City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

2021 Labour hold, from 2019

Counting complete. After 33 of 33 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 15
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 51
  2. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 11
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +4
    • Councillors overall total 25
  3. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 3
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 7
  4. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 2
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -3
    • Councillors overall total 4
  5. Green

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 2
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 3
  1. What results are being announced later?

    If you're waking up after voting in an election yesterday wondering when your results are going to be announced, you may have some waiting to do.

    ballot papers

    Only a handful of councils had overnight counts, meaning their results have been announced this morning.

    Later today, we're expecting Kirklees, Wakefield, Bradford, Calderdale and Leeds to announce their council results as they count this morning and into the afternoon.

    We're also waiting to hear about the South Yorkshire mayoral election result - where current Labour mayor Dan Jarvis is not standing for re-election.

    In North Yorkshire, voting happened for the new unitary authority where 90 seats are up for grabs.

    The results for all those are expected between 13:00 and 19:00 today.

  2. Video content

    Video caption: Video shows damage caused to homes in Riddlesden, Keighley, following a landslide.

    Video shows damage caused to homes in Riddlesden, following a landslide during Storm Franklin.

  3. Bradford parents take to the streets over fireworks misery

    Aisha Iqbal

    Political Reporter

    Parents in Bradford say the anti-social use of fireworks has become such a big problem they've started patrolling the streets to urge people to be more considerate.


    In recent weeks, councillors in both Bradford and Leeds have been calling for tougher powers to deal with the problems caused by fireworks.

    Kashif Ahmed says rockets being set off at all hours are making his life a misery: "Every time they go off at night, routines are getting disturbed.

    "And it's not just us - I've got an elderly neighbour across the road. She lives on her own, and obviously she is going to get scared."

    Kashif now patrols his community with the Bradford 4 Better campaign group, to raise awareness.

    Hear more about his family's experience:

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    Video caption: Kashif Ahmed tells Aisha Iqbal about the misery fireworks can cause.

    A misuse of fireworks bill is currently making its way through parliament.

    However, ministers are not expected to go as far as the outright ban some campaigners are calling for.

  4. Report recommends Bradford Commonwealth soldiers' memorial

    A review of monuments in Bradford has recommended a new local memorial to Commonwealth soldiers.

    Bradford city centre

    The review was commissioned by the authority's leader in the light of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

    One of the recommendations of the report is for the council to support the creation of a memorial to those soldiers from Commonwealth countries who died in World War One and Two.

    It also recommends a transparent process for decisions about any new statues and monuments in streets and parks.

    The report recommends the council use the City of Culture 2025 bid to create a lasting celebration of the district's diversity and migration to Bradford for previously untold stories and contributions to be heard.

    It is to be discussed at meeting of the council's executive meeting on 2 November.

  5. More than 12,000 vaccinated at Bradford shopping centre

    Jhangir Ahmed

    BBC Radio Leeds

    More than 12,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 at a Bradford shopping centre clinic since a walk-in centre opened in mid-July.

    Vaccine drop in clinic at the Broadway Shopping centre in Bradford

    The Broadway clinic was only supposed to be there for a few days, but organisers say it has been so successful, it will remain in the centre until the end of the year.

    It is a joint project between Bradford council and the NHS, and aims to make it easier for people to get jabbed.

    Ishaq Shafiq from the council says: "We had lots of discussions and we thought, we need to offer vaccinations that are convenient to people, and the shopping centre was perfect perfect place."

    The extra visitors are also being welcomed by Ian Ward, general manager at The Broadway. He says: "I've got to be honest, I was surprised by the numbers. From our point of view, it's very much a community project and it can show what Bradford has to offer."

    The Grab a Jab walk-in clinic is open until 31 December.

  6. Calls for tougher firework rules in West Yorkshire

    Aisha Iqbal

    Political Reporter

    Firework banning orders could be introduced in parts of West Yorkshire which have become hotspots for noisy year-round and late-night celebrations.


    The orders are being discussed as officials in Bradford and Leeds work on plans to deal with the problem, after years of rising complaints.

    There is also fresh cross-party support to convince the government to strengthen what councillors claim are “outdated” laws on selling and letting off fireworks. An inquiry by a Bradford council watchdog panel has concluded that, without changes to existing laws to encourage authorities to get tougher, tackling the issue could be an “impossible task.”

    Among the suggestions are that the council introduces “public space protection orders” to prevent firework use in certain areas.

    The inquiry spoke to police, the fire service, RSPCA, Trading Standards and scores of residents.

    Its report says: “Large fireworks celebrations now appear to be happening more often throughout the year during the day and night, with the loud noise causing distress to people across the district.”

    West Yorkshire Trading Standards officers have told the review that Bradford is a “hotspot” for complaints about the sale of fireworks to children.

    Meanwhile, a second inquiry by Leeds City Council recommends that firework sales be restricted to certain retailers, and more is done to punish adults who buy them for children.