1998 City of Lincoln Council election


The 1998 City of Lincoln Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Lincoln District Council in Lincolnshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the Council.[4]

1998 City of Lincoln Council election[1][2][3]
 1996 7 May 1998 1999 

11 of the 33 seats to City of Lincoln Council
17 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Independent Labour Conservative
Last election 33 0 0
Seats before 26 7 7
Seats won 10 1 1
Seats after 29 3 1
Seat change 1 4 1
Popular vote 9,994 4,811 4,811
Percentage 59.6% 28.7% 28.7%

Map showing the results the 1998 Lincoln City Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats and blue shows Conservative seats.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

After the 1996 election the Labour party held all of the seats on the council but before the 1998 election 7 councillors broke away to sit as Independent Labour councillors.[5]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


Lincoln Local Election Result 1998[6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 3 0 3 90.9 59.6 9,994 9.1
  Conservative 1 1 0 1 9.1 28.7 4,811 4.0
  Independent Labour 0 0 4 4 0.0 6.3 1,051 5.5
Total 11 16,776

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

Ward results


Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Abbey[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Fay Smith[8] 649 57.7%
Conservative P. Forbes-Ritte 170 15.1%
Independent Labour F. Martin 154 13.7%
Liberal Democrats J. Price 152 13.5%
Turnout 21.4%
Labour gain from Independent Labour

Birchwood

Location of Birchwood ward
Boultham[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Edmund Strengiel[9] 1,040 37.7%
Labour G. Priddey 954 34.6%
Independent Labour B. Freeborough 765 27.7%
Turnout 26.9%
Conservative gain from Independent Labour

Boultham

Location of Boultham ward
Boultham[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Gary Hewson[10] 966 71.4%
Conservative D. Grice 251 18.6%
Green J. Hayes 136 10.1%
Turnout 25.0%
Labour hold

Bracebridge

Location of Bracebridge ward
Bracebridge[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bud Robinson[11] 1,078 70.7%
Conservative A. Simpson 447 29.3%
Turnout 25.1%
Labour hold

Carholme

Location of Carholme ward
Carholme[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Lesley Rose[12] 883 56.3%
Liberal Democrats L. Gabriel 356 22.7%
Conservative Sandra Gratrick[13] 330 21.0%
Turnout 28.7%
Labour hold

Castle

Location of Castle ward
Castle[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Donald Nannestad[14] 1,062 73.5%
Conservative P. Mappin 382 26.5%
Turnout 27.4%
Labour hold

Longdales

Location of Longdales ward
Longdales[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Morris Cookson[15] 865 63.0%
Conservative David Gratrick[15] 509 37.0%
Turnout 29.5%
Labour hold

Minster

Location of Minster ward
Minster[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Richard Metcalfe[16] 1,235 57.2%
Conservative J. Gainey 706 32.7%
Green L. Monds 217 10.1%
Turnout 29.3%
Labour hold

Moorland

Location of Moorland ward
Moorland[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Geoffrey Ellis[17] 886 61.8%
Conservative D. Fraser 415 29.0%
Independent Labour D. Martin 132 9.2%
Turnout 29.2%
Labour hold

Park

Location of Park ward
Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Patrick Vaughan[18] 658 68.1%
Conservative B. Briggs 249 25.8%
Green K. Yates 59 6.1%
Turnout 20.3%
Labour hold

Tritton

Location of Tritton ward
Tritton[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Denise Moore[17] 758 70.8%
Conservative R. Hills 312 29.2%
Turnout 25.1%
Labour hold

By-elections between 1998 and 1999


Park By-Election 2 July 1998[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 416 52.1 28.5
Conservative 156 19.5 5.8
Liberal Democrats 112 14.0 14.0
Independent 93 11.7 11.7
Green 21 2.6 3.1
Majority 260 32.6
Turnout 798
Labour hold Swing

References


  1. "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. "Local Election Summaries 1998". The Elections Centre.
  3. "BBC News - Council by Council - Lincoln". BBC News. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  5. "The East Midlands - Mark D'Arcy". BBC Online. 30 April 1998. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  6. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  7. "City of Lincoln Council Election Results 1973-2012". Elections Centre. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  8. "Councillors - Abbey ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  9. "Councillors - Birchwood ward". City of Lincoln Council. Archived from the original on 26 August 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  10. "Councillors - Boultham ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  11. "Councillors - Bracebridge ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  12. "Councillors - Castle ward". Archived from the original on 26 August 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  13. "Councillors - Minster ward". Archived from the original on 7 October 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  14. "Councillors - Castle ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  15. "Councillors - Minster ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  16. "Councillors - Glebe ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  17. "Councillors - Moorland ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  18. "Councillors - Park ward". Archived from the original on 19 April 2003. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  19. Keith Edkins. "Local Authority Byelection Results - July 1998". Retrieved 6 November 2019.