City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
|Third of council elected three years out of four|
|Founded||1 April 1974|
Lord Mayor of Bradford
Doreen Lee, Labour Party
Leader of the Council
Susan Hinchcliffe, Labour Party
|West Yorkshire Combined Authority|
|2018 (one third of councillors)|
2019 (one third of councillors)
2021 (one third of councillors)
|2022 (one third of councillors)|
2023 (one third of councillors)
2024 (one third of councillors)
|Bradford City Hall|
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council is the local authority of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of five in West Yorkshire and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Bradford. Since 1 April 2014 it has been a constituent council of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
In 1974, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council was created to administer the newly formed metropolitan borough. The county borough of Bradford was merged with the Borough of Keighley, the Urban Districts of Baildon, Bingley, Cullingworth, Denholme, Ilkley, Shipley and Silsden, along with part of Queensbury and Shelf Urban District and part of Skipton Rural District by the Local Government Act 1972. The Council, which is based at Bradford City Hall in Centenary Square, governs the whole metropolitan district. The city was granted the right on 18 September 1907 to elect a Lord Mayor.
The district is divided into 30 Electoral Wards, each ward electing three Councillors. Elections are held in May, where one third of the 90 seats (one for each ward) are contested and the successful candidate is elected for a period of four years.
In March 2006, the UK's Audit Commission issued a report "in the public interest" regarding concerns about the procurement process for the acquisition of an asset management system. The report identified weaknesses in the Council's programme management and procurement processes, which the Council accepted "without reservation".
At the local elections in 2015, Labour won 17 of the 30 seats available to hold majority of the Council – on 46 of 90 seats.
The council is currently covered by five constituencies with six wards in each constituency: Bradford East, Bradford South, Bradford West, Keighley and Shipley.
Each ward is represented by three councillors.
|Parliamentary constituency||Ward||Councillor||Party||Term of office|
|Bradford East||Bolton and Undercliffe||Rachel Sunderland||Liberal Democrats||2019–22|
|David Ward||Liberal Democrats||2016–20|
|Bowling and Barkerend||Rizwana Jamil||Labour||2018–22|
|Bradford Moor||Mohammed Shafiq||Labour||2018–22|
|Riaz Ahmed||Liberal Democrats||2016–20|
|Eccleshill||Geoff Reid||Liberal Democrats||2018–22|
|Nicola Pollard||Liberal Democrats||2015–19|
|Brendan Stubbs||Liberal Democrats||2016–20|
|Idle and Thackley||Julie Humphreys||Liberal Democrats||2018–22|
|Jeanette Sunderland||Liberal Democrats||2015–19|
|Alun Griffiths||Liberal Democrats||2016–20|
|Little Horton||Fareeda Mir||Labour||2018–22|
|Bradford South||Great Horton||Joanne Dodds||Labour||2018–22|
|Tong||Celia Hickson||Green Party||2022–26|
|Matt Edwards||Green Party||2020–24|
|Bradford West||City||Nazam Azam||Labour||2018–22|
|Clayton & Fairweather Green||Sinead Engel||Labour||2018–22|
|Thornton and Allerton||Richard Dunbar||Labour||2018–22|
|Keighley||Craven||Caroline Whitaker||Green Party||2022–2026|
|Adrian Naylor||The Independents||2016–20|
|Anne Hawkesworth||The Independents||2016–20|
|Keighley Central||Abid Hussain
(Died 24 dec 2020)
|Keighley East||Caroline Firth||Labour||2018–22|
|Keighley West||Paul Godwin||Labour||2018–22|
|Worth Valley||Chris Hird||Conservative||2018–22|
|Bingley Rural||Michael Ellis||Conservative||2018–22|
|Shipley||Anna Watson||Green Party||2022–26|
|Kevin Warnes||Green Party||2019–23|
|Martin Love||Green Party||2021–25|
|Windhill and Wrose||Vanda Greenwood||Labour||2018–22|
|Year||Labour||Conservative||Liberal Democrat’s||Green||UKIP||Respect||Queensbury Independents||Independent|