Bradford East

2010 Result:
Conservative: 10860 (26.8%)
Labour: 13272 (32.8%)
Lib Dem: 13637 (33.7%)
BNP: 1854 (4.6%)
Independent: 375 (0.9%)
Others: 459 (1.1%)
MAJORITY: 365 (0.9%)

Category: Three-way Marginal

Geography: Yorkshire and the Humber, West Yorkshire.

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Current MP
DAVID WARD (Liberal Democrat) Born 1953, Lincoln. Educated at Boston Grammar School and Bradford University. Former business Development Manager at Leeds Metropolitan University. Bradford councillor since 1984. Contested Bradford North 1990 by-election, 1992, 2001 & 2005. First elected as MP for Bradford East in 2010. Was reprimanded by the Lib Dem chief whip in 2013 for his use of language after using a message on holocaust remembrance day criticising "the Jews" for inflicting atrocities on the Palestinians. In July 2013 he had the Liberal Democrat whip suspended over further comments about Israel.
Past Results
2005*
Con: 5569 (16%)
Lab: 14622 (43%)
LDem: 11111 (32%)
BNP: 2061 (6%)
Oth: 1034 (3%)
MAJ: 3511 (10%)
2001
Con: 8450 (24%)
Lab: 17419 (50%)
LDem: 6924 (20%)
BNP: 1613 (5%)
Oth: 611 (2%)
MAJ: 8969 (26%)
1997
Con: 10723 (26%)
Lab: 23493 (56%)
LDem: 6083 (15%)
Oth: 369 (1%)
MAJ: 12770 (30%)
1992**
Con: 15756 (32%)
Lab: 23420 (48%)
LDem: 9133 (19%)
Oth: 654 (2%)
MAJ: 7664 (16%)

*There were boundary changes after 2005, name changed from Bradford North
**There were boundary changes after 1992

Demographics
Other 2015 Candidates
IMRAN HUSSAIN (Labour) Born Bradford. Barrister. Bradford councillor. Contested Bradford West 2012 by-election.
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Comments - No Responses on “Bradford East”
  1. “Bradford’s Labour group have to seriously stop its complacency and look into its own clan identity politics.”

    Regional office is interviewing sitting Cllrs whoa re up for re-election next year. So far 4 haven’t passed the assessment process: 2 here and 2 in Bradford West.

  2. Hey Andrea. How do you know this to be so? Just curious

  3. Backing David Ward on the Betfair exchange markets would probably represent value at the moment, although I haven’t checked the latest odds.

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