By Chris Young

The turnout for Thursday’s local elections was 37 per cent – it has been revealed.
Voting to decide a third of seats on Bradford Council, the first West Yorkshire Mayor, and a number of town and parish councils, took place yesterday.
The count for the Council elections will take place tomorrow, with the West Yorkshire Mayoral elections taking place on Sunday.
There are 372,539 eligible voters in the District.

On Thursday 139,261people cast their vote – 37.38 per cent of the electorate.
Of the votes, 67,632 were postal votes.
The highest turnout was in Ilkley, where 58 per cent of eligible voters went to the polls.
The lowest turnout was in the Tong ward, where just 26.62 per cent of voters cast their vote.

By Ward Area, the turnout figures are as follows:

Bradford East – Total Turnout – 34%

  • Bolton & Undercliffe – 31.62%
  • Bowling & Barkerend – 33.57%
  • Bradford Moor – 35.91%
  • Eccleshill – 27.14%
  • Idle and Thackley – 34.52%
  • Little Horton – 42.27%

Bradford South – Total Turnout – 30%

  • Great Horton – 35.68%
  • Queensbury – 31.94%
  • Royds – 26.65%
  • Tong – 26.62%
  • Wibsey – 29.94%
  • Wyke – 31.38%

Bradford West – Total Turnout – 32%

  • City – 32.08%
  • Clayton & Fairweather Green – 30.65%
  • Heaton – 34.19%
  • Manningham – 31.53%
  • Thornton & Allerton – 33.93%
  • Toller – 32.42%

Shipley – Total Turnout – 44%

  • Baildon – 44.35%
  • Bingley – 49.75%
  • Bingley Rural – 41.45%
  • Shipley – 47.82%
  • Wharfedale – 53.34%
  • Windhill & Wrose – 31.27%

Keighley – Total Turnout – 45%

  • Worth Valley – 42.09%
  • Keighley Central – 55.84%
  • Keighley West – 32.1%
  • Keighley East – 39.36%
  • Craven – 44.89%
  • Ilkley – 58.05%