1998 Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council election


The 1998 Barking and Dagenham Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1][2][3]

Background


The election saw the Conservative party only put up five candidates in the election,[4] and they failed to win any seats on the council.[5] The Labour leader of the council, George Brooker, stood down at the election after 51 years.[6] He opposed the Greater London Authority referendum that took place at the same time as the election, however Barking and Dagenham saw 73.49% vote in favour and 26.51% against.[6][7] Overall turnout in the election was 25.41%.[2]

Election result


Barking and Dagenham Local Election Result 1998[1][8]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 47 0 92.2 73.0 44,716
  Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3 0 5.9 6.5 3,978
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 2.0 17.7 10,821
  Conservative 0 0 0 1.9 1,140
  Thames View Environmental and Residents Association 0 0 0 0.9 572

Ward results


Abbey

Abbey (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeannette Alexander 1,223 71.2 +9.9
Labour Graham Bramley 1,054
Labour Mohammed Fani 976
Liberal Democrats Brian Beadle 495 28.8 +26.7
Liberal Democrats Sheila Clay 453
Liberal Democrats Siobhan Jebb 349
Turnout 1,901 27.3 +12.4
Registered electors 6,958
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alibon

Alibon (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Wade 727 72.7 -11.7
Labour Ernest White 678
Liberal Democrats Catherine Kelly 141 14.1 -1.5
Conservative Malcolm Beatty 132 13.2 N/A
Turnout 996 24.5 -12.4
Registered electors 4,135
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Becontree

Becontree (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edith Bradley 754 75.8 -5.4
Labour John Wainwright 610
Liberal Democrats Anthony Stepton 241 24.2 +5.6
Turnout 1,027 19.8 -14.1
Registered electors 5,190
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cambell

Cambell (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Rawlinson 1,074 78.8 +4.3
Labour Jeffrey Porter 1,047
Labour June Van Roten 1,041
Liberal Democrats Michael Mailey 289 21.2 +5.3
Liberal Democrats John Kelly 250
Turnout 1,510 23.4 -13.9
Registered electors 6,459
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadwell Heath

Chadwell Heath (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Ronald Curtis 1,347 62.2 +13.7
Residents Albert Gibbs 1,344
Residents Robert Jeyes 1,287
Labour Donna Beckett 619 28.6 -10.1
Labour Peter Metia 593
Labour Nana-Aba Andah 537
Conservative Mary Justice 201 9.3 +2.4
Turnout 2,136 31.7 -8.9
Registered electors 6,738
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing
Residents hold Swing

Eastbrook

Eastbrook (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lawrence Bunn 1,238 73.6 -8.5
Labour Leonard A. Collins 1,089
Labour Sidney Summerfield 1,077
Liberal Democrats Graham E. Churchman 444 26.4 -8.5
Turnout 1,646 25.1 -10.0
Registered electors 6,551
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Eastbury

Eastbury (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Stephen Churchman 870 51.1 +1.1
Labour Patrick Manley 833 48.9 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Daniel Felton 668
Labour David Miles 607
Turnout 1,679 40.1 -16.0
Registered electors 4,190
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fanshawe

Fanshawe (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Jones 1,092 73.7 -9.2
Labour Herbert Collins 1,065
Labour Raymond Parkin 927
Liberal Democrats Winifred Chapman 390 26.3 +9.2
Turnout 1,521 24.7 -12.1
Registered electors 6,153
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne

Gascoigne (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Flint 958 77.3 +15.8
Labour Valerie Rush 851
Labour Milton McKenzie 800
Liberal Democrats Claire Stepton 282 22.7 -15.8
Liberal Democrats Bryan Tester 238
Liberal Democrats Robert Pembroke 229
Turnout 1,277 23.4 -11.1
Registered electors 5,451
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Goresbrook

Goresbrook (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Power 805 66.1 -17.7
Labour Alan Thomas 723
Liberal Democrats Liam Smith 413 33.9 +17.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Downs 344
Turnout 1,291 24.5 +13.8
Registered electors 5,265
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath

Heath (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Fairbrass 1,150 69.0 -21.3
Labour Sidney Kallar 1,075
Labour John Lawrence 1,002
Conservative Linda Hallewell 265 15.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alison South 251 15.1 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Margaret Tester 197
Turnout 1,553 23.7 -13.1
Registered electors 6,556
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge

Longbridge (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Madeleine Baker 1,074 57.7 +8.7
Labour Susan Bramley 1,069
Labour Nirmal Gill 870
Liberal Democrats Alan Cooper 786 42.3 -16.8
Liberal Democrats Jayne Cooper 778
Liberal Democrats Edith Downs 713
Turnout 2,023 30.2 -15.1
Registered electors 6,707
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Manor

Manor (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June Conyard 803 77.5 -3.2
Labour Rita Hannah-Rogers 753
Liberal Democrats David Boorman 233 22.5 +3.2
Turnout 1,080 22.9 -15.4
Registered electors 4,710
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Marks Gate

Marks Gate (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Worby 651 79.6 +1.6
Labour Colin Pond 524
Liberal Democrats Anthony Pace 167 20.4 -1.6
Turnout 896 25.0 -12.4
Registered electors 3,580
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Parsloes

Parsloes (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Blake 763 77.2 -0.8
Labour Steven Gill 700
Liberal Democrats Emma Smith 225 22.8 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Wendy Churchman 220
Turnout 1,091 23.5 -15.3
Registered electors 4,641
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River

River (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Twomey 768 75.9 -2.4
Labour Inder Jamu 597
Liberal Democrats Hayley Downs 244 24.1 +2.4
Turnout 985 20.7 -12.9
Registered electors 4,754
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Thames

Thames (2)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Shaw 941 72.5 -4.4
Labour Royston Patient 914
Thames View Environmental and Residents Association Edward Mussett 287 22.1 N/A
Thames View Environmental and Residents Association Charles Lambert 285
Liberal Democrats David Oram 70 5.4 -4.9
Turnout 1,345 30.8 -15.7
Registered electors 4,458
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Triptons

Triptons (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Davis 1,167 79.7 -3.6
Labour Margaret West 1,011
Labour Cameron Geddes 920
Liberal Democrats June Griffin 297 20.3 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Paul South 275
Turnout 1,521 23.7 +12.1
Registered electors 6,414
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Valence

Valence (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Osborn 939 74.6 -5.9
Labour Jean Bruce 915
Labour Vera Cridland 902
Liberal Democrats Sally Storer 320 25.4 +5.9
Turnout 1,400 22.2 -16.2
Registered electors 6,298
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village

Village (3)[2][3][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Katherine Golden 1,146 70.1 -8.8
Labour Darrin Best 1,112
Labour William Dale 1,041
Conservative Kenneth Coombs 280 17.1 +7.1
Conservative Susan Hallewell 262
Liberal Democrats Anthony Pickford 209 12.8 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Trevor Johnson 184
Turnout 1,681 23.5 -13.4
Registered electors 7,166
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1998 and 2002


Goresbrook

Goresbrook by-election, 13 May 1999[9][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Liam A. Smith 834 56.3 +22.4
Labour William F. L. Barns 646 43.7 -22.4
Majority 188 12.6 N/A
Turnout 1,485 27.8 +3.3
Registered electors 5,333
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Terence P. Power.

Eastbury

Eastbury by-election, 14 October 1999[9][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Alan H. G. Cooper 949 70.8 +19.7
Labour David S. Miles 342 25.5 -23.4
Conservative Brian Cook 50 3.7 +3.7
Majority 607 55.3 N/A
Turnout 1,345 31.8 -8.3
Registered electors 4,226
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Stephen W. Churchman.

Marks Gate

Marks Gate by-election, 27 September 2001[9][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael A. McCarthy 443 56.6 +23.0
Conservative Terence J. Justice 290 37.0 +37.0
Liberal Democrats Jonathan M. Lopez-Real 27 3.4 -17.0
Green Geoffrey A. Hunwicks 23 2.9 +2.9
Majority 153 19.6 N/A
Turnout 20.0 -5.0
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Colin T. W. Pond.

References


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  4. Waugh, Paul (15 April 1998). "Tories write off London no go areas". Evening Standard. p. 6.
  5. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  6. Barker, Paul (3 May 1998). "Enough to make a cat laugh". The Sunday Times. p. 8.
  7. "London referendum". The Daily Mirror. 8 May 1998. p. 2.
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