Worth Valley


Worth Valley is a ward in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, West Yorkshire. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 Census was 14,387.[1] It is named after the River Worth that runs through the valley to the town of Keighley where it joins the River Aire. In the north it is bounded by North Yorkshire, in the west by Lancashire and in the south by Calderdale District.

Worth Valley

2004 Boundaries of Worth Valley Ward
Worth Valley
Location within West Yorkshire
Population14,387 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE031349
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic county
Post townKEIGHLEY
Postcode districtBD22
Dialling code01535
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
UK Parliament
Councillors
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UK
England
Yorkshire
53.81038°N 1.95440°W / 53.81038; -1.95440

Ward


Worth Valley ward is a semi-rural area and the largest of the six wards that make up the constituency of Keighley in West Yorkshire.[2][3] Historically, it elects mostly Conservative councillors, except in 2004, when a representative of the British National Party was returned to Bradford District Council. The previous councillor stated that this was a protest vote that "went disastrously wrong."[4][5]

It contains the Keighley villages of Oakworth, Oldfield, Haworth, Cross Roads, Oxenhope and Stanbury; areas of farmland; and large expanses of moorland. Its attractive villages, particularly Haworth and its Pennine landscape are at the heart of Brontë Country and attract many visitors.[6][7][8]

Councillors


Worth Valley ward is represented on Bradford Council by three Conservative councillors; Rebecca Poulsen, Chris Herd and Russell Brown. In 2017, before the 2018 elections, Glen Miller was deselected as a prospective councillor by the Keighley and Ilkley Conservative Association. Miller stated that he tended to speak his mind and that he had disagreed with a policy about letting members of other political parties leave and join the Conservatives.[9]

ElectionCouncillorCouncillorCouncillor
2004 Christopher Neil Kirby (BNP) Peter Henry Hill (Con) Kirstan Frederick Hopkins (Con)
2006 Glen William Miller (Con) Matthew James Steven Palmer (Con) Kirstan Hopkins (Con)
2007 Glen Miller (Con) Matt Palmer (Con) Kirstan Hopkins (Con)
2008 Glen Miller (Con) Matt Palmer (Con) Kirstan Hopkins (Con)
May 2010 Glen Miller (Con) Matt Palmer (Con) Kirstan Hopkins (Con)
By-election
25 November 2010
Glen Miller (Con) Matt Palmer (Con) Russell Brown (Con)[10]
2011 Glen Miller (Con) Rebecca Poulsen (Con) Russell Brown (Con)
2012 Glen Miller (Con) Rebecca Poulsen (Con) Russell Brown (Con)
2014 Glen Miller (Con) Rebecca Poulsen (Con) Russell Brown (Con)
2015 Glen Miller (Con) Rebecca Poulsen (Con) Russell Brown (Con)
2016 Glen Miller (Con) Rebecca Poulsen (Con) Russell Brown (Con)
2018 Chris Herd (Con)[11]
2019 Rebecca Poulsen (Con)[12] Chris Herd (Con) Russell Brown (Con)

  indicates seat up for re-election.   indicates a by-election.

Notable people with Worth Valley links


The following people were born in the Worth Valley, have lived there in the past or are currently resident in the valley.

References


  1. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Worth Valley ward (E05001369)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  2. Waller, Robert; Criddle, Byron (2002). The almanac of British politics (7 ed.). London: Routledge. p. 487. ISBN 0-415-26833-8.
  3. "Election Maps". www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  4. Norfolk, By Dominic Kennedy and Andrew (12 June 2004). "BNP's gamorous new face gives it more pulling power". Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  5. Mulholland, Hélène (26 April 2006). "The battle for Bradford". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  6. Mead, Helen (5 July 2011). "Why tourism is on the increase in the Bradford district". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  7. Somerville, Christopher (28 February 2005). "Yorkshire: Walk of the month". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  8. "Literary treasure". The Yorkshire Post. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  9. Knights, David (28 September 2017). "Shock as two prominent councillors snubbed by party ahead of elections". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  10. Redhead, Jonathan (13 October 2010). "MP Kris Hopkins resigns from Bradford Council". Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  11. "Good night for Labour in Keighley, but Conservatives hit back outside the town". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  12. Shand, Alistair (3 May 2019). "ELECTION: Keighley-district results". Keighley News. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  13. Smith, Margaret. "Brontë, Anne [pseud. Acton Bell]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3522. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  14. Alexander, Christine. "Brontë [married name Nicholls], Charlotte [pseud. Currer Bell]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3523. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  15. Barker, Juliet. "Brontë, Emily Jane [pseud. Ellis Bell]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3524. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  16. Neufeldt, Victor. "Brontë, (Patrick) Branwell". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3526. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  17. Winnifrith, T J. "Brontë [formerly Prunty, Brunty], Patrick". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3525. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  18. "House of Commons Standing Committee D (pt 2)". publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2020.