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Coordinates: 53°46′59″N 1°43′59″W / 53.783°N 1.733°W / 53.783; -1.733

Bowling and Barkerend
Bowling and Barkerend is located in West Yorkshire
Bowling and Barkerend

 Bowling and Barkerend shown within West Yorkshire
Population 18,226 
OS grid reference SE178318
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD4 BD3
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Bradford West
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire
2004 Boundaries of Bowling and Barkerend Ward
Ward Name: Bowling and Barkerend
Councillor: John Robertshaw
Party: Conservative Party
Councillor: Mohammed Jamil
Party: Conservative Party
Councillor: Zameer Shah
Party: Conservative Party

Bowling and Barkerend is an electoral ward in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

Bowling and Barkerend covers the area immediately east and south of Bradford centre. It includes the areas known as Barkerend, Bowling, East Bowling, Swaine Green, Cutler Heights and Goose Hill. St Clement's Church on Barkerend Road has Pre-Raphaelite decorations by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Note that West Bowling is in neighbouring Little Horton Ward.


It is bounded on the west side by the Bradford Inner Ring Road (Canal Road, Shipley Airedale Road, Croft Street) then the railway line from Bradford Interchange to Halifax until it meets New Cross Street where the boundary heads south east around the edge of Parkside (New Cross Street, Avenue Road, Parkside Road and along the edge of the Cemetery). On the south side the boundary follows the Outer Ring Road (Rooley Lane, Sticker Lane) past Wakefield Road then forks east on Cutler Heights Lane which becomes Dick Lane as it curves northward. The boundary then follows the Bradford to Leeds railway line west. The boundary heads north again along Birksland Street and continues the same line between Gledhill Road and Whitehead Street, through the grounds of Leeds Road Hospital and along the edge of the allotments to Barkerend Road. Then north east along the path marking the edge of Bradford Moor Golf Course to re-join the Outer Ring Road (Killinghall Road). Along the north side the boundary forks west off Killinghall Road onto Northcote Road then turns west along Otley Road. The boundary loops south round Undercliffe Cemetery and back to Otley Road, as the road turns south the boundary continues west along the edge of the school fields to Bolton Road and continues west down the hill to Canal Road as it feeds into the inner ring road.

Election results

There were boundary changes in the 2004 election

All three councillor posts were up for election and each elector had three votes.

The turnout is estimated as a third of the total votes cast as a fraction of the 2007 electorate. Candidate percentages are expressed as a fraction of this turnout estimate.

United Kingdom local elections, 2004: Bowling and Barkerend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rupert Oliver Elected 2,448 50.8 N/A
Conservative Mohammed Jamil Elected 1,827 37.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Mukhtar Ali Elected 1,810 37.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Ghulam Chaudhury 1,770 36.7 N/A
Conservative Zameer Shah 1,679 34.8 N/A
Conservative Dawood Karim 1,545 32.0 N/A
Labour Raymond Bage 1,212 25.1 N/A
Labour Anthony Niland 1,196 24.8 N/A
Labour Shofiqul Islam 977 20.3 N/A
Turnout 4,821 41.4 N/A

The same results expressed by party

United Kingdom local elections, 2004: Bowling and Barkerend
List Candidates Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rupert Oliver
Mukhtar Ali
6,028 41.7 N/A
Conservative Mohammed Jamil 5,051 34.9 N/A
Labour None 3,385 23.4 N/A
Turnout 14,464 41.4 N/A
Majority 977 6.8 N/A

In the 2006 Election only one of the three councillor posts was up for re-election. The turnout does not include spoiled papers & is a percentage of the 2007 electorate. Percentages changed are expressed compared to the overall party showings in 2004.

United Kingdom local elections, 2006: Bowling and Barkerend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Zameer Shah Elected 1,792 38.13 -3.6
Labour Raymond Bage 1,289 27.43 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Mukhtar Ali 989 21.04 -20.6
BNP Sharif Gawad 630 13.40 +13.4
Majority 503 10.70 17.5
Turnout 4,700 40.4 -1.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing 17.5

In July 2006 Rupert Oliver, elected for the Liberal Party, resigned the Liberal Party & joined the Labour Party.

In the 2007 Election only one of the three councillor posts was up for re-election.

United Kingdom local elections, 2007: Bowling and Barkerend
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mohammed Jamil Elected 2,094 45.99 7.9
Labour Raymond Bage 1,355 29.76 2.3
Liberal Democrat Tracey Dawn Leeming 986 21.76 0.6
Independent Muhammad Shakeel 87 1.91 N/A
Majority 739 16.23 5.5
Turnout 4,553 39.12 -1.3
Conservative hold Swing 5.5




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