Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Richmond upon Thames Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.[1][2]

Election result[edit]

Party Votes Seats
Liberal Democrats 24,018 (42.93%)
Decrease 3.44 34 (65.4%)
34 / 52
Decrease 9
Conservative Party 19,814 (35.42%)
Increase 0.42 14 (26.92%)
14 / 52
Increase 7
Labour Party 11,638 (20.80%)
Increase 2.36 4 (7.7%)
4 / 52
Increase 2
Independent Resident 403 (0.72%)
N/A 0 (0.0%)
0 / 52
N/A
Socialist Labour 70 (0.13%)
N/A 0 (0.0%)
0 / 52
N/A
4 34 14
Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative

Ward results[edit]

Barnes (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gent C. Ms. 1722 49.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Westmorland B. Ms. 1616 -
Liberal Democrat Style A. Ms. 1584 -
Conservative Yandle J. 1430 40.8 +0.4
Conservative Ross J. 1406 -
Conservative Burton-Prateley M. 1361 -
Labour Frisby L. 356 10.1 -0.2
Labour Neimer A. Ms. 346 -
Labour Lumborg R. 297 -
Turnout 50.0 -9.3
Central Twickenham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Porter D. 937 35.5 -3.4
Conservative Lamb S. 927 -
Liberal Democrat Coombs J. 894 33.9 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Golder C. Ms. 855 -
Labour Nixon G. 810 30.7 +6.3
Labour Rogers D. 765 -
Turnout 48.1 -7.0
East Sheen (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative True N. 1167 53.9 +2.9
Conservative Flemington M. Ms. 1128 -
Liberal Democrat Morris P. 700 32.3 -5.8
Liberal Democrat Perrin R. 695 -
Labour Curtis P. Ms. 299 13.8 +2.8
Labour Fowler J. 264 -
Turnout 46.2 -13.4
East Twickenham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mann L. 1595 45.7 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Cornwell D. 1558 -
Liberal Democrat Whittall J. 1475 -
Labour Choat F. Ms. 1056 30.2 +4.1
Labour De Marco A. 974 -
Labour Rapley I. 931 -
Conservative Poyser P. Ms. 842 24.1 -3.5
Conservative Chamberlain D. 826 -
Conservative Sparrow T. Ms. 807 -
Turnout 39.9 -12.7
Ham & Petersham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jones S. Ms. 1528 57.8 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Williams D. 1487 -
Liberal Democrat Miller B. 1437 -
Conservative Sparrow D. 735 27.8 +1.7
Conservative Proctor R. 725 -
Conservative Britto D. 701 -
Labour Hunt A. Ms. 382 14.4 -0.4
Labour Risner P. Ms. 340 -
Labour Somers D. 328 -
Turnout 45.3 -12.0
Hampton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Woodward A. Ms. 1287 42.8 +8.2
Conservative Matthews J. Ms. 1227 -
Liberal Democrat Woodriff B. 1569 40.8 -7.1
Conservative Mundy R. 1215 -
Liberal Democrat Lees M. 1109 -
Liberal Democrat Fayle S. Ms. 1101 -
Labour Cross C. Ms. 492 16.4 -1.1
Labour Carrier C. Ms. 463 -
Labour Spawls L. Ms. 446 -
Turnout 44.6 -7.6
Hampton Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samuel G. 1390 40.8 +0.4
Liberal Democrat Alexander B. Ms. 1379 40.5 -1.3
Conservative Kreling M. 1361 -
Conservative Pipe P. Ms. 1340 -
Liberal Democrat Gossage J. 1327 -
Liberal Democrat Stone G. 1233 -
Labour Firth B. 639 18.8 +1.0
Labour Goodier R. 615 -
Labour Gilligan K. 571 -
Turnout 50.1 -5.7
Hampton Nursery (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Woodriff M. Ms. 745 41.8 -6.1
Liberal Democrat Cardy J. 662 -
Conservative Williams M. Ms. 586 32.9 +2.4
Conservative Cape J. Ms. 575 -
Labour Beaty S. 450 25.3 +3.7
Labour Yusuf M. 396 -
Turnout 36.5 -11.2
Hampton Wick (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arbour T. 1600 44.4 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Rae G. Ms. 1477 41.0 -1.0
Conservative Parsons E. Ms. 1446 -
Conservative Rogers B. 1385 -
Liberal Democrat Tresise J. Ms. 1369 -
Liberal Democrat McDougall M. 1344 -
Labour Mackinlay H. 527 14.6 -2.8
Labour Tutchell D. 482 -
Labour Wyatt J. Ms. 465 -
Turnout 46.3 -4.5
Heathfield (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat King R. 1315 45.0 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Jones M. 1255 -
Liberal Democrat Treble W. 1174 -
Conservative Miles B. 961 32.6 -0.4
Conservative Ross K. 935 -
Conservative Leamy S. 902 -
Labour Hanlon S. 646 22.1 +3.9
Labour Guichard S. 631 -
Labour Marchant H. 608 -
Turnout 40.1 -14.5
Kew (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lourie A. 1618 46.7 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Miller J. Ms. 1603 -
Liberal Democrat Barnett A. 1558 -
Conservative Jowit R. 1295 37.4 +2.3
Conservative Britto S. Ms. 1284 -
Conservative Saywell J. 1266 -
Labour Cobbett N. 548 15.8 +1.0
Labour Marder P. Ms. 502 -
Labour Villanueva A. Ms. 464 -
Turnout 46.9 -11.5
Mortlake (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stanier E. Ms. 1048 39.5 -13.1
Labour Langford B. 1014 38.2 +20.8
Labour Matthews B. 1004 -
Labour Marder B. 979 -
Liberal Democrat Rudd J. 975 -
Liberal Democrat Vernon S. 951 -
Conservative Hoy C. Ms. 593 22.3 -7.7
Conservative McAlister M. 575 -
Conservative Earl J. 559 -
Turnout 45.7 -7.5
Palewell (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Summers J. Ms. 1459 46.2 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Daglish M. 1387 -
Conservative Blake H. Ms. 1315 41.6 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Manners A. 1313 -
Conservative Urquhart N. Ms. 1310 -
Conservative Saunders J. 1306 -
Labour Genders W. 386 12.2 +0.3
Labour Creighan K. 383 -
Labour Metzger M. Ms. 375 -
Turnout 50.5 -9.4
Richmond Hill (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Weber M. Ms. 1287 47.7 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Lee P. Ms. 1261 -
Liberal Democrat Mollett A. 1220 -
Conservative Gray G. 993 36.8 -2.9
Conservative Van Dinter C. Ms. 949 -
Conservative Marsh M. 934 -
Labour Martin G. 418 15.5 -1.1
Labour Laird A. 413 -
Labour Syed M. 358 -
Turnout 41.5 -13.2
Richmond Town (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Cornish A. Ms. 960 49.9 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Carthew N. 926 -
Conservative Bennett R. 609 31.7 -2.3
Conservative Watts I. 582 -
Labour Dunne P. 353 18.4 +3.5
Labour Monks K. 317 -
Turnout 41.3 -15.9
South Twickenham (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Orchard D. 1381 35.2 -1.2
Conservative Butler A. 1246 -
Conservative Lait N. 1243 -
Liberal Democrat Pope G. 1142 29.1 -12.2
Labour Cullen F. 992 25.3 +3.0
Liberal Democrat Carr M. Ms. 989 -
Labour Mayer A. Ms. 958 -
Liberal Democrat Topol S. 891 -
Labour Butters N. 888 -
Independent Resident Armstrong J. 403 10.3 N/A
Turnout 47.1 -4.1
Teddington (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Elengorn M. 1603 49.0 -4.4
Liberal Democrat Knight S. 1502 -
Liberal Democrat Mumford J. 1495 -
Conservative Temlett P. 1044 31.9 +3.3
Conservative Maxwell K. 995 -
Conservative Broughton J. 987 -
Labour Boaler C. 623 19.1 +1.0
Labour Banaji P. Ms. 613 -
Labour Orton N. Ms. 604 -
Turnout 43.2 -10.2
West Twickenham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gold M. 1028 49.0 +7.3
Labour Mackenzie E. Ms. 982 -
Liberal Democrat Allen P. 620 29.6 -7.9
Liberal Democrat Knight R. Ms. 596 -
Conservative Hollis P-J. Ms. 379 18.1 -2.6
Conservative Hollis R. 377 -
Socialist Labour Rose A. Ms. 70 3.3 N/A
Turnout 44.1 -12.7
Whitton (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mackinney G. Ms. 1357 41.8 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Mackinney K. 1343 -
Liberal Democrat Warren K. 1308 -
Conservative Jezzard G. 1270 39.1 +4.2
Conservative Pearce T. 1201 -
Conservative Pearce M. 1195 -
Labour Lupton S. Ms. 619 19.1 +1.2
Labour Harry D. 594 -
Labour Morgan J. Ms. 591 -
Turnout 47.4 -6.1



References[edit]

  1. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 19 May 1998. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council Elections" (PDF). Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council. Richmond-upon-Thames Borough Council. Retrieved 20 January 2016.