Cherwell Council election, 1998

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

17 seats were contested in the election with the three main political parties standing in most of the seats along with 2 independent candidates.[2] The results saw the Labour party lose 2 seats but remain the largest party on the council, while the Conservatives gained 2 seats.[3]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Cherwell Local Election Result 1998[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 +2 52.9
  Labour 5 -2 29.4
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 11.8
  Independent 1 0 5.9


  1. ^ a b "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 
  2. ^ "Election is a family affair". Oxford Mail. 1998-04-08. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Lord mayor beats Greens". Oxford Mail. 1998-05-08. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 

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