The 1998 Hastings Borough Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Hastings Borough Council in East Sussex, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party gained overall control of the council from the Liberal Democrats.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The Labour victories saw them gain a majority on Hastings Borough Council for the first time.[3]

Hastings Local Election Result 1998[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 +3 76.9
  Liberal Democrats 2 -4 15.4
  Conservative 1 +1 7.7


  1. ^ a b "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.
  2. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16.
  3. ^ White, Michael; Hetherington, Peter (8 May 1998). "Yes to London mayor Tory gains light as Labour stumbles on voter apathy". The Guardian. p. 1.