1998 Ipswich Borough Council election

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16 seats
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Conservative

Council control before election

Labour

Council control after election

Labour

Elections for Ipswich Borough Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

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Ipswich Borough Council Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 -1 75.0
  Conservative 4 +2 25.0
  Liberal Democrats 0 -1 0

Ward Results

Sixteen councillors were elected.[1]

Bixley

Bixley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Barker 970 54.7
Labour S. Watson 532 29.9
Liberal Democrats J. Rivett 275 15.5
Majority 438
Turnout 1,777
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Ipswich Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. Elections Centre Plymouth University. Retrieved 10 May 2021.