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Coordinates: 53°49′01″N 1°47′02″W / 53.817°N 1.784°W / 53.817; -1.784

Heaton
Heaton is located in West Yorkshire
Heaton

 Heaton shown within West Yorkshire
Population 14,519 
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 BD9
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
Ward Name: Heaton
Councillor: Sajid Akhtar
Party: Conservative Party
Councillor: Rizwan Malik
Party: Labour Party
Councillor: Mohammad Masood
Party: Conservative Party
2004 Boundaries of Heaton Ward

Heaton (population 14,519 - 2001 UK census) is a Ward of the City of Bradford, a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It includes the villages of Frizinghall, Heaton and Daisy Hill. Extending to Chellow Heights reservoir on the western edge and the Bradford-Shipley railway line on the eastern edge. Frizinghall railway station is on the edge of the ward.

The University of Bradford School of Management is located here, as are St. Bede's Grammar School and Bradford Grammar School. The official residence of the Bishop of Bradford is also in Heaton. The village itself has three public houses, and a range of shops and restaurants. An ancient woodland, Heaton Woods stretches from the village to Shipley.

The village shot to fame in 1981 when Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", was arrested. He lived at 6 Garden Lane. John Boynton Priestley grew up in the village, whilst John Braine attended St. Bede's Grammar School.

Heaton is one of the few remaining places in England to have a Lord of the Manor. The title is currently held by John Stanley King. He purchased the title in the 1980s. He has lived in the village for all of his life and is a local historian.

In the upcoming local election, to be held on May 6th 2010, Mohammad Masood (Conservative) will be defending his seat, whilst Sonja McNally will be standing for the Green Party. Other political parties have yet to publicise who their candidates will be.

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