Islington Council election, 1998
The 1998 Islington Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Islington London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour Party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.
The results saw the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties finish tied on 26 seats each, after the Liberal Democrats gained 12 seats. The Liberal Democrat gains included taking the ward of Barnsbury, where the then Prime Minister Tony Blair had lived before becoming Prime Minister. In the final seat Labour won by 3 votes after 5 recounts to prevent the Liberal Democrats from winning a majority. This meant Labour was able to continue as the administration, relying on the casting vote of the Labour mayor Pat Haynes.
|Islington Local Election Result 1998|
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- "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
- Harding, Luke. "Mugging shock for Labour on leader's old patch". The Guardian. p. 15.
- "How London voted for a mayor". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
- "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
Islington Council election, 1994
|Islington local elections||Succeeded by
Islington Council election, 2002