Map of the results for the 1990 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1990 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 4 May 1990, with one third of the council up for election as well as vacancies in Great Horton & Ilkley to be elected. Labour had suffered a defection prior to the election in the University ward, with the sitting councillor attempting, unsuccessfully, to defend it as a Conservative. Labour regained control of the council from no overall control following numerous gains from the Conservatives.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1990[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 24 4 0 Increase4 75.0 50.4 91,284 +7.3%
  Conservative 8 0 4 Decrease4 25.0 36.1 65,322 -7.6%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 9.1 16,514 -1.3%
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.0 7,220 +3.7%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.4 663 +0.2%

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

Party Previous council New council
Labour 43 47
Conservatives 45 41
Liberal Democrat 2 2
Total 90 90
Working majority  -4   4 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Charlesworth 3,381 46.0 +1.9
Liberal Democrats M. Fielden 2,378 32.4 -8.4
Labour R. Watson 1,258 17.1 +5.1
Green M. Harris 328 4.5 +1.4
Majority 1,003 13.7 +10.4
Turnout 7,345
Conservative hold Swing +4.6
Bingley[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Nunn 2,908 46.3 -6.2
Labour M. Slater 2,535 40.4 +8.0
Liberal Democrats A. Micklem 477 7.6 -0.2
Green M. Thompson 356 5.7 +5.7
Majority 373 5.9 -14.3
Turnout 6,276
Conservative hold Swing -7.1
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Eaton 3,467 53.6 -3.3
Labour M. Gregory 2,038 31.5 +10.2
Liberal Democrats S. Whitehead 484 7.5 -0.8
Green M. Love 479 7.4 +7.4
Majority 1,429 22.1 -13.5
Turnout 6,468
Conservative hold Swing -6.7
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Young 2,445 47.4 +8.4
Conservative J. Doyle 2,154 41.8 -9.7
Liberal Democrats M. Attenborough 559 10.8 +1.3
Majority 291 5.6 -6.8
Turnout 5,158
Labour hold Swing +9.0
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Ellison 4,122 74.0 +6.9
Conservative H. Ibbotson 978 17.6 -3.8
Liberal Democrats G. Beacher 469 8.4 -3.2
Majority 3,144 56.5 +10.8
Turnout 5,569
Labour hold Swing +5.4
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Billheimer 4,087 79.0 +18.1
Conservative S. Swaine 718 13.9 -9.3
Green I. Davis 367 7.1 -0.4
Majority 3,369 65.1 +27.4
Turnout 5,172
Labour hold Swing +13.7
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Mitchell 2,909 47.3 +3.7
Conservative R. Kelly 2,787 45.3 -11.1
Green L. Shawcross 454 7.4 +7.4
Majority 122 2.0 -10.7
Turnout 6,150
Labour hold Swing +7.4
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Dawson 2,911 47.2 -6.5
Labour R. Kelly 1,803 29.2 +10.1
Liberal Democrats G. Morgan 1,127 18.3 -9.0
Green G. Lambert 330 5.3 +5.3
Majority 1,108 18.0 -8.4
Turnout 6,171
Conservative hold Swing -8.3
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Lancaster 2,936 55.0 +7.7
Conservative B. Larkin 1,650 30.9 -12.7
Liberal Democrats I. Horner 510 9.6 +0.5
Green D. Stepan 238 4.5 +4.5
Majority 1,286 24.1 +20.3
Turnout 5,334
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +10.2
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Collard 3,478 57.9 +4.6
Labour B. Lynch 3,006
Conservative M. Crabtree 1,955 32.5 -6.4
Conservative N. Roper 1,597
Green M. Knott 573 9.5 +9.5
Majority 1,523 25.4 +11.1
Turnout 6,006
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +5.5
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. James 3,544 51.9 +9.6
Conservative K. Foulsham 2,683 39.3 -10.1
Green K. Timms 595 8.7 +8.7
Majority 861 12.6 +5.5
Turnout 6,822
Labour hold Swing +9.8
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Baxter 2,335 36.9 +4.3
Conservative R. Priestley 1,976 31.2 +1.1
Liberal Democrats S. Cawood 1,916 30.3 -7.0
Independent A. Garnett 1.1 1.6 +1.6
Majority 359 5.7 +1.1
Turnout 6,328
Labour hold Swing +1.6
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Hawkesworth 3,449 54.6 -7.0
Conservative S. Lawson 3,284
Labour R. Fox 1,474 23.3 +3.3
Labour J. Luiba 1,351
Liberal Democrats R. Battey 802 12.7 -2.8
Liberal Democrats P. Cheney 641
Green S. Woodhouse 591 9.4 +9.4
Green R. Hamilton 458
Majority 1,975 31.3 -10.3
Turnout 6,316
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -5.1
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Wheeler 3,129 48.5 +4.8
Conservative V. Earle 2,416 37.5 -11.0
Liberal Democrats J. Beaumont 465 7.2 -0.6
Green F. Hutchinson 439 6.8 +6.8
Majority 713 11.1 +6.4
Turnout 6,449
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.9
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Whiteley 3,701 71.9 +0.2
Conservative D. Robertshaw 904 17.6 -3.4
Liberal Democrats T. Brooksbank 315 6.1 -1.1
Green J. Crowson 225 4.4 +4.4
Majority 2,797 54.4 +3.7
Turnout 5,145
Labour hold Swing +1.8
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I. Ellison-Wood 3,490 54.6 +4.4
Conservative K. Flanagan 2,132 33.3 -7.3
Liberal Democrats S. Green 491 7.7 -1.4
Green C. Davidson 279 4.4 +4.4
Majority 1,358 21.2 +11.6
Turnout 6,392
Labour hold Swing +5.8
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Darr 3,455 71.6 +2.1
Conservative J. Kahn 748 15.5 -5.0
Liberal Democrats P. Robinson 619 12.8 +8.3
Majority 2,707 56.1 +7.1
Turnout 4,822
Labour hold Swing +3.5
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Walters 3,727 55.4 +14.0
Conservative E. Byrom 2,363 35.1 -14.4
Liberal Democrats D. Rowley 637 9.5 +3.1
Majority 1,364 20.3 +12.1
Turnout 6,727
Labour hold Swing +14.2
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. Hey 3,773 55.0 +11.9
Conservative Neil Hartley 3,083 45.0 -0.9
Majority 690 10.1 +7.3
Turnout 6,856
Labour hold Swing +6.4
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Gadsby-Peet 3,963 57.3 -4.8
Labour K. Best 1,974 28.5 +6.9
Liberal Democrats V. Whelan 984 14.2 -2.1
Majority 1,989 28.7 -11.7
Turnout 6,921
Conservative hold Swing -5.8
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T. Miller 3,520 66.8 +7.2
Conservative P. Barker 1,233 23.4 -8.5
Liberal Democrats J. Whitehead 515 9.8 +1.3
Majority 2,287 43.4 +15.6
Turnout 5,268
Labour hold Swing +7.8
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Cannell 3,157 44.2 +7.1
Conservative D. Heseltine 3,002 42.1 -10.4
Liberal Democrats T. Willis 525 7.4 -3.0
Green M. Ford 453 6.3 +6.3
Majority 155 2.2 -13.1
Turnout 7,137
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.7
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. McAvoy 2,782 47.1 +11.0
Conservative G. Chapman 2,438 41.3 -12.0
Liberal Democrats A. Griffiths 352 6.0 -0.5
Green C. Shawcross 337 5.7 +5.7
Majority 344 5.8 -11.4
Turnout 5,909
Labour hold Swing +11.5
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Hussein 3,499 54.3 -1.9
Conservative H. Greed 1,805 28.0 -15.8
Liberal Democrats A. Cruden 580 9.0 +9.0
Independent A. Malik 562 8.7 +8.7
Majority 1,694 26.3 +13.9
Turnout 6,446
Labour hold Swing +6.9
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Sutcliffe 3,164 76.2 +7.2
Conservative D. Owen 987 23.8 -0.4
Majority 2,177 52.4 +7.6
Turnout 4,151
Labour hold Swing +3.8
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Sowman 3,395 63.0 +20.6
Conservative B. Moore 1,470 27.3 -17.5
Liberal Democrats E. Hallman 527 9.8 -3.1
Majority 1,925 35.7 +33.3
Turnout 5,392
Labour hold Swing +19.0
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Qureshi 4,844 67.3 -6.9
Conservative M. Riaz 1,714 23.8 +7.2
Green K. Warnes 640 8.9 +3.6
Majority 3,130 43.5 -14.2
Turnout 7,198
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -7.0
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Thomson 2,988 52.7 +8.5
Conservative R. Sheard 1,858 32.8 -12.8
Liberal Democrats B. Boulton 623 11.0 +0.7
Green P. Braham 203 3.6 +3.6
Majority 1,130 19.9 +18.5
Turnout 5,672
Labour hold Swing +10.6
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Midgley 2,554 44.0 -14.3
Labour D. Halsall 2,390 41.2 +6.9
Liberal Democrats J. Brooksbank 527 9.1 +1.7
Green M. Crowson 333 5.7 +5.7
Majority 164 2.8 -21.2
Turnout 5,804
Conservative hold Swing -10.6
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Mangham 3,332 59.5 +9.8
Conservative J. Robertshaw 1,635 29.2 -10.0
Liberal Democrats J. Micklethwaite 632 11.3 +11.3
Majority 1,697 30.3 +19.8
Turnout 5,599
Labour hold Swing +9.9

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. 5 May 1990.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  3. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1991 (PDF). The Elections Centre. Retrieved 15 November 2021.