Bury Metropolitan Borough Council election, 1998

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Elections to Bury 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] Overall turnout was 26.85%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Bury Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 2 -2 75.0 52.1 19,449
  Conservative 3 2 0 +2 18.8 33.9 12,663
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 6.3 13.1 4,889
  Environment and Wildlife 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 260
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 62

Ward results[edit]

Besses
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Catherine Platt 945 70.6
Conservative Ellen Singer 257 19.2
Liberal Democrat Ivy Hooley 137 10.2
Majority 688 51.4
Turnout 1,339 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Walton 1,460 46.8
Labour John Smith 1,407 45.1
Liberal Democrat James Eagle 252 8.1
Majority 53 1.7
Turnout 3,119 35.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Connolly 1,332 79.1
Conservative Roger Thompson 353 20.9
Majority 979 58.2
Turnout 1,685 22.0
Labour hold Swing
Elton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Costello 1,316 50.9
Conservative Norman Hamer 986 38.1
Liberal Democrat Robert Sloss 286 11.1
Majority 330 12.8
Turnout 2,588 27.7
Labour hold Swing
Holyrood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Wilfred Clegg 1,352 56.5
Labour Brendan Hope 724 30.3
Conservative Kevin Laughton 316 13.2
Majority 628 26.2
Turnout 2,392 29.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Moorside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Cassidy 1,190 50.3
Conservative Robert Bibby 999 42.2
Liberal Democrat Winifred Rohmann 176 7.4
Majority 191 8.1
Turnout 2,365 29.3
Labour hold Swing
Pilkington Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Warren Flood 1,036 53.7
Conservative Cecilia Aaron 748 38.8
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bird 146 7.6
Majority 288 14.9
Turnout 1,930 24.5
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevvin Scarlett 1,514 69.0
Conservative Cherrill Dunkley 359 16.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Halsall 260 11.8
Independent Mark Campion 62 2.8
Majority 1,155 52.6
Turnout 2,195 25.4
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Harwood 1,421 49.7
Conservative Denise Bigg 1,009 35.3
Environment and Wildlife David Bentley 260 9.1
Liberal Democrat James Hooley 170 5.9
Majority 412 14.4
Turnout 2,859 27.3
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Perkins 1,044 55.2
Conservative Peter Wright 691 36.5
Liberal Democrat Theodor Tymczyna 158 8.3
Majority 353 18.7
Turnout 1,893 23.9
Labour hold Swing
Ramsbottom
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy Gunther 1,540 48.7
Labour Martina Longworth 1,274 40.3
Liberal Democrat Janet Turner 351 11.1
Majority 266 8.4
Turnout 3,165 28.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Redvales
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Farook Chaudhry 1,381 66.6
Conservative Christopher Hall 456 22.0
Liberal Democrat Martin Robinson Dowland 236 11.4
Majority 925 44.6
Turnout 2,073 26.0
Labour hold Swing
St Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Higson 1,274 57.1
Conservative Neville Singer 644 28.9
Liberal Democrat Mary D'Albert 312 14.0
Majority 630 28.2
Turnout 2,230 24.8
Labour hold Swing
Sedgley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frances Adam 1,217 52.8
Liberal Democrat Timothy Pickstone 550 23.9
Conservative Bernard Vincent 538 23.3
Majority 667 28.9
Turnout 2,305 27.7
Labour hold Swing
Tottington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Higgin 1,614 53.7
Labour Elizabeth Melia 1,060 35.3
Liberal Democrat David Foss 331 11.0
Majority 554 18.4
Turnout 3,005 30.4
Conservative hold Swing
Unsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Shgarkey 1,314 60.3
Conservative Samuel Cohen 693 31.8
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Young 172 7.9
Majority 621 28.5
Turnout 2,179 27.2
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

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