1998 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election


The 1998 Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background


Before the election 11 Labour councillors had split from the party, forming their own group and being led by a former leader of the council Dave Church.[2]

Election result


Walsall Local Election Result 1998[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 +4 55.0
  Conservative 7 +3 35.0
  Liberal Democrats 2 +1 10.0
  Others 0 -8 0

References


  1. "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. Hess, John (30 April 1998). "The West Midlands - John Hess". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.