The 1998 Oldham Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.
After the election, the composition of the council was
Before the election Labour ran the council with 35 councillors as compared to 24 for the Liberal Democrats. The election was mainly fought between these 2 parties with the Liberal Democrats campaigning on local issues under a slogan of "open, local, clean and green". They said that Labour were arrogant and complacent, while Labour attacked the Liberal Democrats for being irresponsible on public spending and opportunistic.
Overall turnout in the election was 31%.
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