1998 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election


Elections to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1][2][3]

1998 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

 1996 7 May 1998 1999 

One third of seats (22 of 66) to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
34 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Independent Conservative
Seats won 21 1 0
Seat change

Map showing the results of the 1998 Barnsley council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour

Majority party after election

Labour

Election result


Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Election Result 1998[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 0 0 0 95.5 70.8 24,350 +2.2
  Independent 1 0 0 0 4.5 4.2 1,462 -5.4
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 10.8 3,700 -1.4
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 2,657 +7.7
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 1,613 +4.7
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 441 -4.0
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 190 -0.8

This resulted in the following composition of the council:[2][3]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 63 63
Independent 2 2
Conservatives 1 1
Total 66 66
Working majority  60   60 

Ward results


+/- figures represent changes from the last time these wards were contested.

Ardsley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K Dyson 777 69.3 N/A
Socialist Labour S Logan 129 11.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats J Earnshaw 119 10.6 N/A
Conservative T Allerton 96 8.6 N/A
Majority 648 57.8 N/A
Turnout 1,121 15.7 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Athersley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L Picken 978 85.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats R Arundel 115 10.0 N/A
Socialist Labour M Heppenstall 54 4.7 N/A
Majority 863 75.3 N/A
Turnout 1,147 19.1 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Brierley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Sykes 953 69.3 -15.3
Conservative D Beaumont-Schofield 247 18.0 +2.5
Socialist Labour J Yoxall 176 12.8 +12.8
Majority 706 51.3 -17.9
Turnout 1,376 19.7 -3.4
Labour hold Swing -8.9
Central[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Wilby 869 53.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats I Guest 578 35.5 N/A
Socialist Labour S Yoxall 108 6.6 N/A
Conservative E Croft 71 4.4 N/A
Majority 291 17.9 N/A
Turnout 1,626 19.3 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Cudworth[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Wraith 1,321 83.1 -5.2
Liberal Democrats A Leonard 114 7.2 +7.2
Conservative B Adams 105 6.6 +6.6
Socialist Labour M Stannard 50 3.1 +3.1
Majority 1,207 75.9 -0.7
Turnout 1,590 21.4 -1.8
Labour hold Swing -6.2
Darfield[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T Dixon 1,254 73.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats T Arundel 202 11.8 N/A
Conservative P Stubbins 202 11.8 N/A
Socialist Labour E Mountain 53 3.1 N/A
Majority 1,052 61.5 N/A
Turnout 1,711 22.0 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Darton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Shepherd 1,383 72.4 N/A
Conservative J Smith 401 21.0 N/A
Socialist Labour S Robinson 125 6.5 N/A
Majority 982 51.4 N/A
Turnout 1,909 18.2 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dearne South[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Stuart 1,388 75.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats S Brook 441 24.1 N/A
Majority 947 51.8 N/A
Turnout 1,829 21.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dearne Thurnscoe[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Evans 1,092 77.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats L Mellor 243 17.2 N/A
Conservative G Wilkinson 80 5.7 N/A
Majority 849 60.0 N/A
Turnout 1,415 18.2 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Dodworth[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S Staples 1,313 63.5 -10.8
Green D Jones 441 21.3 -4.4
Conservative B Martin 246 11.9 +11.9
Socialist Labour L Heppenstall 69 3.3 +3.3
Majority 872 42.2 -6.5
Turnout 2,069 20.3 -3.9
Labour hold Swing -3.2
Hoyland East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Brankin 1,450 88.8 N/A
Socialist Labour M Smith 183 11.2 N/A
Majority 1,267 77.6 N/A
Turnout 1,633 20.9 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Hoyland West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Andrews 1,258 80.0 N/A
Conservative H Jobling 211 13.4 N/A
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 103 6.6 N/A
Majority 1,047 66.6 N/A
Turnout 1,572 24.0 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Monk Bretton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Robinson 1,111 77.0 N/A
Liberal Democrats M Burgess 172 11.9 N/A
Conservative G Fisher 97 6.7 N/A
Socialist Labour J Morton 62 4.3 N/A
Majority 939 65.1 N/A
Turnout 1,442 17.3 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
North West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Bostwick 883 66.9 -6.7
Conservative C Carrington 220 16.7 -0.2
Liberal Democrats J Ingram 175 13.3 +13.3
Socialist Labour K Elbourne 42 3.2 +3.2
Majority 663 50.2 -6.6
Turnout 1,320 18.5 -0.4
Labour hold Swing -3.2
Park[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Wade 878 84.4 N/A
Conservative N Norcross 105 10.1 N/A
Socialist Labour N Wragg 57 5.5 N/A
Majority 773 74.3 N/A
Turnout 1,040 14.5 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Penistone East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Headon 1,214 60.9 +11.1
Conservative G Hill 779 39.1 +39.1
Majority 435 21.8 +21.4
Turnout 1,993 26.1 -10.3
Labour hold Swing -14.0
Penistone West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent G Punt 1,462 67.1 +67.1
Labour C Shaw 716 32.9 -3.7
Majority 746 34.2 +28.4
Turnout 2,178 25.4 -8.8
Independent hold Swing +35.4
Royston[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Kyte 1,354 76.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats A Hughes 206 11.7 N/A
Conservative J Wilson 135 7.7 N/A
Socialist Labour O Robinson 65 3.7 N/A
Majority 1,148 65.2 N/A
Turnout 1,760 20.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
South West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D Foster 995 70.3 -10.6
Conservative J Carrington 327 23.1 +4.0
Socialist Labour G Holt 93 6.6 +6.6
Majority 668 47.2 -14.6
Turnout 1,415 19.3 -4.1
Labour hold Swing -7.3
Wombwell North[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Hall 696 74.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats C Stimson 109 11.7 N/A
Socialist Alternative M Forster 66 7.1 N/A
Conservative S Wilkinson 61 6.5 N/A
Majority 587 63.0 N/A
Turnout 932 18.4 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Wombwell South[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T Naylor 1,245 72.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats M Brown 183 10.7 N/A
Conservative N Grace 156 9.1 N/A
Socialist Alternative A Waller 124 7.3 N/A
Majority 1,062 62.2 N/A
Turnout 1,708 21.5 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Worsborough[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T Bristowe 1,222 75.1 -13.3
Socialist Labour T Robinson 244 15.0 +15.0
Conservative E Elders 161 9.9 +9.9
Majority 978 60.1 -16.8
Turnout 1,627 21.3 -4.7
Labour hold Swing -14.1

By-elections between 1998 and 1999


North West 18 February 1999 By-election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Cawthorne 446 60.1 -6.8
Liberal Democrats J Ingram 125 16.8 +3.5
Conservative C Carrington 124 16.7 +0.0
Independent Labour D Wood 47 6.3 +6.3
Majority 321 43.3 6.9
Turnout 742 10.3 -8.2
Labour hold Swing -5.1
South West 18 February 1999 By-election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Hannaghan 380 43.5 -26.8
Conservative J Wilson 283 32.4 +9.3
Liberal Democrats D Hutton 210 24.1 +24.1
Majority 97 11.1 -36.1
Turnout 873 12.0 -7.3
Labour hold Swing -18.0
Wombwell North 18 February 1999 By-election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats S Brook 678 54.4 +42.7
Labour J Stowe 516 41.4 -33.3
Socialist Alternative M Forster 28 2.2 -4.9
Conservative N Grace 25 2.0 -4.5
Majority 162 13.0 -50.0
Turnout 1,247 24.0 +5.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +38.0

References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. "Elections Centre: Barnsley 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk/plymouth.ac.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. "Election results 1979 to 2003" (PDF). barnsley.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.