2004 Boundaries of Heaton Rural Ward
|Population||17,121 (ward 2011 census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Heaton is a ward within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire, England. The population at the 2001 census was 16,913, which had increased to 17,121 at the 2011 Census. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the ward includes the villages of Frizinghall, Heaton and Daisy Hill, extending to Chellow Heights Reservoir on the western edge and the Bradford-Shipley railway line on the eastern edge. Frizinghall railway station is on the edge of the ward.
The University of Bradford School of Management is located in Heaton, as is the former St. Bede's Grammar School (now St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College Ardor Site) and Bradford Grammar School. The official residence of the Bishop of Bradford is also in Heaton. Heaton has three public houses and a range of shops and restaurants. An ancient woodland, Heaton Woods, stretches from the village to Shipley.
J.B. Priestley grew up in Heaton and John Braine attended St. Bede's Grammar School. The village became infamous in 1981 when Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", who lived at 6 Garden Lane, was arrested.
Heaton is one of the few remaining places in England to have a Lord of the Manor. The title was until 2012 held by John Stanley King who purchased the title in the 1960s from the estate of the Earl of Rosse to ensure the ancient title remained live. He lived in the village all his life and was a local historian. The title is now held by his nephew, Christopher Ball.
Heaton electoral ward is represented on Bradford Council by three Labour Party councillors, Nussrat Mohammed, Mohammed Amran and Mohammad Shabbir.
|2004||Mohammad Masood (Con)||David Michael Ford (Green)||John Stanley King (Con)|
|2006||Mohammad Masood (Con)||David Ford (Green)||John King (Con)|
|2007||Mohammad Masood (Con)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||John King (Con)|
|2008||Mohammad Masood (Con)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||Sajid Akhtar (Con)|
|2010||Imdad Hussain (Lab)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||Sajid Akhtar (Con)|
|2011||Imdad Hussain (Lab)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||Sajid Akhtar (Con)|
|2012||Imdad Hussain (Lab)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||Mohammad Shabbir (Respect)|
|October 2013||Imdad Hussain (Lab)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||Mohammad Shabbir (Ind)|
|2014||Nussrat Mohammed (Lab)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||Mohammad Shabbir (Ind)|
|April 2015||Nussrat Mohammed (Lab)||Rizwan Malik (Lab)||Mohammad Shabbir (Lab)|
|May 2015||Nussrat Mohammed (Lab)||Mohammed Amran (Lab)||Mohammad Shabbir (Lab)|
|2016||Nussrat Mohammed (Lab)||Mohammed Amran (Lab)||Mohammad Shabbir (Lab)|
indicates seat up for re-election. indicates councillor defection.