1998 Hull City Council election


The 1998 Hull City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

In the run up to the election there was controversy as the local Labour party was suspended by the national party over claims of intimidation, nepotism and membership rigging.[2] This controversy made the Liberal Democrats confident of making gains in the election,[3] with the results bearing this out as Labour lost 4 seats on the council.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


Hull Local Election Result 1998[1][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 -4 75.0 51.3
  Liberal Democrats 2 +2 10.0 26.6
  Independent 2 +1 10.0
  Conservative 1 +1 5.0 15.4

References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46. ISSN 0140-0460.
  2. "The North - Kersti Mitchell". BBC News Online. 30 April 1998. Retrieved 25 October 2009.
  3. Riddell, Peter (8 April 1998). "Only PR will sort out town hall trouble". The Times. p. 8. ISSN 0140-0460.
  4. Adams, Fran (8 May 1998). "A day from which all parties took comfort". The Independent. p. 11. ISSN 0951-9467.
  5. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. ISSN 0261-3077.
  6. "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2009.