Preston Borough Council election, 1998

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Elections to Preston Borough Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 30 +2
Liberal Democrat 13 +1
Conservative 13 0
Independent 1 +1

Election result[edit]

Preston Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 -2 42.11
  Liberal Democrat 5 +1 26.32
  Conservative 5 0 26.32
  Independent 1 +1 5.36

Wards[edit]

Ashton[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ashton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Ball 1,104 62.80
Labour G Greenidge 540 30.72
Liberal Democrat Joe Fitzgerald 114 6.48

Avenham[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Avenham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Atkins 826 '68.83
Conservative L Hammond 199 16.58
Liberal Democrat R Zimmy 175 14.58

Brookfield[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Brookfield Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Atkinson 544 62.96
Conservative R Edmondson 212 24.54
Liberal Democrat J Abram 108 12.50

Cadley[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Cadley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Hackett 1,358 67.73
Conservative P Balshaw 535 26.68
Labour P Malliband 112 5.59

Central[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Central Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Walmsley 769 66.93
Conservative D Barber 195 16.97
Liberal Democrat M Middleton 185 16.10

Deepdale[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Deepdale Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Cartwright 1,007 53.88
Independent M Jiwa 398 21.29
Liberal Democrat U Zinga 289 15.46
Conservative Sheila Heys 175 9.36

Fishwick[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Fishwick Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I Patel 517 58.95
Conservative D Hammond 202 23.03
Liberal Democrat Wilf Gavin 158 18.02

Greyfriars[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Greyfriars Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Chaloner 1,307 59.17
Liberal Democrat C Hughes 784 35.49
Labour A Milne-Picken 118 5.34

Ingol[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ingol Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ron Marshall 897 68.68
Labour C Abbot 251 19.22
Conservative P Randles 158 12.10

Larches[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Larches Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat J Willacy 666 53.19
Labour J Swindells 461 36.82
Conservative P Halshaw 125 9.98

Moor Park[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Moor Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mick Moulding 725 43.28
Labour G di Cioccio 638 38.09
Conservative K Sedgewick 312 18.63

Preston Rural East[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Rural East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K Hudson 1,206 77.96
Labour J Houghton 175 11.31
Liberal Democrat E Rowland 166 10.73

Preston Rural West[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Rural West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat R Nash 1,033 46.91
Conservative Neil Cartwright 938 42.60
Labour M Clegg 231 10.49

Ribbleton[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Ribbleton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Woods 512 65.47
Conservative Jane Balshaw 147 18.80
Liberal Democrat A Riedel 123 15.73

Riversway[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Riversway Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Abbot 717 61.60
Conservative S Brown 240 20.62
Liberal Democrat Alan Valentine 207 17.78

Sharoe Green[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Sharoe Green Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E Clarkson 1,039 55.21
Liberal Democrat M Turner 661 35.12
Labour A McLaren 182 9.67

Sherwood[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Sherwood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Greenhalgh 1,232 63.57
Labour T Mattinson 379 19.57
Labour M Maritan 327 16.87

St Matthews[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: St Matthews Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Richardson 766 70.15
Conservative P Pugh 188 17.22
Liberal Democrat M Cooper 138 12.64

Tulketh[edit]

Preston City Council Elections: Tulketh Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Wilkinson 669 52.10
Conservative S Halshaw 419 32.63
Liberal Democrat N Sumner 196 15.26

References[edit]

  • "Council poll results", The Guardian 9 May 1998 page 16