1998 Preston Borough Council election


Elections to Preston Borough Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

PartySeats  ±  
Labour30+2
Liberal Democrat13+1
Conservative130
Independent1+1

Election result


Preston Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 -2 42.11
  Liberal Democrats 5 +1 26.32
  Conservative 5 0 26.32
  Independent 1 +1 5.36

Wards


Ashton

Preston City Council Elections: Ashton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R Ball 1,104 62.80
Labour G Greenidge 540 30.72
Liberal Democrats Joe Fitzgerald 114 6.48

Avenham

Preston City Council Elections: Avenham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Atkins 826 '68.83
Conservative L Hammond 199 16.58
Liberal Democrats R Zimmy 175 14.58

Brookfield

Preston City Council Elections: Brookfield Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Atkinson 544 62.96
Conservative R Edmondson 212 24.54
Liberal Democrats J Abram 108 12.50

Cadley

Preston City Council Elections: Cadley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Alan Hackett 1,358 67.73
Conservative P Balshaw 535 26.68
Labour P Malliband 112 5.59

Central

Preston City Council Elections: Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Walmsley 769 66.93
Conservative D Barber 195 16.97
Liberal Democrats M Middleton 185 16.10

Deepdale

Preston City Council Elections: Deepdale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terry Cartwright 1,007 53.88
Independent M Jiwa 398 21.29
Liberal Democrats U Zinga 289 15.46
Conservative Sheila Heys 175 9.36

Fishwick

Preston City Council Elections: Fishwick Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I Patel 517 58.95
Conservative D Hammond 202 23.03
Liberal Democrats Wilf Gavin 158 18.02

Greyfriars

Preston City Council Elections: Greyfriars Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D Chaloner 1,307 59.17
Liberal Democrats C Hughes 784 35.49
Labour A Milne-Picken 118 5.34

Ingol

Preston City Council Elections: Ingol Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ron Marshall 897 68.68
Labour C Abbot 251 19.22
Conservative P Randles 158 12.10

Larches

Preston City Council Elections: Larches Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats J Willacy 666 53.19
Labour J Swindells 461 36.82
Conservative P Halshaw 125 9.98

Moor Park

Preston City Council Elections: Moor Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Mick Moulding 725 43.28
Labour G di Cioccio 638 38.09
Conservative K Sedgewick 312 18.63

Preston Rural East

Preston City Council Elections: Rural East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K Hudson 1,206 77.96
Labour J Houghton 175 11.31
Liberal Democrats E Rowland 166 10.73

Preston Rural West

Preston City Council Elections: Rural West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats R Nash 1,033 46.91
Conservative Neil Cartwright 938 42.60
Labour M Clegg 231 10.49

Ribbleton

Preston City Council Elections: Ribbleton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Woods 512 65.47
Conservative Jane Balshaw 147 18.80
Liberal Democrats A Riedel 123 15.73

Riversway

Preston City Council Elections: Riversway Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elaine Abbot 717 61.60
Conservative S Brown 240 20.62
Liberal Democrats Alan Valentine 207 17.78

Sharoe Green

Preston City Council Elections: Sharoe Green Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E Clarkson 1,039 55.21
Liberal Democrats M Turner 661 35.12
Labour A McLaren 182 9.67

Sherwood

Preston City Council Elections: Sherwood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Greenhalgh 1,232 63.57
Labour T Mattinson 379 19.57
Labour M Maritan 327 16.87

St Matthews

Preston City Council Elections: St Matthews Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Albert Richardson 766 70.15
Conservative P Pugh 188 17.22
Liberal Democrats M Cooper 138 12.64

Tulketh

Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S Wilkinson 669 52.10
Conservative S Halshaw 419 32.63
Liberal Democrats N Sumner 196 15.26

References


  • "Council poll results", The Guardian 9 May 1998 page 16