Map of the results for the 1986 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1986 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 8 May 1986, with one third of the council and a vacancy in Odsal to be elected. The elections resulted in Labour gaining control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1986[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 22 11 0 +11 71.0 44.6 64,440 -0.3%
  Conservative 9 2 9 -7 29.0 34.9 50,350 -3.7%
  Alliance 0 0 4 -4 0.0 19.9 28,741 +3.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 324 +0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 240 +0.2%
  Revolutionary Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 158 +0.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 139 +0.1%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 40 51
Conservatives 44 37
Alliance 6 2
Total 90 90
Working majority  -10   12 

Ward results

Baildon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Charlesworth 3,014 48.9 +11.4
Alliance (Liberal) K. Greenwood 1,876 30.4 -18.6
Labour R. Baxter 1,092 17.7 +4.2
Green C. Harris 185 3.0 +3.0
Majority 1,138 18.4 +7.0
Turnout 6,167
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing +15.0
Bingley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Nunn 2,255 44.5 -4.4
Labour Y. Tough 1,805 35.6 +5.7
Alliance (Liberal) S. Whitehead 1,005 19.8 -1.3
Majority 450 8.9 -10.1
Turnout 5,065
Conservative hold Swing -5.0
Bingley Rural[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Eaton 2,673 51.7 -5.2
Labour J. Leitch 1,280 24.7 +1.2
Alliance (Liberal) B. Parker 1,218 23.5 +4.0
Majority 1,393 26.9 -6.4
Turnout 5,171
Conservative hold Swing -3.2
Bolton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Young 1,690 37.7 +1.1
Conservative F. Lee 1,504 33.6 -9.5
Alliance (SDP) C. Hare 1,283 28.7 +8.4
Majority 186 4.1 -2.4
Turnout 4,477
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.3
Bowling[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Walters 3,021 68.8 -4.3
Conservative M. Siddique 690 15.7 -11.3
Alliance (SDP) G. Beacher 682 15.5 +15.5
Majority 2,331 53.1 +7.0
Turnout 4,393
Labour hold Swing +3.5
Bradford Moor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Billheimer 3,091 67.9 +4.7
Conservative H. Gill 926 20.4 -5.6
Alliance (SDP) E. Hallmann 532 11.7 +0.9
Majority 2,165 47.6 +10.3
Turnout 4,549
Labour hold Swing +5.1
Clayton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Mitchell 2,344 45.8 -2.2
Conservative G. Seager 2,024 39.6 -0.2
Alliance (SDP) S. Illingworth 747 14.6 +2.5
Majority 320 6.3 -2.0
Turnout 5,115
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -1.0
Craven[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Dawson 2,021 39.5 -4.0
Alliance (Liberal) R. Binns 2,018 39.4 +2.7
Labour A. Smith 1,076 21.0 +1.2
Majority 3 0.1 -6.7
Turnout 5,115
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing -3.3
Eccleshill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Millgate 2,004 46.1 +0.1
Conservative S. Swallow 1,272 29.3 -7.2
Alliance (Liberal) J. Taylor 803 18.5 +1.1
Independent D. Willoughby 189 4.3 +4.3
BNP G. Robinson 74 1.7 +1.7
Majority 732 16.9 +7.3
Turnout 4,342
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.6
Great Horton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Collard 2,504 53.2 -0.6
Conservative J. Beeson 1,493 31.7 -4.8
Alliance (SDP) R. Dowson 708 15.0 +5.4
Majority 1,011 21.5 +4.1
Turnout 4,705
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.1
Heaton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. James 2,400 42.2 +13.6
Conservative C. Hobson 2,317 40.8 -19.2
Alliance (SDP) J. Hewitt 931 16.4 +5.0
Revolutionary Communist J. Bahr 35 0.6 +0.6
Majority 83 1.5 -29.9
Turnout 5,683
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +16.4
Idle[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Fosse 1,404 33.4 +2.2
Conservative H. Lytchett 1,369 32.6 +0.1
Alliance (Liberal) I. Horner 1,314 31.3 -5.0
BNP B. Coupe 65 1.5 +1.5
Independent A. Cribb 51 1.2 +1.2
Majority 35 0.8 -3.0
Turnout 4,203
Labour gain from Alliance Swing +1.0
Ilkley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Cussons 2,739 48.0 -5.2
Alliance (Liberal) R. Battey 2,213 38.8 +1.7
Labour R. Fox 756 13.2 +3.5
Majority 526 9.2 -6.8
Turnout 5,708
Conservative hold Swing -3.4
Keighley North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. Metcalfe 2,256 40.3 +0.1
Labour L. Ali 1,889 33.7 -13.3
Alliance (SDP) P. Panteli 1,453 26.0 +13.1
Majority 367 6.6 -0.3
Turnout 5,598
Conservative hold Swing +6.7
Keighley South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Rye 2,913 70.5 +4.4
Conservative D. Lynas 669 16.2 -4.7
Alliance (SDP) J. Arnold 548 13.3 +0.3
Majority 2,244 54.3 +9.2
Turnout 4,130
Labour hold Swing +4.5
Keighley West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Beeley 2,521 49.6 -2.7
Conservative E. Owens 1,567 30.8 -2.3
Alliance (Liberal) S. Green 998 19.6 +5.0
Majority 954 18.8 -0.4
Turnout 5,086
Labour hold Swing -0.2
Little Horton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Ryalls 2,686 72.7 +1.4
Conservative G. Johnson 622 16.8 -2.5
Alliance (SDP) D. Jagger 385 10.4 +1.1
Majority 2,064 55.9 +4.0
Turnout 3,693
Labour hold Swing +1.9
Odsal[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Johnson 2,546 51.3 +0.9
Labour R. Martin 2,493
Conservative T. Hill 1,575 31.7 -0.3
Conservative H. Thorne 1,400
Alliance (SDP) D. Hopkins 846 17.0 -0.6
Majority 971 19.5 +1.2
Turnout 4,967
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +0.6
Queensbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Warman 2,155 43.3 +1.1
Conservative J. Rees 1,961 39.4 -5.1
Alliance (SDP) L. Hudson 856 17.2 +4.0
Majority 194 3.9 +1.7
Turnout 4,972
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.1
Rombalds[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Gadsby-Peet 2,738 50.6 -5.7
Alliance (SDP) J. Ryan 1,834 33.9 +9.3
Labour J. O'Neill 842 15.5 -3.6
Majority 904 16.7 -15.0
Turnout 5,414
Conservative hold Swing -7.5
Shipley East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Miller 2,647 61.4 +4.2
Conservative S. Newton 927 21.5 -6.1
Alliance (Liberal) P. Britton 738 17.1 +1.9
Majority 1,720 39.9 +10.3
Turnout 4,312
Labour hold Swing +5.1
Shipley West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Heseltine 2,568 44.2 -5.9
Labour D. Wardle 1,990 34.3 -1.3
Alliance (SDP) M. Attenborough 1,107 19.1 +4.8
Green S. Shepherd 139 2.4 +2.4
Majority 578 10.0 -4.6
Turnout 5,804
Conservative hold Swing -2.3
Thornton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Tetley 2,151 50.9 +6.9
Conservative D. Downey 2,073 19.1 +3.9
Majority 78 1.8 +0.7
Turnout 4,224
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1.5
Toller[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Whitfield 3,039 54.9 +5.9
Conservative V. Binney 1,803 32.6 -6.8
Alliance (SDP) J. Brennan 691 12.5 +1.0
Majority 1,236 22.3 +12.7
Turnout 5,533
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.3
Tong[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Smith 2,088 67.2 -12.8
Conservative K. Sotomayer-Sugden 548 17.6 -2.3
Alliance (SDP) W. Smyth 448 14.4 +14.4
Revolutionary Communist A. Kent 21 0.7 +0.7
Majority 1,540 49.6 -10.6
Turnout 3,105
Labour hold Swing -5.2
Undercliffe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Sowman 2,538 58.3 +0.5
Conservative D. Green 1,181 27.1 -4.0
Alliance (SDP) I. Glenn 634 14.6 +3.5
Majority 1,357 31.2 +4.6
Turnout 4,353
Labour hold Swing +2.2
University[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Riaz 4,068 77.1 -1.0
Conservative J. Austin 767 14.5 +1.5
Alliance (SDP) M. Khan 340 6.4 +0.2
Revolutionary Communist M. Singh 102 1.9 +1.9
Majority 3,301 62.5 -2.5
Turnout 5,277
Labour gain from Alliance Swing -1.2
Wibsey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Richardson 2,060 45.3 -1.3
Conservative E. Manogue 1,572 34.6 -16.8
Alliance (SDP) T. Lindley 917 20.2 +20.2
Majority 488 10.7 +6.0
Turnout 4,549
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.7
Worth Valley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Midgley 2,125 48.0 -5.7
Labour R. Kelly 1,520 34.3 -2.5
Alliance (Liberal) R. Quayle 782 17.7 +8.2
Majority 605 13.7 -3.2
Turnout 4,427
Conservative hold Swing -1.6
Wyke[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Mangham 2,320 54.5 -0.9
Conservative V. Owen 1,101 25.9 -1.8
Alliance (SDP) R. Blagboro 834 19.6 +2.8
Majority 1,219 28.6 +0.9
Turnout 4,255
Labour hold Swing +0.4

References

  1. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 February 2013.
  2. ^ 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. 9 May 1986.