Harrogate Borough Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Harrogate Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Harrogate Borough Council in North Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Harrogate local election result 1998[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 13 -3 65.0 48.8 12,590
  Conservative 6 +3 30.0 37.2 9,612
  Labour 1 0 5.0 11.5 2,979
  Independent 0 0 0 2.4 627

Ward results[edit]

Bilton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Richold 927 64.2
Labour Peter Caunt 319 22.1
Conservative Simon Hogben 198 13.7
Majority 608 42.1
Turnout 1,444 25.3
Bishop Monkton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Thomas 427 51.4
Liberal Democrat David Parnaby 353 42.5
Labour Patricia Foxall 51 6.1
Majority 74 8.9
Turnout 831 42.0
Duchy[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Webber 929 61.1
Conservative Eric Cooper 478 31.4
Labour Anthony Blakesley 113 7.4
Majority 451 29.7
Turnout 1,520 23.0
East Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Stephen Macare 707 59.6
Conservative Alan Findlay 292 24.6
Labour Simon Hutchings 188 15.8
Majority 415 35.0
Turnout 1,187 23.7
Granby[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Margaret-Ann De Courcey-Bayley 717 66.2
Conservative Andrew Sommer 196 18.1
Labour David King 170 15.7
Majority 521 48.1
Turnout 1,083 19.6
Harlow[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jack Duckworth 1,259 51.8
Conservative James Clark 1,078 44.4
Labour Glynn Robinson 93 3.8
Majority 181 7.4
Turnout 2,430 40.0
Kirkby Malzeard[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Charles Coverdale 559 67.0
Conservative Christine Adamson 233 27.9
Labour Jacqueline Heptinstall 42 5.0
Majority 326 39.1
Turnout 834 44.1
Knaresborough East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ann Hetherington 817 48.7
Conservative Charles Shaw 532 31.7
Labour Ann Crouch 328 19.6
Majority 285 17.0
Turnout 1,677 28.3
Knaresborough West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Wright 784 38.6
Liberal Democrat Bill Hoult 695 34.3
Conservative Lilian Mina 550 27.1
Majority 89 4.4
Turnout 2,029 36.2
Marston Moor[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Dickinson 386 51.0
Liberal Democrat Gillean Firth 280 37.0
Labour Patrick O'Connor 91 12.0
Majority 106 14.0
Turnout 757 35.0
New Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Michael Johnston 468 72.2
Conservative Jean Butterfield 106 16.4
Labour Bryan Robinson 74 11.4
Majority 362 55.9
Turnout 648 21.6
Newby[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Mercer 351 70.6
Labour David Sapherson 146 29.4
Majority 205 41.2
Turnout 497 23.0
Pannal[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frederick Willis 1,518 56.7
Liberal Democrat Eric Waight 1,086 40.6
Labour Cynthia Coltman 72 2.7
Majority 432 16.1
Turnout 2,676 52.5
Ripon East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Phillip Barlow 512 56.6
Conservative Malcolm Campbell 392 43.4
Majority 120 13.3
Turnout 904 15.4
Ripon West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Skidmore 825 63.3
Conservative John Topping 479 36.7
Majority 346 26.5
Turnout 1,304 22.8
Spofforth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shirley Fawcett 502 75.0
Liberal Democrat Andrew Goss 111 16.6
Labour Alan Beatham 56 8.4
Majority 391 58.4
Turnout 669 36.2
Starbeck[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Marsh 771 46.5
Independent Joan Waud 627 37.8
Conservative Phillip Dixon 133 8.0
Labour Geoffrey Foxall 126 7.6
Majority 144 8.7
Turnout 1,657 31.0
Wathvale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Brown 490 78.3
Labour Alan Woodhead 75 12.0
Liberal Democrat Alistair Mason 61 9.7
Majority 415 66.3
Turnout 626 37.0
Wedderburn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ivan Lester 887 50.4
Conservative Nigel Middlemass 720 40.9
Labour Robert Swithinbank 153 8.7
Majority 167 9.5
Turnout 1,760 29.4
West Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anthony Baker 626 49.1
Conservative John Frobisher 551 43.2
Labour Christine Colman 98 7.7
Majority 75 5.9
Turnout 1,275 22.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "District Council election" (PDF). Harrogate Borough Council. Retrieved 2011-01-11.