1998 Derby City Council election


The 1998 Derby City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[3]

1998 Derby City Council election[1][2]
 1996 7 May 1998 1999 

14 of the 44 seats in the Derby City Council
23 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 39 3 2
Seats won 37 4 3
Seat change 2 1 1
Popular vote 16,936 11,821 5,548
Percentage 48.8% 34.1% 16.0%

Map showing the results of the 1998 Derby City Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

One of the two Labour councillors defeated in the election was Milton Crosdale, the father of Imaani, who was taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom two days after the election.[4] Crosdale had been defending a three-vote majority in Blagreaves ward.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


Derby Local Election Result 1998[5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 0 2 2 71.4 48.8 16,936
  Conservative 3 1 0 1 21.4 34.1 11,821
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 1 7.1 16.0 5,548
  National Democrats 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 125
  Green 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 123
  Independent 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 121

Ward results


Abbey

Location of Abbey ward
Abbey [6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Till 1,191 67.3%
Conservative D. Sice 365 20.6%
Liberal Democrats B. Harry 215 12.1%
Turnout 15.4%
Labour hold

Allestree

Location of Allestree ward
Allestree[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Webb 1,666 63.2%
Labour M. Musih-Ud Daullah 601 22.8%
Liberal Democrats S. Kirkman King 368 14.0%
Turnout 32.7%
Conservative hold

Alvaston

Location of Alvaston ward
Alvaston[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour N. Wawman 1,077 61.3%
Conservative P. Willitts 427 24.3%
Liberal Democrats T. Hall 171 9.7%
National Democrats G. Hardy 81 4.6%
Turnout 22.8%
Labour hold

Babington

Location of Babington ward
Babington[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour V. Wilsoncroft 903 52.5%
Conservative M. Yaqub 595 34.6%
Liberal Democrats A. Savage 223 13.0%
Turnout 23.3%
Labour hold

Blagreaves

Location of Blagreaves ward
Blagreaves[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats R. Skelton 2,409 58.4%
Labour M. Crosdale 1,314 31.8%
Conservative J. Lee 361 8.7%
National Democrats K. Sharp 44 1.1%
Turnout 45.2%
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour

Boulton

Location of Boulton ward
Boulton[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour H. Dhindsa 1,190 56.5%
Conservative J. Slater 683 32.4%
Liberal Democrats R. Charlesworth 234 11.1%
Turnout 25.1%
Labour hold

Breadsall

Location of Breadsall ward
Breadsall[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour J. Ireland 1,807 51.3%
Conservative M. Webb 1,363 38.7%
Liberal Democrats E. Ashburner 349 9.9%
Turnout 22.4%
Labour hold

Chaddesden

Location of Chaddesden ward
Chaddesden[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Repton 1,323 60.1%
Conservative J. Veitch 600 27.3%
Liberal Democrats P. Whitaker 156 7.1%
Independent L. Alcock 121 5.5%
Turnout 27.0%
Labour hold

Chellaston

Location of Chellaston ward
Chellaston[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour B. Jackson 1,492 51.4%
Conservative D. Black 1,209 41.7%
Liberal Democrats B. Lowe 199 6.9%
Turnout 29.4%
Labour hold

Darley

Location of Darley ward
Darley[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative P. Latham 1,647 48.5%
Labour D. Roberts 1,375 40.5%
Liberal Democrats J-P. Keane 377 11.1%
Turnout 36.1%
Conservative gain from Labour

Derwent

Location of Derwent ward
Derwent[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Young 1,067 70.2%
Conservative J. Thorpe 301 19.8%
Liberal Democrats J. Whitaker 151 9.9%
Turnout 20.2%
Labour hold

Kingsway

Location of Kingsway ward
Kingsway[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour P. Hill 979 45.0%
Conservative B. Maw 862 39.7%
Liberal Democrats R. Troup 333 15.3%
Turnout 27.2%
Labour hold

Litchurch

Location of Litchurch ward
Litchurch[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. Rehman 1,158 73.1%
Conservative J. Magee 222 14.0%
Green J. Macdonald 123 7.8%
Liberal Democrats W. Savage 81 5.1%
Turnout 22.0%
Labour hold

Spondon

Location of Spondon ward
Spondon[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative C. Brown 1,520 46.6%
Labour R. Morgan 1,459 44.7%
Liberal Democrats P. Peat 282 8.6%
Turnout 33.3%
Conservative hold

References


  1. "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. "Local Election Summaries 1998". The Elections Centre.
  3. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  4. "Father has the blues". Birmingham Post. 8 May 1998. p. 3.
  5. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  6. "Derby City Council Election Results 1996-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre.