1998 Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council election

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The 1998 Barking and Dagenham Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

The election saw the Conservative party only put up five candidates in the election,[4] and they failed to win any seats on the council.[5] The Labour leader of the council, George Brooker, stood down at the election after 51 years.[6] He opposed the Greater London Authority referendum that took place at the same time as the election, however Barking and Dagenham saw 73.49% vote in favour and 26.51% against.[6][7] Overall turnout in the election was 25.41%.[8]

Election result[edit]

Barking and Dagenham Local Election Result 1998[1][9]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 47 0 92.2 73.0 44,716
  Chadwell Heath Residents Association 3 0 5.9 6.5 3,978
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2.0 17.7 10,821
  Conservative 0 0 0 1.9 1,140
  Thames View Environmental and Residents Association 0 0 0 0.9 572

Ward results[edit]

Abbey[edit]

Abbey (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeannette Alexander 1,223 71.2 +9.9
Labour Graham Bramley 1,054
Labour Mohammed Fani 976
Liberal Democrat Brian Beadle 495 28.8 +26.7
Liberal Democrat Sheila Clay 453
Liberal Democrat Siobhan Jebb 349
Turnout 1,901 27.3 +12.4
Registered electors 6,958
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Alibon[edit]

Alibon (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Wade 727 72.7 -11.7
Labour Ernest White 678
Liberal Democrat Catherine Kelly 141 14.1 -1.5
Conservative Malcolm Beatty 132 13.2 N/A
Turnout 996 24.5 -12.4
Registered electors 4,135
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Becontree[edit]

Becontree (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Edith Bradley 754 75.8 -5.4
Labour John Wainwright 610
Liberal Democrat Anthony Stepton 241 24.2 +5.6
Turnout 1,027 19.8 -14.1
Registered electors 5,190
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Cambell[edit]

Cambell (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Rawlinson 1,074 78.8 +4.3
Labour Jeffrey Porter 1,047
Labour June Van Roten 1,041
Liberal Democrat Michael Mailey 289 21.2 +5.3
Liberal Democrat John Kelly 250
Turnout 1,510 23.4 -13.9
Registered electors 6,459
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadwell Heath[edit]

Chadwell Heath (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Residents Ronald Curtis 1,347 62.2 +13.7
Residents Albert Gibbs 1,344
Residents Robert Jeyes 1,287
Labour Donna Beckett 619 28.6 -10.1
Labour Peter Metia 593
Labour Nana-Aba Andah 537
Conservative Mary Justice 201 9.3 +2.4
Turnout 2,136 31.7 -8.9
Registered electors 6,738
Residents Association hold Swing
Residents Association hold Swing
Residents Association hold Swing

Eastbrook[edit]

Eastbrook (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lawrence Bunn 1,238 73.6 -8.5
Labour Leonard A. Collins 1,089
Labour Sidney Summerfield 1,077
Liberal Democrat Graham E. Churchman 444 26.4 -8.5
Turnout 1,646 25.1 -10.0
Registered electors 6,551
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Eastbury[edit]

Eastbury (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Churchman 870 51.1 +1.1
Labour Patrick Manley 833 48.9 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Daniel Felton 668
Labour David Miles 607
Turnout 1,679 40.1 -16.0
Registered electors 4,190
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Fanshawe[edit]

Fanshawe (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Jones 1,092 73.7 -9.2
Labour Herbert Collins 1,065
Labour Raymond Parkin 927
Liberal Democrat Winifred Chapman 390 26.3 +9.2
Turnout 1,521 24.7 -12.1
Registered electors 6,153
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gascoigne[edit]

Gascoigne (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Flint 958 77.3 +15.8
Labour Valerie Rush 851
Labour Milton McKenzie 800
Liberal Democrat Claire Stepton 282 22.7 -15.8
Liberal Democrat Bryan Tester 238
Liberal Democrat Robert Pembroke 229
Turnout 1,277 23.4 -11.1
Registered electors 5,451
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Goresbrook[edit]

Goresbrook (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Power 805 66.1 -17.7
Labour Alan Thomas 723
Liberal Democrat Liam Smith 413 33.9 +17.7
Liberal Democrat Peter Downs 344
Turnout 1,291 24.5 +13.8
Registered electors 5,265
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Heath[edit]

Heath (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Fairbrass 1,150 69.0 -21.3
Labour Sidney Kallar 1,075
Labour John Lawrence 1,002
Conservative Linda Hallewell 265 15.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Alison South 251 15.1 +5.4
Liberal Democrat Margaret Tester 197
Turnout 1,553 23.7 -13.1
Registered electors 6,556
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Longbridge[edit]

Longbridge (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Madeleine Baker 1,074 57.7 +8.7
Labour Susan Bramley 1,069
Labour Nirmal Gill 870
Liberal Democrat Alan Cooper 786 42.3 -16.8
Liberal Democrat Jayne Cooper 778
Liberal Democrat Edith Downs 713
Turnout 2,023 30.2 -15.1
Registered electors 6,707
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Manor[edit]

Manor (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June Conyard 803 77.5 -3.2
Labour Rita Hannah-Rogers 753
Liberal Democrat David Boorman 233 22.5 +3.2
Turnout 1,080 22.9 -15.4
Registered electors 4,710
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Marks Gate[edit]

Marks Gate (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Worby 651 79.6 +1.6
Labour Colin Pond 524
Liberal Democrat Anthony Pace 167 20.4 -1.6
Turnout 896 25.0 -12.4
Registered electors 3,580
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Parsloes[edit]

Parsloes (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Blake 763 77.2 -0.8
Labour Steven Gill 700
Liberal Democrat Emma Smith 225 22.8 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Wendy Churchman 220
Turnout 1,091 23.5 -15.3
Registered electors 4,641
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

River[edit]

River (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Twomey 768 75.9 -2.4
Labour Inder Jamu 597
Liberal Democrat Hayley Downs 244 24.1 +2.4
Turnout 985 20.7 -12.9
Registered electors 4,754
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Thames[edit]

Thames (2)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Shaw 941 72.5 -4.4
Labour Royston Patient 914
Thames View Environmental and Residents Association Edward Mussett 287 22.1 N/A
Thames View Environmental and Residents Association Charles Lambert 285
Liberal Democrat David Oram 70 5.4 -4.9
Turnout 1,345 30.8 -15.7
Registered electors 4,458
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Triptons[edit]

Triptons (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Davis 1,167 79.7 -3.6
Labour Margaret West 1,011
Labour Cameron Geddes 920
Liberal Democrat June Griffin 297 20.3 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Paul South 275
Turnout 1,521 23.7 +12.1
Registered electors 6,414
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Valence[edit]

Valence (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bryan Osborn 939 74.6 -5.9
Labour Jean Bruce 915
Labour Vera Cridland 902
Liberal Democrat Sally Storer 320 25.4 +5.9
Turnout 1,400 22.2 -16.2
Registered electors 6,298
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Village[edit]

Village (3)[2][3][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Katherine Golden 1,146 70.1 -8.8
Labour Darrin Best 1,112
Labour William Dale 1,041
Conservative Kenneth Coombs 280 17.1 +7.1
Conservative Susan Hallewell 262
Liberal Democrat Anthony Pickford 209 12.8 +1.7
Liberal Democrat Trevor Johnson 184
Turnout 1,681 23.5 -13.4
Registered electors 7,166
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 1994 and 1998[edit]

Manor[edit]

Manor by-election, 9 November 1995[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June Conyard 657 86.7 +6.0
Liberal Democrat David A. Oram 101 13.3 -6.0
Majority 556 73.4 N/A
Turnout 16.6 -21.7
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the resignation of Cllr. Alastair Hannah-Rogers.

Parsloes[edit]

Parsloes by-election, 9 November 1995[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Steven P. Gill 604 57.1 +8.0
Independent Labour John W. Broughton 360 34.1 -2.9
Liberal Democrat Alan H. G. Cooper 93 8.8 -5.1
Majority 244 23.0 N/A
Turnout 22.3 -16.5
Registered electors
Labour hold Swing

The by-election was called following the death of Cllr. Joseph A. Butler.

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 w "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998" (PDF). London Datastore. London Residuary Body. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Election Results 1964-2010" (PDF). Elections Centre. Plymouth University. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ Waugh, Paul (1998-04-15). "Tories write off London no go areas". Evening Standard. p. 6.
  5. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16.
  6. ^ a b Barker, Paul (1998-05-03). "Enough to make a cat laugh". The Sunday Times. p. 8.
  7. ^ "London referendum". The Daily Mirror. 1998-05-08. p. 2.
  8. ^ "Local Election Results Thursday 7 May 1998". London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. Archived from the original on May 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "London Borough Council Elections 7 May 1998" (PDF). Barking and Dagenham Council elections. Barking and Dagenham Council. Retrieved 27 May 2019.