Salford City Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Salford Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Salford Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England. One-third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1] Overall turnout was 19.39%.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Salford Local Election Result 1998[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 0 95.2 61.5 20,505
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 4.8 19.5 6,488
  Conservative 0 0 0 18.7 6,237
  No Confidence Group 0 0 0 0.3 95

Ward results[edit]

Barton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Carter 1,100 77.3
Conservative Ruth Brook 179 12.6
Liberal Democrat David Cowpe 144 10.1
Majority 921 64.7
Turnout 1,423 18.2
Blackfriars[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Murphy 622 78.7
Liberal Democrat Susan Carson 107 13.5
Conservative Wendy Powell 61 7.7
Majority 515 65.2
Turnout 790 13.5
Broughton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Merry 818 75.0
Conservative Robert Marshall 141 12.9
Liberal Democrat Sheilah Wallace 132 12.1
Majority 677 62.1
Turnout 1,091 17.5
Cadishead[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arnold Holt 878 61.9
Conservative Thomas Holt 410 28.9
Liberal Democrat Tony Gillings 130 9.2
Majority 468 33.0
Turnout 1,404 21.5
Claremont[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Grimshaw 995 46.5
Liberal Democrat Norman Owen 774 36.2
Conservative George Herrick 369 17.3
Majority 221 10.3
Turnout 2,138 21.5
Eccles[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Johnson 1,163 61.0
Conservative John Marshall 410 21.5
Liberal Democrat Graham Bates 335 17.6
Majority 753 39.5
Turnout 1,908 20.8
Irlam[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joseph Kean 1,128 80.3
Liberal Democrat Julie Wenham 276 19.7
Majority 852 60.6
Turnout 1,404 19.6
Kersal[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Connor 1,321 68.6
Conservative Rufus Heron 474 24.6
Liberal Democrat Lynn Drake 130 6.8
Majority 847 44.0
Turnout 1,925 22.1
Langworthy[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Salmon 723 71.9
Liberal Democrat Bernard Carson 122 12.1
No Confidence Group John Copeland 95 9.4
Conservative Ian Matthews 66 6.6
Majority 601 59.8
Turnout 1,006 15.2
Little Hulton (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doris Fernandez 859
Labour Marion Wordsworth 755
Conservative David Stirrup 226
Conservative Robert McHale 209
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Dippnall 117
Liberal Democrat Edward Dippnall 109
Turnout 2,275 17.0
Ordsall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sydney Turner 486 83.2
Liberal Democrat Neil Ratcliffe 50 8.6
Conservative David Mitchell 48 8.2
Majority 436 74.6
Turnout 584 11.1
Pendlebury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Warner 1,466 72.9
Conservative Marjorie Weston 300 14.9
Liberal Democrat Christine Kay 244 12.1
Majority 1,166 58.0
Turnout 2,010 19.0
Pendleton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Hulmes 890 75.8
Liberal Democrat John Gray 167 14.2
Conservative Hillary Lingard 117 10.0
Majority 723 61.6
Turnout 1,174 16.0
Swinton North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Antrobus 1,209 68.9
Conservative Neil Levay 301 17.2
Liberal Democrat Nina Richards 245 14.0
Majority 908 51.7
Turnout 1,755 19.3
Swinton South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Mann 997 49.7
Conservative Christine Upton 672 33.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Gregory 339 16.9
Majority 325 16.2
Turnout 2,008 20.2
Walkden North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Pennington 1,185 79.4
Conservative Phillip Hall 158 10.6
Liberal Democrat Michael Wilde 149 10.0
Majority 1,027 68.8
Turnout 1,492 17.4
Walkden South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Valerie Burgoyne 1,296 54.7
Conservative John Mosley 582 24.6
Liberal Democrat Adrian McDermott 490 20.7
Majority 806 30.1
Turnout 2,368 20.0
Weaste & Seedley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Ullman 944 56.3
Liberal Democrat Neville Rogers 387 23.1
Conservative Sydney Cooper 345 20.6
Majority 557 33.2
Turnout 1,676 21.7
Winton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vincent Prior 1,113 69.5
Conservative Patricia Kershaw 267 16.7
Liberal Democrat Williiam Wain 221 13.8
Majority 846 52.8
Turnout 1,601 17.2
Worsley & Boothstown[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Robert Boyd 1,820 55.5
Conservative Karen Garrido 902 27.5
Labour Eric Burgoyne 557 17.0
Majority 918 28.0
Turnout 3,279 29.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Salford District Election Results - 7th May 1998". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16.