Epping Forest District Council election, 1998

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Elections to Epping Forest Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 29.4%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Epping Forest Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 +1 31.6 36.7 8,102
  Labour 5 -1 26.3 29.6 6,548
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 21.1 20.1 4,449
  Loughton Residents Association 3 0 15.8 9.0 1,988
  Chigwell Residents Association 1 0 5.3 3.0 660
  Epping Residents Association 0 0 0 1.6 354

Ward results[edit]

Broadway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Bostock 856 78.9
Conservative Ian Locks 229 21.1
Majority 627 57.8
Turnout 1,085 26.6
Buckhurst Hill East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Colin Robinson 687 64.2
Conservative Ronald Braybrook 242 22.6
Labour Sidney Miller 141 13.2
Majority 445 41.6
Turnout 1,070 31.9
Buckhurst Hill West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew Thompson 989 59.6
Conservative James Brokenshire 565 34.0
Labour Janice Croke 106 6.4
Majority 424 25.6
Turnout 1,660 32.5
Chigwell Row
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Brooks 390 57.9
Conservative Raymond Warner 283 42.1
Majority 107 15.8
Turnout 673 37.6
Chigwell Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Chigwell Residents Association John Knapman 660 62.2
Conservative Brian Sandler 338 31.9
Liberal Democrat Christopher Spence 63 5.9
Majority 322 30.3
Turnout 1,061 31.6
Debden Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Barnes 705 76.1
Conservative Lorne Daniel 221 23.9
Majority 484 52.2
Turnout 926 23.9
Epping Hemnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Allan Boydon 998 59.3
Conservative Jean Ashbridge 494 29.4
Labour Barry Johns 191 11.3
Majority 504 29.9
Turnout 1,683 35.1
Epping Lindsey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Whitbread 511 36.3
Labour Roger Fitz-Gibbon 378 26.9
Epping Residents Association June O'Brien 354 25.2
Liberal Democrat Ingrid Black 164 11.7
Majority 133 9.4
Turnout 1,407 29.4
Grange Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Bateman 607 51.4
Liberal Democrat Evelyn Spong 574 48.6
Majority 33 2.8
Turnout 1,181 27.1
Loughton Forest
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Association Leslie Harris 543 50.5
Conservative Stephen Metcalfe 359 33.4
Labour Jennifer Hart 142 13.2
Liberal Democrat Lucille Thompson 31 2.9
Majority 184 17.1
Turnout 1,075 34.0
Loughton Roding
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Murray 981 69.9
Loughton Residents Association Leonard Parsons 207 14.7
Conservative Justine Greening 152 10.8
Liberal Democrat Peter Netherclift 64 4.6
Majority 774 55.2
Turnout 1,404 33.4
Loughton St Johns
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Association Dorothy Paddon 625 53.9
Conservative Colin Finn 282 24.3
Labour Lionel Murray 252 21.7
Majority 343 29.6
Turnout 1,159 27.5
Loughton St Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Loughton Residents Association Ronald Heath 613 59.7
Conservative Roseanne Serrelli 240 23.4
Labour Thomas Owen 174 16.9
Majority 373 36.3
Turnout 1,027 30.6
Nazeing
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Welch 626 63.9
Labour Desmond Clifton 354 36.1
Majority 272 27.8
Turnout 980 26.5
North Weald Bassett
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Grigg 780 64.4
Labour John Childs 431 35.6
Majority 349 28.8
Turnout 1,211 26.8
Patemoster
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barckley Sumner 502 58.2
Conservative Glenn Harper 319 37.0
Liberal Democrat Anthony Whitehouse 41 4.8
Majority 183 21.2
Turnout 862 24.8
Theydon Bois
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Padfield 634 62.9
Liberal Democrat Monica Richardson 259 25.7
Labour Ian Standfast 115 11.4
Majority 375 37.2
Turnout 1,008 32.0
Waltham Abbey East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Brownjohn 804 51.6
Labour John Langer 651 41.8
Liberal Democrat Susan Hutchings 102 6.6
Majority 153 9.8
Turnout 1,557 26.9
Waltham Abbey West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Pennell 569 53.1
Conservative Harold Taylor 416 38.8
Liberal Democrat Christopher Whitehouse 87 8.1
Majority 153 14.3
Turnout 1,072 25.7

References[edit]

  • "Council poll results", The Guardian 9 May 1998 page 16
  • Ward results