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Elections to Eastleigh Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Eastleigh Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 11 -1 78.6
  Conservative 2 0 14.3
  Labour 1 +1 7.1