Sheffield City Council election, 1998

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Map of the results for the 1998 Sheffield council election.

Elections to Sheffield 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.[1]

Election result[edit]

Sheffield Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 16 5 0 +5 55.2 50.2 50,109 +9.3%
  Labour 13 0 5 -5 44.8 35.6 35,521 -8.6%
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 11.7 11,749 -1.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 1,216 +0.8%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 565 -0.1%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 387 -0.1%
  Independent Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 95 -0.0%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 82 +0.1%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 76 +0.1%
  Socialist Workers 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 +0.0%

This result has the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 55 50
Liberal Democrats 31 36
Conservatives 1 1
Total 87 87
Working majority   23    13 

Ward results[edit]

Beauchief [2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Peter Moore 3,134 65.4 +8.1
Labour 1,099 22.9 -5.5
Conservative 561 11.7 -2.6
Majority 2,035 42.4 +13.5
Turnout 4,794 32.8 -4.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +6.8
Birley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Shepherd 1,658 52.8 -9.0
Liberal Democrat 1,084 34.5 +8.8
Conservative 400 12.7 +0.3
Majority 574 18.3 -17.8
Turnout 3,142 21.6 -4.4
Labour hold Swing -8.9
Brightside[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alf Meade 1,214 55.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Harston 728 33.3 -5.2
Conservative 162 7.4 +2.4
Socialist Labour 82 3.7 +3.7
Majority 486 22.2 +4.3
Turnout 2,186 18.2 -5.6
Labour hold Swing +2.1
Broomhill[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alan Whitehouse 1,905 50.4 +18.3
Labour 1,083 28.7 -16.3
Conservative 662 17.5 -5.3
Green 128 3.4 +3.4
Majority 822 21.7 +8.8
Turnout 3,778 25.1 -3.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +10.0
Burngreave[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Watson 724 36.5 -18.7
Independent Labour James Jamison 565 28.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrat 359 18.1 +5.6
Conservative 177 8.9 +2.2
Green 84 4.2 +4.2
Socialist Alliance 76 3.8 +3.8
Majority 159 18.4 -24.3
Turnout 1,985 20.8 -6.8
Labour hold Swing -10.8
Castle[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M King 885 56.4 -8.6
Liberal Democrat 364 23.2 +7.4
Conservative 123 7.8 +0.2
Socialist Alternative 103 6.5 -1.7
Green 95 6.0 +2.7
Majority 521 33.2 -16.0
Turnout 1,570 15.6 -5.1
Labour hold Swing -8.0
Chapel Green[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Francis Butler 3,086 65.2 +6.0
Labour 1,421 30.0 -6.2
Conservative 226 4.8 +0.2
Majority 1,665 35.2 +12.2
Turnout 4,733 26.4 -2.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +6.1
Darnall[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Murray 1,761 54.0 -5.0
Liberal Democrat 1,257 38.5 +7.5
Conservative 245 7.5 -2.5
Majority 504 15.4 -5.0
Turnout 3,263 23.0 +0.1
Labour hold Swing -6.2
Dore[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Colin Ross 3,757 59.1 +19.8
Conservative 1,999 31.4 -13.6
Labour 599 9.4 -6.2
Majority 1,758 27.6 +21.9
Turnout 6,355 41.9 -0.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +16.7
Ecclesall[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Roger Davison 3,437 59.5 +11.1
Conservative 1,616 28.0 -4.0
Labour 724 12.5 -7.0
Majority 1,821 31.5 +15.2
Turnout 5,777 36.9 +5.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +7.5
Firth Park[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Barton 1,532 63.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrat 618 25.4 -0.7
Conservative 277 11.4 +0.9
Majority 914 37.6 +0.4
Turnout 2,427 20.3 -3.7
Labour hold Swing +0.2
Hallam[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Duncan Kime 3,488 61.4 +9.0
Conservative 1,459 25.7 -2.8
Labour 730 12.8 -6.2
Majority 2,029 35.7 +11.9
Turnout 5,677 38.2 -2.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +5.9
Handsworth[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ray Satur 1,660 54.7 -10.5
Liberal Democrat 1,036 34.1 +10.0
Conservative 338 11.1 +0.5
Majority 624 20.6 -20.4
Turnout 3,034 21.2 -4.5
Labour hold Swing -10.2
Heeley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Steve Ayris 2,258 57.1 +7.2
Labour 1,540 38.9 -6.7
Conservative 158 4.0 -0.5
Majority 718 18.1 +13.8
Turnout 3,956 29.0 -5.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +6.9
Hillsborough[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine Tosseano 2,581 58.7 +3.8
Labour 1,580 35.9 -4.0
Conservative 238 5.4 +0.2
Majority 1,001 22.7 +7.7
Turnout 4,399 30.9 -4.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.9
Intake[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Louise Truman 1,960 55.2 +23.0
Labour 1,328 37.4 -18.5
Conservative 259 7.3 -4.5
Majority 632 17.8 -5.9
Turnout 3,547 24.3 +0.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +20.7
Manor[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jan Fiore 895 57.7 -8.2
Liberal Democrat 477 30.7 +12.4
Conservative 108 6.9 -0.2
Socialist Alternative 71 4.6 -4.0
Majority 418 26.9 -20.6
Turnout 1,551 17.6 -3.8
Labour hold Swing -10.3
Mosborough[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Saunders 2,258 51.8 -8.0
Liberal Democrat 1,284 29.5 +6.8
Conservative 720 16.5 +1.3
Independent Conservative 95 2.2 -0.1
Majority 974 22.3 -14.8
Turnout 4,357 16.9 -3.8
Labour hold Swing -7.4
Nether Edge[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew White 2,176 52.4 +3.1
Labour 1,438 34.6 -2.7
Conservative 287 6.9 -1.5
Green 254 6.1 +1.2
Majority 738 17.7 +5.7
Turnout 4,155 31.5 -8.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.9
Nether Shire[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Newton 1,260 53.3 -7.4
Liberal Democrat 940 39.7 +6.7
Conservative 164 6.9 +0.6
Majority 320 13.5 -14.2
Turnout 2,364 20.1 -3.7
Labour hold Swing -7.0
Netherthorpe[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Brian Holmes 1,895 58.1 +7.3
Labour Mike Bower 1,067 32.7 -7.8
Green 165 5.0 -0.7
Conservative 74 2.3 -0.6
Socialist Workers 58 1.8 +1.8
Majority 828 25.4 +15.2
Turnout 3,259 26.7 -3.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +7.5
Norton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Gail Smith 2,089 56.2 +3.7
Labour 1,375 37.0 -3.5
Conservative 255 6.8 -0.1
Majority 714 19.2 +7.2
Turnout 3,719 32.1 -6.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +3.6
Owlerton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Trefor Morgan 1,100 47.1 +16.5
Labour 1,081 46.3 -13.7
Conservative 154 6.6 -2.8
Majority 19 0.8 -28.6
Turnout 2,335 20.5 -2.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +15.1
Park[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Doris Mulhern 779 50.9 -9.9
Liberal Democrat 439 28.7 +11.4
Socialist Alternative 213 13.9 -1.0
Conservative 99 6.5 -0.5
Majority 340 22.2 -21.3
Turnout 1,530 14.1 -5.3
Labour hold Swing -10.6
Sharrow[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Cromar 1,110 53.0 -11.2
Liberal Democrat 628 30.0 +2.0
Conservative 206 9.8 +2.0
Green 149 7.1 +7.1
Majority 482 23.0 -13.2
Turnout 2,093 16.7 -4.8
Labour hold Swing -6.6
South Wortley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Victoria Bowden 3,147 62.8 +3.8
Labour 1,284 25.6 -4.0
Conservative 437 8.7 -2.7
Green 142 2.8 +2.8
Majority 1,863 37.2 +7.8
Turnout 5,010 27.4 -2.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.9
Southey Green[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Rose 1,237 61.5 -12.5
Liberal Democrat 700 34.8 +15.2
Conservative 74 3.7 -2.7
Majority 537 26.7 -27.7
Turnout 2,011 19.2 -2.7
Labour hold Swing -13.8
Stocksbridge[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Martin Brelsford 1,689 64.5 +8.5
Labour 774 29.6 -7.8
Conservative 153 5.8 -0.7
Majority 915 35.0 +16.4
Turnout 2,616 24.6 -2.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +8.1
Walkley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew Milton 2,493 58.9 +5.6
Labour 1,425 33.6 -9.4
Green 199 4.7 +4.7
Conservative 118 2.8 -0.8
Majority 1,068 25.2 +14.9
Turnout 4,235 30.4 -6.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +7.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 w x y z aa ab ac "Local elections: Sheffield, 7 May 1998". Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Local elections: Sheffield, 3 May 1996". Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Sheffield Council Candidates, 1998". Retrieved 2011-06-19.