1998 Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council election


The 1998 Kensington and Chelsea Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

At the same election, the Kensington and Chelsea saw 70.3% vote in favour of the 1998 Greater London Authority referendum and 29.7% against, on a 27.9% turnout.[2]

Election result


Following the election the Conservative leader of the council, Joan Hanham, was challenged for the leadership of the party group by Daniel Moylan, but Hanham won a ballot of the Conservative councillors to remain leader.[3]

Kensington and Chelsea Local Election Result 1998[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 39 0 72.2 52.5 36,936
  Labour 15 0 27.8 32.9 23,121
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 14.3 10,038
  Independent 0 0 0 0.3 234

Ward results


Abingdon (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Elizabeth Christmas 1,046
Conservative Mark Field 987
Conservative Jonathan Munday 971
Labour Bruce Howard 233
Liberal Democrats John Faulder 232
Labour Anthony Spencer 229
Labour Graham Robinson 218
Liberal Democrats Kishwer Khan 187
Liberal Democrats James Sandbach 181
Turnout 4,284
Avondale (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Simon Blanchflower 1,012
Labour Simon Stanley 937
Labour Allah Lasharie 904
Conservative David Lindsay 454
Conservative Mark Fowler 451
Conservative Amanda Sayers 424
Liberal Democrats Robert Boddington 247
Liberal Democrats David Shaw 193
Liberal Democrats Alexander Werner 172
Turnout 4,794
Brompton (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Hudson 474
Conservative Shireen Ritchie 440
Labour John Manning 107
Labour Deirdre O'Day 106
Liberal Democrats Julia England 105
Liberal Democrats Diana Tupper 87
Turnout 1,319
Campden (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Ahern 1,062
Conservative Christopher Buckmaster 1,050
Conservative Robert Freeman 1,042
Labour Jane Armstrong 290
Liberal Democrats Michael Allen 235
Labour Thomas Brown 232
Liberal Democrats Imogen Caterer 220
Labour John McIntosh 218
Liberal Democrats Roberta Haseler 163
Turnout 4,512
Cheyne (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Corbet-Singleton 1,059
Conservative Paul Warrick 953
Labour Margaret Corbett 212
Labour Param Bhinder 209
Liberal Democrats Ann Lawrence 196
Liberal Democrats Valerie Chancellor 148
Turnout 2,777
Church (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adrian Fitzgerald 651
Conservative Joanna Gardener 629
Labour Caroline Ellis 336
Labour Jacob Tompkins 323
Liberal Democrats Susan Coats 98
Liberal Democrats Andrew Coats 96
Turnout 2,133
Colville (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Pope 910
Labour Judith Blakeman 879
Labour Patricia Healy 818
Liberal Democrats Priscilla Congreve 284
Conservative Nicola Cohen 282
Conservative Graham Rhodes 263
Conservative Jonathan Clamp 261
Liberal Democrats Christine Ingham 239
Liberal Democrats Patrick Mayers 181
Turnout 4,117
Courtfield (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anthony Coates 781
Conservative Edward Cox 743
Conservative Lawrence Holt 730
Labour Jean Navassardian 185
Labour Christine Robson 184
Labour Robert Mingay 178
Liberal Democrats Anthony Dunn 114
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Somers 106
Liberal Democrats Angele Vidal-Hall 77
Turnout 3,098
Earls Court (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Barry Phelps 901
Conservative Thomas Fairhead 781
Conservative Timothy Tannock 771
Labour Joel Bishop 657
Labour Christine Henry 641
Labour Stephen Johnson 577
Liberal Democrats Linda Wade 491
Liberal Democrats John Drake 471
Liberal Democrats Sarah Franks 432
Independent Malcolm Spalding 234
Turnout 5,956
Golborne (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Mason 982
Labour Bridget Hoier 954
Labour Stuart Shapro 833
Liberal Democrats Aria Kovatzis 192
Conservative Octavius Black 177
Liberal Democrats Frances Owen 160
Conservative Terence Buxton 156
Conservative Vaneeta Saroop 154
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Pettit 143
Turnout 3,751
Hans Town (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Timothy Coleridge 936
Conservative Nicholas Paget-Brown 886
Conservative Mary Weale 865
Labour Angela Lambert 165
Labour Michael Henry 158
Labour Robert Pandy 139
Liberal Democrats Angela Le Franc 114
Liberal Democrats Rodney Schwartz 103
Liberal Democrats Guy Shanley 102
Turnout 3,468
Holland (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Joan Hanham 999
Conservative Bryan Levitt 939
Conservative Warwick Lightfoot 908
Labour Marian Kearney 256
Labour Stephen Daly 236
Labour Bernard Hamilton 235
Liberal Democrats Christopher Shirley 226
Liberal Democrats David Bewley 208
Liberal Democrats Hugh Venables 192
Turnout 4,199
Kelfield (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Cunningham 914
Labour Stephen Hoier 906
Conservative Gerard Hargreaves 341
Conservative Ivan Rose 265
Liberal Democrats Joe Tatton-Brown 186
Liberal Democrats Caryle Harris 154
Turnout 2,766
Norland (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ernest Tomlin 675
Conservative Brian Walker-Arnott 656
Labour David MacFarlane 258
Labour Hugh Raven 232
Liberal Democrats Rose Hunt 185
Liberal Democrats Gordon Ritchie 141
Turnout 2,147
North Stanley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Priscilla Frazer 768
Conservative Merrick Cockell 728
Labour Lesley-Anne Arnold 217
Labour Stephen King 216
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Patrick 160
Liberal Democrats William Somers 125
Turnout 2,214
Pembridge (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Isobel Campbell 867
Conservative David Campion 851
Conservative Doreen Weatherhead 836
Labour Michael Cocks 555
Labour Virginia Henley 535
Labour Ann O'Hare 511
Liberal Democrats John Campbell 277
Liberal Democrats Vanessa Dowell 232
Liberal Democrats Patrick Spencer 213
Turnout 4,877
Queen's Gate (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Daniel Moylan 845
Conservative Andrew Dalton 842
Conservative Gary Mond 822
Liberal Democrats Sally Galsworthy 218
Labour Mary Blanchet 179
Liberal Democrats Ann Ahern 170
Labour Norma Morris 170
Labour Natalie Pringle 170
Liberal Democrats Dorothy Venebles 164
Turnout 3,580
Redcliffe (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frances Taylor 835
Conservative Alick Whitfield 748
Conservative John Seidler 739
Labour Margaret Delahey 273
Liberal Democrats Barbara Woodthorpe Brown 263
Labour Michael Costello 249
Liberal Democrats Robert Woodthorpe Brown 235
Liberal Democrats Emerson Roberts 234
Labour Louis Vaini-Husar 228
Turnout 3,804
Royal Hospital (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Donaldson 681
Conservative Jeremy Edge 633
Liberal Democrats Rosamund Pease 124
Labour Alexander Pringle 123
Labour John Wooten 118
Liberal Democrats Carl Michel 82
Turnout 1,761
St Charles (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rima Horton 691
Labour John Atkinson 671
Conservative Matthew Palmer 366
Conservative Martin Wright 272
Liberal Democrats Marion Parsons 142
Liberal Democrats Alexandra Tatton Brown 105
Turnout 2,247
South Stanley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Timothy Boulton 686
Labour Alastair Wood 666
Conservative William Wellesley 484
Conservative Peter Wilson 456
Liberal Democrats Susan Pritchard 124
Liberal Democrats Panayiotis Vardakis 109
Turnout 2,525

References


  1. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  2. "Policy and politics: Local elections: How London voted for a mayor". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  3. "Right-winger's Tory coup fails". Evening Standard. 19 May 1998. p. 4.
  4. "Results of the Local Council Elections May 1998" (PDF). Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  5. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.