1998 Newham London Borough Council election


The 1998 Newham London Borough election for the Newham London Borough Council was held on 7 May 1998. The whole council was up for election. Turnout was 28.4%. Labour won every seat for the second time since the councils formation.

Election result


Newham Local Election Result 1998[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 60 1 0 +1 100
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 0
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0

Background


A total of 138 candidates stood in the election for the 60 seats being contested across 24 wards. Candidates included a full slate from the Labour party, whilst the Conservative party ran 31 candidates and the Liberal Democrats ran 11 candidates. In both cases this was a lot less than 4 years before. Other candidates running were 8 Socialist Labour, 2 National Democrats, 11 BNP, 1 Monster Raving Looney and 14 Independents.[1]

Results by ward


Beckton

Beckton (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Knight 688 67.2 +25.1
Labour Sarah J. Ruiz 461 N/A
BNP Peter Hart 168 16.4 -13.4
Conservative Nigel Lucker 168 16.4 -2.5
Turnout 955 25.2 -14.8
Registered electors 3,796
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bemersyde

Bemersyde (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Victor F. Turner 898 72.9 +25.2
Labour Gregory J. Vincent 815 N/A
Independent Malcolm Williamson 334 27.1 N/A
Turnout 1,270 31.6 -12.2
Registered electors 4,015
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Canning Town & Grange

Canning Town & Grange (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clive W. Furness 797 59.4 +6.1
Labour Robert A. Wales 617 N/A
Conservative Brendan M. Morley 191 14.2 -32.5
BNP Michael Davidson 186 13.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kathleen A. Chater 167 12.5 N/A
Conservative Simon N. C. Pearce 145 N/A
Turnout 1,250 22.8 -11.3
Registered electors 5,483
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Castle

Castle (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David P. McGladdery 1,096 71.1 +10.4
Labour Mahmood Ahmad 914 N/A
Conservative Karen Ullger 445 28.9 +11.5
Turnout 1,552 31.0 -6.4
Registered electors 5,002
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Central

Central (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June E. D. Leitch 992 55.4 -18.2
Labour Mary M. A. Skyers 945 N/A
Socialist Labour Imran Khan 478 26.7 N/A
Conservative Leslie A. Smith 321 17.9 +5.3
Turnout 1,687 33.1 -5.0
Registered electors 5,086
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Custom House & Silvertown

Custom House & Silvertown (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William A. Chapman 1,022 46.4 +4.4
Labour Lyn C. Brown 1,012 N/A
Labour Christopher T. Rackley 916 N/A
Conservative David C. Gladstone 524 23.8 +1.5
Conservative Christopher P. Boden 479 N/A
Conservative Ann L. Lewis 440 N/A
BNP John Kitchener 254 11.5 -9.5
BNP Mathew Marion 232 N/A
BNP Brian Reeves 220 N/A
Independent Colin J. Brown 202 9.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Laird 202 9.2 N/A
Turnout 1,980 23.2 -16.1
Registered electors 8,537
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Forest Gate

Forest Gate (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul M. Brickell 1,260 47.5 -8.3
Labour Conor M. McAuley 1,051 N/A
Labour Shama Ahmad 1,045 N/A
Socialist Labour Anne E. J. Brook 553 20.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Gray 469 17.7 +1.3
Conservative Armyn Hennesy 369 13.9 -0.3
Turnout 1,988 29.6 -8.5
Registered electors 6,740
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Greatfield

Greatfield (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin J. Jenkins 1,274 49.6 +10.3
Labour Ian K. Corbett 1,138 N/A
Labour Valerie M. J. Fone 1,046 N/A
Independent Frederick C. Jones 408 15.9 N/A
Independent Lillian A. Hopes 380 N/A
Conservative Caroline Costantino 372 14.5 -7.9
Independent Terence C. Macdonald 370 N/A
Liberal Democrats Kathleen V. King 332 12.9 -9.2
Turnout 2,108 28.9 -16.8
Registered electors 7,296
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Hudsons

Hudsons (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan A. Collier 1,130 64.4 +13.2
Labour Graham J. Lane 1,015 N/A
Labour Neil J. Wilsom 997 N/A
Conservative Jeffrey Spencer 322 18.3 -17.2
Liberal Democrats Stephen J. Hunt 303 17.3 N/A
Turnout 1,618 26.2 -12.7
Registered electors 6,209
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Kensington

Kensington (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sukhdev S. Marway 1,288 80.8 +23.0
Labour Sardar Ali 1,189 N/A
Conservative Barbara M. Postles 307 19.2 +11.3
Turnout 1,731 33.7 -12.2
Registered electors 5,121
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Little Ilford

Little Ilford (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew R. E. Baikie 1,106 71.8 +14.3
Labour Richard J. Crawford 1,098 N/A
Labour Joseph Ejiofor 946 N/A
Independent Brian W. Berry 453 N/A
Socialist Labour Malkjit S. Natt 387 15.3 N/A
Conservative Kenneth J. Ready 246 13.8 +3.1
Independent Josephine Phillips 228 N/A
Turnout 1,824 26.4 -19.5
Registered electors 6,866
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Manor Park

Manor Park (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Gilles 1,220 42.3 -27.2
Labour Amarjit Singh 1,119 N/A
Labour Qaisra E. Khan 1,047 N/A
Socialist Labour Tawfique A. Choudhury 758 26.3 N/A
Conservative Susan M. Craig 469 16.3 +1.1
Liberal Democrats William A. Robinson 437 15.2 N/A
Turnout 2,063 28.2 -11.1
Registered electors 7,324
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Monega

Monega (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William H. Brown 1,415 69.5 -6.6
Labour Lester T. Hudson 1,036 N/A
Conservative Graham E. Postles 219 10.8 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Jean M. Tee 211 10.4 N/A
Socialist Labour Theresa J. Gerald 190 9.3 N/A
Turnout 1,845 34.5 -7.3
Registered electors 5,220
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

New Town

New Town (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony B. McAlmont 715 59.2 -10.3
Labour Winston Vaughan 760 N/A
Conservative Elizabeth Gibb 263 21.8 +3.4
Independent Lagaya Stewart 230 19.0 N/A
Conservative Danuta A. Gradosielska 141 N/A
Turnout 1,138 25.2 -7.0
Registered electors 4,523
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Ordnance

Ordnance (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marie S. Collier 475 41.7 -4.0
Labour Megan Harris 407 N/A
Independent Alan Craig 311 27.3 N/A
Independent Benjamin Stafford 225 N/A
Liberal Democrats Peter R. W. Guest 175 15.4 +3.4
BNP Kenneth F. Francis 101 8.9 N/A
Conservative Geraldine M. Alden 78 6.8 -8.1
Conservative Richard J. Arnopp 67 N/A
Turnout 1,058 30.8 -2.8
Registered electors 3,493
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Park

Park (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Griffiths 1,193 60.0 -19.1
Labour Akbar A. Chaudhary 1,171 N/A
Labour John E. Saunders 1,072 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Fox-Davies 449 22.6 N/A
Conservative Brian I. Maze 345 17.4 -3.5
Turnout 1,797 28.1 -5.8
Registered electors 6,422
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plaistow

Plaistow (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Warwick 1,083 70.7 +16.8
Labour Riaz Ahmed 1,011 N/A
Labour Joy Laguda 1,008 N/A
Conservative Eva Blint 449 29.3 +10.3
Turnout 1,619 26.5 -7.8
Registered electors 6,158
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Plashet

Plashet (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John P. Thorne 1,231 57.8 -5.1
Labour Rupinder Nandra 1,192 N/A
Labour Harbans S. Jabbal 1,175 N/A
Conservative Nafis Rafiq 600 28.2 +8.2
Conservative Josephine M. Child 482 N/A
Conservative Barry W. Roberts 402 N/A
Socialist Labour Paul S. J. Sandford 300 14.1 N/A
Turnout 2,185 30.3 -5.1
Registered electors 7,219
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Stephens

St Stephens (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Unmesh Desai 1,038 58.9 -29.1
Labour Abdul Shakoor 933 N/A
Socialist Labour Yasmin A. Ali 302 17.1 N/A
Independent Balakrishnan S. Balakrishnan 231 13.1 N/A
Conservative Stewart Lindsay 192 10.9 -11.1
Turnout 1,676 34.8 -1.6
Registered electors 4,822
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

South

South (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alec J. Kellaway 1,930 54.0 +20.6
Labour Quintin Peppiatt 1,763 N/A
Labour Christopher J. Seddan 1,703 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen T. Bell 595 16.6 -20.3
Conservative Glyn A. Weare 570 15.9 -3.2
Conservative Antony M. Costantino 539 N/A
BNP Caroline E. Lee 283 7.9 N/A
BNP Colin Smith 240 N/A
BNP Jay Lee 224 N/A
National Democrats Ian H. M. Anderson 196 5.5 N/A
Turnout 3,047 24.5 -12.9
Registered electors 12,446
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Stratford

Stratford (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James C. Riley 770 65.3 +11.8
Labour James G. Newstead 699 N/A
Independent Alan H. Stewart 192 16.3 N/A
Independent Conor J. Loughlan 146 N/A
Conservative Nigel R. Nadolski 142 12.0 -1.0
Monster Raving Loony Lord T. Jug 76 6.4 N/A
Turnout 1,211 27.2 -7.3
Registered electors 4,449
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Upton

Upton (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nurul H. Ali 0 N/A N/A
Labour Abdul K. Sheikh 0 N/A N/A
Labour Harvinder S. Virdee 0 N/A N/A
Turnout 0 N/A N/A
Registered electors 6,832
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Wall End

Wall End (3)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edward H. Sparrowhawk 1,267 46.9 +1.0
Labour Paul D. Sathianesan 1,252 N/A
Labour Kulwant S. Mangat 1,081 N/A
Conservative Jeannette A. Worth 633 23.4 +6.9
Independent Terence J. Aird 594 22.0 N/A
Conservative Zubaida N. Hashmi 513 16.5 -10.3
Independent Bashir-UI Hafeez 505 N/A
Socialist Labour Carolyn M. Sikorski 206 7.6 N/A
Turnout 2,658 34.2 -3.0
Registered electors 7,779
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

West Ham

West Ham (2)[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald N. Manley 949 71.0 -4.9
Labour Graeme M. Cambage 775 N/A
Conservative Charles R.P.G. Neaby 222 16.6 -7.5
BNP Paul Borg 165 7.9 N/A
Conservative Khatija S. B. Meaby 112 N/A
Turnout 1,290 24.5 -4.7
Registered electors 5,267
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1998 and 2002


Custom House and Silvertown

Custom House and Silvertown by-election, 23 July 1998[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia M. Holland 526 55.2 +9.8
Conservative Christopher P. Boden 149 15.6 -8.2
BNP Paul Borg 112 11.7 +0.2
Newham Independent Colin J. Brown 110 11.6 +2.4
UKIP Raymond P. Hollands 56 5.9 N/A
Majority 377 39.6 N/A
Turnout 11.3 -11.9
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. William A. Chapman.

Plashet

Plashet by-election, 24 February 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Regina T. Williams 826 53.4 -4.4
Conservative Reza A. S. Choudhury 585 37.9 +9.7
Newham Independent Swaminathan Balakrishnan 135 8.7 N/A
Majority 241 15.5 N/A
Turnout 21.3 -7.0
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Harbans S. Jabbal.

Stratford

Stratford by-election, 19 October 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judith Garfield 465 58.5 -6.8
Conservative Douglas Taylor 270 34.0 +22.0
Socialist Alliance Paul Phillips 60 7.5 N/A
Majority 195 24.5 N/A
Turnout 16.8 -10.4
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. James G. Newstead.

Custom House and Silvertown

Custom House and Silvertown by-election, 7 December 2000[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Pinder 578 60.0 +13.6
Conservative Paul Maynard 329 34.3 +10.4
Socialist Alliance Maureen Stephenson 55 5.7 N/A
Majority 249 25.7 N/A
Turnout 10.6 -12.6
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Christopher T. Rackley.

Beckton

Beckton by-election, 29 March 2001[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Taylor 384 37.6 -29.6
Independent Alan Craig 376 36.8 N/A
BNP Michael Davidson 163 15.9 -0.5
Conservative Paul Maynard 99 9.7 -6.7
Majority 8 0.8 N/A
Turnout 24.4 -0.8
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Maureen Knight.

References


  1. "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998" (PDF). London Datastore. London County Council. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. "London Borough of Newham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. "London Borough Council Elections 2 May 2002" (PDF). London Datastore. London Residuary Body. Retrieved 3 November 2019.