RESIDENTS are being given a final chance to have their say on a new political map for Bradford Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission is undertaking further consultation on new boundaries for 10 council wards in the city, including four in the Baildon, Bingley and Shipley areas as well as six wards in the south of Bradford. 

The Commission is not seeking submissions about the rest of the city.

A full set of final recommendations for the council will be published in October 2024. 

The Local Government Boundary Commission, the independent body which draws ward boundaries, wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the new proposals.

A final six-week consultation on the proposals will run until August 19, 2024. This follows two previous periods of consultation.

The Commission is reviewing Bradford to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, reflect community identity and that ward arrangements will help the Council work effectively.

The 10 Bradford Council wards that could be reshaped by the Boundary CommissionThe 10 Bradford Council wards that could be reshaped by the Boundary Commission (Image: Crown)

The Commission's proposed further draft recommendations include:

· Four revised wards in the Baildon, Bingley and Shipley area, where it proposes to include Eldwick in a Bingley ward as opposed to a Baildon & Eldwick ward, as per its draft recommendations

· Six revised wards in the south of the city where it proposes to recognise the M606 as a strong boundary between the areas of Wyke and Bierley.

Launching the consultation, Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing further recommendations for a new pattern of wards across Bradford, and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations. We want people in Bradford to help us.

"We have drawn up final proposals for new wards in Bradford. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities.

"We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

"Residents and local organisations have already helped us in refining our earlier proposals.

"Now we would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.

"It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website or you can e-mail or write to us.

"Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved.”

People can give their views via our website at:

People can also give their views by e-mail at, and by post: The Review Officer (Bradford)


PO Box 133


NE24 9FE