Derby City Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Derby City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Derby City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

One of the two Labour councillors defeated in the election was Milton Crosdale, the father of Imaani, who was taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom two days after the election.[2] Crosdale had been defending a three-vote majority in Blagreaves ward.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Derby Local Election Result 1998[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 -2 71.4
  Conservative 3 +1 21.4
  Liberal Democrat 1 +1 7.1


  1. ^ a b "Local Elections results". The Times. 1998-05-09. p. 46. 
  2. ^ a b "Father has the blues". Birmingham Post. 1998-05-08. p. 3. 
  3. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16.