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Ward Name: Wibsey
Councillor: David Green
Party: Labour Party
Councillor: Ralph Berry
Party: Labour Party
Councillor: Lynne Smith
Party: Labour Party
2004 Boundaries of Wibsey Ward

Wibsey (population 14,530 - 2001 UK census) is a Ward in Bradford Metropolitan District in the county of West Yorkshire, England, named after Wibsey village which makes up the main part of the ward. As well as the area of Wibsey, the ward includes the area of Bankfoot to the east and much of the area of Odsal.

Wibsey means "Wibba's island", from the Old English personal name Wibba (possessive -s) + ēg (island, marsh). The name was recorded as Wibense in 1022. Local road-names, such as Harbour Road, support this meaning.

Wibsey was an important market village and hosts its own horse fair every year on the 5th of October. Fair Road, has a funfair site which has been established for many generations.

Following development around the village, Wibsey has been recognised for many years as an outer suburb of Bradford. It is located on a ridge which runs up to Queensbury, which has been credited as the highest market town in England. Wibsey is also notable for the number of pubs in a small village. The Wibsey Working Men's Club featured on the BBC's White series, in a film examining the decline of the Working Man's Club, and British working class society in general.

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Coordinates: 53°46′2″N 1°46′22″W / 53.76722°N 1.77278°W / 53.76722; -1.77278

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