1998 Sheffield City Council election


Elections to Sheffield City 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.[1]

1998 Sheffield City Council election

 1996 7 May 1998 1999 

29 of 87 seats to Sheffield City Council
44 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Labour Conservative
Seats won 16 13 0
Seat change 5 5 0

Map showing the results of the 1998 Sheffield City Council elections.

Majority party before election

Labour Party (UK)

Majority party after election

Labour Party (UK)

Election result


Sheffield Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 16 5 0 5 55.2 50.2 50,109 9.3%
  Labour 13 0 5 5 44.8 35.6 35,521 8.6%
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 11.7 11,749 1.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 1,216 0.8%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 565 0.1%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 387 0.1%
  Ind. Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 95 0.0%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 82 0.1%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 76 0.1%
  Socialist Workers 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 0.0%

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 55 50
Liberal Democrats 31 36
Conservatives 1 1
Total 87 87
Working majority  23   13 

Ward results


Beauchief [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Peter Moore 3,134 65.4 +8.1
Labour 1,099 22.9 -5.5
Conservative 561 11.7 -2.6
Majority 2,035 42.4 +13.5
Turnout 4,794 32.8 -4.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +6.8
Birley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ron Shepherd 1,658 52.8 -9.0
Liberal Democrats 1,084 34.5 +8.8
Conservative 400 12.7 +0.3
Majority 574 18.3 -17.8
Turnout 3,142 21.6 -4.4
Labour hold Swing -8.9
Brightside[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alf Meade 1,214 55.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Harston 728 33.3 -5.2
Conservative 162 7.4 +2.4
Socialist Labour 82 3.7 +3.7
Majority 486 22.2 +4.3
Turnout 2,186 18.2 -5.6
Labour hold Swing +2.1
Broomhill[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Alan Whitehouse 1,905 50.4 +18.3
Labour 1,083 28.7 -16.3
Conservative 662 17.5 -5.3
Green 128 3.4 +3.4
Majority 822 21.7 +8.8
Turnout 3,778 25.1 -3.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +10.0
Burngreave[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Watson 724 36.5 -18.7
Independent Labour James Jamison 565 28.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrats 359 18.1 +5.6
Conservative 177 8.9 +2.2
Green 84 4.2 +4.2
Socialist Alliance 76 3.8 +3.8
Majority 159 18.4 -24.3
Turnout 1,985 20.8 -6.8
Labour hold Swing -10.8
Castle[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M King 885 56.4 -8.6
Liberal Democrats 364 23.2 +7.4
Conservative 123 7.8 +0.2
Socialist Alternative 103 6.5 -1.7
Green 95 6.0 +2.7
Majority 521 33.2 -16.0
Turnout 1,570 15.6 -5.1
Labour hold Swing -8.0
Chapel Green[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Francis Butler 3,086 65.2 +6.0
Labour 1,421 30.0 -6.2
Conservative 226 4.8 +0.2
Majority 1,665 35.2 +12.2
Turnout 4,733 26.4 -2.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +6.1
Darnall[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Murray 1,761 54.0 -5.0
Liberal Democrats 1,257 38.5 +7.5
Conservative 245 7.5 -2.5
Majority 504 15.4 -5.0
Turnout 3,263 23.0 +0.1
Labour hold Swing -6.2
Dore[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Colin Ross 3,757 59.1 +19.8
Conservative 1,999 31.4 -13.6
Labour 599 9.4 -6.2
Majority 1,758 27.6 +21.9
Turnout 6,355 41.9 -0.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +16.7
Ecclesall[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Roger Davison 3,437 59.5 +11.1
Conservative 1,616 28.0 -4.0
Labour 724 12.5 -7.0
Majority 1,821 31.5 +15.2
Turnout 5,777 36.9 +5.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +7.5
Firth Park[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Barton 1,532 63.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrats 618 25.4 -0.7
Conservative 277 11.4 +0.9
Majority 914 37.6 +0.4
Turnout 2,427 20.3 -3.7
Labour hold Swing +0.2
Hallam[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Duncan Kime 3,488 61.4 +9.0
Conservative 1,459 25.7 -2.8
Labour 730 12.8 -6.2
Majority 2,029 35.7 +11.9
Turnout 5,677 38.2 -2.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +5.9
Handsworth[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Satur 1,660 54.7 -10.5
Liberal Democrats 1,036 34.1 +10.0
Conservative 338 11.1 +0.5
Majority 624 20.6 -20.4
Turnout 3,034 21.2 -4.5
Labour hold Swing -10.2
Heeley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Steve Ayris 2,258 57.1 +7.2
Labour 1,540 38.9 -6.7
Conservative 158 4.0 -0.5
Majority 718 18.1 +13.8
Turnout 3,956 29.0 -5.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +6.9
Hillsborough[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Christine Tosseano 2,581 58.7 +3.8
Labour 1,580 35.9 -4.0
Conservative 238 5.4 +0.2
Majority 1,001 22.7 +7.7
Turnout 4,399 30.9 -4.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.9
Intake[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Louise Truman 1,960 55.2 +23.0
Labour Freda White 1,328 37.4 -18.5
Conservative 259 7.3 -4.5
Majority 632 17.8 -5.9
Turnout 3,547 24.3 +0.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +20.7
Manor[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jan Fiore 895 57.7 -8.2
Liberal Democrats 477 30.7 +12.4
Conservative 108 6.9 -0.2
Socialist Alternative 71 4.6 -4.0
Majority 418 26.9 -20.6
Turnout 1,551 17.6 -3.8
Labour hold Swing -10.3
Mosborough[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Saunders 2,258 51.8 -8.0
Liberal Democrats 1,284 29.5 +6.8
Conservative 720 16.5 +1.3
Ind. Conservative 95 2.2 -0.1
Majority 974 22.3 -14.8
Turnout 4,357 16.9 -3.8
Labour hold Swing -7.4
Nether Edge[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Andrew White 2,176 52.4 +3.1
Labour 1,438 34.6 -2.7
Conservative 287 6.9 -1.5
Green 254 6.1 +1.2
Majority 738 17.7 +5.7
Turnout 4,155 31.5 -8.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +2.9
Nether Shire[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D Newton 1,260 53.3 -7.4
Liberal Democrats 940 39.7 +6.7
Conservative 164 6.9 +0.6
Majority 320 13.5 -14.2
Turnout 2,364 20.1 -3.7
Labour hold Swing -7.0
Netherthorpe[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Brian Holmes 1,895 58.1 +7.3
Labour Mike Bower 1,067 32.7 -7.8
Green 165 5.0 -0.7
Conservative 74 2.3 -0.6
Socialist Workers 58 1.8 +1.8
Majority 828 25.4 +15.2
Turnout 3,259 26.7 -3.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +7.5
Norton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Gail Smith 2,089 56.2 +3.7
Labour 1,375 37.0 -3.5
Conservative 255 6.8 -0.1
Majority 714 19.2 +7.2
Turnout 3,719 32.1 -6.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +3.6
Owlerton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Trefor Morgan 1,100 47.1 +16.5
Labour 1,081 46.3 -13.7
Conservative 154 6.6 -2.8
Majority 19 0.8 -28.6
Turnout 2,335 20.5 -2.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +15.1
Park[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doris Mulhern 779 50.9 -9.9
Liberal Democrats 439 28.7 +11.4
Socialist Alternative 213 13.9 -1.0
Conservative 99 6.5 -0.5
Majority 340 22.2 -21.3
Turnout 1,530 14.1 -5.3
Labour hold Swing -10.6
Sharrow[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Cromar 1,110 53.0 -11.2
Liberal Democrats 628 30.0 +2.0
Conservative 206 9.8 +2.0
Green 149 7.1 +7.1
Majority 482 23.0 -13.2
Turnout 2,093 16.7 -4.8
Labour hold Swing -6.6
South Wortley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Victoria Bowden 3,147 62.8 +3.8
Labour 1,284 25.6 -4.0
Conservative 437 8.7 -2.7
Green 142 2.8 +2.8
Majority 1,863 37.2 +7.8
Turnout 5,010 27.4 -2.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.9
Southey Green[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Rose 1,237 61.5 -12.5
Liberal Democrats 700 34.8 +15.2
Conservative 74 3.7 -2.7
Majority 537 26.7 -27.7
Turnout 2,011 19.2 -2.7
Labour hold Swing -13.8
Stocksbridge[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Martin Brelsford 1,689 64.5 +8.5
Labour 774 29.6 -7.8
Conservative 153 5.8 -0.7
Majority 915 35.0 +16.4
Turnout 2,616 24.6 -2.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +8.1
Walkley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Andrew Milton 2,493 58.9 +5.6
Labour 1,425 33.6 -9.4
Green 199 4.7 +4.7
Conservative 118 2.8 -0.8
Majority 1,068 25.2 +14.9
Turnout 4,235 30.4 -6.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +7.5

References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46. ISSN 0140-0460.
  2. "Local elections: Sheffield, 7 May 1998". Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  3. "Local elections: Sheffield, 3 May 1996". Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  4. "Sheffield Council Candidates, 1998". Retrieved 19 June 2011.