1998 Huntingdonshire District Council election


The 1998 Huntingdonshire District Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


Huntingdonshire local election result 1998[1][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 3 2 +1 66.7 51.4 10,726
  Liberal Democrats 5 2 1 +1 27.8 28.9 6,028
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5.6 3.3 688
  Labour 0 0 2 -2 0 16.4 3,426

Ward results


Brampton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Elionor McNeill 907 51.8
Conservative Janet Bennion 802 45.8
Labour Sandra Wilcox 42 2.4
Majority 105 6.0
Turnout 1,751 50.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Buckden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats William Clough 774 66.0
Conservative William Sinclair 368 31.4
Labour Reginald Wilcox 30 2.6
Majority 406 34.6
Turnout 1,172 58.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Rignall 556 70.4
Liberal Democrats Carole Crompton 164 20.8
Labour Lesley Shipgood 70 8.9
Majority 392 49.6
Turnout 790 48.9
Conservative hold Swing
Elton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Guyatt 324 69.8
Labour Raymond Atkins 95 20.5
Liberal Democrats Virginia Bowley 45 9.7
Majority 229 49.4
Turnout 464 34.6
Conservative hold Swing
Farcet[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Burgess 260 53.7
Labour Kevin Goddard 207 42.8
Liberal Democrats Carol Hagger 17 3.5
Majority 53 11.0
Turnout 484 37.2
Conservative hold Swing
Godmanchester[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Gabb 540 45.7
Liberal Democrats Charles Looker 495 41.9
Labour Rosemary Eaton 147 12.4
Majority 45 3.8
Turnout 1,182 27.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hemingford Grey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Day 529 69.7
Labour Grace Adams 168 22.1
Liberal Democrats Mark Rainer 62 8.2
Majority 361 47.6
Turnout 759 38.9
Conservative hold Swing
Houghton and Wyton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Rhodes 424 67.3
Liberal Democrats David Hunter 142 22.5
Labour Gail Findlay 64 10.2
Majority 282 44.8
Turnout 630 34.0
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Stephenson 1,163 64.4
Labour Valerie Brooker 642 35.6
Majority 521 28.9
Turnout 1,805 27.0
Conservative hold Swing
Huntingdon West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Sadler 823 49.3
Labour George Beevor 700 41.9
Liberal Democrats Richard Wyatt 146 8.7
Majority 123 7.4
Turnout 1,669 25.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Ramsey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Muir 816 64.3
Labour Keith Bennett 241 19.0
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Wheatley 213 16.8
Majority 575 45.3
Turnout 1,270 22.6
Conservative hold Swing
Sawtry[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Tuplin 688 48.1
Conservative Alan Morris 522 36.5
Labour Kevin Hawkins 127 8.9
Liberal Democrats John Rimington 94 6.6
Majority 166 11.6
Turnout 1,431 32.5
Independent hold Swing
St. Ives North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jean Chandler 877 64.3
Liberal Democrats Glen Clarke 264 19.4
Labour David Brown 223 16.3
Majority 613 44.9
Turnout 1,364 20.5
Conservative hold Swing
St. Neots Eynesbury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Debbie Lewsey 558 50.5
Labour Ian Webb 315 28.5
Liberal Democrats Dave Priedy 232 21.0
Majority 243 22.0
Turnout 1,105 18.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St. Neots Priory Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Sally Guines 660 51.8
Conservative Ronald Dean 469 36.8
Labour Patricia Nicholls 146 11.5
Majority 191 15.0
Turnout 1,275 32.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
The Offords[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Keith Edgley 540 48.3
Conservative Lawrence Simpson 504 45.1
Labour Janet Boston 73 6.5
Majority 36 3.2
Turnout 1,117 54.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
The Stukeleys[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Turpin 683 58.6
Liberal Democrats Caroline Pencak 400 34.3
Labour Daniel McCracken 83 7.1
Majority 283 24.3
Turnout 1,166 46.8
Conservative hold Swing
Warboys[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jack Taylor 873 60.9
Conservative Iain Gourlay 508 35.4
Labour Graeme Watkins 53 3.7
Majority 365 25.5
Turnout 1,434 41.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

By-elections between 1998 and 1999


Gransden by-election 10 December 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative 379 81.3 +27.1
Liberal Democrats 87 18.7 -27.1
Majority 292 62.7 +54.2
Turnout 466 22.9 -19.3
Conservative hold Swing

References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. NewsBank. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. "Local government election results". The Independent. NewsBank. 8 May 1998.
  3. "District Council Election" (PDF). Huntingdonshire District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 30 June 2014.