Leeds City Council election, 1998

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Map of the results for the 1998 Leeds council election.

The 1998 Leeds City Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of City of Leeds Metropolitan Borough Council in West Yorkshire, England. One third of the council, alongside a vacancy in Wortley (following Fabian Hamilton's election as Leeds North East MP) were up for election.

The Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1] Overall turnout in the election was 24.66%.[2]

Election result[edit]

Leeds Local Election Result 1998[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 25 1 3 -2 73.5 49.3 64,368 -6.9%
  Conservative 5 1 0 +1 14.7 27.8 36,303 +3.9%
  Liberal Democrat 3 1 1 0 8.8 19.7 25,723 +2.4%
  Green 1 1 0 +1 2.9 2.3 2,997 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 642 +0.5%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 433 +0.2%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 209 +0.1%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the council after the elections:[4]

Party Previous council New council
Labour 82 80
Conservative 8 9
Liberal Democrat 9 9
Green 0 1
Total 99 99
Working majority  65   61 

Ward results[edit]

Aireborough[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Moira Dunn 2,862 46.7 +0.6
Conservative Graham Latty 2,240 36.5 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Janet Brown 1,033 16.8 -3.1
Majority 622 10.1 -2.0
Turnout 6,135 31.0
Labour hold Swing -0.9
Armley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alison Lowe 1,830 62.6 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Andrew Davies 491 16.8 +9.6
Conservative Steven Welsh 469 16.1 +4.0
Independent Keith Rushworth 132 4.5 +4.5
Majority 1,339 45.8 -10.1
Turnout 2,922 18.5
Labour hold Swing -7.4
Barwick & Kippax[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Parker 3,103 61.7 -8.5
Conservative Jack Stott 1,303 25.9 +5.2
Liberal Democrat David Lindley 624 12.4 +3.3
Majority 1,800 35.8 -13.7
Turnout 5,030 27.8
Labour hold Swing -6.8
Beeston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Gabriel 1,362 55.2 -18.0
Conservative William Birch 490 19.9 +5.4
Liberal Democrat Shaun Dolan 475 19.3 +10.6
Socialist Alternative Kevin Pattison 91 3.7 +3.7
Green Janet Pritchard 49 2.0 -1.7
Majority 872 35.3 -23.4
Turnout 2,467 19.7
Labour hold Swing -11.7
Bramley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Atkinson 1,863 69.3 -9.1
Liberal Democrat David Revett 416 15.5 +8.4
Conservative Michael Best 409 15.2 +7.2
Majority 1,447 53.8 -16.6
Turnout 2,688 16.3
Labour hold Swing -8.2
Burmantofts[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm Hardy 1,820 69.1 -4.6
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Betteridge 603 22.9 +2.4
Conservative Dorothy Schofield 211 8.0 +2.3
Majority 1,217 46.2 -7.0
Turnout 2,634 19.5
Labour hold Swing -3.5
Chapel Allerton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Taggart 2,204 68.9 -3.9
Conservative Valerie Kendall 563 17.6 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Brenda Lancaster 432 13.5 +5.0
Majority 1,641 51.3 -7.3
Turnout 3,199 20.9
Labour hold Swing -3.6
City & Holbeck[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christiana Myers 1,788 66.3 -13.0
Conservative David Boynton 339 12.6 +3.1
Liberal Democrat David Pratt 272 10.1 -1.1
Socialist Alternative David Jones 197 7.3 +7.3
Green Tania Jackson 100 3.7 +3.7
Majority 1,449 53.7 -14.5
Turnout 2,696 17.2
Labour hold Swing -8.0
Cookridge[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Carter 2,848 55.1 +6.4
Labour John Garvan 1,503 29.1 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Janet Bates 822 15.9 -0.4
Majority 1,345 26.0 +12.4
Turnout 5,173 31.2
Conservative hold Swing +6.2
Garforth & Swillington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Groves 3,105 63.3 -8.5
Conservative Alan Lamby 1,109 22.6 +6.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Dowling 691 14.1 +2.5
Majority 1,996 40.7 -14.5
Turnout 4,905 26.1
Labour hold Swing -7.2
Halton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lee Benson 2,100 46.3 -8.0
Conservative William Hyde 1,826 40.3 +7.5
Liberal Democrat David Hollingsworth 605 13.4 +3.4
Majority 274 6.0 -15.5
Turnout 4,531 25.3
Labour hold Swing -7.7
Harehills[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul Malik 1,787 60.7 -11.7
Liberal Democrat Alan Taylor 674 22.9 +8.8
Conservative Donald Townsley 274 9.3 -4.2
Independent Labour Thomas Wray 209 7.1 +7.1
Majority 1,113 37.8 -20.6
Turnout 2,944 20.0
Labour hold Swing -10.2
Headingley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Doreen Illingworth 1,223 48.7 -14.2
Liberal Democrat Darren Finlay 599 23.8 +7.9
Conservative Paul Mowbray 414 16.5 +3.5
Green Lesley Jeffries 277 11.0 +2.8
Majority 624 24.8 -22.2
Turnout 2,513 12.5
Labour hold Swing -11.0
Horsforth[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christopher Townsley 2,539 46.2 +17.4
Conservative Lucy Clapham 1,513 27.5 -2.3
Labour Brian Selby 1,254 22.8 -18.6
Green Elizabeth Holmes 105 1.9 +1.9
Independent George Williamson 90 1.6 +1.6
Majority 1,026 18.7 +7.1
Turnout 5,501 31.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +9.8
Hunslet[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Davies 1,564 78.2 -7.2
Conservative Anthony Larvin 188 9.4 +1.9
Liberal Democrat Pauline Bardon 170 8.5 +1.4
Green Susan Brierley 79 3.9 +3.9
Majority 1,376 68.8 -9.1
Turnout 2,001 17.2
Labour hold Swing -4.5
Kirkstall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Atha 1,993 67.2 -9.0
Conservative David Higgott 433 14.6 +5.5
Liberal Democrat Barbara Thompson 322 10.9 +4.9
Green Mark Pedlar 218 7.3 +1.4
Majority 1,560 52.6 -14.5
Turnout 2,966 18.6
Labour hold Swing -7.2
Middleton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Middleton 1,940 74.2 -7.3
Conservative David Schofield 359 13.7 +6.4
Liberal Democrat Ann Norman 315 12.1 +0.9
Majority 1,581 60.5 -9.9
Turnout 2,614 18.4
Labour hold Swing -6.8
Moortown[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Bill Winlow 2,394 48.1 -5.5
Labour Sheila Saunders 1,676 33.7 +3.4
Conservative Elizabeth Dibble 906 18.2 +2.1
Majority 718 14.4 -8.9
Turnout 4,976 31.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -4.4
Morley North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frances Jones 2,327 53.8 -4.6
Conservative Robert Tesseyman 1,298 30.0 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Quentin Brown 411 9.5 +0.5
Independent Peter Walsh 292 6.7 +6.7
Majority 1,029 23.8 -1.8
Turnout 4,328 23.0
Labour hold Swing -0.9
Morley South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sherry Bradley 2,368 60.7 -1.4
Conservative Stephen Kearns 949 24.3 +9.7
Liberal Democrat David Brayshaw 502 14.9 -8.3
Majority 1,419 36.4 -2.4
Turnout 3,819 18.4
Labour hold Swing -5.5
North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Feldman 2,122 38.1 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Jane Abramson 1,950 35.0 -1.7
Labour Andrew Bell 1,494 26.8 -4.3
Majority 172 3.1 -1.6
Turnout 5,566 32.9
Conservative hold Swing +3.9
Otley & Wharfedale[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Coyne 2,251 34.7 -2.3
Conservative Christine Smith 2,182 33.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Brian Jennings 2,058 31.7 +4.6
Majority 69 1.1 +0.1
Turnout 6,491 34.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +0.0
Pudsey North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Frank Robinson 2,661 46.2 -4.7
Labour Janet Harper 2,501 43.4 +4.7
Liberal Democrat David Marsay-Smith 600 10.4 +0.0
Majority 160 2.8 -9.3
Turnout 5,762 32.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -4.7
Pudsey South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Lewis 2,262 55.1 -0.6
Conservative Sheila Jackson 1,040 25.3 +7.2
Liberal Democrat Nigel Amor 716 17.4 -5.9
Green Graham Illingworth 90 2.2 -0.6
Majority 1,222 29.7 -2.6
Turnout 4,108 24.3
Labour hold Swing -3.9
Richmond Hill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eamonn McGee 1,658 77.4 -7.0
Liberal Democrat Keith Norman 300 14.0 +3.5
Conservative Alan Rhodes 184 8.6 +3.5
Majority 1,358 63.4 -10.6
Turnout 2,142 16.1
Labour hold Swing -5.2
Rothwell[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alec Hudson 2,015 59.1 -5.6
Conservative John Cowling 712 20.9 +7.1
Liberal Democrat Mitchell Galdas 682 20.0 -1.5
Majority 1,303 38.2 -5.1
Turnout 3,409 22.3
Labour hold Swing -6.3
Roundhay[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Harrand 2,299 43.6 +7.7
Labour Mohammed Iqbal 1,940 36.8 -8.0
Liberal Democrat Ann Skinner 1,031 19.6 +2.5
Majority 359 6.8 -2.1
Turnout 5,270 31.5
Conservative hold Swing +7.8
Seacroft[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arthur Vollans 1,983 75.4 -11.9
Conservative Patricia Hyde 272 10.3 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Sadie Fisher 194 7.4 +1.1
Independent Raymond Northgreaves 128 4.9 +4.9
Green Michael Bolton 54 2.1 +2.1
Majority 1,711 65.0 -15.8
Turnout 2,631 21.4
Labour hold Swing -7.8
University[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Dale 1,327 63.0 -10.9
Liberal Democrat Shirley Broadbent 289 13.7 +4.2
Conservative Robert Winfield 217 10.3 +1.2
Socialist Alternative Chris Hill 145 6.9 -0.7
Green Paul Eade 130 6.2 +6.2
Majority 1,038 49.2 -15.2
Turnout 2,108 12.9
Labour hold Swing -7.5
Weetwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stewart Golton 2,200 40.1 +1.7
Labour Eileen Moxon 1,954 35.7 -4.5
Conservative Ann Castle 1,155 21.1 +2.4
Green David Webb 171 3.1 +0.4
Majority 246 4.5 +2.7
Turnout 5,480 34.1
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +3.1
Wetherby[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Procter 3,960 62.1 +5.6
Labour Reginald Steel 1,807 28.4 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Sarah May 605 9.5 -1.8
Majority 2,153 33.8 +9.3
Turnout 6,372 30.8
Conservative hold Swing +4.6
Whinmoor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin Hemingway 1,644 58.1 -10.2
Conservative Richard Williams 854 30.2 +9.8
Liberal Democrat Graham Roberts 333 11.8 +3.1
Majority 790 27.9 -20.0
Turnout 2,831 20.7
Labour hold Swing -10.0
Wortley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Malcolm Bedford 1,860 42.4 -11.7
Green David Blackburn 1,724 39.3 +11.0
Labour Daphne Riley 1,423
Green Claire Nash 1,106
Conservative Glenn Broadbent 504 11.5 +1.5
Conservative Ruby Patel 324
Liberal Democrat Michael Daly 295 6.7 -0.8
Majority 301 3.1 -22.7
Turnout 4,383 24.5
Labour hold Swing
Green gain from Labour Swing +11.3

By-elections between 1998 and 1999[edit]

Bramley by-election 6 August 1998[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Revett 1,965 63.9 +48.4
Labour Stephen Simpson 876 28.5 -40.8
Conservative Steven Welsh 142 4.6 -10.6
Socialist Alternative David Jones 48 1.6 +1.6
Green Paul Eade 44 1.4 +1.4
Majority 1,089 35.4 -18.4
Turnout 3,075 18.6 +2.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +44.6

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 x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Election of Councillors : May 1998". leeds.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 1999-10-23. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Local Election Results, 1999". Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16. 
  5. ^ "Bramley By-Election 6th August 1998". leeds.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 1999-02-09. Retrieved 2012-12-20.