Rossendale Borough Council election, 1998

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Elections to Rossendale Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 30%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Rossendale Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 6 0 +6 58.3 51.6 7,338
  Labour 5 0 6 -6 41.7 48.4 6,889

Ward results[edit]

Cribden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Forshaw 810 57.2
Conservative M Ormerod 606 42.8
Majority 204 14.4
Turnout 1,416 27.0
Labour hold Swing
Eden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Cheetham 476 52.3
Labour J Johnson 435 47.7
Majority 41 4.6
Turnout 911 33.1
Conservative hold Swing
Greenfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Thorne 634 52.6
Labour J Whitehead 572 47.4
Majority 62 5.2
Turnout 1,206 27.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Greensclough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Driver 771 67.1
Labour D Baron 378 32.9
Majority 393 34.2
Turnout 1,149 33.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hareholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Pearson 728 55.0
Conservative D Ruddick 596 45.0
Majority 132 10.0
Turnout 1,324 30.8
Labour hold Swing
Healey and Whitworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Grogan 517 55.5
Labour C Adamson 415 44.5
Majority 102 11.0
Turnout 932 26.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Helmshore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Beavan 835 52.4
Labour M Proctor 758 47.6
Majority 77 4.8
Turnout 1,593 30.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Irwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P Steen 786 58.9
Labour P Heyworth 549 41.1
Majority 237 17.8
Turnout 1,335 32.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Longholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Pilling 627 53.6
Conservative L Entwistle 542 46.4
Majority 85 7.2
Turnout 1,169 29.1
Labour hold Swing
Stacksteads
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Easton 503 50.9
Conservative D Nuttall 486 49.1
Majority 17 1.8
Turnout 989 32.2
Labour hold Swing
Whitewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Hancock 660 54.1
Conservative C Marsden 559 45.9
Majority 101 8.2
Turnout 1,219 28.5
Labour hold Swing
Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S Birtwell 530 53.9
Labour J McManus 454 46.1
Majority 76 7.8
Turnout 984 32.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]


Preceded by
Rossendale Council election, 1996
Rossendale local elections Succeeded by
Rossendale Council election, 1999