Elections to Bromley Council in England were held on 7 May 1998. The whole council was up for election and the Conservative party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

Because the council fell into no overall control, for the first time in the London Borough of Bromley history it was taken over by a Liberal Democrat/Labour Coalition. This ended in 2001 when the Conservatives regained the council.

Election result

Bromley Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 28 0 4 -4 46.7
  Liberal Democrats 25 5 1 +4 41.7
  Labour 7 1 1 0 11.7

Ward results

Bromley Borough Council election, 1998: Anerley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYChristopher Richard Gaster 1,362 28.9
Liberal Democrats Green tickYWilliam Alan Macdonald MacCormick 1,289 27.4
Labour Clinton Valvis McCree 765 16.2
Labour Andrew Jonathan Pharoah 658 14.0
Conservative Adrian Grantham Smith 328 7.0
Conservative John Anthony De'Giovanni 308 6.5
Turnout 34.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bromley Borough Council election, 1998: Bickley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYIngrid Alexandra Buckley 2,507 20.5
Conservative Green tickYSheila Ann Humphreys 2,449 20.0
Conservative Green tickYGordon William Jenkins 2,357 19.3
Liberal Democrats David Malcolm Dear 1,027 8.4
Liberal Democrats Anne Wendy Chaplin 991 8.1
Liberal Democrats Susan Anne Taylor 989 8.1
Labour Susan Noelle Cox 690 5.6
Labour Arthur Harold Johnson 638 5.2
Labour Alfred Ernest Parish 579 4.7
Turnout 40.8
Conservative hold Swing
Bromley Borough Council election, 1998: Biggin Hill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYGeoffrey Colin Gostt 1,830
Liberal Democrats Green tickYWalter Robert Shekyls 1,742
Conservative David Robert Haslam 1,481
Conservative Christopher Douglas Wordingham 1,366
Labour Brendan French 284
Labour Leonard David Hall 283
Turnout 43.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bromley Common & Keston (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout 36.77
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Chelsfield & Goddington (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYGraem Peters 2,477
Liberal Democrats Green tickYGillian Margaret Chamarette 2,461
Liberal Democrats Green tickYMichael James Hall 2,399
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout 45.08
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Chislehurst (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Clock House (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYDavid Edward Aubrey Crowe 1,871
Liberal Democrats Green tickYMartin Arthur Lockwood 1,802
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Turnout 45.44
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Copers Cope (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Crofton (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYHelen Cecilia Rabbatts 2,007
Liberal Democrats Green tickYVivian Charles Ross 1,883
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Turnout 49.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Darwin (1)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Eden Park (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYJane Elizabeth Green 1,474
Liberal Democrats Green tickYAnthony Robert Phillips 1,338
Conservative Albert George Miles 1,237
Conservative Robert Alistair Herd 1,207
Labour
Labour
Turnout 45.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Farnborough (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Hayes (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Kelsey Park (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Lawrie Park & Kent House (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Martins Hill & Town (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYPeter John Ayres 1,274
Liberal Democrats Green tickYRaymond Philip Warner 1,144
Conservative Philip Thomas Hollobone 1,111
Conservative Paul Louis Jemetta 1,024
Labour
Labour
Turnout 38.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Mottingham (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Orpington Central (2)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Liberal Democrats Green tickY
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Turnout 37.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Penge (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Petts Wood & Knoll (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Plaistow & Sundridge (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYJames Gillespie 1,865
Conservative Green tickYCatherine Ann Bustard 1,824
Liberal Democrats Green tickYStephen Frank Gosling 1,818
Conservative Michael Turner 1,812
Conservative Dorothy Joan Laird 1,791
Liberal Democrats Lennard Douglas Woods 1,768
Labour
Labour
Labour
Turnout 39.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
St Mary Cray (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYSusan Ann Polydorou 1,381
Liberal Democrats Green tickYDavid McBride 1,332
Labour Green tickYJohn Richard Holbrook 1,312
Labour Christopher John Price 1,225
Liberal Democrats Michael Oldman 1,255
Liberal Democrats Brenda Denise Thompson 1,246
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Turnout 35.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
St Paul's Cray (3)[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYColin Willetts 1,662
Liberal Democrats Green tickYWilliam Hawthorne 1,597
Liberal Democrats Green tickYMartin Alan Curry 1,471
Liberal Democrats Duncan Keith Borrowman 1,443
Labour Kelly Jane Galvin 1,440
Labour Elizabeth Ruth Johnstone 1,411
Conservative
Conservative
Conservative
Turnout 35.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Shortlands (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
West Wickham North (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
West Wickham South (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

References

  1. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m London Borough of Bromley