1998 Cherwell District Council election


The 1998 Cherwell District Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

17 seats were contested in the election with the three main political parties standing in most of the seats along with 2 independent candidates.[2] The results saw the Labour party lose 2 seats but remain the largest party on the council, while the Conservatives gained 2 seats.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


Cherwell Local Election Result 1998[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 +2 52.9
  Labour 5 -2 29.4
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 11.8
  Independent 1 0 5.9

References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. "Election is a family affair". Oxford Mail. 8 April 1998. Retrieved 19 October 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Lord mayor beats Greens". Oxford Mail. 8 May 1998. Retrieved 19 October 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.