1968 John William Taylor
1968-69 Arthur Walton
1969-70 Edward Newby
1970-71 John E. B. Singleton Textile Merchant, John Singleton & Son. Manufacturers
1971-72 Herbert Moran
1972-73 Audrey Firth
1973-74 Derek Smith
April 1974 John E. B. Singleton Textile Merchant, John Singleton & Son. Manufacturers
1974-75 Tom Edward Hall
1975-76 Doris Birdsall
1976-77 Frank Hillam
1977-78 Paul Hockney
1978-79 Arthur F. Trigg
1979-80 John S. Senior
1980-81 Arnold Lightowler
1981-82 Daniel C. Coughlin
1982-83 Joan Lightband
1983-84 Norman Free
1984-85 Olive Messer
1985-86 Mohammed Ajeeb Housing Director
1986-87 William Arthur Nunn
1987-88 Laurie C. Coughlin
1988-89 Smith Midgley
1989-90 George Hodgson
1990-91 Ernest Saville
1991-92 Sydney John Collard
1992-93 Barry Kenneth Thorne
1993-94 Robert Sowman
1994-95 Danny Mangham
1995-96 Marilyn Beeley
1996-97 Gordon Mitchell
1997-98 James Anthony (Tony) Cairns
1998-99 Tony Miller
1999-2000 Harry Mason
2000-01 John Stanley King
2001-02 Ghazanfer Khaliq
2002-03 Richard E.J. Wightman Finance Director
2003-04 Allan Irving Hillary
2004-05 Irene Ellison-Wood
2005-06 Valerie Binney
2006-07 Choudhary Rangzeb Businessman
2007-08 Robin Owens
2008-09 Howard Middleton
2009-10 John D Godward
2010-11 Peter Hill
2011-12 Naveeda Ikram
2012-13 Dale Smith
2013-14 Khadim Hussain[5] Engineer
2014-15 Mike Gibbons [6]
2015–16 Joanne Dodds [7]
2016–17 Geoff Reid [8] Methodist minister
2017–18 Abid Hussain [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 28065". The London Gazette. 1 October 1907. pp. 6575–6575. 
  2. ^ "A New Lord Mayor", The Times, 7 September 1907, pg. 7
  3. ^ "No. 46255". The London Gazette. 4 April 1974. p. 4400. 
  4. ^ "MAYORS OF BRADFORD- LIST OF THE MEN AND WOMEN ELECTED TO THE OFFICE OF MAYOR AND LORD MAYOR IN BRADFORD" (PDF). City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Lord Mayor-Biographical notes on the Lord Mayor, Councillor Khadim Hussain Civic Year 2013-2014". Bradford Council. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Lord Mayor Lord Mayor 2014-2015". Bradford Council. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Your Council". Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Lord Mayor 2016-2017: Councillor Geoff Reid". Bradford City Council. Retrieved 15 Mar 2017. 
  9. ^ "Lord Mayor 2017-2018 - Councillor Abid Hussain". City of Bradford. Retrieved 4 June 2017.