1988 City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council election

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council elections were held on Thursday, 5 May 1988, with one third of the council up for election as well as vacancies in Eccleshill & Wyke to be elected. Labour lost control of the council to no overall control following numerous losses to the Conservatives.[1][2]

Map of the results for the 1988 Bradford council election.

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Bradford Local Election Result 1988[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 18 6 0 6 56.2 43.7 61,462 +3.3%
  Labour 13 0 5 5 40.6 43.1 60,709 +7.9%
  SLD 1 0 1 1 3.1 10.4 14,643 -10.4%
  SDP 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 1,522 +1.1%
  Ratepayers Association 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 1,446 -2.2%
  Green 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 479 +0.0%
  Independent 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 305 +0.2%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 189 +0.1%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 49 44
Conservatives 38 44
Social and Liberal Democrats 3 2
Total 90 90
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