The 1998 Stratford-on-Avon District Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Stratford-on-Avon District Council in Warwickshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Before the election the Liberal Democrats ran the council as a minority administration, with the Conservatives the second largest party.[3] The election saw this continue with the Liberal Democrats making one gain in Henley ward from the Conservatives by 10 votes.[4] However the Conservatives also ended the election with an extra seat after the independents lost 2 seats, including in Stratford Alveston.[4] All 3 of the Liberal Democrat, Conservative and Labour group leaders successfully defended their seats in the election, with the Liberal Democrat council leader, Susan Juned holding Alcester with a 77% majority.[4]

Stratford-on-Avon Local Election Result 1998[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 +1 52.6
  Conservative 7 +1 36.8
  Labour 1 0 5.3
  Independent 1 -2 5.3


  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. ^ Harrison, Stephen (6 May 1998). "Battle of the parties that really counts Tomorrow voters across the West Midlands have a chance to deliver their verdicts on the performance of local councils. Local Government Correspondent Stephen Harrison concludes his series on local elections in the region with a look at the ballot battles in Warwickshire". Birmingham Post. p. 4.
  4. ^ a b c Jackson, Guy (8 May 1998). "Hanging on an old knife-edge". Birmingham Post. p. 3.