Sunday 9 May 2021


Mohsin Hussain (left) with his twin brother Hassan. Both men were convicted of
ABH in 2014

A convicted criminal standing for Labour in the Keighley Central ward of Bradford has won the seat.  We reported on Mohsin Hussain's string of convictions last week, but despite the best efforts of local Tories in drawing attention to them, voters have elected him anyway.

Two vacancies were up for grabs in Keighley Central and Hussain finished top of the pile.  His colleague Christine Chapman failed to pick up the other seat.  All those who finished above her share something in common, suggesting that ethno-religious identity trumps party loyalty in this part of Keighley.

Keighley Central, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (two seats)

Mohsin Hussain (Lab) 3,412 (29%) ELECTED
Mohammed Nazam (Con) 2,400 (20%) ELECTED
Javaid Akhtar (Ind) 2,143 (18%)
Christine Chapman (Lab) 2,096 (18%)
Clare Abberton (Con) 1,063 (9%)
James Whitaker (Green) 261 (2%)
Alyson Telfer (Green) 198 (2%)
Pauline Allon (LDem) 111 (1%)
Thomas Franks (LDem) 82 (1%)

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