25 seats needed for a majority
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
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
Sixteen councillors were elected.
|Liberal Democrats||J. Rivett||275||15.5|