1998 Bromley London Borough Council election


Elections to Bromley Council in England were held on 7 May 1998. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

Because the council fell into no overall control, for the first time in the London Borough of Bromley history it was taken over by a Liberal Democrat/Labour Coalition. This ended in 2001 when the Conservatives regained the council.

Election result


Bromley Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 0 4 -4 46.7
  Liberal Democrats 25 5 1 +4 41.7
  Labour 7 1 1 0 11.7

Ward results


  • Incumbents in bold
Bromley Borough Council election, 1998: Anerley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats YChristopher Richard Gaster 1,362 28.9
Liberal Democrats YWilliam Alan Macdonald MacCormick 1,289 27.4
Labour Clinton Valvis McCree 765 16.2
Labour Andrew Jonathan Pharoah 658 14.0
Conservative Adrian Grantham Smith 328 7.0
Conservative John Anthony De'Giovanni 308 6.5
Turnout 34.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bromley Borough Council election, 1998: Bickley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative YIngrid Alexandra Buckley 2,507 20.5
Conservative YSheila Ann Humphreys 2,449 20.0
Conservative YGordon William Jenkins 2,357 19.3
Liberal Democrats David Malcolm Dear 1,027 8.4
Liberal Democrats Anne Wendy Chaplin 991 8.1
Liberal Democrats Susan Anne Taylor 989 8.1
Labour Susan Noelle Cox 690 5.6
Labour Arthur Harold Johnson 638 5.2
Labour Alfred Ernest Parish 579 4.7
Turnout 40.8
Conservative hold Swing
Bromley Borough Council election, 1998: Biggin Hill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats YGeoffrey Colin Gostt 1,830
Liberal Democrats YWalter Robert Shekyls 1,742
Conservative David Robert Haslam 1,481
Conservative Christopher Douglas Wordingham 1,366
Labour Brendan French 284
Labour Leonard David Hall 283
Turnout 43.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bromley Common & Keston (3)
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Chelsfield & Goddington (3)
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Chislehurst (3)
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Clock House (2)
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Copers Cope (2)
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Crofton (2)
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Darwin (1)
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Eden Park (2)
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Farnborough (2)
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Hayes (3)
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Kelsey Park (2)
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Lawrie Park & Kent House (2)
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Martins Hill & Town (2)
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Mottingham (2)
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Orpington Central (2)
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Penge (2)
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Petts Wood & Knoll (3)
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Plaistow & Sundridge (3)
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St Mary Cray (3)
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St Paul's Cray (3)
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Shortlands (2)
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West Wickham North (2)
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West Wickham South (2)
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References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. London Borough of Bromley