Runnymede Council election, 1998

Elections to Runnymede Council were held on 7 May, 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was
*Conservative 23
*Labour 12
*Independent 5
*Liberal Democrat 1
*Residents Association 1

Election result

Election Summary Party
party = Conservative Party (UK)
seats = 8
gain =
loss =
net = +2
seats % = 53.3
votes % = 47.1
votes = 9,396
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party
party = Labour Party (UK)
seats = 4
gain =
loss =
net = -2
seats % = 26.7
votes % = 28.7
votes = 5,734
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
seats = 1
gain =
loss =
net = 0
seats % = 6.7
votes % = 15.6
votes = 3,108
plus/minus =
Election Summary
party = Residents Association
seats = 1
gain =
loss =
net = +1
seats % = 6.7
votes % = 4.8
votes = 955
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party
party = Independent (politician)
seats = 1
gain =
loss =
net = -1
seats % = 6.7
votes % = 3.9
votes = 769
plus/minus =

Ward results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Elizabeth Blake
votes = 883
percentage = 53.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Kingham
votes = 776
percentage = 46.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 107
percentage = 6.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,659
percentage = 38.6
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Keith Cliff
votes = 755
percentage = 53.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Terry Dicks
votes = 645
percentage = 46.1
change =
Election box majority
votes = 110
percentage = 7.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,400
percentage = 34.4
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Grahame Leon-Smith
votes = 802
percentage = 61.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Kenneth Denyer
votes = 298
percentage = 22.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Gillian Taggart
votes = 205
percentage = 15.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 504
percentage = 38.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,305
percentage = 29.7
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Sarah Jacobs
votes = 820
percentage = 45.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Linda Quinn
votes = 801
percentage = 44.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Prudence Horne
votes = 180
percentage = 10.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 19
percentage = 1.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,801
percentage = 34.6
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Mary Lowther
votes = 765
percentage = 57.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Graham Thomas
votes = 469
percentage = 35.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Noel Kehoe
votes = 93
percentage = 7.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 296
percentage = 22.3
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,327
percentage = 34.3
change =

Election box candidate
party = Residents Association
candidate = Brian Clarke
votes = 955
percentage = 63.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Hannes Kleineke
votes = 286
percentage = 18.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = William Holland
votes = 273
percentage = 18.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 669
percentage = 44.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,514
percentage = 28.5
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Carole Jones
votes = 485
percentage = 55.9
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Martin Rudd
votes = 202
percentage = 23.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Key
votes = 180
percentage = 20.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 283
percentage = 32.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 867
percentage = 20.5
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Alan Clark
votes = 584
percentage = 47.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Timothy Stones
votes = 533
percentage = 43.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Stuart Bonar
votes = 108
percentage = 8.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 51
percentage = 4.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,225
percentage = 31.1
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = David Easton
votes = 774
percentage = 60.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Carl Boyde
votes = 517
percentage = 40.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 257
percentage = 20.0
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,291
percentage = 30.2
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Edward Barrett
votes = 635
percentage = 54.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Dennis Dormer
votes = 401
percentage = 34.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Dorian Mead
votes = 123
percentage = 10.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 234
percentage = 20.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,159
percentage = 24.5
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Kenneth Graham
votes = 810
percentage = 60.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Broadhead
votes = 530
percentage = 39.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 280
percentage = 20.8
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,340
percentage = 34.4
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Independent (politician)
candidate = Francis Tourlamain
votes = 769
percentage = 63.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Pearce
votes = 295
percentage = 24.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Monica Dowling
votes = 152
percentage = 12.5
change =
Election box majority
votes = 474
percentage = 38.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 1,216
percentage = 29.1
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Poole
votes = 731
percentage = 76.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Colin Archer
votes = 113
percentage = 11.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Thomas Palm
votes = 112
percentage = 11.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 618
percentage = 64.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 956
percentage = 32.3
change =

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Florence Angell
votes = 883
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = John Keene
votes = 859
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Peter Hartwell
votes = 397
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Castleton
votes = 383
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Blair
votes = 213
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Shaun O'Byrne
votes = 167
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 2,902
percentage = 39.7
change =

References

*"Council poll results", "The Guardian" 9 May 1998 page 16
* [http://www.runnymede.gov.uk/portal/binary/com.epicentric.contentmanagement.servlet.ContentDeliveryServlet/RBC%2520Portal/LGCL%2520Categories/Council%2520government%2520%2526%2520democracy/Elections/Electoral%2520services/Previous%2520election%2520results/Election%2520results%25201998/Borough%2520results%25201998 Ward results]

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