Map of the results for the 1987 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1987 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 7 May 1987, with one third of the council and a vacancy in Bingley to be elected. Labour retained control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1987[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 18 3 2 +1 58.1 40.4 64,445 +5.5%
  Labour 12 1 3 -2 38.7 35.2 56,065 -9.4%
  Alliance 1 1 0 +1 3.2 20.8 33,182 +0.9%
  Independent Ratepayer & Residents 0 0 0 0 0.0 3.2 5,107 +3.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 475 +0.1%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 140 +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 51 49
Conservatives 37 38
Alliance 2 3
Total 90 90
Working majority  12   8 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. Poulton 3,010 44.0 -4.8
Alliance (Liberal) S. Duckham 2,939 43.0 +12.6
Labour S. Callaghan 777 11.4 -6.3
Green C. Harris 112 1.6 -1.4
Majority 71 1.0 -17.4
Turnout 6,838
Conservative hold Swing -8.7
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Shaw 2,404 40.8 -3.7
Conservative G. Seager 2,058
Labour M. Beeley 1,287 21.8 -13.8
Labour J. Womersley 1,267
Independent Ratepayers R. Jackson 1,103 18.7 +18.7
Alliance (Liberal) S. Whitehead 1,098 18.6 -1.2
Alliance (Liberal) C. Mawhinney 841
Majority 1,117 19.0 +10.1
Turnout 5,892
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing +5.0
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Conquest 2,762 47.6 -4.1
Independent Ratepayers L. Reay 1,216 20.9 +20.9
Alliance (Liberal) B. Parker 1,053 18.1 -5.4
Labour M. Gregory 777 13.4 -11.4
Majority 1,546 26.6 -0.3
Turnout 5,808
Conservative hold Swing -12.5
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. Lee 2,150 45.8 +12.2
Labour E. English 1,514 32.2 -5.5
Alliance (SDP) I. Glenn 1,031 22.0 -6.7
Majority 636 13.5 +9.4
Turnout 4,695
Conservative hold Swing +8.8
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Coughlin 2,767 60.6 -8.1
Conservative G. Moore 1,048 23.0 +7.3
Alliance (SDP) G. Beacher 747 16.4 +0.8
Majority 1,719 37.7 -15.4
Turnout 4,562
Labour hold Swing -7.7
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Singh 2,712 56.4 -11.5
Conservative H. Gill 1,257 26.1 +5.8
Alliance (SDP) P. Cowling 837 17.4 +5.7
Majority 1,455 30.3 -17.3
Turnout 4,806
Labour hold Swing -8.6
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Farley 3,107 54.2 +14.6
Labour P. Donohue 1,840 32.1 -13.7
Alliance (SDP) J. Brennan 787 13.7 -0.9
Majority 1,267 22.1 +15.8
Turnout 5,734
Conservative hold Swing +14.1
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance (Liberal) J. Wells 2,687 44.0 +4.6
Conservative W. Newby 2,611 42.8 +3.3
Labour L. Whiteley 806 13.2 -7.8
Majority 76 1.2 +1.2
Turnout 6,104
Alliance gain from Conservative Swing +0.6
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Mitchell 1,871 41.6 +12.3
Labour B. Hughes 1,736 38.6 -7.6
Alliance (Liberal) J. Taylor 895 19.9 +1.4
Majority 135 3.0 -13.9
Turnout 4,502
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +9.9
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Godward 2,234 43.1 -10.1
Conservative J. Beeson 2,192 42.3 +10.6
Alliance (SDP) T. Figgess 754 14.6 -0.5
Majority 42 0.8 -20.7
Turnout 5,180
Labour hold Swing -10.3
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Hobson 2,709 44.3 +3.5
Labour V. Fanning 2,162 35.3 -6.9
Alliance (SDP) J. Hewitt 923 15.1 -1.3
Independent Ratepayers R. Sample 325 5.3 +5.3
Majority 547 8.9 +7.5
Turnout 6,119
Conservative hold Swing +5.2
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Lycett 1,689 33.3 +0.7
Alliance (Liberal) I. Horner 1,585 31.2 -0.0
Labour K. Baxter 1,534 30.2 -3.2
Independent Ratepayers R. Reay 265 5.2 +5.2
Majority 104 2.0 +1.2
Turnout 5,073
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.3
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Smith 3,302 53.7 +5.8
Alliance (Liberal) S. Moorhouse 2,121 34.5 -4.2
Labour R. Fox 720 11.7 -1.5
Majority 1,181 19.2 +10.0
Turnout 6,143
Conservative hold Swing +5.0
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Owens 2,512 40.9 +0.6
Labour J. Leitch 2,223 36.2 +2.5
Alliance (SDP) R. Quayle 1,406 22.9 -3.1
Majority 289 4.7 -1.8
Turnout 6,141
Conservative hold Swing -0.9
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F. Sunderland 2,559 60.3 -10.2
Conservative V. Earle 974 22.9 +6.7
Alliance (Liberal) J. Brooksbank 711 16.7 +3.5
Majority 1,585 37.3 -17.0
Turnout 4,244
Labour hold Swing -8.5
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Thorne 2,473 45.0 -4.6
Conservative N. Phillips 1,888 34.3 +3.5
Alliance (Liberal) S. Green 820 14.9 -4.7
Residents M. Jones 315 5.7 +5.7
Majority 585 10.6 -8.1
Turnout 5,496
Labour hold Swing -4.0
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Hameed 2,338 58.9 -13.8
Conservative G. Johnson 856 21.6 +4.7
Alliance (SDP) D. Jagger 774 19.5 +9.1
Majority 1,482 37.3 -18.5
Turnout 3,968
Labour hold Swing -9.2
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative I. Whaites 2,504 44.8 +13.1
Labour S. Khokhar 1,792 32.1 -19.2
Alliance (SDP) D. Hopkins 1,293 23.1 +6.1
Majority 712 12.7 -6.8
Turnout 5,589
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +16.1
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Hirst 2,429 41.7 +2.3
Labour L. Woodward 1,841 31.6 -11.7
Alliance (SDP) M. Dowson 839 14.4 -2.8
Independent Ratepayers K. Craven 714 12.3 +12.3
Majority 588 10.1 +6.2
Turnout 5,823
Conservative hold Swing +7.0
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Whiteman 3,545 54.7 +4.2
Alliance (SDP) J. Ryan 1,966 30.4 -3.5
Labour B. Wheeler 965 14.9 -0.6
Majority 1,579 24.4 +7.7
Turnout 6,476
Conservative hold Swing +3.8
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Saville 2,190 48.4 -13.0
Conservative J. Duckworth 1,406 31.1 +9.6
Alliance (SDP) M. Attenborough 929 20.5 +3.4
Majority 784 17.3 -22.6
Turnout 4,525
Labour hold Swing -11.3
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Evans 2,758 44.3 +0.1
Labour J. O'Neill 1,654 26.6 -7.7
Alliance (Liberal) T. Willis 1,218 19.6 +0.5
Independent Ratepayers G. Thompson 506 8.1 +8.1
Green C. Ormondroyd 88 1.4 -1.0
Majority 1,104 17.7 +7.8
Turnout 6,224
Conservative hold Swing +3.9
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Kinder 2,368 47.6 -1.5
Labour R. Redfern 1,684 33.8 -17.1
Alliance (SDP) J. McKenna 587 11.8 +11.8
Independent Ratepayers K. McGill 338 6.8 +6.8
Majority 684 13.7 +11.9
Turnout 4,977
Conservative hold Swing +7.8
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Y. Tough 2,665 48.9 -6.0
Conservative V. Binney 1,906 35.0 +2.4
Alliance (SDP) H. Heywood 551 10.1 -2.4
Independent Ratepayers J. Sugden 325 6.0 +6.0
Majority 759 13.9 -8.4
Turnout 5,447
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -4.2
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Mahon 2,069 60.4 -6.9
Conservative B. Thorne 782 22.8 +5.2
Alliance (SDP) R. Dowson 576 16.8 +2.4
Majority 1,287 37.5 -12.0
Turnout 3,427
Labour hold Swing -6.0
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Engel 2,277 49.0 -9.3
Conservative R. Cope 1,614 34.8 +7.6
Alliance (SDP) E. Hallmann 752 16.2 +1.6
Majority 663 14.3 -16.9
Turnout 4,643
Labour hold Swing -8.4
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Rooney 3,488 59.1 -18.0
Conservative A. Skinner 2,001 33.9 +19.4
Green D. Ford 275 4.7 +4.7
Communist S. Simpson 140 2.4 +2.4
Majority 1,487 25.2 -37.4
Turnout 5,904
Labour hold Swing -18.7
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Butterfield 2,250 44.6 +10.0
Labour E. Hey 1,621 32.1 -13.2
Alliance (Liberal) B. Boulton 1,178 23.3 +3.2
Majority 629 12.5 +1.7
Turnout 5,049
Conservative hold Swing +11.6
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Eric Pickles 2,842 56.1 +8.1
Labour D. Grievson 1,305 25.8 -8.6
Alliance (SDP) M. Malone 917 18.1 +0.4
Majority 1,537 30.3 +16.7
Turnout 5,064
Conservative hold Swing +8.3
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Wardman 2,055 41.4 -13.1
Conservative R. Buonvino 1,698 34.2 +8.3
Alliance (SDP) R. Blagboro 1,208 24.3 +4.7
Majority 357 7.2 -21.4
Turnout 4,961
Labour hold Swing -10.7

References

  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 1987.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 February 2013.