Thornton and Allerton

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Thornton and Allerton
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2004 Boundaries of the Thornton and Allerton Ward
Population18,000  [1]
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Thornton and Allerton (population 18,000 - 2021 ward profile) [1] is a ward within the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council in the county of West Yorkshire, England, named after the villages of Thornton and Allerton around which it is drawn.

The population has increased considerably over the past 20 years, with an increase of nearly a fifth (3,000) from the 2001 UK census. The ward has also urbanised considerably, particularly in Allerton, which has contributed to a notable swing from Conservative to Labour in the last decade.

As well as the villages of Thornton and Allerton, the ward includes the hamlets of Sandy Lane, Stony Lane, Broom Hill, School Green and Leaventhorpe. [2]

Councillors

Thornton and Allerton ward is represented on Bradford Council by three Labour Party councillors, Richard Dunbar, Sue Duffy and Beverley Mullaney. [3] The area has swung considerably from Conservative to Labour over the last 10 years, with all three Conservative councillors between 2014 and 2016 being replaced by Labour candidates, whose majorities all increased with swings of at least 5% in their subsequent re-elections.

Richard Dunbar has announced his resignation through social media in August 2021, meaning he will not be standing for re-election in May 2022.

ElectionCouncillorCouncillorCouncillor
2004 Valerie Binney (Con)Michael Evan McCabe (Con)Clive Thomas Richardson (Con)
2006 Valerie Binney (Con)Michael McCabe (Con)Clive Richardson (Con)
2007 Valerie Binney (Con)Michael McCabe (Con)Clive Richardson (Con)
2008 Valerie Binney (Con)Michael McCabe (Con)Charles Sykes (Con)
2010 Valerie Binney (Con)Michael McCabe (Con)Charles Sykes (Con)
2011 Valerie Binney (Con)Michael McCabe (Con)Charles Sykes (Con)
2012 Valerie Binney (Con)Michael McCabe (Con)Charles Sykes (Con)
2014 Richard Lee Dunbar (Lab)Michael McCabe (Con)Charles Sykes (Con)
2015 Richard Dunbar (Lab)Sue Duffy (Lab)Charles Sykes (Con)
2016 Richard Dunbar (Lab)Sue Duffy (Lab)Beverley Winifred Mullaney (Lab)
2018 Richard Dunbar (Lab)Sue Duffy (Lab)Beverley Winifred Mullaney (Lab)
2019 Richard Dunbar (Lab)Sue Duffy (Lab)Beverley Winifred Mullaney (Lab)
2021 Richard Dunbar (Lab)Sue Duffy (Lab)Beverley Mullaney (Lab)

  indicates seat up for re-election.

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References

  1. 1 2 Thornton and Allerton Ward Profile 2021 (PDF). 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. Council ward profile (pdf). 2004.
  3. "Your councillors by ward". bradford.moderngov.co.uk. City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council . Retrieved 27 September 2017.