Barnsley Council election, 1998

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Elections to Barnsley Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Barnsley Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 0 0 0 95.5 70.8 24,350
  Independent 1 0 0 0 4.5 4.2 1,462
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 10.8 3,700
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 2,657
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 1,613
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 441
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 190

Ward results[edit]

Ardsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K Dyson 777 69.3
Socialist Labour S Logan 129 11.5
Liberal Democrat J Earnshaw 119 10.6
Conservative T Allerton 96 8.6
Majority 648 57.8
Turnout 1,121 15.7
Labour hold Swing
Athersley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Picken 978 85.3
Liberal Democrat R Arundel 115 10.0
Socialist Labour M Heppenstall 54 4.7
Majority 863 75.3
Turnout 1,147 19.1
Labour hold Swing
Brierley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Sykes 953 69.3
Conservative D Beaumont-Schofield 247 18.0
Socialist Labour J Yoxall 176 12.8
Majority 706 51.3
Turnout 1,376 19.7
Labour hold Swing
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Wilby 869 53.4
Liberal Democrat I Guest 578 35.5
Socialist Labour S Yoxall 108 6.6
Conservative E Croft 71 4.4
Majority 291 17.9
Turnout 1,626 19.3
Labour hold Swing
Cudworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Wraith 1,321 83.1
Liberal Democrat A Leonard 114 7.2
Conservative B Adams 105 6.6
Socialist Labour M Stannard 50 3.1
Majority 1,207 75.9
Turnout 1,590 21.4
Labour hold Swing
Darfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Dixon 1,254 73.3
Liberal Democrat T Arundel 202 11.8
Conservative P Stubbins 202 11.8
Socialist Labour E Mountain 53 3.1
Majority 1,052 61.5
Turnout 1,711 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Darton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Shepherd 1,383 72.4
Conservative J Smith 401 21.0
Socialist Labour S Robinson 125 6.5
Majority 982 51.4
Turnout 1,909 18.2
Labour hold Swing
Dearne South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Stuart 1,388 75.9
Liberal Democrat S Brook 441 24.1
Majority 947 51.8
Turnout 1,829 21.4
Labour hold Swing
Dearne Thurnscoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Evans 1,092 77.2
Liberal Democrat L Mellor 243 17.2
Conservative G Wilkinson 80 5.7
Majority 849 60.0
Turnout 1,415 18.2
Labour hold Swing
Dodworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Staples 1,313 63.5
Green D Jones 441 21.3
Conservative B Martin 246 11.9
Socialist Labour L Heppenstall 69 3.3
Majority 872 42.2
Turnout 2,069 20.3
Labour hold Swing
Hoyland East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Brankin 1,450 88.8
Socialist Labour M Smith 183 11.2
Majority 1,267 77.6
Turnout 1,633 20.9
Labour hold Swing
Hoyland West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Andrews 1,258 80.0
Conservative H Jobling 211 13.4
Socialist Labour Arthur Scargill 103 6.6
Majority 1,047 66.6
Turnout 1,572 24.0
Labour hold Swing
Monk Bretton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Robinson 1,111 77.0
Liberal Democrat M Burgess 172 11.9
Conservative G Fisher 97 6.7
Socialist Labour J Morton 62 4.3
Majority 939 65.1
Turnout 1,442 17.3
Labour hold Swing
North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Bostwick 883 66.9
Conservative C Carrington 220 16.7
Liberal Democrat J Ingram 175 13.3
Socialist Labour K Elbourne 42 3.2
Majority 663 50.2
Turnout 1,320 18.5
Labour hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Wade 878 84.4
Conservative N Norcross 105 10.1
Socialist Labour N Wragg 57 5.5
Majority 773 74.3
Turnout 1,040 14.5
Labour hold Swing
Penistone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Headon 1,214 60.9
Conservative G Hill 779 39.1
Majority 435 21.8
Turnout 1,993 26.1
Labour hold Swing
Penistone West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent G Punt 1,462 67.1
Labour C Shaw 716 32.9
Majority 746 34.2
Turnout 2,178 25.4
Independent hold Swing
Royston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Kyte 1,354 76.9
Liberal Democrat A Hughes 206 11.7
Conservative J Wilson 135 7.7
Socialist Labour O Robinson 65 3.7
Majority 1,148 65.2
Turnout 1,760 20.4
Labour hold Swing
South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Foster 995 70.3
Conservative J Carrington 327 23.1
Socialist Labour G Holt 93 6.6
Majority 668 47.2
Turnout 1,415 19.3
Labour hold Swing
Wombwell North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Hall 696 74.7
Liberal Democrat C Stimson 109 11.7
Socialist Alternative M Forster 66 7.1
Conservative S Wilkinson 61 6.5
Majority 587 63.0
Turnout 932 18.4
Labour hold Swing
Wombwell South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Naylor 1,245 72.9
Liberal Democrat M Brown 183 10.7
Conservative N Grace 156 9.1
Socialist Alternative A Waller 124 7.3
Majority 1,062 62.2
Turnout 1,708 21.5
Labour hold Swing
Worsborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Bristowe 1,222 75.1
Socialist Labour T Robinson 244 15.0
Conservative E Elders 161 9.9
Majority 978 60.1
Turnout 1,627 21.3
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 


Preceded by
Barnsley Council election, 1996
Barnsley local elections Succeeded by
Barnsley Council election, 1999