1998 Sunderland City Council election


The 1998 Sunderland Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Sunderland Metropolitan Borough Council in Tyne and Wear, 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


Overall turnout in the election was 18%.[2]

Sunderland Local Election Result 1998[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 24 +1 88.9
  Conservative 2 0 7.4
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 3.7
  Independent 0 -1 0

References


  1. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  2. Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (10 May 1998). "Election of no winners leaves parties guessing". The Sunday Times. p. 8.
  3. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
Preceded by
1996 Sunderland City Council election
Sunderland City Council elections Succeeded by
1999 Sunderland City Council election