Cheltenham Borough Council elections

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Half of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England is elected every two years, while before 2002 the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 40 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973 - 1979
No overall control 1979 - 1991
Liberal Democrats 1991 - 1999
No overall control 1999 - 2000
Conservative 2000 - 2002
Liberal Democrats 2002 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2010
Liberal Democrats 2010 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Swindon By-Election 28 May 1998[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
People against Bureaucracy Joanna McVeagh 239 39.6 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Charmain Sheppard 218 36.2 -13.1
Conservative Barbara Driver 146 24.2 +12.2
Majority 21 3.4
Turnout 603 41.7
Independent gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Prestbury By-Election 2 November 2000[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
People against Bureaucracy Diane Hibbert 786 59.2 +0.5
Conservative Tess Neale 344 25.9 +7.5
Liberal Democrat Robert Jones 161 12.1 +4.2
Labour Edward Hemmings 37 2.8 +2.8
Majority 625 33.3
Turnout 1,328 22.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing
Charlton Kings By-Election 22 January 2004[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Ryder 857 47.0 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Alan White 833 45.7 +9.1
Green Caroline Griffiths 84 4.6 -2.2
Labour Denis Williams 49 2.7 -3.6
Majority 24 1.3
Turnout 1,823 42.9
Conservative hold Swing
All Saints By-Election 30 July 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Charlie Stewart 680 58.2 -0.9
Conservative Emma Logan 395 33.8 +0.2
Green Cathy Green 59 4.9 +0.4
Labour John Phipps 37 3.2 +0.3
Majority 285 24.4
Turnout 1,169 27.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Springbank By-Election 28 October 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Chris Coleman 722 66.4 -2.9
Conservative Mireille Weller 188 17.3 -13.4
Labour Clive Harriss 142 13.1 +13.1
Green Jon Stubbings 35 3.2 +3.2
Majority 534 49.1
Turnout 1,087
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Should Cheltenham Borough Council have elections every four years?". this is gloucestershire.co.uk. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Cheltenham". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Cheltenham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Borough council by-election 28th May, 1998". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Borough Council by-election 2nd November, 2000". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  6. ^ "Plaid profits in only byelection gain". London: guardian.co.uk. 2004-01-23. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  7. ^ "Borough Council by-election 22nd January 2004". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  8. ^ "Liberals hold on to power in Cheltenham". this is gloucestershire.co.uk. 2009-08-01. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  9. ^ "Lib Dem's Chris Coleman wins Cheltenham Borough Council seat in Springbank". this is Gloucestershire. 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 

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