Greenwich Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Greenwich Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Greenwich 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 a number of independent candidates contest seats and the election saw candidates standing as Greens against the Millennium Dome, Conservatives Against Town Hall Corruption, Populist Keep Our Pound and the Corrective Party.[2] However the Labour party was always seen as highly likely to remain in control of the council.[2]

At the same as the election Greenwich saw 74.8% vote in favour of the 1998 Greater London Authority referendum and 25.2% against, on a 32.4% turnout.[3]

Election result[edit]

Greenwich Local Election Result 1998[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 52 +4 83.9 57.9 46,910
  Conservative 8 -1 12.9 27.8 22,509
  Liberal Democrat 2 -1 3.2 12.2 9,893
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 412
  Fellowship 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 375
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 307
  Pensioners 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 198
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 164
  Independent Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 146
  Corrective 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 74
  Populist 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 60
  Social Democrat 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0

Ward results[edit]

Abbey Wood (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Mardner 979
Labour Derek Steedman 888
style="background-color: Template:Liberal Democrats (UK, 1989)/meta/color; width: 5px;" | [[Liberal Democrats (UK, 1989)|Template:Liberal Democrats (UK, 1989)/meta/shortname]] David Scales 292
Liberal Democrat Graciella Grigg 276
Conservative Kenneth Bailey 230
Conservative Gillian Thomas 187
Turnout 2,852
Arsenal[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian O'Sullivan 398 87.1
Conservative Norman Gough 59 12.9
Majority 339 74.2
Turnout 457
Avery Hill[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mark Pattenden 564 53.2
Labour John Littlefield 364 34.3
Conservative Brian Weller 132 12.5
Majority 200 18.9
Turnout 1,060
Blackheath (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Brighty 1,099
Conservative Rhodri Harris 1,017
Labour Mary Mills 860
Labour Nigel Cairns 844
Liberal Democrat Michael Smart 348
Liberal Democrat Ian Gerrard 323
Turnout 4,491
Burrage[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Len Duvall 471 76.6
Conservative Norah Mandeville 76 12.4
Pensioners Richard Newton 68 11.1
Majority 395 64.2
Turnout 615
Charlton (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Grant 1,020
Labour Sajid Jawaid 909
Liberal Democrat Anthony Smith 236
Conservative Patricia Rabbitt 184
Conservative John Kelk 141
Corrective Lindi St Clair 74
Turnout 2,564
Coldharbour (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacques Devaux 1,075
Labour John Kelly 873
Conservative Philip Dean 572
Conservative Frank Hodgson 509
Turnout 3,029
Deansfield[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alec Miles 569 49.9
Labour Arthur Bonner 452 39.6
Liberal Democrat Barbara Woodcraft 120 10.5
Majority 117 10.3
Turnout 1,141
Eltham Park (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dermot Poston 1,295
Conservative Michael Simpson 1,141
Labour David Coleman 1,000
Labour Martin Roffe 898
Liberal Democrat John Hagyard 405
Populist Russell White 60
Turnout 4,807
Eynsham (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Groves 680
Labour Ismail Danesi 668
Conservative Pierre Cope 180
Conservative Harry Barnes 165
Liberal Democrat Bonnie Soanes 140
Liberal Democrat Alexander Grigg 131
Turnout 1,964
Ferrier (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mavis Best 678
Labour Deborah Smith 641
Conservative Valerie Antcliffe 279
Conservative Margaret Campbell-Smith 272
Turnout 1,870
Glyndon (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Austin 907
Labour John Wakefield 740
Conservative Jean Cooper 215
Conservative Dorothy Withers 143
Turnout 2,005
Herbert (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beverley Jones 753
Labour Rajwant Sidhu 594
Conservative Samuel Coker 488
Conservative Catherine McGonagle 382
Liberal Democrat Edward Ottery 240
Turnout 2,457
Hornfair (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Gilman 1,029
Labour Robert Lewis 849
Conservative Sheila Stirling 298
Conservative Susan Swann 251
Turnout 2,427
Kidbrooke (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Adams 741
Labour John Cove 712
Conservative Daniel Cocker 596
Conservative Stephen Landeryou 554
Fellowship Ronald Mallone 375
Turnout 2,978
Lakedale (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Boothe 671
Labour Barbara Barwick 629
Liberal Democrat Mark Payne 164
Independent Sidney Stacey 164
Conservative Joan Harvey-Bailey 133
Liberal Democrat Judith Pinnington 113
Green James Otter 100
Turnout 1,974
Middle Park (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Harris 974
Labour Barry Taylor 860
Conservative Dingle Clark 238
Conservative Margaret Joel 204
Independent Conservative Andrew Graham 146
Liberal Democrat William Hewer 124
Liberal Democrat Harry Potter 114
Turnout 2,660
New Eltham (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy Mepsted 1,019
Conservative Sidney Nicholson 942
Labour Peter May 938
Labour Maresa Kingston 843
Liberal Democrat Michael Lewis 235
Liberal Democrat Peter Churchill 203
Pensioners Julius Cortes 64
Turnout 4,244
Nightingale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Scott 344 72.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Diplock 79 16.7
Conservative Elsie Drew 49 10.4
Majority 265 56.2
Turnout 472
Palace[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter King 515 44.4
Labour Andrew Thompson 475 40.9
Liberal Democrat Helen Blackburn 171 14.7
Majority 40 3.5
Turnout 1,161
Plumstead Common[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vicky Morse 528 65.6
Liberal Democrat Paula Mitchell 133 16.5
Conservative Vera Dempsey 97 12.0
Green David Harbud 47 5.8
Majority 395 49.1
Turnout 805
Rectory Field (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Cornforth 796
Labour Gary Parker 744
Liberal Democrat Walter Mayhew 286
Conservative John Day 226
Liberal Democrat Lez Stonnard 203
Conservative Maureen Robinson 201
Turnout 2,456
St Alfege (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Roberts 683
Labour Kantabi Patel 625
Liberal Democrat Edward Hill 550
Liberal Democrat Daphne Stevens 512
Conservative Brian Buckley 362
Conservative Hugh O'Leary 328
Green Gary Holden 168
Turnout 3,228
St Mary's (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nicholas McShee 658
Labour John Fahy 654
Conservative Gbola Oba 318
Conservative Chris Phillips 300
Turnout 1,930
St Nicholas (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alistair Macrae 656
Labour Claudia Slee 635
Liberal Democrat Sylvia Derrick-Reeve 204
Liberal Democrat Martin Jenkins 204
Conservative Elisabeth Maisey 188
Conservative Cecelia Meers 175
Turnout 2,062
Sherard (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Hayes 897
Labour Quentin Marsh 858
Conservative Lynda Craker 324
Conservative Charles Joel 303
Green Terence Liddle 97
Turnout 2,479
Shrewsbury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Hayes 621 52.8
Conservative Lewis Sergeant 489 41.6
Pensioners Gerald Sizer 66 5.6
Majority 132 11.2
Turnout 1,176
Slade (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Challis 976
Labour Ann Hutchinson 874
Liberal Democrat David Woodhead 725
Liberal Democrat Thomas Headon 671
Conservative Emily Head 195
Conservative Joyce Bowe 163
Turnout 3,604
Sutcliffe[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Woodcraft 672 55.9
Labour Mary Peltier 332 27.6
Conservative Steven Coules 183 15.2
Liberal Henry Middleton 15 1.2
Majority 340 28.3
Turnout 1,202
Tarn[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence Malone 477 48.4
Conservative Derek Richards 432 43.9
Liberal Democrat Catherine Hewer 76 7.8
Majority 45 4.5
Turnout 985
Thamesmead Moorings (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Brooks 648
Labour Peter Kotz 551
Conservative Laura Murphy 138
Liberal Democrat Anthony Durham 124
Conservative Ray Maisey 122
Turnout 1,583
Trafalgar (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marian Moseley 911
Labour James Gillman 907
Liberal Democrat Andrew Briscoe 290
Liberal Democrat Anthony Renouf 226
Conservative Andrew Growden 176
Conservative Jenny Jones 151
Turnout 2,661
Vanbrugh (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alex Grant 979
Labour David Picton 899
Conservative Douglas Ellison 537
Conservative Elizabeth Truss 495
Liberal Democrat Shirley Broad 311
Liberal Democrat David Richardson 230
Turnout 3,451
Well Hall (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Freeman 1,220
Labour Raymond Walker 1,188
Conservative Albert Hills 865
Conservative Sarah McAllister 859
Turnout 4,132
West (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maureen O'Mara 771
Labour Jaghir Sekhon 595
Liberal Democrat Anthony Lloyd 275
Liberal Democrat Andrew Smith 215
Conservative Sarah Phillips 160
Conservative Richard Thwaites 107
Turnout 2,123
Woolwich Common (2)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gurdip Dhillon 754
Labour Terry Hales 716
Conservative Guy Hatch 244
Conservative Elizabeth Harris 237
Turnout 1,951

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 
  2. ^ a b "Councils of war: the 12 key town halls they're fighting for". Evening Standard. 1998-05-06. p. 19. 
  3. ^ "Policy and politics: Local elections: How London voted for a mayor". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj "Council Elections 1998". Greenwich Conservatives. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 


Preceded by
Greenwich Council election, 1994
Greenwich local elections Succeeded by
Greenwich Council election, 2002