Kensington and Chelsea Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Kensington and Chelsea Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

At the same as the election Kensington and Chelsea saw 70.3% vote in favour of the 1998 Greater London Authority referendum and 29.7% against, on a 27.9% turnout.[2]

Election result[edit]

Following the election the Conservative leader of the council, Joan Hanham, was challenged for the leadership of the party group by Daniel Moylan, but Hanham won a ballot of the Conservative councillors to remain leader.[3]

Kensington and Chelsea Local Election Result 1998[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 39 0 72.2 52.5 36,936
  Labour 15 0 27.8 32.9 23,121
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 14.3 10,038
  Independent 0 0 0 0.3 234

Ward results[edit]

Abingdon (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elizabeth Christmas 1,046
Conservative Mark Field 987
Conservative Jonathan Munday 971
Labour Bruce Howard 233
Liberal Democrat John Faulder 232
Labour Anthony Spencer 229
Labour Graham Robinson 218
Liberal Democrat Kishwer Khan 187
Liberal Democrat James Sandbach 181
Turnout 4,284
Avondale (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Simon Blanchflower 1,012
Labour Simon Stanley 937
Labour Allah Lasharie 904
Conservative David Lindsay 454
Conservative Mark Fowler 451
Conservative Amanda Sayers 424
Liberal Democrat Robert Boddington 247
Liberal Democrat David Shaw 193
Liberal Democrat Alexander Werner 172
Turnout 4,794
Brompton (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hudson 474
Conservative Shireen Ritchie 440
Labour John Manning 107
Labour Deirdre O'Day 106
Liberal Democrat Julia England 105
Liberal Democrat Diana Tupper 87
Turnout 1,319
Campden (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Ahern 1,062
Conservative Christopher Buckmaster 1,050
Conservative Robert Freeman 1,042
Labour Jane Armstrong 290
Liberal Democrat Michael Allen 235
Labour Thomas Brown 232
Liberal Democrat Imogen Caterer 220
Labour John McIntosh 218
Liberal Democrat Roberta Haseler 163
Turnout 4,512
Cheyne (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Corbet-Singleton 1,059
Conservative Paul Warrick 953
Labour Margaret Corbett 212
Labour Param Bhinder 209
Liberal Democrat Ann Lawrence 196
Liberal Democrat Valerie Chancellor 148
Turnout 2,777
Church (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adrian Fitzgerald 651
Conservative Joanna Gardener 629
Labour Caroline Ellis 336
Labour Jacob Tompkins 323
Liberal Democrat Susan Coats 98
Liberal Democrat Andrew Coats 96
Turnout 2,133
Colville (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Pope 910
Labour Judith Blakeman 879
Labour Patricia Healy 818
Liberal Democrat Priscilla Congreve 284
Conservative Nicola Cohen 282
Conservative Graham Rhodes 263
Conservative Jonathan Clamp 261
Liberal Democrat Christine Ingham 239
Liberal Democrat Patrick Mayers 181
Turnout 4,117
Courtfield (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Coates 781
Conservative Edward Cox 743
Conservative Lawrence Holt 730
Labour Jean Navassardian 185
Labour Christine Robson 184
Labour Robert Mingay 178
Liberal Democrat Anthony Dunn 114
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Somers 106
Liberal Democrat Angele Vidal-Hall 77
Turnout 3,098
Earls Court (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Phelps 901
Conservative Thomas Fairhead 781
Conservative Timothy Tannock 771
Labour Joel Bishop 657
Labour Christine Henry 641
Labour Stephen Johnson 577
Liberal Democrat Linda Wade 491
Liberal Democrat John Drake 471
Liberal Democrat Sarah Franks 432
Independent Malcolm Spalding 234
Turnout 5,956
Golborne (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Mason 982
Labour Bridget Hoier 954
Labour Stuart Shapro 833
Liberal Democrat Aria Kovatzis 192
Conservative Octavius Black 177
Liberal Democrat Frances Owen 160
Conservative Terence Buxton 156
Conservative Vaneeta Saroop 154
Liberal Democrat Rosemary Pettit 143
Turnout 3,751
Hans Town (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Timothy Coleridge 936
Conservative Nicholas Paget-Brown 886
Conservative Mary Weale 865
Labour Angela Lambert 165
Labour Michael Henry 158
Labour Robert Pandy 139
Liberal Democrat Angela Le Franc 114
Liberal Democrat Rodney Schwartz 103
Liberal Democrat Guy Shanley 102
Turnout 3,468
Holland (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Joan Hanham 999
Conservative Bryan Levitt 939
Conservative Warwick Lightfoot 908
Labour Marian Kearney 256
Labour Stephen Daly 236
Labour Bernard Hamilton 235
Liberal Democrat Christopher Shirley 226
Liberal Democrat David Bewley 208
Liberal Democrat Hugh Venables 192
Turnout 4,199
Kelfield (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Cunningham 914
Labour Stephen Hoier 906
Conservative Gerard Hargreaves 341
Conservative Ivan Rose 265
Liberal Democrat Joe Tatton-Brown 186
Liberal Democrat Caryle Harris 154
Turnout 2,766
Norland (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ernest Tomlin 675
Conservative Brian Walker-Arnott 656
Labour David MacFarlane 258
Labour Hugh Raven 232
Liberal Democrat Rose Hunt 185
Liberal Democrat Gordon Ritchie 141
Turnout 2,147
North Stanley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Priscilla Frazer 768
Conservative Merrick Cockell 728
Labour Lesley-Anne Arnold 217
Labour Stephen King 216
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Patrick 160
Liberal Democrat William Somers 125
Turnout 2,214
Pembridge (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Isobel Campbell 867
Conservative David Campion 851
Conservative Doreen Weatherhead 836
Labour Michael Cocks 555
Labour Virginia Henley 535
Labour Ann O'Hare 511
Liberal Democrat John Campbell 277
Liberal Democrat Vanessa Dowell 232
Liberal Democrat Patrick Spencer 213
Turnout 4,877
Queen's Gate (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daniel Moylan 845
Conservative Andrew Dalton 842
Conservative Gary Mond 822
Liberal Democrat Sally Galsworthy 218
Labour Mary Blanchet 179
Liberal Democrat Ann Ahern 170
Labour Norma Morris 170
Labour Natalie Pringle 170
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Venebles 164
Turnout 3,580
Redcliffe (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frances Taylor 835
Conservative Alick Whitfield 748
Conservative John Seidler 739
Labour Margaret Delahey 273
Liberal Democrat Barbara Woodthorpe Brown 263
Labour Michael Costello 249
Liberal Democrat Robert Woodthorpe Brown 235
Liberal Democrat Emerson Roberts 234
Labour Louis Vaini-Husar 228
Turnout 3,804
Royal Hospital (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ian Donaldson 681
Conservative Jeremy Edge 633
Liberal Democrat Rosamund Pease 124
Labour Alexander Pringle 123
Labour John Wooten 118
Liberal Democrat Carl Michel 82
Turnout 1,761
St Charles (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rima Horton 691
Labour John Atkinson 671
Conservative Matthew Palmer 366
Conservative Martin Wright 272
Liberal Democrat Marion Parsons 142
Liberal Democrat Alexandra Tatton Brown 105
Turnout 2,247
South Stanley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Timothy Boulton 686
Labour Alastair Wood 666
Conservative William Wellesley 484
Conservative Peter Wilson 456
Liberal Democrat Susan Pritchard 124
Liberal Democrat Panayiotis Vardakis 109
Turnout 2,525

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Policy and politics: Local elections: How London voted for a mayor". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  3. ^ "Right-winger's Tory coup fails". Evening Standard. 19 May 1998. p. 4. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Results of the Local Council Elections May 1998". Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46. 


Preceded by
Kensington and Chelsea Council election, 1994
Kensington and Chelsea local elections Succeeded by
Kensington and Chelsea Council election, 2002