Map of the results for the 1999 Bradford council election.
Map of the results for the 1999 Bradford council election.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 6 May 1999, with one third of the council up for election. Since the previous election there had been a by-election resulting in Labour successfully defending their seat in Little Horton. Labour retained control of the council.[1][2]

Election result

Bradford Local Election Result 1999[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 1 12 Decrease11 46.7 38.3 40,836 -3.0%
  Conservative 12 9 1 Increase8 40.0 39.7 42,290 +1.1%
  Liberal Democrats 4 3 0 Increase3 13.3 16.8 17,851 +0.4%
  Green 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.6 2,726 +0.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.5 2,680 +1.1%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 109 +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 65 54
Conservative 18 26
Liberal Democrat 7 10
Total 90 90
Working majority  40   18 

Ward results

Baildon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J. Cole 2,427 54.9 +5.6
Conservative E. Ward 1,335 30.2 -13.4
Labour C. Jennings 564 12.8 +5.6
Green H. Kemp 93 2.1 +2.1
Majority 1,092 24.7 +19.0
Turnout 4,419
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +9.5
Bingley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Owens 2,159 50.0 +1.9
Labour J. Flood 1,627 37.7 -4.5
Liberal Democrats R. Walters 348 8.1 +1.3
Green M. Thompson 182 4.2 +1.3
Majority 532 12.3 +6.4
Turnout 4,316
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.2
Bingley Rural[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Cooke 2,520 62.4 +0.3
Labour M. Gregory 1,042 25.8 -5.1
Liberal Democrats T. Mead 370 9.2 +2.2
Green K. Warnes 105 2.6 +2.6
Majority 1,478 36.6 +5.4
Turnout 4,037
Conservative hold Swing +2.7
Bolton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats C. Middleton 1,670 54.0 -2.2
Labour A. Stone 828 26.7 -0.1
Conservative V. Binney 597 19.3 +2.3
Majority 842 27.2 -2.1
Turnout 3,095
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing -1.0
Bowling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Ali 1,796 59.3 -0.4
Liberal Democrats J. Harrington 652 21.5 +6.7
Conservative H. Rehman 582 19.2 -6.3
Majority 1,144 37.8 +3.7
Turnout 3,030
Labour hold Swing -3.5
Bradford Moor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. Hussain 2,494 57.4 +19.3
Labour R. Virdee 1,487 34.2 -16.6
Liberal Democrats E. Hallman 360 8.3 -2.6
Majority 1,007 23.2 +10.5
Turnout 4,341
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +17.9
Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. Byrom 1,628 49.4 +6.2
Labour Y. Tough 1,207 36.7 -7.8
Liberal Democrats H. Tooby 367 11.1 -1.2
Green A. Suchi 90 2.7 +2.7
Majority 421 12.8 +11.6
Turnout 3,292
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +7.0
Craven[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Emmott 1,795 43.5 -7.4
Independent C. Atkinson 1,009 24.4 +19.0
Labour F. Harrison 850 20.6 -12.8
Liberal Democrats H. Hay 473 11.5 +1.1
Majority 786 19.0 +1.5
Turnout 4,127
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -13.2
Eccleshill[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats M. Attenborough 1,003 38.0 +13.0
Labour S. Barnbrook 871 33.0 -8.1
Conservative J. Ryder 766 29.0 -2.5
Majority 132 5.0 -4.6
Turnout 2,640
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +10.5
Great Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. Godward 1,492 46.1 -7.3
Conservative M. Crabtree 1,251 38.7 +4.7
Liberal Democrats C. Wright 361 11.2 -1.4
Green M. Islam 129 4.0 +4.0
Majority 241 7.4 -12.0
Turnout 3,233
Labour hold Swing -6.0
Heaton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. Seekins 1,907 43.5 +2.9
Conservative S. Hussain 1,878 42.9 -6.7
Liberal Democrats L. Howard 597 13.6 +7.8
Majority 29 0.7 -8.3
Turnout 4,382
Labour hold Swing +4.8
Idle[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats A. Ozolins 1,944 57.1 +0.0
Labour J. Crewdson 821 24.1 -0.2
Conservative S. Bowman 639 18.8 +0.2
Majority 1,123 33.0 +0.3
Turnout 3,404
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing -0.1
Ilkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. Smith 2,355 59.6 -5.9
Labour P. Cheney 1,023 25.9 +3.2
Liberal Democrats S. Harris 571 14.5 +2.7
Majority 1,332 33.7 -9.1
Turnout 3,949
Conservative hold Swing -4.5
Keighley North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Slater 2,161 54.8 +4.5
Conservative M. Startin 1,425 36.1 -2.6
Liberal Democrats M. Mastrigt 356 9.0 -1.9
Majority 736 18.7 +7.0
Turnout 3,942
Labour hold Swing +3.5
Keighley South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. Joyce 1,763 67.5 -0.9
Conservative W. Redman 575 22.0 +2.1
Liberal Democrats T. Keeley 274 10.5 -1.1
Majority 1,188 45.5 -3.0
Turnout 2,612
Labour hold Swing -1.5
Keighley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Thorne 1,716 43.3 -2.9
Conservative A. Majeed 1,254 31.6 +1.8
Independent B. Hudson 701 17.7 +3.2
Liberal Democrats J. Keeley 295 7.4 -2.1
Majority 462 11.6 -4.7
Turnout 3,966
Labour hold Swing -2.3
Little Horton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I. Greenwood 1,479 59.7 +18.0
Conservative A. Mahmood 666 26.9 -13.7
Liberal Democrats S. Lambert 237 9.6 +0.5
Green K. Spencer 56 2.3 -2.1
Independent K. Wilson 38 1.5 +1.5
Majority 813 32.8 +31.8
Turnout 2,476
Labour hold Swing +15.8
Odsal[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Green 1,641 51.6 -4.8
Conservative J. Robertshaw 1,074 33.8 +4.4
Liberal Democrats B. Boulton 463 14.6 +0.4
Majority 567 17.8 -9.2
Turnout 3,178
Labour hold Swing -4.6
Queensbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Smith 1,621 48.6 +5.3
Labour A. Pitts 1,262 37.8 -7.0
Liberal Democrats A. Cruden 342 10.3 -1.6
Independent Labour G. Riseborough 109 3.3 +3.3
Majority 359 10.8 +9.2
Turnout 3,334
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +6.1
Rombalds[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Wightman 2,373 54.3 +5.3
Labour A. Benjamin 1,044 23.9 -5.0
Liberal Democrats J. Hall 952 21.8 -0.3
Majority 1,329 30.4 +10.3
Turnout 4,369
Conservative hold Swing +5.1
Shipley East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Blackburn 1,256 52.9 -5.5
Conservative C. Wyatt-Millington 505 21.3 +1.6
Liberal Democrats M. Pollard 494 20.8 +3.3
Green M. Love 118 5.0 +0.7
Majority 751 31.6 -7.1
Turnout 2,373
Labour hold Swing -3.5
Shipley West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Herdson 1,585 33.6 -3.7
Labour F. Dale 1,455 30.8 -4.7
Green D. Ford 1,402 29.7 +8.6
Liberal Democrats B. Moore 279 5.9 -0.1
Majority 130 2.7 +1.0
Turnout 4,721
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.5
Thornton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Buffham 1,656 57.6 +9.9
Labour I. Bowmaker 826 28.7 -1.1
Liberal Democrats A. Griffiths 302 10.5 -8.3
Green M. Rawnsley 91 3.2 -0.5
Majority 830 28.9 +11.0
Turnout 2,875
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +5.5
Toller[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. Hussain 2,780 48.7 +9.3
Conservative A. Hussain 2,450 42.9 -6.3
Liberal Democrats I. Inness 481 8.4 -0.4
Majority 330 5.8 -4.0
Turnout 5,711
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.8
Tong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. Johnson 1,041 61.4 -5.2
Conservative D. Manogue 400 23.6 +10.1
Liberal Democrats J. Massen 254 15.0 -4.9
Majority 641 37.8 -9.0
Turnout 1,695
Labour hold Swing -7.6
Undercliffe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. McNally 1,293 46.4 -5.2
Conservative M. Looby 870 31.2 -0.1
Liberal Democrats J. Mangeolles 460 16.5 -0.6
Green S. Scofield 166 5.9 +5.9
Majority 423 15.2 -5.1
Turnout 2,789
Labour hold Swing -2.5
University[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Hussain 2,479 47.0 +24.6
Labour C. Rangzeb 2,143 40.6 -19.0
Green J. Robinson 294 5.6 -2.7
Liberal Democrats H. Wright 263 5.0 +0.2
Independent S. Shah 100 1.9 +1.9
Majority 336 6.4 -30.9
Turnout 5,279
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +21.8
Wibsey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. Berry 1,392 49.3 -7.2
Conservative R. Sheard 1,045 37.0 +5.6
Liberal Democrats S. Devonshire 385 13.6 +1.6
Majority 347 12.3 -12.8
Turnout 2,822
Labour hold Swing -6.4
Worth Valley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Miller 1,364 37.3 -4.0
Labour M. Young 1,020 27.9 -3.9
Independent D. Samuels 832 22.8 +3.6
Liberal Democrats S. Hutton 439 12.0 +4.3
Majority 344 9.4 -0.1
Turnout 3,655
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -0.0
Wyke[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Longthorn 1,049 43.2 -4.6
Conservative R. Reynolds 949 39.0 +5.3
Liberal Democrats K. Hall 432 17.8 -0.7
Majority 100 4.1 -9.9
Turnout 2,430
Labour hold Swing -4.9

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. 7 May 1999.
  2. ^ "Vote 2012: Bradford". BBC News Online. Retrieved 1 August 2015.