Labour becomes first party in 15 years to take full control of Bradford Council

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Bradford Council's Labour group celebrate with Rizwana Jamil (centre), who won the Bowling and Barkerend seat Members of Bradford Council's Labour group celebrate with Rizwana Jamil (centre), who won the Bowling and Barkerend seat

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.

The losers were the Conservatives, who made a net loss of two seats, and the Peace Party, whose sole sitting councillor, Imdad Hussain, lost his seat to Labour in Heaton.

The Liberal Democrats held their seats with no gains but no losses either.

And George Galloway’s Respect Party failed to make any impact, with no councillors elected.

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5:20pm Fri 23 May 14

FinlandStation says...

I hope that what is actually a poor result for Labour, given the national trends, will temper their arrogance and persuade them to start listening to people. However I think we'll see the opposite. Bradford will be the loser, as it usually is.
I hope that what is actually a poor result for Labour, given the national trends, will temper their arrogance and persuade them to start listening to people. However I think we'll see the opposite. Bradford will be the loser, as it usually is. FinlandStation
  • Score: 57

5:25pm Fri 23 May 14

pcmanners says...

Fools. Turkeys voting for Christmas. The Socialists and Communists will wreck Bradford now they have a majority. Why didn't more people vote UKIP? They could have fixed things.
Fools. Turkeys voting for Christmas. The Socialists and Communists will wreck Bradford now they have a majority. Why didn't more people vote UKIP? They could have fixed things. pcmanners
  • Score: 25

5:31pm Fri 23 May 14

OLDLAD says...

Because they have always voted labour. Like rabbits voting for ferrets to look after them. Green will take it as the green flag to do what he wants as the public have given him free rein. Sorry day for Bradford.
Because they have always voted labour. Like rabbits voting for ferrets to look after them. Green will take it as the green flag to do what he wants as the public have given him free rein. Sorry day for Bradford. OLDLAD
  • Score: 29

5:35pm Fri 23 May 14

SurprisedByJoyce says...

I suppose Councillor Green will be treating himself to a new pair of diamond earrings. Just think his word will now be law. I think we're all in trouble.
I suppose Councillor Green will be treating himself to a new pair of diamond earrings. Just think his word will now be law. I think we're all in trouble. SurprisedByJoyce
  • Score: 46

5:43pm Fri 23 May 14

Grumpygirl says...

I have been a committed socialist and life-long Labour supporter all my life and I don't think this is a good result. Bradford is in for a tough few years of pet projects and incompetence. A hung Council (sort of) kept the wilder stupidities in check.

Labour in Bradford is an example of the worst kind of Stalinist political machine. It is run by cronies and insiders and, like the national party, has completely lost touch with its electorate. Places like Bradford actually lose Labour votes in the long run
I have been a committed socialist and life-long Labour supporter all my life and I don't think this is a good result. Bradford is in for a tough few years of pet projects and incompetence. A hung Council (sort of) kept the wilder stupidities in check. Labour in Bradford is an example of the worst kind of Stalinist political machine. It is run by cronies and insiders and, like the national party, has completely lost touch with its electorate. Places like Bradford actually lose Labour votes in the long run Grumpygirl
  • Score: 57

5:54pm Fri 23 May 14

albioff says...

it's a great shame guy fawkes got caught thats what i often say.
it's a great shame guy fawkes got caught thats what i often say. albioff
  • Score: 32

6:05pm Fri 23 May 14

BertSanders says...

Good day for UKIP - bad day for Bradford council tax payers.
Good day for UKIP - bad day for Bradford council tax payers. BertSanders
  • Score: 28

6:16pm Fri 23 May 14

allinittogether says...

pcmanners wrote:
Fools. Turkeys voting for Christmas. The Socialists and Communists will wreck Bradford now they have a majority. Why didn't more people vote UKIP? They could have fixed things.
You REALLY have to ask that question?
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: Fools. Turkeys voting for Christmas. The Socialists and Communists will wreck Bradford now they have a majority. Why didn't more people vote UKIP? They could have fixed things.[/p][/quote]You REALLY have to ask that question? allinittogether
  • Score: -4

6:25pm Fri 23 May 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

The people who gave money to their mates to buy a stake in a sports club and are yet to recieve it back and who covered up Rev Flowers in order to save face now have control of the council.

Thats council tax rises for years to come.

A 2 seat gain is poor on the back of a Tory Lib dem collapse. Still if it keep Milliband in charge then at least it keep Labour unelectable at the next General Election.
The people who gave money to their mates to buy a stake in a sports club and are yet to recieve it back and who covered up Rev Flowers in order to save face now have control of the council. Thats council tax rises for years to come. A 2 seat gain is poor on the back of a Tory Lib dem collapse. Still if it keep Milliband in charge then at least it keep Labour unelectable at the next General Election. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 29

6:30pm Fri 23 May 14

Mik_e says...

Cannot believe that people are foolish enough to vote Liebour(sic).
Cannot believe that people are foolish enough to vote Liebour(sic). Mik_e
  • Score: 23

6:37pm Fri 23 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre.
Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre. bcfc1903
  • Score: -31

7:03pm Fri 23 May 14

BaildonGuy says...

Oh dear. Labour never listened very much in the past, they're not going to listen at all now. This is a bad day for Bradford. It would have been better to have had a hung Council. Having one party in charge is never a good idea.
Oh dear. Labour never listened very much in the past, they're not going to listen at all now. This is a bad day for Bradford. It would have been better to have had a hung Council. Having one party in charge is never a good idea. BaildonGuy
  • Score: 35

7:15pm Fri 23 May 14

bd7 helper says...

Got to listen and deliver otherwise they will lose everything.
Got to listen and deliver otherwise they will lose everything. bd7 helper
  • Score: 19

7:26pm Fri 23 May 14

sorrow&anger says...

bd7 helper wrote:
Got to listen and deliver otherwise they will lose everything.
Well that's the theory. Trouble is, on past performance, Labour and City hall don't listen and definitely don't deliver. With Bradford it's just one poor performance after another.
[quote][p][bold]bd7 helper[/bold] wrote: Got to listen and deliver otherwise they will lose everything.[/p][/quote]Well that's the theory. Trouble is, on past performance, Labour and City hall don't listen and definitely don't deliver. With Bradford it's just one poor performance after another. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 37

7:32pm Fri 23 May 14

schroeder says...

Whatever happened you lot would have found a way for it to be "bad for Bradford".
Moaning sods.
Whatever happened you lot would have found a way for it to be "bad for Bradford". Moaning sods. schroeder
  • Score: -17

7:42pm Fri 23 May 14

t'oldun says...

So for the first time in 15years one party holds the majority of seats in Bradford.
Lets go the whole hog and encourage our Councilors, no matter what party allegiances to work together to turn Bradford round.
Get them to listen to their constituants instead of following the party whip or making a name for themselves.Leave ethnics out of the equation and show what true democracy can do.
Oh dear is that a flying pig over the City Hall
So for the first time in 15years one party holds the majority of seats in Bradford. Lets go the whole hog and encourage our Councilors, no matter what party allegiances to work together to turn Bradford round. Get them to listen to their constituants instead of following the party whip or making a name for themselves.Leave ethnics out of the equation and show what true democracy can do. Oh dear is that a flying pig over the City Hall t'oldun
  • Score: 17

8:50pm Fri 23 May 14

bettysenior says...

No matter who we vote for nothing ever changes other than it gets worse for 90% of the people. Indeed people are fooling themselves if they think any of our politicians can make a better life for us. It is just an impossibility for them as they are not really interested in the people but only themselves and the party. Indeed 'Partyocracy' rules supreme and once in office they basically do what the party wants and not the people. One has only to look at our illustrious politicians over the past 20-years and how they have feathered their own nests and not the people. One who stands out is Blair who through his highly secretive Blair Associates according to some media sources made £20 million in a single year. Indeed he is associated with all manner of governments no matter if they are good or bad. Therefore we are just mere pawns in the whole process and if anyone again thinks different, they are fools. Vested self-interest and what they can get out of the system is our politicians primary concern, not a better life for the people. Until people realise that democracy is partyocracy change will never come as we as pawns are just voting for the opposite things that we wish to see happen for our families, grand children and great grandchildren. Indeed in many ways our political class undermine any progress in living standards and where politicians in the main are in the main responsible for the vast financial crash (under Labour) and a poor economic growth after inflation is taken into account is negative (Conservative). All in all the politicians are responsible for the vast majority of debt that has been amassed and also the decline in living standards for 90% of the people. The other 10% and the politician's friends, have got richer. So who is the fool, the voters or the politicians. A question hard to answer in reality as it is an eternal circle. But one thing is for sure, the vast majority in the UK get poorer by the year and you might one day be one included eventually in these depressing national statistics - you have a 90% probability.

Democracy died a death when 'Partyocracy' and 'Corporatocracy' Corrupted the System and became the New way to Control People and run a Nation - http://worldinnovati
onfoundation.blogspo
t.co.uk/2014/04/demo
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Vast Corporate & Political Power in the West have Impoverished the People of the USA and the EU over the past 30-years – and unfortunately it will get far worse as things will not change for the better - http://worldinnovati
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t.co.uk/2014/03/vast
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UK's Debt is far more than what people really think - http://worldinnovati
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The EU-USA Trade Agreement if our politicians vote it through will be a Disaster for the People of Europe & the People of the USA - http://worldinnovati
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No matter who we vote for nothing ever changes other than it gets worse for 90% of the people. Indeed people are fooling themselves if they think any of our politicians can make a better life for us. It is just an impossibility for them as they are not really interested in the people but only themselves and the party. Indeed 'Partyocracy' rules supreme and once in office they basically do what the party wants and not the people. One has only to look at our illustrious politicians over the past 20-years and how they have feathered their own nests and not the people. One who stands out is Blair who through his highly secretive Blair Associates according to some media sources made £20 million in a single year. Indeed he is associated with all manner of governments no matter if they are good or bad. Therefore we are just mere pawns in the whole process and if anyone again thinks different, they are fools. Vested self-interest and what they can get out of the system is our politicians primary concern, not a better life for the people. Until people realise that democracy is partyocracy change will never come as we as pawns are just voting for the opposite things that we wish to see happen for our families, grand children and great grandchildren. Indeed in many ways our political class undermine any progress in living standards and where politicians in the main are in the main responsible for the vast financial crash (under Labour) and a poor economic growth after inflation is taken into account is negative (Conservative). All in all the politicians are responsible for the vast majority of debt that has been amassed and also the decline in living standards for 90% of the people. The other 10% and the politician's friends, have got richer. So who is the fool, the voters or the politicians. A question hard to answer in reality as it is an eternal circle. But one thing is for sure, the vast majority in the UK get poorer by the year and you might one day be one included eventually in these depressing national statistics - you have a 90% probability. Democracy died a death when 'Partyocracy' and 'Corporatocracy' Corrupted the System and became the New way to Control People and run a Nation - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/04/demo cracy-died-death-whe n-partyocracy.html Vast Corporate & Political Power in the West have Impoverished the People of the USA and the EU over the past 30-years – and unfortunately it will get far worse as things will not change for the better - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/03/vast -corporate-political -power-in-west.html The ‘Establishment’ Makes Amends but where the ‘Establishment’ does not change its spots when it comes to its own - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/the- establishment-makes- amends-but_720.html UK's Debt is far more than what people really think - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/uks- debt-id-far-more-tha n-what-people.html The EU-USA Trade Agreement if our politicians vote it through will be a Disaster for the People of Europe & the People of the USA - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/the- eu-usa-trade-agreeme nt-if-our.html bettysenior
  • Score: 7

9:04pm Fri 23 May 14

sorrow&anger says...

bettysenior wrote:
No matter who we vote for nothing ever changes other than it gets worse for 90% of the people. Indeed people are fooling themselves if they think any of our politicians can make a better life for us. It is just an impossibility for them as they are not really interested in the people but only themselves and the party. Indeed 'Partyocracy' rules supreme and once in office they basically do what the party wants and not the people. One has only to look at our illustrious politicians over the past 20-years and how they have feathered their own nests and not the people. One who stands out is Blair who through his highly secretive Blair Associates according to some media sources made £20 million in a single year. Indeed he is associated with all manner of governments no matter if they are good or bad. Therefore we are just mere pawns in the whole process and if anyone again thinks different, they are fools. Vested self-interest and what they can get out of the system is our politicians primary concern, not a better life for the people. Until people realise that democracy is partyocracy change will never come as we as pawns are just voting for the opposite things that we wish to see happen for our families, grand children and great grandchildren. Indeed in many ways our political class undermine any progress in living standards and where politicians in the main are in the main responsible for the vast financial crash (under Labour) and a poor economic growth after inflation is taken into account is negative (Conservative). All in all the politicians are responsible for the vast majority of debt that has been amassed and also the decline in living standards for 90% of the people. The other 10% and the politician's friends, have got richer. So who is the fool, the voters or the politicians. A question hard to answer in reality as it is an eternal circle. But one thing is for sure, the vast majority in the UK get poorer by the year and you might one day be one included eventually in these depressing national statistics - you have a 90% probability.

Democracy died a death when 'Partyocracy' and 'Corporatocracy' Corrupted the System and became the New way to Control People and run a Nation - http://worldinnovati

onfoundation.blogspo

t.co.uk/2014/04/demo

cracy-died-death-whe

n-partyocracy.html


Vast Corporate & Political Power in the West have Impoverished the People of the USA and the EU over the past 30-years – and unfortunately it will get far worse as things will not change for the better - http://worldinnovati

onfoundation.blogspo

t.co.uk/2014/03/vast

-corporate-political

-power-in-west.html


The ‘Establishment’ Makes Amends but where the ‘Establishment’ does not change its spots when it comes to its own - http://worldinnovati

onfoundation.blogspo

t.co.uk/2013/12/the-

establishment-makes-

amends-but_720.html


UK's Debt is far more than what people really think - http://worldinnovati

onfoundation.blogspo

t.co.uk/2013/12/uks-

debt-id-far-more-tha

n-what-people.html


The EU-USA Trade Agreement if our politicians vote it through will be a Disaster for the People of Europe & the People of the USA - http://worldinnovati

onfoundation.blogspo

t.co.uk/2013/12/the-

eu-usa-trade-agreeme

nt-if-our.html
Couldn't agree more.

Now that Labour have a majority they will just do what they want. Their record isn't pretty, especially for people who like to call themselves socialists. We have, for instance, Cllr. Green's 'Producer City' which sets out to pander to big business and Cllr Slater's Core Strategy which is just an excuse to give as much green belt as possible to greedy developers.

The people of Bradford never get a look in, yet this Labour Administration will declare them bankrupt as soon as they can't pay their Council Taxes.

All round nasty people, distinguished by venality and incompetence.
[quote][p][bold]bettysenior[/bold] wrote: No matter who we vote for nothing ever changes other than it gets worse for 90% of the people. Indeed people are fooling themselves if they think any of our politicians can make a better life for us. It is just an impossibility for them as they are not really interested in the people but only themselves and the party. Indeed 'Partyocracy' rules supreme and once in office they basically do what the party wants and not the people. One has only to look at our illustrious politicians over the past 20-years and how they have feathered their own nests and not the people. One who stands out is Blair who through his highly secretive Blair Associates according to some media sources made £20 million in a single year. Indeed he is associated with all manner of governments no matter if they are good or bad. Therefore we are just mere pawns in the whole process and if anyone again thinks different, they are fools. Vested self-interest and what they can get out of the system is our politicians primary concern, not a better life for the people. Until people realise that democracy is partyocracy change will never come as we as pawns are just voting for the opposite things that we wish to see happen for our families, grand children and great grandchildren. Indeed in many ways our political class undermine any progress in living standards and where politicians in the main are in the main responsible for the vast financial crash (under Labour) and a poor economic growth after inflation is taken into account is negative (Conservative). All in all the politicians are responsible for the vast majority of debt that has been amassed and also the decline in living standards for 90% of the people. The other 10% and the politician's friends, have got richer. So who is the fool, the voters or the politicians. A question hard to answer in reality as it is an eternal circle. But one thing is for sure, the vast majority in the UK get poorer by the year and you might one day be one included eventually in these depressing national statistics - you have a 90% probability. Democracy died a death when 'Partyocracy' and 'Corporatocracy' Corrupted the System and became the New way to Control People and run a Nation - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/04/demo cracy-died-death-whe n-partyocracy.html Vast Corporate & Political Power in the West have Impoverished the People of the USA and the EU over the past 30-years – and unfortunately it will get far worse as things will not change for the better - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2014/03/vast -corporate-political -power-in-west.html The ‘Establishment’ Makes Amends but where the ‘Establishment’ does not change its spots when it comes to its own - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/the- establishment-makes- amends-but_720.html UK's Debt is far more than what people really think - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/uks- debt-id-far-more-tha n-what-people.html The EU-USA Trade Agreement if our politicians vote it through will be a Disaster for the People of Europe & the People of the USA - http://worldinnovati onfoundation.blogspo t.co.uk/2013/12/the- eu-usa-trade-agreeme nt-if-our.html[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Now that Labour have a majority they will just do what they want. Their record isn't pretty, especially for people who like to call themselves socialists. We have, for instance, Cllr. Green's 'Producer City' which sets out to pander to big business and Cllr Slater's Core Strategy which is just an excuse to give as much green belt as possible to greedy developers. The people of Bradford never get a look in, yet this Labour Administration will declare them bankrupt as soon as they can't pay their Council Taxes. All round nasty people, distinguished by venality and incompetence. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 28

9:16pm Fri 23 May 14

theoutsider says...

But we know the voting was rigged; voters in the ghetto areas threatened and intimidated by Labour hard liners. Rigged 'proxy votes'; deceased names used, votes accepted from residents overseas its all been going on. Either that or we are living amongst some of the most gullible dim wits ever to inhabit the City. Make your own mind up!. Still we could always take up arms and take back 'Sheete Hall' by force. It seems to be working in the Ukraine.
But we know the voting was rigged; voters in the ghetto areas threatened and intimidated by Labour hard liners. Rigged 'proxy votes'; deceased names used, votes accepted from residents overseas its all been going on. Either that or we are living amongst some of the most gullible dim wits ever to inhabit the City. Make your own mind up!. Still we could always take up arms and take back 'Sheete Hall' by force. It seems to be working in the Ukraine. theoutsider
  • Score: 18

11:05pm Fri 23 May 14

Grumpygirl says...

theoutsider wrote:
But we know the voting was rigged; voters in the ghetto areas threatened and intimidated by Labour hard liners. Rigged 'proxy votes'; deceased names used, votes accepted from residents overseas its all been going on. Either that or we are living amongst some of the most gullible dim wits ever to inhabit the City. Make your own mind up!. Still we could always take up arms and take back 'Sheete Hall' by force. It seems to be working in the Ukraine.
Typical Stalinist tactics. The question is whether our Returning Officer/Chief Executive will decide to do anything about it and upset his boss Cllr. Green. With luck (and I say this cautiously) George Galloway might kick up a stink and force some action.
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: But we know the voting was rigged; voters in the ghetto areas threatened and intimidated by Labour hard liners. Rigged 'proxy votes'; deceased names used, votes accepted from residents overseas its all been going on. Either that or we are living amongst some of the most gullible dim wits ever to inhabit the City. Make your own mind up!. Still we could always take up arms and take back 'Sheete Hall' by force. It seems to be working in the Ukraine.[/p][/quote]Typical Stalinist tactics. The question is whether our Returning Officer/Chief Executive will decide to do anything about it and upset his boss Cllr. Green. With luck (and I say this cautiously) George Galloway might kick up a stink and force some action. Grumpygirl
  • Score: 9

11:18pm Fri 23 May 14

old pecker says...

Sorry but it dont make any difference Who controls the council !
every Party is just out here to make money from expence accounts
and dont give a hoot about the people who they suposed to represent ,
if they did Bradford wouldnt be in such a state like it is !
Sorry but it dont make any difference Who controls the council ! every Party is just out here to make money from expence accounts and dont give a hoot about the people who they suposed to represent , if they did Bradford wouldnt be in such a state like it is ! old pecker
  • Score: 8

2:41am Sat 24 May 14

Arhmen Noleg says...

So Mr Galloway support and with it the hiopes and aspirations of Bradfordians lasted a long time.

Never there or rather here went the cry.Busy touring Just say Nah or fighting some cause outside of Bradford.

Back to Labour.
Nothing will change.
More will close more will pack up and leave and more will burn..
Expect little change.
Oh they will start demolishing again now Westfields started
So Mr Galloway support and with it the hiopes and aspirations of Bradfordians lasted a long time. Never there or rather here went the cry.Busy touring Just say Nah or fighting some cause outside of Bradford. Back to Labour. Nothing will change. More will close more will pack up and leave and more will burn.. Expect little change. Oh they will start demolishing again now Westfields started Arhmen Noleg
  • Score: 8

5:39am Sat 24 May 14

say_it_as_it_is says...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but what has a council with no singal party in majority achieved in the last 15 years?? Watched over the worst decline in Bradford's history. I'm sure we could real off a whole list of their blunders.

Regardless of which party has overall control, a strong public lobby, should be keeping the Council to task, otherwise expect more of the same.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but what has a council with no singal party in majority achieved in the last 15 years?? Watched over the worst decline in Bradford's history. I'm sure we could real off a whole list of their blunders. Regardless of which party has overall control, a strong public lobby, should be keeping the Council to task, otherwise expect more of the same. say_it_as_it_is
  • Score: 9

6:58am Sat 24 May 14

ship1962 says...

May aswell shut up shop! (Oops! Most already have unless you go in the ghettos) Decimated the city back in the seventies and eighties pulling down houses, breaking up communities,(where I lived as a child on Bolton Rd) built high rise just to be pulled and then rebuild houses/ghettos. Changing education from two tier, to three because it wasn't working! Only for the council to chage it back again!
NOC might not have been perfect, but better than the cookoo who's going to be in charge now!
Now we'll see a bankrupt city!!
May aswell shut up shop! (Oops! Most already have unless you go in the ghettos) Decimated the city back in the seventies and eighties pulling down houses, breaking up communities,(where I lived as a child on Bolton Rd) built high rise just to be pulled and then rebuild houses/ghettos. Changing education from two tier, to three because it wasn't working! Only for the council to chage it back again! NOC might not have been perfect, but better than the cookoo who's going to be in charge now! Now we'll see a bankrupt city!! ship1962
  • Score: 9

9:14am Sat 24 May 14

SinnerSaint says...

I think the photo tells a story all by itself.

RIP Bradford.
I think the photo tells a story all by itself. RIP Bradford. SinnerSaint
  • Score: 17

9:30am Sat 24 May 14

tabster says...

Grumpygirl wrote:
I have been a committed socialist and life-long Labour supporter all my life and I don't think this is a good result. Bradford is in for a tough few years of pet projects and incompetence. A hung Council (sort of) kept the wilder stupidities in check.

Labour in Bradford is an example of the worst kind of Stalinist political machine. It is run by cronies and insiders and, like the national party, has completely lost touch with its electorate. Places like Bradford actually lose Labour votes in the long run
Completely and utterly agree with this sentiment. In fact if anything you were too kind. The Pakistani thugs who control Bradford Labour are not fit enough to clean litter from Bradfords street, yet through this apparently "democratic" process are now in charge of budgets, health and housing. Shocking.
[quote][p][bold]Grumpygirl[/bold] wrote: I have been a committed socialist and life-long Labour supporter all my life and I don't think this is a good result. Bradford is in for a tough few years of pet projects and incompetence. A hung Council (sort of) kept the wilder stupidities in check. Labour in Bradford is an example of the worst kind of Stalinist political machine. It is run by cronies and insiders and, like the national party, has completely lost touch with its electorate. Places like Bradford actually lose Labour votes in the long run[/p][/quote]Completely and utterly agree with this sentiment. In fact if anything you were too kind. The Pakistani thugs who control Bradford Labour are not fit enough to clean litter from Bradfords street, yet through this apparently "democratic" process are now in charge of budgets, health and housing. Shocking. tabster
  • Score: 25

10:57am Sat 24 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre.
Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre. bcfc1903
  • Score: -10

12:27pm Sat 24 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre.
Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre. bcfc1903
  • Score: -12

1:22pm Sat 24 May 14

BaddyBradford says...

Why do the people of Idle and Thackley keep voting Lib Dems every time there's an election? They all seem to be living in there own little la-la land where Lib Dems can do no wrong!
Why do the people of Idle and Thackley keep voting Lib Dems every time there's an election? They all seem to be living in there own little la-la land where Lib Dems can do no wrong! BaddyBradford
  • Score: 13

2:00pm Sat 24 May 14

They only do damage! says...

Why is there so much support for labour from the asians of Bradford, Labour have killed more muslims in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan than old age.
Why is there so much support for labour from the asians of Bradford, Labour have killed more muslims in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan than old age. They only do damage!
  • Score: 11

2:53pm Sat 24 May 14

JackJolly says...

Pity poor Bradford.
Pity poor Bradford. JackJolly
  • Score: 5

7:13am Sun 25 May 14

fedupwiththeBS says...

I think the bell has just started to toll for Bradford.
I think the bell has just started to toll for Bradford. fedupwiththeBS
  • Score: 5

10:58am Sun 25 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre.
Of course a Labour overall majority is good news for Bradford, I remember what a state the Conservatives left in Bradford, a Hopkins hole, you also had Hopkins rolling over in regards to the name Leeds City Region, he almost single handedly destroyed Bradford City Centre then turns up as a crap MP wanting independence for mighty Keighley , a total buffoon. So well done David Green, wish Respect had also picked up a few seats as they have been great for democracy as is UKIP even though I'm not a big fan of their policies on some matters. To give this a more balanced view, credit must be given also to David Cameron's government for creating the economic fair weather to get Westfield to start building the eagerly awaited Broadway Shopping Centre. bcfc1903
  • Score: -7

11:00pm Sun 25 May 14

SinnerSaint says...

If you have to post the same comment four times over the course of three days you are without doubt the saddest tw at in Bradford
If you have to post the same comment four times over the course of three days you are without doubt the saddest tw at in Bradford SinnerSaint
  • Score: 12

4:22pm Wed 28 May 14

wrongsideofthetracks says...

They only do damage! wrote:
Why is there so much support for labour from the asians of Bradford, Labour have killed more muslims in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan than old age.
Welfare state?
[quote][p][bold]They only do damage![/bold] wrote: Why is there so much support for labour from the asians of Bradford, Labour have killed more muslims in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan than old age.[/p][/quote]Welfare state? wrongsideofthetracks
  • Score: 5

1:34pm Thu 29 May 14

What?,when?,where? says...

Now watch them fall over themselves handing out grants to any outlandish scheme, then watch your council tax go up.
Now watch them fall over themselves handing out grants to any outlandish scheme, then watch your council tax go up. What?,when?,where?
  • Score: 2

12:38pm Fri 30 May 14

pjl20 says...

What is vital is that the Bradford MDC is broken in two and run as two separate councils. This plan is supported by at least two local MPs.

The present 90 elected councillors sitting in the council chamber at City Hall, is too many.

We need an Airedale & Wharfedale District Council with it's own elected team of councillors, it's own council tax raising powers, with it's own local policies.

At present council tax is siphoned off and spent on Housing Benefit in the central areas of Bradford MDC. With the new Labour majority this figure will continue to grow,

At present, as much as 91% of an amount equivalent to total council tax payments in the metropolitan borough goes on this benefit, compared with just 37% over in nearby Harrogate Borough. These facts come from a Freedom of Information Act release.
What is vital is that the Bradford MDC is broken in two and run as two separate councils. This plan is supported by at least two local MPs. The present 90 elected councillors sitting in the council chamber at City Hall, is too many. We need an Airedale & Wharfedale District Council with it's own elected team of councillors, it's own council tax raising powers, with it's own local policies. At present council tax is siphoned off and spent on Housing Benefit in the central areas of Bradford MDC. With the new Labour majority this figure will continue to grow, At present, as much as 91% of an amount equivalent to total council tax payments in the metropolitan borough goes on this benefit, compared with just 37% over in nearby Harrogate Borough. These facts come from a Freedom of Information Act release. pjl20
  • Score: -1

3:57pm Fri 30 May 14

MattLondon says...

SinnerSaint wrote:
I think the photo tells a story all by itself.

RIP Bradford.
Vile, under-handed racist comment.
[quote][p][bold]SinnerSaint[/bold] wrote: I think the photo tells a story all by itself. RIP Bradford.[/p][/quote]Vile, under-handed racist comment. MattLondon
  • Score: 0

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