1998 Basildon District Council election


The 1998 Basildon District Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Basildon District Council in Essex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[3]

1998 Basildon District Council election[1][2]

 1996 7 May 1998 1999 

16 of the 42 seats to Basildon District Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats before 24 16 2
Seats won 9 2 5
Seats after 23 13 6
Seat change 1 3 4
Popular vote 12,464 7,993 11,046
Percentage 39.5% 25.3% 35.0%

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1998 Basildon Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


1998 Basildon Local Election Result[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 0 1 1 56.3 39.5 12,464 2.0
  Conservative 5 4 0 5 31.3 35.0 11,046 6.8
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 3 4 12.5 25.3 7,993 4.7
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 59 New

All comparisons in vote share are to the corresponding 1994 election.

Ward results


Billericay East

Location of Billericay East ward
Billericay East[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Peter Patrick[6] 1,205 51.9%
Liberal Democrats R. Dowden 815 35.1%
Labour P. Reid 301 13.0%
Turnout 26.2%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Billericay West

Location of Billericay West ward
Billericay West[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Michael Barr[7] 1,231 46.0%
Conservative S. Horgan 1,196 44.7%
Labour R. Austin 248 9.3%
Turnout 25.7%
Liberal Democrats hold

Burstead

Location of Burstead ward
Burstead[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Geoffrey Buckenham[8] 1,061 45.8%
Liberal Democrats G. Taylor 908 39.2%
Labour M. Viney 348 15.0%
Turnout 26.4%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Fryerns Central

Location of Fryerns Central ward
Fryerns Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Paul Kirkman[9] 1,424 72.1%
Conservative A. Hedley 324 16.4%
Liberal Democrats M. Dickinson 226 11.4%
Turnout 24.7%
Labour hold

Fryerns East

Location of Fryerns East ward
Fryerns East[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Potter[10] 1,261 73.1%
Conservative D. Morris 321 18.6%
Liberal Democrats J. Lutton 144 8.3%
Turnout 22.4%
Labour hold

Laindon

Location of Laindon ward
Laindon[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Colin Payn[11] 1,158 51.6%
Conservative D. Walsh 812 36.2%
Liberal Democrats V. Howard 275 12.2%
Turnout 23.2%
Labour hold

Langdon Hills

Location of Langdon Hills ward
Langdon Hills[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative S. Hillier 1,191 45.3%
Labour M. Larkin 1,176 44.7%
Liberal Democrats L. Williams 261 9.9%
Turnout 27.4%
Conservative gain from Labour

Lee Chapel

Location of Lee Chapel North ward
Lee Chapel[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Nigel Smith[12] 1,309 63.6%
Conservative M. Levey 474 23.0%
Liberal Democrats M. Dale 274 13.3%
Turnout 27.3%
Labour hold

Nethermayne

Location of Nethermayne ward
Nethermayne[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Geoff Williams[13] 1,431 54.2%
Labour T. Lomas 747 28.3%
Conservative S. Allen 460 17.4%
Turnout 38.7%
Liberal Democrats hold

Pitsea East

Location of Pitsea East ward
Pitsea East[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Dave Marks[14] 1,187
Labour R. Rackham 1,040
Conservative K. Blake 860
Conservative P. Turner 796
Liberal Democrats D. Birch 209
Liberal Democrats A. Ferriss 171
Socialist Alliance D. Murray 59
Turnout 21.6%
Labour hold

Pitsea West

Location of Pitsea West ward
Pitsea West[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Ballard 1,140 66.4%
Conservative C. Coombes 395 23.0%
Liberal Democrats J. Barr 183 10.7%
Turnout 20.4%
Labour hold

Vange

Location of Vange ward
Vange[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour F. Kirkman 909
Labour L. Rossati 873
Conservative R. Cornish 349
Conservative S. Hillier 319
Liberal Democrats P. Jenkins 137
Liberal Democrats T. Marsh 124
Turnout 18.1%
Labour hold

Wickford North

Location of Wickford North ward
Wickford North[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Tony Ball[15] 1,052 38.8%
Liberal Democrats M. Birch 1,042 38.5%
Labour C. Wilson 614 22.7%
Turnout 29.2%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

Wickford South

Location of Wickford South ward
Wickford South[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Sylvia Buckley[16] 1,346 47.3%
Liberal Democrats J. Pattison 857 30.1%
Labour A. Ede 642 22.6%
Turnout 25.1%
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats

References


  1. "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. "Local Election Summaries 1998". The Elections Centre.
  3. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  4. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  5. "Basildon District Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  6. "Billericay East". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  7. "Billericay West". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  8. "Burstead". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 7 July 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  9. "Fryerns Central". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 24 February 2002. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  10. "Fryerns East". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  11. "Laindon". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  12. "Billericay West". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  13. "Nethermayne". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  14. "Pitsea East". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 25 May 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  15. "Wickford North". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  16. "Wickford South". Basildon District Council. Archived from the original on 18 November 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2019.