1998 Southampton City Council election


The 1998 Southampton Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Southampton Unitary Council in Hampshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


Southampton Local Election Result 1998[1][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 -1 60.0 44.3 18,612
  Liberal Democrats 5 +1 33.3 29.2 12,272
  Conservative 1 0 6.7 22.1 9,269
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.2 926
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 458
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.9 397
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 91

Ward results


Bargate[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jacqueline Rayment 1,171 55.1
Conservative Clifford Combes 414 19.5
Independent Labour Kim Rose 237 11.1
Liberal Democrats Nigel Impey 214 10.1
Socialist Alternative Nicholas Chaffey 91 4.3
Majority 757 35.6
Turnout 2,127
Bassett[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hannides 1,601 49.6
Labour Christine Medway 1,230 38.1
Liberal Democrats Terence Holden-Brown 394 12.2
Majority 371 11.5
Turnout 3,225
Bitterne[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Penelpe Baldwin 1,411 61.2
Conservative Keith Worthy 583 25.3
Liberal Democrats Edward Blake 311 13.5
Majority 828 35.9
Turnout 2,305
Bitterne Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ann Milton 1,638 46.9
Independent Royston Smith 926 26.5
Labour Brian Hilton 597 17.1
Conservative Roger Burra 333 9.5
Majority 712 20.4
Turnout 3,494
Coxford[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Michael Gausden 1,539 48.0
Labour Matthew Stevens 1,311 40.9
Conservative William Reynard 356 11.1
Majority 228 7.1
Turnout 3,206
Freemantle[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Noon 1,302 52.8
Conservative Brian Parnell 692 28.1
Liberal Democrats Natalie Murphy 356 14.4
Green John Spottiswoode 117 4.7
Majority 610 24.7
Turnout 2,467
Harefield[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hill 1,573 51.6
Conservative John Hartwell 1,041 34.2
Liberal Democrats Robert Naish 258 8.5
Independent Labour Graham Cotton 111 3.6
Green Andrew Shaw 64 2.1
Majority 532 17.5
Turnout 3,047
Millbrook[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Virginia Moore 1,599 56.8
Labour John Merritt 870 30.9
Conservative Eva Jeffery 348 12.4
Majority 729 25.9
Turnout 2,817
Peartree[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Slade 1,775 54.5
Labour John Truscott 1,153 35.4
Conservative Brian Lankford 330 10.1
Majority 622 19.1
Turnout 3,258
Portswood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Adrian Vinson 1,713 57.8
Labour Kenneth Street 852 28.7
Conservative Michael Ball 399 13.5
Majority 861 29.0
Turnout 2,964
Redbridge[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Jenks 1,507 67.4
Liberal Democrats Phillip Lloyd 366 16.4
Conservative Julian Isaacson 362 16.2
Majority 1,141 51.1
Turnout 2,235
Shirley[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eric Pointer 1,295 43.1
Conservative Alec Samuels 1,074 35.8
Liberal Democrats Ronald Fitzgerald 530 17.7
Green Paul Garratt 103 3.4
Majority 221 7.4
Turnout 3,002
Sholing[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Heather Corless 1,816 59.0
Conservative Phillip Lankford 833 27.1
Liberal Democrats David Heather 429 13.9
Majority 983 31.9
Turnout 3,078
St. Lukes[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Jenks 983 46.0
Conservative Thomas Paterson 580 27.2
Liberal Democrats Calvin Horner 349 16.3
Green Peter Davis 113 5.3
Independent Labour Peter Baillie 110 5.2
Majority 403 18.9
Turnout 2,135
Woolston[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Williams 1,541 57.8
Liberal Democrats David Simpson 801 30.1
Conservative Marlene Unwin 323 12.1
Majority 740 27.8
Turnout 2,665

References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  3. "Election: City Council Elections May 1998 - 7th May 1998". Southampton City Council. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
Preceded by
1996 Southampton Council election
Southampton local elections Succeeded by
1999 Southampton Council election