Redditch Borough Council election, 1998
After the election, the composition of the council was
In total 11 seats were up for election, with two seats contested in Batchley ward after the resignation of a Labour councillor there. The only ward where there was no election this year was Church Hill.
As only a third of the seats were being elected the Labour party was guaranteed to keep its majority on the council. However the Conservatives were hoping to gain at least two seats in the election and raised increases in council house rents and controversy over disability benefits as issues where they could benefit from.
|Redditch Local Election Result 1998|
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- "Council poll results". The Guardian. 1998-05-09. p. 16.
- "Swing is Tories' only hope Redditch nominations". Birmingham Mail. 1998-04-07. p. 25.
- Harrison, Stephen (1998-05-02). "Labour tipped for hat-trick of wins Voters go to the polls in local elections next Thursday. Local Government Correspondent Stephen Harrison looks at the battle for Worcestershire.". Birmingham Post. p. 4.
- Probert, Andy (1998-05-08). "Tight grip maintained by Labour". Birmingham Mail. p. 5.