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Election campaign suspended as Bradford politicians react to Manchester Arena bombing

Police console fans after last night's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Photo: PA Wire

Political figures in Bradford have been reacting to events in Manchester after a suicide bomb was let off as fans left an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

9:49am Tuesday 23 May 2017

UPDATE AND VIDEO: Muslim women's political platform in Bradford West descends into farce as Labour's Naz Shah walks out

Bradford West candidates Naz Shah, left and Salma Yaqoob, right, with meeting chairman Selina Ullah

A POLITICAL platform for Muslim women which was dubbed a "hustings in all but name" was spectacularly shunned by Bradford West Labour candidate Naz Shah after she walked out before the debate had started in a show of defiant democracy.

12:23am Thursday 18 May 2017

UPDATE & VIDEO: Manchester Arena bomb attack - everything we know

People running from Manchester Arena. Photo: @Zach_bruce/PA Wire

Concert-goers from Bradford were among those injured in an explosion at a pop concert where 22 people were killed.

12:00am Tuesday 23 May 2017

Former Respect leader says she's not standing in Bradford to exact Galloway's revenge

Salma Yaqoob, an independent candidate in Bradford West

THE former leader of Respect has denied she is fighting a grudge match against Labour’s Naz Shah on behalf of her former colleague George Galloway, saying she would be the “last person” to do so.

1:00am Tuesday 16 May 2017

Labour and Tory candidates full of praise for each other ahead of election clash

Naz Shah giving her victory speech in 2015, pictured with opponent George Galloway

TWO political opponents have begun their election campaigns in an unusual fashion - by being very complimentary about each other.

2:00am Wednesday 10 May 2017

GENERAL ELECTION 2017: Candidates announced for Bradford's constituencies

Candidates have been announced for next month's General Election

A FORMER leader of the Respect Party, Salma Yaqoob, is to stand as a candidate for Bradford West in next month’s General Election.

6:09pm Thursday 11 May 2017

VIDEO: First hustings held in Bradford West as candidates answer a wide range of topics

Bradford West candidates take to the stage at Bradford university

TOPICS ranging from tuition fees to women feeling unsafe walking in the city were raised at a mostly polite and orderly hustings this evening at the University of Bradford as Bradford West candidates took to the stage to deliver their reasons for…

10:43pm Monday 22 May 2017

UPDATE: Two candidates criticise election event for only featuring the female Muslims running for seat

George Grant, Conservative candidate for Bradford West

AN election event featuring just the Muslim women standing in Bradford West has been branded “unprogressive, undemocratic and deeply unhelpful” by the constituency’s Conservative candidate.

7:02am Wednesday 17 May 2017

Conservatives set their sights on Labour seats

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, second left, with Conservative candidates, from left, Mark Trafford, Tanya Graham and George Grant

THE Conservative Party’s Bradford campaign started in earnest today with three Tory hopefuls setting their sights on the three current Labour seats.

6:47pm Friday 12 May 2017

Former Respect leader says she is standing for election in bid to reverse 'years of neglect'

Salma Yaqoob, former leader of the Respect Party, is standing as an independent in Bradford West

FORMER Respect leader Salma Yaqoob has said she is standing for election in Bradford West in a bid to reverse its “years of neglect”.

1:34pm Friday 12 May 2017
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