1998 London local elections


Local government elections took place in London, and some other parts of the United Kingdom on Thursday 7 May 1998.

1998 London local elections
 1994 7 May 1998 2002 

All 1,917 on all 32 London boroughs
Turnout34.8% (11.4%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Tony Blair William Hague Paddy Ashdown
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since 21 July 1994 19 June 1997 16 July 1988
Popular vote 708,380 558,060 362,913
Percentage 40.7% 32.0% 20.8%
Swing 0.9% 0.8% 1.2%
Councils 18 4 2
Councils +/– 1 1
Councillors 1,050 538 301
Councillors +/– 6 19 22

Results by Borough in 1998.

All London borough council seats were up for election.

The 1998 Greater London Authority referendum was held in the same voting locations.[1]

Results summary


Party[2] Votes won % votes Change Seats % seats Change Councils Change
Labour 708,380 40.7 -0.9 1,050 54.8 +6 18 +1
Conservative 558,060 32.0 +0.8 538 28.1 +19 4 ±0
Liberal Democrats 362,913 20.8 -1.2 301 15.7 -22 2 -1
Green 50,732 2.9 +0.7 2 0.1 +2 0 ±0
Others 62,172 3.6 +0.7 26 1.4 -5 0 ±0
No overall control n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 8 ±0
  • Turnout: 1,738,868 voters cast ballots, a turnout of 34.8% (-11.4%).[3]

Councils results


Council Previous control Result Details
Barking and Dagenham Labour Labour Details
Barnet No overall control No overall control Details
Bexley No overall control Conservative Details
Brent No overall control Labour Details
Bromley Conservative No overall control Details
Camden Labour Labour Details
Croydon Labour Labour Details
Ealing Labour Labour Details
Enfield Labour Labour Details
Greenwich Labour Labour Details
Hackney Labour No overall control Details
Hammersmith and Fulham Labour Labour Details
Haringey Labour Labour Details
Harrow No overall control Labour Details
Havering No overall control No overall control Details
Hillingdon Labour No overall control Details
Hounslow Labour Labour Details
Islington Labour No overall control Details
Kensington and Chelsea Conservative Conservative Details
Kingston upon Thames Liberal Democrats No overall control Details
Lambeth No overall control Labour Details
Lewisham Labour Labour Details
Merton Labour Labour Details
Newham Labour Labour Details
Redbridge No overall control No overall control Details
Richmond upon Thames Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats Details
Southwark Labour Labour Details
Sutton Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats Details
Tower Hamlets Labour Labour Details
Waltham Forest No overall control Labour Details
Wandsworth Conservative Conservative Details
Westminster Conservative Conservative Details

Overall councillor numbers


London local elections 1998

Councillor statistics

Party Seats Gain/loss
  Labour 1,050 +6
  Conservative 538 +19
  Liberal Democrats 301 -22
  Others 28 -31

Borough result maps


References