1998 Stratford-on-Avon District Council election
The 1998 Stratford-on-Avon District Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Stratford-on-Avon District Council in Warwickshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.
After the election, the composition of the council was
Before the election the Liberal Democrats ran the council as a minority administration, with the Conservatives the second largest party. The election saw this continue with the Liberal Democrats making one gain in Henley ward from the Conservatives by 10 votes. However the Conservatives also ended the election with an extra seat after the independents lost 2 seats, including in Stratford Alveston. All 3 of the Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour group leaders successfully defended their seats in the election, with the Liberal Democrat council leader, Susan Juned holding Alcester with a 77% majority.
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- "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
- "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
- Harrison, Stephen (6 May 1998). "Battle of the parties that really counts Tomorrow voters across the West Midlands have a chance to deliver their verdicts on the performance of local councils. Local Government Correspondent Stephen Harrison concludes his series on local elections in the region with a look at the ballot battles in Warwickshire". Birmingham Post. p. 4.
- Jackson, Guy (8 May 1998). "Hanging on an old knife-edge". Birmingham Post. p. 3.