Barking and Dagenham Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Barking and Dagenham Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

The election saw the Conservative party only put up five candidates in the election[2] and they failed to win any seats on the council.[3] The Labour leader of the council, George Brooker, stood down at the election after 51 years.[4] He opposed the Greater London Authority referendum that took place at the same time as the election, however Barking and Dagenham saw 73.49% vote in favour and 26.51% against.[4][5] Overall turnout in the election was 25.41%.[6]

Election result[edit]

Barking and Dagenham Local Election Result 1998[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 47 0 92.2 73.0 44,716
  Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3 0 5.9 6.5 3,978
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2.0 17.7 10,821
  Conservative 0 0 0 1.9 1,140
  Thames View Environmental and Residents Association 0 0 0 0.9 572

Ward results[edit]

Abbey (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeannette Alexander 1,223
Labour Graham Bramley 1,054
Labour Mohammed Fani 976
Liberal Democrat Brian Beadle 495
Liberal Democrat Sheila Clay 453
Liberal Democrat Siobhan Jebb 349
Turnout 4,550
Aibon (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Wade 727
Labour Ernest White 678
Liberal Democrat Catherine Kelly 141
Conservative Malcolm Beatty 132
Turnout 1,678
Becontree (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Bradley 754
Labour John Wainwright 610
Liberal Democrat Anthony Stepton 241
Turnout 1,605
Cambell (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Rawlinson 1,074
Labour Jeffrey Porter 1,047
Labour June Van Roten 1,041
Liberal Democrat Michael Mailey 289
Liberal Democrat John Kelly 250
Turnout 3,701
Chadwell Heath (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Chadwell Heath Residents Association Ronald Curtis 1,347
Chadwell Heath Residents Association Albert Gibbs 1,344
Chadwell Heath Residents Association Robert Jeyes 1,287
Labour Donna Beckett 619
Labour Peter Metia 593
Labour Nana-Aba Andah 537
Conservative Mary Justice 201
Turnout 5,928
Eastbrook (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lawrence Bunn 1,238
Labour Sidney Summerfield 1,077
Labour
Turnout
Eastbury (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Churchman 870
Labour Patrick Manley 833
Liberal Democrat Daniel Felton 668
Labour David Miles 607
Turnout 2,978
Fanshawe (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Jones 1,092
Labour Herbert Collins 1,065
Labour Raymond Parkin 927
Liberal Democrat Winifred Chapman 390
Turnout 3,474
Gascoigne (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathleen Flint 958
Labour Valerie Rush 851
Labour Milton McKenzie 800
Liberal Democrat Claire Stepton 282
Liberal Democrat Bryan Tester 238
Liberal Democrat Robert Pembroke 229
Turnout 3,358
Goresbrook (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Power 805
Labour Alan Thomas 723
Liberal Democrat Liam Smith 413
Liberal Democrat Peter Downs 344
Turnout 2,285
Heath (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Fairbrass 1,150
Labour Sidney Kallar 1,075
Labour John Lawrence 1,002
Conservative Linda Hallewell 265
Liberal Democrat Alison South 251
Liberal Democrat Margaret Tester 197
Turnout 3,940
Longbridge (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Madeleine Baker 1,074
Labour Susan Bramley 1,069
Labour Nirmal Gill 870
Liberal Democrat Alan Cooper 786
Liberal Democrat Jayne Cooper 778
Liberal Democrat Edith Downs 713
Turnout 5,290
Manor (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Conyard 803
Labour Rita Hannah-Rogers 753
Liberal Democrat David Boorman 233
Turnout 1,789
Marks Gate (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen Worby 651
Labour Colin Pond 524
Liberal Democrat Anthony Pace 167
Turnout 1,342
Parsloes (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Blake 763
Labour Steven Gill 700
Liberal Democrat Emma Smith 225
Liberal Democrat Wendy Churchman 220
Turnout 1,908
River (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Twomey 768
Labour Inder Jamu 597
Liberal Democrat Hayley Downs 244
Turnout 1,609
Thames (2)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Shaw 941
Labour Royston Patient 914
Thames View Environmental and Residents Association Edward Mussett 287
Thames View Environmental and Residents Association Charles Lambert 285
Liberal Democrat David Oram 70
Turnout 2,497
Triptons (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Davis 1,167
Labour Margaret West 1,011
Labour Cameron Geddes 920
Liberal Democrat June Griffin 297
Liberal Democrat Paul South 275
Turnout 3,670
Valence (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bryan Osborn 939
Labour Jean Bruce 915
Labour Vera Cridland 902
Liberal Democrat Sally Storer 320
Turnout 3,076
Village (3)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katherine Golden 1,146
Labour Darrin Best 1,112
Labour William Dale 1,041
Conservative Kenneth Coombs 280
Conservative Susan Hallewell 262
Liberal Democrat Anthony Pickford 209
Liberal Democrat Trevor Johnson 184
Turnout 4,234

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 
  2. ^ Waugh, Paul (1998-04-15). "Tories write off London no go areas". Evening Standard. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 
  4. ^ a b Barker, Paul (1998-05-03). "Enough to make a cat laugh". The Sunday Times. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "London referendum". The Daily Mirror. 1998-05-08. p. 2. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Local Election Results Thursday 7 May 1998". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Retrieved 2009-08-31. [dead link]


Preceded by
Barking and Dagenham Council election, 1994
Barking and Dagenham local elections Succeeded by
Barking and Dagenham Council election, 2002