1998 Rochford District Council election


Elections to Rochford Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


1998 Rochford District Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 4 5 28.6 14 18 45.0 3,706 30.9
  Labour 5 1 35.7 7 12 30.0 3,230 26.9
  Conservative 4 4 28.6 2 6 15.0 4,363 36.4
  Residents 1 7.1 2 3 7.5 698 5.8
  Independent 0 0.0 1 1 2.5 0 0.0

Ward results[1]


Downhall

Downhall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats S. Lemon 510 61.2
Conservative P. Savill 189 22.7
Labour R. Lushey 135 16.2
Majority 38.5
Turnout 25.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Grange & Rawreth

Grange & Rawreth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Adams 467 36.3
Labour D. Rossi 420 32.7
Liberal Democrats V. Howlett 398 31.0
Majority 3.7
Turnout 26.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Hawkwell East

Hawkwell East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats H. Glynn 860 56.9
Conservative T. Cutmore 420 27.8
Labour D. Thompson 231 15.3
Majority 29.1
Turnout 26.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hockley East

Hockley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents R. Vingoe 698 77.7
Conservative M. Mead 132 14.7
Labour L. Bain 68 7.6
Majority 63.0
Turnout 29.0
Residents hold Swing

Hullbridge Riverside

Hullbridge Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Flack 418 63.6
Conservative J. Spillane 239 36.4
Majority 27.2
Turnout 21.2
Labour hold Swing

Hullbridge South

Hullbridge South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Stephenson 314 66.1
Conservative S. Spillane 161 33.9
Majority 32.2
Turnout 20.8
Labour hold Swing

Lodge

Lodge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats D. Helson 466 43.0
Conservative J. Mockford 436 40.3
Labour S. Walton 181 16.7
Majority 2.8
Turnout 24.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Rayleigh Central

Rayleigh Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats J. Helson 324 44.2
Conservative G. Mockford 268 36.6
Labour A. Popplewell 141 19.2
Majority 7.6
Turnout 25.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Rochford Eastwood

Rochford Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Ford 229 41.9
Liberal Democrats P. Stanton 175 32.0
Conservative V. Keenan 143 26.1
Majority 9.9
Turnout 40.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Rochford Roche

Rochford Roche
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Ford 370 66.3
Conservative M. Shelley 188 33.7
Majority 32.6
Turnout 29.6
Labour hold Swing

Rochford St. Andrew's

Rochford St. Andrew's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Weir 377 53.3
Conservative R. Amner 330 46.7
Majority 6.6
Turnout 31.3
Labour hold Swing

Trinity

Trinity
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K. Gibbs 372 47.0
Liberal Democrats P. Pearse 271 34.2
Labour J. Fielding 149 18.8
Majority 12.8
Turnout 27.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Wheatley

Wheatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. Webster 478 52.6
Liberal Democrats R. Swain 344 37.8
Labour D. Randall 87 9.6
Majority 14.7
Turnout 39.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Whitehouse

Whitehouse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Webster 540 53.6
Liberal Democrats M. Hunnable 358 35.5
Labour M. Emmons 110 10.9
Majority 18.1
Turnout 37.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

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