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Elections to Daventry District Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Daventry Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 +2 50.0
  Labour 4 -2 28.6
  Liberal Democrats 2 +1 14.3
  Independent 1 -1 7.1