Hull City Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Hull City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Hull City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

In the run up to the election there was controversy as the local Labour party was suspended by the national party over claims of intimidation, nepotism and membership rigging.[2] This controversy made the Liberal Democrats confident of making gains in the election,[3] with the results bearing this out as Labour lost 4 seats on the council.[4]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Hull Local Election Result 1998[1][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 -4 75.0 51.3
  Liberal Democrat 2 +2 10.0 26.6
  Independent 2 +1 10.0
  Conservative 1 +1 5.0 15.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46. 
  2. ^ "The North - Kersti Mitchell". BBC News Online. 30 April 1998. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Riddell, Peter (8 April 1998). "Only PR will sort out town hall trouble". The Times. p. 8. 
  4. ^ Adams, Fran (8 May 1998). "A day from which all parties took comfort". The Independent. p. 11. 
  5. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  6. ^ "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Retrieved 25 October 2009.