1998 Brentwood Borough Council election


Elections to Brentwood Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


1998 Brentwood Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 71.4 15 25 64.1 8,978 47.8 +5.0
  Conservative 2 1 14.3 9 11 28.2 6,288 33.5 –4.0
  Labour 1 7.1 1 2 5.1 3,006 16.0 –3.3
  Liberal 1 1 7.1 0 1 2.6 413 2.2 New
  Green 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 107 0.6 New

Ward results


Brentwood North

Brentwood North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats B. Aspinell 585 42.3
Conservative J. Shelton 375 27.1
Labour R. Goddard 317 22.9
Green F. Seckelman 107 7.7
Majority 15.2
Turnout 29.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brentwood South

Brentwood South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Minns 793 53.3
Liberal Democrats P. Goodey 349 23.5
Conservative S. Hamilton 346 23.3
Majority 29.8
Turnout 37.3
Labour hold Swing

Brentwood West

Brentwood West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats S. Howe 760 60.9
Conservative P. Currie 308 24.7
Labour S. Maidment 179 14.4
Majority 36.2
Turnout 32.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brizes & Doddinghurst

Brizes & Doddinghurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats D. Hardy 1,216 71.5
Conservative J. Barnes 324 19.1
Labour S. Maxey 160 9.4
Majority 52.5
Turnout 32.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hutton East

Hutton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats R. Davies 542 54.0
Conservative P. Sanders 282 28.1
Labour C. Bisson 179 17.8
Majority 25.9
Turnout 29.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hutton North

Hutton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats P. Freeman 673 60.1
Conservative S. Barthee 318 28.4
Labour C. Maxey 129 11.5
Majority 31.7
Turnout 33.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hutton South

Hutton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. Lewis 1,004 63.3
Liberal Democrats M. Wild 422 26.6
Labour M. Burgess 159 10.0
Majority 36.7
Turnout 30.5
Conservative hold Swing

Ingatestone & Fryerning

Ingatestone & Fryerning
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats C. Dale 783 55.2
Conservative M. Kean 524 36.9
Labour J. Winter 112 7.9
Majority 18.3
Turnout 37.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Pilgrims Hatch

Pilgrims Hatch
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats A. Long 1,332 63.1
Conservative R. Mailard 474 22.5
Labour A. Freeman 305 14.4
Majority 40.6
Turnout 42.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Shenfield

Shenfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. Brehaut 797 54.2
Liberal Democrats S. Philbrooks 546 37.1
Labour M. Owen 128 8.7
Majority 17.1
Turnout 35.2
Conservative hold Swing

South Weald

South Weald
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats J. Shawcross 456 67.6
Conservative A. Green 202 29.9
Labour M. Wigram 17 2.5
Majority 37.6
Turnout 61.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Warley

Warley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats C. Robins 677 43.7
Liberal Democrats M. Taylor 637
Conservative R. Rankin 634 40.9
Conservative F. Kenny 620
Labour T. Acton 239 15.4
Labour R. Gow 203
Turnout 34.7
Liberal Democrats hold
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative

West Horndon

West Horndon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal M. Boggis 413 71.3
Labour M. Bourne 86 14.9
Conservative J. Hunt 80 13.8
Majority 56.5
Turnout 51.7
Liberal gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References


    • "Council poll results", The Guardian 9 May 1998 page 16