Elections to Rotherham Metropolitan 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
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|South Yorkshire CC|
|West Riding CC|
|Sheffield City Region|
|National Assembly elections|