Map of the results for the 1988 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1988 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 5 May 1988, with one third of the council up for election as well as vacancies in Eccleshill & Wyke to be elected. Labour lost control of the council to no overall control following numerous losses to the Conservatives.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1988[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 18 6 0 Increase6 56.2 43.7 61,462 +3.3%
  Labour 13 0 5 Decrease5 40.6 43.1 60,709 +7.9%
  SLD 1 0 1 Decrease1 3.1 10.4 14,643 -10.4%
  SDP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.1 1,522 +1.1%
  Ratepayers Association 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.0 1,446 -2.2%
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 479 +0.0%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 305 +0.2%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 189 +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 49 44
Conservatives 38 44
Social and Liberal Democrats 3 2
Total 90 90
Working majority  8   -2 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Cope 2,769 44.1 +0.1
SLD S. Duckham 2,560 40.8 -2.2
Labour P. Lancaster 757 12.1 +0.7
Green C. Harris 191 3.0 +1.4
Majority 209 3.3 +2.3
Turnout 5,420
Conservative gain from SLD Swing +1.1
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Seager 2,415 52.6 +11.8
Labour E. Sinclair 1,487 32.4 +10.5
SLD M. Fielden 358 7.8 -10.8
Ratepayers Association R. Reay 251 5.5 -13.3
Majority 928 20.2 +1.2
Turnout 4,594
Conservative hold Swing +0.6
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Pettit 2,600 56.9 +9.4
Labour M. Gregory 973 21.3 +7.9
Ratepayers Association L. Reay 615 13.5 -7.5
SLD M. Thornton 379 8.3 -9.8
Majority 1,627 35.6 +9.0
Turnout 4,566
Conservative hold Swing +0.8
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Gaunt 2,039 51.4 +5.6
Labour R. Kitson 1,546 39.0 +6.7
SLD M. Thornton 379 9.6 -12.4
Majority 493 12.4 -1.1
Turnout 3,964
Conservative hold Swing -0.5
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Coughlin 2,645 67.1 +6.4
Conservative F. Khan 841 21.3 -1.6
SLD G. Beacher 458 11.6 -4.8
Majority 1,804 45.7 +8.0
Turnout 3,944
Labour hold Swing +4.0
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Khaliq 2,470 60.9 +4.5
Conservative J. Rees 942 23.2 -2.9
SLD I. Horner 338 8.3 -9.1
Independent M. Khan 305 7.5 +7.5
Majority 1,528 37.7 +7.4
Turnout 4,055
Labour hold Swing +3.7
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Owen 3,127 56.4 +2.2
Labour G. Sutcliffe 2,420 43.6 +11.5
Majority 707 12.7 -9.4
Turnout 5,547
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -4.6
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Waddington 2,803 53.7 +10.9
SLD A. Gale 1,425 27.3 -16.7
Labour L. Whiteley 996 19.1 +5.9
Majority 1,378 26.4 +25.1
Turnout 5,224
Conservative hold Swing +13.8
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Dewhirst 1,934 47.4 +8.8
Conservative B. Larkin 1,780 43.6 +2.0
Labour P. Donohue 1,775
Conservative M. Roberts 1,599
SLD J. Taylor 368 9.0 -10.9
SLD J. Midgley 346
Majority 154 3.8 +0.8
Turnout 4,082
Labour hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.4
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Deeny 2,383 53.3 +10.2
Conservative V. Owen 1,742 39.0 -3.3
SLD P. Joseph-Gray 181 4.0 -10.5
SDP D. Hartley 165 3.7 +3.7
Majority 641 14.3 +13.5
Turnout 4,471
Labour hold Swing +6.7
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. King 2,651 49.4 +5.2
Labour V. Fanning 2,270 42.3 +7.0
SDP J. Hewitt 278 5.2 +5.2
SLD B. Salmons 164 3.1 -12.0
Majority 381 7.1 -1.8
Turnout 5,363
Conservative hold Swing -0.9
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD D. Ward 1,836 37.2 +6.0
Labour K. Baxter 1,608 32.6 +2.4
Conservative M. Barnes 1,485 30.1 -3.2
Majority 228 4.6 +2.5
Turnout 4,929
SLD hold Swing +1.8
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Blann 2,900 61.6 +7.9
Labour J. Liuba 941 20.0 +8.3
SLD D. Price 728 15.5 -19.0
Ratepayers Association P. Cheney 135 2.9 +2.9
Majority 1,959 41.6 +22.4
Turnout 4,704
Conservative hold Swing -0.2
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. Jepson 2,545 48.4 +7.5
Labour S. Price 2,297 43.7 +7.5
SLD S. Green 412 7.8 -15.0
Majority 248 4.7 -0.0
Turnout 5,254
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -0.0
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Flanagan 2,738 71.8 +11.5
Conservative V. Earle 802 21.0 -1.9
SLD T. Figgess 275 7.2 -9.5
Majority 1,936 50.7 +13.3
Turnout 3,815
Labour hold Swing +6.7
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Mitchell 2,397 50.2 +5.2
Conservative N. Phillips 1,940 40.7 +6.3
SLD J. Hopkinson 434 9.1 -5.8
Majority 457 9.6 -1.0
Turnout 4,771
Labour hold Swing -0.5
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Cairns 2,414 69.5 +10.6
Conservative G. Johnson 713 20.5 -1.0
Independent Labour M. Potts 189 5.4 +5.4
SLD P. Robinson 189 4.5 -15.0
Majority 1,701 49.0 +11.6
Turnout 3,472
Labour hold Swing +5.8
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Warren 3,029 49.6 +4.8
Labour L. Woodward 2,529 41.4 +9.3
SLD J. Micklethwaite 387 6.3 -16.8
SDP D. Hartley 165 2.7 +2.7
Majority 500 8.2 -4.5
Turnout 6,110
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -2.2
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Beeson 2,465 45.9 +4.2
Labour E. Hey 2,315 43.1 +11.5
Ratepayers Association K. Craven 262 4.9 -7.4
SLD E. Hallmann 181 3.4 -11.0
SDP M. Dowson 151 2.8 +2.8
Majority 150 2.8 -7.3
Turnout 5,374
Conservative hold Swing -3.6
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Smith 3,327 62.0 +7.3
Labour B. Wheeler 1,160 21.6 +6.7
SLD J. Ryan 877 16.3 -14.0
Majority 2,167 40.4 +16.0
Turnout 5,364
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. English 2,390 59.6 +11.2
Conservative E. Barraclough 1,277 31.9 +0.8
SLD F. Marcham 340 8.5 -12.0
Majority 1,113 27.8 +10.5
Turnout 4,007
Labour hold Swing +5.2
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Nunn 2,907 52.4 +8.1
Labour J. O'Neill 2,060 37.2 +10.6
SLD B. Moore 575 10.4 -9.2
Majority 847 15.3 -2.4
Turnout 5,542
Conservative hold Swing -1.2
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Townsend 2,316 53.2 +5.7
Labour S. Callaghan 1,569 36.1 +2.2
SLD A. Griffiths 281 6.5 -5.3
Ratepayers Association K. McGill 183 4.2 -2.6
Majority 747 17.2 +3.5
Turnout 4,349
Conservative hold Swing +1.7
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Rangzeb 2,905 56.2 +7.3
Conservative E. SKinner 2,265 43.8 +8.8
Majority 640 12.4 -1.5
Turnout 5,170
Labour hold Swing -0.7
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Senior 2,023 69.0 +8.6
Conservative J. Holdsworth 709 24.2 +1.3
SDP R. Dowson 201 6.9 +6.9
Majority 1,314 44.8 +7.2
Turnout 2,933
Labour hold Swing +3.6
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Moore 1,988 44.8 +10.0
Labour A. Ahmed 1,881 42.4 -6.7
SLD D. Midgley 570 12.8 -3.4
Majority 107 2.4 -11.9
Turnout 4,439
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +8.3
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Ajeeb 4,048 74.2 +15.2
Conservative A. Khan 904 16.6 -17.3
Green J. Bird 288 5.3 +0.6
SLD E. Wilkes 213 3.9 +3.9
Majority 3,144 57.7 +32.5
Turnout 5,453
Labour hold Swing +16.2
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Manogue 1,998 45.5 +1.0
Labour E. Logan 1,938 44.2 +12.0
SLD B. Boulton 453 10.2 -13.0
Majority 60 1.3 -11.0
Turnout 4,389
Conservative hold Swing -5.5
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Hodgson 2,485 58.3 +2.2
Labour J. Leitch 1,462 34.3 +8.5
SLD M. Malone 316 7.4 -10.7
Majority 1,023 24.0 -6.3
Turnout 4,263
Conservative hold Swing -3.1
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Ryan 2,153 49.7 +8.3
Labour M. Beeley 2,139
Conservative R. Warren 1,698 39.2 +5.0
Conservative A. Murphy 1,564
SDP T. Lindley 479 11.1 +11.1
SDP W. Whitley 468
Majority 455 10.5 +3.3
Turnout 4,330
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +1.6

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. 6 May 1988.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 August 2015.