Local News

Bradford Conservatives Nominated for National Excellence Award

Barry Whitaker, Chairman, and Saleem Kader, Deputy Chairman Membership and Fund Raising, were delighted to be invited to the National Excellence Awards held in London recently.  Bradford Conservatives were nominated in the 'Membership' category for substantially increasing the number of members throughout the three constituencies. 

Bradford Conservatives launch new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.

Thornton in Bloom

Thornton in Bloom came about because Councillor Valerie Binney persuaded the volunteers in Thornton Community Partnership to support it. It’s not just about entering Thornton in an annual competition, but is also about improving grot spots around Thornton.

Conservative Councillors improving Thornton and Allerton

Throughout the last 15 years Thornton and Allerton’s Conservative Councillors, former councillors Richardson and Buffham, and current councillors Binney, McCabe and Sykes have through their efforts brought many improvements throughout Allerton, Sandy Lane and Thornton.

Bradford Council Tax Up by almost 2%

Despite an offer from Central Government to increase grants to Bradford to prevent a rise in Council Tax for the 3rd year running the Labour-run Council decided to increase Council Tax by 1.99%. This increase is not to maintain essential services but to waste money on non-essentials, like a new Equalities Tsar, and the re-introduction of Bradford Festival.

Waste Permits – Bradford Council gets it wrong again and again

Half of Bradford’s 90 councillors knew nothing about the plan to introduce residents’ permits to use Household Waste Sites until they received their Council Tax bills. The Labour-run Council doesn’t always bother with democracy. As the Leader of the Conservative councillors said “This Authority seems to do things without thinking them through”.

New Housing on Cote Lane and Allerton Lane

Labour-dominated planning committee agrees with housing on land off Cote Lane and Allerton Lane. Land safeguarded by the Conservative led Council from development until at least 2015 has now been given planning permission for housing by the Labour-dominated Regulatory and Appeals Committee.

Bradford Central Library Closure

The plan to close Bradford Central Library was ill thought out by Labour Councillors. It’s incomprehensible that the 5th largest metropolitan district in the UK has closed its Central Library indefinitely. Labour’s Executive Member for Culture says it’s a ‘City Centre Resource’, but it’s much more than that, being a major District-wide centre for educational support, information, and research. It’s closed because the Labour-run Council didn’t think things through when the Fire Service told them that it didn’t meet current fire regulations.