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UPDATE: Labour takes control of Bradford Council
Updated 5:07pm Friday 23rd May 2014 in News
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- Ballot papers are now being counted at Richard Dunn Sports Centre and Keighley Leisure Centre.
- Results are expected to begin coming in early to mid-afternoon.
- See all the live results here as they come in.
Labour has clinched full control of Bradford Council by a whisker – the first time one party has had a majority for 15 years.
The Labour administration, which previously had to rely on the support of other parties or independents to push through its plans, now has 46 seats – the exact number needed for a majority on the 90-seat Council.
UKIP was also celebrating after getting its first candidate elected in Keighley West and coming close in a number of other wards.
4:26pm Fri 23 May 14
Thee Voice of Reason says
So have Labour scraped a total of two extra seats out of today at a time where the Tory and Lib Dems have bombed in the polls.
Hardly anything for them to celebrate on that basis. If anythng UKIP's vote in many safe Labour seats shows people are disenchanted.
Toller - Ali (Respect) 660; Hussain (Labour) 4,850; Kirkcaldy (Green) 209; Kohan (Conservative) 205; Leeming (Lib Dem) 93.
A strong majority for Labour councillor Imran Hussain as he retains the Toller seat.
Royds - Devonshire (Lib Dem) 177; Servant (Conservative) 464; Lewthwaite (Brit Dems) 152; Slater (Labour) 1,389; Worsley (UKIP) 1,232.
Councillor Val Slater hangs on to the Royds seat for Labour despite a strong turnout for UKIP.
Manningham - Chadwick (Lib Dem) 92; Naweed Hussain (Respect) 1,617; Shabir Hussain (Labour) 3,218; Nadim (Conservative) 120; Robinson (Green) 170.
Labour's Shabir Hussain retains the Manningham seat.
Thornton & Allerton - Dunbar (Labour) 1,747; Elliott (Lib Dem) 298; Richardson (Conservative) 1,685.
Richard Dunbar wins the Thornton and Allerton seat in a Labour gain, as he takes over from retiring Conservative councillor Valerie Binney.
Little Horton - Butt (Lib Dem) 181; Hussain (Conservative) 137; Ikram (Labour) 3,297; Malik (Respect) 722.
A landslide for Councillor Naveeda Ikram as she retains her Little Horton seat by more than 2,500 votes.
Clayton & Fairweather Green - Engel (Labour) 1,963; Pollard (Lib Dem) 145; Taylor (Conservative) 674; Vasey (UKIP) 1,037.
Labour councillor Sinead Engel retains her seat in Clayton and Fairweather Green Ward.
Bradford Moor - Tunveer (Conservative) 147; Ahmed (Lib Dem) 2,615; Ali (Respect) 238; Shafiq (Labour) 2,671.
Labour councillor Mohammed Shafiq has hangs onto his seat in Bradford Moor, despite strong competition from Riaz Ahmed for the Liberal Democrats.
City - Ali (Respect) 656; Azam (Labour) 3,510; Nabi (Conservative) 142; Yeadon (Lib Dem) 156.
A Labour hold for Nazam Azam in City Ward.
Bolton & Undercliffe - Sunderland (Lib Dem) 1,969; Dignan (Labour) 1,462; Clapham (Conservative) 412.
Lib Dems hold the Bolton & Undercliffe seat with new councillor Rachel Sunderland.
Nusrat Mohammed wins the Heaton seat for Labour, ousting Peace Party candidate Imdad Hussain.
Mohammed (Labour) 1,784; Hussain (Peace) 985; Ford (Green) 893; Mahmood (Conservative) 665; Davis (Respect) 408; McNally (Lib Dem) 131.
Queensbury - Cromie (Independent) 1,377; Jason Smith (UKIP) 1,262; Rosie Watson (Labour) 628; John Robertshaw (Conservative) 489; Ruth Weston (Lib Dem) 89.
Independent councillor Paul Cromie holds the Queensbury seat.
Great Horton - Dodds (Labour) 2,696; Beech (UKIP) 694; Zaman (Cons) 548; Hayat (Respect) 196; Slingsby (Lib Dem) 115.
Joanne Dodds holds for Labour in Great Horton Ward
UK Independence Party take their first seat from Labour in Keighley West as UKIP candidate Brian Morris comes out 166 votes ahead to oust Labour's Keith Dredge.
Keighley West - UKIP 1,418; Labour 1,252; Conservatives 613; Green 208; Lib Dem 63.
Wibsey - Smith (Labour) 1,467; Illingworth (UKIP) 1,355; Sheard (Conservative) 499; Boulton (Lib Dem) 191.
Another hold for Labour with Councillor Lynne Smith.
Tong - Kernaghan (Brit Dems) 115; Pringle (UKIP) 935; Wainwright (Labour) 1,156; Ward (Conservative) 339; Yeadon (Lib Dem) 159.
holds for Labour.
Wyke - Craig (Independent) 119; Hall (Lib Dem) 93; Milczanowski (Conservative) 524; Warburton (Labour) 1,349; Wood (UKIP) 1,227.
Both Alan Wainwright in Tong and David Warburton in Wyke hold for Labour
Idle & Thackley - Fear (Lib Dem) 2,334; Mills (Conservative) 838; Tait (Labour) 889
Bowling & Barkerend - Jamil (Labour) 2,532; Miah (Respect) 829; Shah (Conservative) 249; Stelling (Lib Dem) 863
We've got 11 results so far, out of the 30 wards... See the full table of results so far for the Bradford Council 2014 elections here.
The latest results from the Keighley Leisure Centre count:
Ilkley - Lib Dem 359; Green 508; Conservatives 2,705; UKIP 348; Labour 1,303. (Mike Gibbons holds in Ilkley for the Conservatives)
Keighley Central - Conservative 745; Green 236; UKIP 722; Labour 3,418; Lib Dem 222. (Labour candidate Abid Hussain retains his Keighley Central seat)
The first result is in from Bradford's Richard Dunn Sports Centre:
Eccleshill - Lib Dem 1,541; Labour 1,324; Conservatives 514; Green 391.
Councillor Geoff Reid holds in Eccleshill for the Liberal Democrats.
@WorthValleyTory congratulations to Glen Miller successfully re elected in Worth Valley ward. Thanks to everyone who supported him— @CllrRebeccaP 23 May 2014
Still not much change in the Council chamber so far...
Worth Valley Councillor Glen Miller holds for the Conservatives.
And Steve Pullen holds for Labour in Keighley East Ward.
Worth Valley: UKIP 1,169; Labour 1,067; Green 310; Conservative 1,384; Lib Dem 1004.
Keighley East: UKIP 1,192; Lib Dem 263; Conservatives 968; Respect 492; Labour 1,881.
Baildon: Labour 842; Lib Dem 1,473; Green 330; Conservatives 2,258.
Conservative candidate Val Townend holds her seat in Baildon Ward.
Greens HOLD Shipley ward on Bradford Council! Hawarun Hussain 2037 Lab 1048 Con 805 UK 647 LDem 118 Green maj 989 - congrats Hawarun!!— @kevinwarnes 23 May 2014
Hard work = success, Well done & congratulations on you being re-elected to Bradford Council, Cllr Vanda Greenwood also your team— @Miller1Tony 23 May 2014
Councillor Hawarun Hussain holds on to her Green Party seat in Shipley.
Councillor David Heseltine retains his seat for the Conservatives in Bingley.
Windhill councillor Vanda Greenwood keeps her seat for Labour.
Conservative Michael Ellis retains his seat in Bingley Rural.
And Gerry Barker gets the Wharfedale vote to win a seat on Bradford Council for the Conservatives (former Tory Chris Greaves, who was an independent councillor, did not stand for re-election)
Wharfedale: Conservatives 1,737; Independent 1,017; Green 393; Labour 737; Lib Dem 220
Bingley Rural - Conservative 2,047; UKIP 1,485; Lib Dem 240; Labour 935; Green 405
THE FIRST RESULTS ARE IN!
Windhill - UKIP 1,089; Labour 1,799; Lib Dem 282; Conservatives 467; Green 169
Bingley - UKIP 1,295; Labour 1,302; Lib Dem 213; Conservatives 2,183; Green 452
Shipley - Conservative 805; UKIP 647; Labour 1,048; Green 2,037; Lib Dem 118
This year the count is being held today – the day after polling day – a change to the traditional overnight counts held in Bradford previously. The decision when to hold the count is made by Bradford Council’s chief executive Tony Reeves as returning officer.
How come that some Councils declared within 2 hours while Bradford timetable is Council count to start after 5 hours of EP verification?— @ctr1945 23 May 2014
Keep your calculators handy, count for Bradford begins #Vote2014 http://t.co/R1E0KnhB30— @AlRhodes92 23 May 2014
12:28pm Fri 23 May 14
After the count, whoever wins, the public voted for them so the public should not complain unless it wasn't their party that won. Will give it 24 hours before the critiscims start. Remember you get what you voted for so get on with it. By the way I didn't vote in the council elections as my party wasn't represented so I have a right to critise those in charge of the council.
The count underway at Bradford's Richard Dunn Sports Centre today
RT @ukrespectparty: And he's back on the iconic open top bus! @georgegalloway touring Bradford for polling day today! Vote Respect http://t…— @georgegalloway 22 May 2014
And so another fun filled election day is over - let's do it again next year— @dave4wibsey 22 May 2014
The count underway at Bradford's Richard Dunn Sports Centre
Polling day passed relatively peacefully yesterday, despite initial police concerns over potential violence or intimidation on the streets. Many candidates, particualrly in inner city wards, were chasing votes in their campaign vehicles almost right until polls closed at 10pm.
The Council consists of 30 electoral wards with three councillors in each ward, giving a total composition of the Council of 90. One seat in each ward was contested in this election. An additional seat was contested in Craven due to the death of Coun Michael Kelly, which created a casual vacancy.
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