Bradford Feb 16, 2018 10:23:16 GMT
Post by Pete Whitehead on Feb 16, 2018 10:23:16 GMT
Philip Davies has suggested the Shipley and Keighley constituencies, including Baildon and Esholt, would benefit from breaking away from Bradford Council and becoming a separate local authority. He said "Bradford Council raises a lot of money in Council Tax from the Shipley and Keighley constituencies but most of it is spent in Bradford and we receive little back, and at the same time we have Bradford Council imposing housing on our green belt - let's have some proper localism."
It seems like a credible enough plan. The population would be equivalent to Calderdale and rump Bradford would still be a decent enough size. You could probably add other areas like Guieley and Yeadon. I suppose the ward and constituency boundaries are fairly arbitrary and may not properly reflect what is Bradford 'proper' and what isn't, for example I'd have thought Windhill & Wrose ward would mostly fit better in the rump Bradford authority whereas perhaps Thornton and Queensbury (the settlements, not the whole wards) could go into the new authority
Edit: actually Queensbury should probably move to Calderdale in this scenario