City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

A third of the seats in Bradford were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 20 Total councillors 52 Change+3

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 22 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 7 Change-1

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 7 Change-1

PartyGreen

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 2 Change-1

PartyUKIP

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Leeds flood worries after Bradford plan gets go-ahead

A Leeds city councillor has spoken out against a decision to build an industrial estate on a flood plain in Keighley, claiming people in Leeds could suffer, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Flooding in Leeds
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Bradford Council voted this week to approve the plans for an industrial park off Royd Ings Avenue, next to the River Aire, despite concerns from the Environment Agency it could create a higher risk of floods further down the river in Shipley and Bingley.

The decision to build on the flood plain was made just hours before Leeds City Council's development plan panel discussed plans for a £112m scheme to reduce the risk of flooding further down the River Aire.

Leeds Conservative councillor Barry Anderson, who sits on the panel, said he felt the decision was unfair on Leeds.

Mr Anderson (pictured) said: "We have a duty of cooperation. We should be working together and we should not be making decisions without communicating with each other.

"If people get it wrong in Bradford, it's likely to be Leeds people that suffer, so yes, I do have concerns.

"We should cooperate much more - at the moment it seems to be putting our fingers in our ears and seeing what happens."

Decision-makers in Bradford who voted to approve the plans, argued the benefits of a multi million pound investment and hundreds of new jobs in Keighley outweighed the risks created by building on a flood plain.

Show's over in Bradford

Labour now has 52 councillors in Bradford, up three on the night. The Tories boosted their tally by one.

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Lib Dems struggle to gains votes in Bradford

Greens starting to look like Bradford's third party after Lib Dems struggle:

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Bradford LibDem leader bemoans turnout

Jeanette Sunderland says activists have worked very hard.

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Late hour hasn't stifled creativity in Keighley

Patience is a virtue:

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