1998 Stevenage Borough Council election


Elections to Stevenage Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election; the seats which were last contested in 1994. The Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

1998 Stevenage Borough Council election[1][2]

 1996 7 May 1998 1999 

13 of the 39 seats to Stevenage Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
Turnout26.0%
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats before 38 1
Seats won 12 1
Seats after 37 2
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 9,144 2,305
Percentage 62.5% 15.8

Map showing the results of contested wards in the 1998 Stevenage Borough Council elections.

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result


Stevenage Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 1 1 92.3 62.5 9,144 2.8
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 1 7.7 15.8 2,305 2.3
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 21.5 3,144 0.9
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 35 New

All comparisons in seats and vote share are to the corresponding 1994 election.

Ward results


Bandley Hill

Location of Bandley Hill ward
Bandley Hill[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Jacqueline Hollywell 925 71.0%
Conservative Freda Warner 206 15.8%
Liberal Democrats Gordon Knigh 136 10.4%
Socialist Alternative Mark Pickersgill 35 2.7%
Turnout 20.8%
Labour hold

Bedwell Plash

Location of Bedwell Plash ward
Bedwell Plash[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour William Lawrence 729 73.9%
Conservative Victoria Greaves 147 14.9%
Liberal Democrats Peter Wilkins 110 11.2%
Turnout 26.3%
Labour hold

Chells

Location of Chells ward
Chells[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Pamela Stuart 508 70.1%
Liberal Democrats Leonard Lambert 125 17.2%
Conservative Gwen Hegan 92 12.7%
Turnout 21.9%
Labour hold

Longmeadow

Location of Longmeadow ward
Longmeadow[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ann Webb 767 61.3%
Conservative Matthew Hurst 272 21.7%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Latham 212 16.9%
Turnout 25.4%
Labour hold

Martins Wood

Location of Martins Wood ward
Martins Wood[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Gary Marshall 853 47.6%
Conservative Stuart Greaves 706 39.4%
Liberal Democrats Elisabeth Knight 234 13.1%
Turnout 22.7%
Labour hold

Mobbsbury

Location of Mobbsbury ward
Mobbsbury[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Graham Snell 617 47.7%
Labour Gillian Tuffin 614 47.4%
Conservative Matthew Wyatt 63 4.9%
Turnout 41.7%
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats

Monkswood

Location of Monkswood ward
Monkswood[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Cullen 463 77.0%
Liberal Democrats George Robbins 70 11.6%
Conservative Alexandra Young 68 11.3%
Turnout 27.1%
Labour hold

Old Stevenage

Location of Old Stevenage ward
Old Stevenage[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Hugh Tessier 944 53.5%
Conservative Jean Carter 615 34.9%
Liberal Democrats David Williams 205 11.6%
Turnout 30.5%
Labour hold

Pin Green

Location of Pin Green ward
Pin Green[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Reginald Smith 616 72.0%
Conservative Marion Mason 145 16.9%
Liberal Democrats Victoria Kelleher 95 11.1%
Turnout 24.2%
Labour hold

Roebuck

Location of Roebuck ward
Roebuck[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Brian Dunnell 654 66.2%
Conservative Claire Halling 204 20.6%
Liberal Democrats Cecil Lewis 130 13.2%
Turnout 24.5%
Labour hold

St Nicholas

Location of St Nicholas ward
St Nicholas[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Stanley Munden 439 53.6%
Conservative Sheila Woods 201 24.5%
Liberal Democrats Mary Griffith 179 21.9%
Turnout 23.2%
Labour hold

Shephall

Location of Shephall ward
Shephall[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Eddie Webb 583 82.8%
Conservative Sheree Huetson 69 9.8%
Liberal Democrats Heather Snell 52 7.4%
Turnout 22.5%
Labour hold

Symonds Green

Location of Symonds Green ward
Symonds Green[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour David Kissane 1,049 67.9%
Conservative Peter McPartland 356 23.0%
Liberal Democrats Sydney Grubert 140 9.1%
Turnout 26.6%
Labour hold

References


  1. "Council compositions by year". The Elections Centre.
  2. "Local Election Summaries 1998". The Elections Centre.
  3. "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  4. "Stevenage Borough Council Election Results 1998". Stevenage Borough Council. Archived from the original on 10 June 1998. Retrieved 1 August 2019.