Hounslow Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Hounslow Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Hounslow London Borough 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 Phil Andrews become the first member of Isleworth Community Group elected to the council after defeating a Labour candidate by two votes.[2] However both the Labour and Conservative parties said they would not work with him due to his past membership of the National Front.[2]

At the same as the election Hounslow saw 74.6% vote in favour of the 1998 Greater London Authority referendum and 25.4% against, on a 31.9% turnout.[3]

Election result[edit]

Hounslow Local Election Result 1998[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 44 -6 73.3
  Conservative 11 +5 18.3
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 6.7
  Isleworth Community Group 1 +1 1.7


  1. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 
  2. ^ a b Waugh, Paul (1998-05-14). "Revealed: Community group councillor's past as a National Front activist". Evening Standard. p. 14. 
  3. ^ "Policy and politics: Local elections: How London voted for a mayor". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 
  4. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 

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