Bradford is one of the largest of the northern textile cities1 and claims to be the world centre of the wool-textile industry. Although there has been some diversification of industry during this century, the degree of concentration upon woollen textiles is high, as Table Bra I, which uses Ministry of Labour figures, shows:


Woollen Textile Labour Group Labour Party Grammar School Conservative Candidate 
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  1. 1.
    C. A. Moser and W. Scott, British Towns (Oliver & Boyd, 1961), place it in this group. Only Manchester and Leeds are considerably larger, with Nottingham and Leicester about the same size.Google Scholar
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    See M. Spiers and M. Le Lohé, ‘Pakistanis in the Bradford Municipal Election of 1963’, Political Studies, vol 12, no. 1 (Feb. 1964), p. 85.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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