2004 Boundaries of Tong Ward
|1st: Michael Johnson (Labour)|
|2nd: John Ruding (Labour)|
|3rd: Tony Cairns (Labour)|
The Tong political ward includes the urban areas of Dudley Hill, and the council estates of Bierley, West Yorkshire, Holme Wood, Tyersal, and stretches across the length and breadth of the main thoroughfare, Tong Street. Tong Village (off Tong Lane), in contrast, is a small, rural village surrounded by farmers' fields, and home to a historic local cricket club, Tong CC.
The ward is in the extreme southeast of Bradford District in a green wedge of land between the urban areas of Bradford and Leeds, the centre of the former being 3 miles (5 km) to the northwest and the centre of the latter being about 4 miles (6 km) to the northeast. Although surrounded by Green Belt, most of the settlements nearest to Tong are urban in character, Tong Street being 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the west of the village, Drighlington 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south, Gildersome, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the southeast and New Farnley 1.25 miles (2 km) to the east. The rural village of Bankhouse and the Moravian settlement of Fulneck are about 0.6 miles (1 km) to the north of Tong with Cockersdale 0.6 miles (1 km) to the southeast.
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