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Have your say on a new political map for Bradford Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Bradford

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 5 February 2024. 


Proposed wards for Bradford

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2023

High resolution map available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/bradford

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Bradford to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively. 

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Bradford. It is proposing that there should be 30 three-councillor wards. 

Proposed changes include:


  • We propose to make changes to the wards in Baildon, Bingley and Ilkley to provide electors in those wards with electoral equality (where each councillor represents approximately the same amount of electors) 
  • We propose to pair the area of Thornton in a ward with Clayton, rather than Allerton as at present. At the same time we propose a ward that pairs Allerton with Fairweather Green. 
  • We propose some changes in the Tong, Wibsey and Wyke areas to better reflect the communities in the south of the city. 

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We want people in Bradford to help us. 

We have drawn up 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 can help us do that. 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”


The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/bradford


People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:


Review Officer (Bradford)


PO Box 133


NE24 9FE




Notes to editors: 

This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.


For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email press@lgbce.org.uk 


An interactive map is available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/bradford


The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:


  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors

  • Reflect the electoral cycle so that each ward is represented by three councillors 

  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities

  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances


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