The 1998 Stroud Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Stroud District Council in Gloucestershire, 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


Before the election the Labour party ran the council, but the party had recently lost its one-seat overall majority after a vacancy in a Labour seat.[2] 19 seats were contested in the election with Labour defending 10 seats, the Liberal Democrats 5, Green party 2 and independents 2.[2]

Election result

The results saw no party win a majority on the council after Labour lost 1 seat to the Conservatives and 1 seat to an independent.[3]

Stroud local election result 1998[4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 -2 42.1
  Conservative 3 +3 15.8
  Liberal Democrats 3 -2 15.8
  Independent 3 +1 15.8
  Green 2 0 10.5


  1. ^ a b "Last night's results". Daily Mirror. 8 May 1998. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b Harrison, Stephen (30 April 1998). "Close contest as Labour battles to stay in control Voters across the Midlands go to the polls next Thursdaymay7. Today, Local Government Correspondent Stephen Harrison looks at the looming ballot battle in Gloucestershire". Birmingham Post. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Set-backs fail to end ruling party's firm grip". Birmingham Post. 8 May 1998. p. 3.
  4. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46.