Cheltenham Borough Council election, 2002

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The 2002 Cheltenham Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seat by 1.[1] The Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from the Conservative party.[2]

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Liberal Democrats gain control after winning an extra 10 councillors.[3]

Cheltenham Local Election Result 2002[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 21 +10 52.5 44.3 25,006 +7.6%
  Conservative 13 -10 32.5 40.9 23,086 -7.0%
  People Against Bureaucracy Action Group 4 -1 10.0 8.9 4,999 +2.6%
  Labour 2 0 5.0 5.0 2,804 -3.6%
  Green 0 0 0 1.0 556 +0.6%

Ward results[edit]

All Saints (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christine Franklin 813
Liberal Democrat Stephen Jordan 800
Conservative John Newman 463
Conservative Paul Simons 456
Labour Brenda Moody 116
Turnout 2,648 33.7
Battledown (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul McLain 711
Conservative Hedley Thompson 711
Liberal Democrat Susan Needs 701
Liberal Democrat Alan White 699
Labour David Evans 97
Turnout 2,919 42.6
Benhall & The Reddings (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Nigel Britter 1,082
Liberal Democrat Andrew Rickell 948
Conservative Jacqueline Fletcher 836
Conservative Timothy Harman 720
Turnout 3,586 45.7
Charlton Kings (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Moreton 981
Conservative Duncan Smith 903
Liberal Democrat Stephen Harvey 715
Liberal Democrat Heather Turner 500
Green Celia Bear 133
Labour Lorna Steers 123
Turnout 3,355 41.6
Charlton Park (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Chaplin 1,179
Conservative John Melville-Smith 1,109
Liberal Democrat John Finnemore 567
Liberal Democrat Anthony Oliver 542
Labour David Addison 93
Turnout 3,490 46.4
College (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Garth Barnes 772
Liberal Democrat Lloyd Surgenor 736
Conservative Penelope Hall 628
Conservative Robert Evans 621
Green Christopher Chatfield 120
Labour Gillian Howells 85
Turnout 2,962 37.6
Hesters Way (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lydia Bishop 614
Liberal Democrat Wendy Young 584
Conservative Daphne Allen 186
Conservative Lesley Silvester 170
Labour Robert Wells 131
Turnout 1,685 23.0
Lansdown (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Driver 746
Conservative Diggory Seacome 725
Liberal Democrat Michael Storm 288
Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood 274
Green Keith Bessant 140
Labour Katya Vines 88
Turnout 2,261 30.0
Leckhampton (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Buckland 1,186
Conservative Robin MacDonald 1,181
Liberal Democrat Dermot Clarke 977
Liberal Democrat John Coleman 949
Turnout 4,293 55.0
Oakley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Hale 610
Labour Diana Hale 583
Liberal Democrat Barrie Anderson 254
Liberal Democrat Sandra Wheeler 202
Conservative Clare Huckett 187
Conservative Sophie Preston-Hall 182
Turnout 2,018 26.4
Park (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Garnham 996
Conservative Gerald Gearing 951
Liberal Democrat Michael Pictor 744
Liberal Democrat William Whelan 650
Turnout 3,341 40.0
Pittville (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
People Against Bureaucracy Action Group Diane Hibbert 752
People Against Bureaucracy Action Group David Prince 723
Conservative Gary Bowden 574
Conservative John Hopwood 502
Liberal Democrat Colin Hay 268
Liberal Democrat Kirstie Clish-Green 257
Labour Edward Hemmings 156
Turnout 3,232 40.5
Prestbury (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
People Against Bureaucracy Action Group Leslie Godwin 1,187
People Against Bureaucracy Action Group Malcolm Stennett 1,171
Conservative Martin Locke 488
Conservative Paul Ryder 383
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Jones 202
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Whalley 99
Green Caroline Griffiths 93
Turnout 3,623 40.7
Springbank (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christopher Morris 603
Liberal Democrat Simon Wheeler 547
Conservative James Stevenson 196
Conservative Antony Sygerycz 157
Labour Clive Harriss 151
Turnout 1,654 21.9
St. Mark's (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Sandra Holliday 709
Liberal Democrat Clive Lloyd 698
Conservative Michael Horton 301
Conservative Andrew Wall 274
Labour Andre Curtis 157
Turnout 2,139 26.0
St. Paul's (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Andrew McKinlay 523
Liberal Democrat Christopher Coleman 441
Conservative Christopher Anstey 104
Labour William Fawcett 94
Conservative Patrick Corbyn 86
Green Jennifer Stone 70
Turnout 1,318 16.9
St. Peter's (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Pat Thornton 535
Liberal Democrat James Stuart-Smith 462
Conservative Roger Marchant 426
Conservative Robert Bird 333
Labour Robert Irons 152
Turnout 1,908 23.8
Swindon Village (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat James Ledeux 725
Liberal Democrat Robert Jones 699
People Against Bureaucracy Action Group Joanna McVeagh 598
People Against Bureaucracy Action Group Peter Allen 568
Conservative Anthony Fletcher 178
Conservative Terence Gould 170
Turnout 2,938 33.1
Up Hatherley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Zoe Forbes 1,015
Liberal Democrat David Fidgeon 1,002
Conservative Eric Baylis 708
Conservative Alan Nicholson 589
Turnout 3,314 42.6
Warden Hill (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rowena Hay 945
Conservative Anne Regan 911
Conservative Christine Ryder 878
Liberal Democrat John Oates 865
Labour Christopher Bailey 168
Turnout 3,767 45.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheltenham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Local Elections: Results - Cabinet big guns suffer setbacks on home turf". The Independent. 2002-05-03. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Borough council elections x 2 seats per ward 2nd May, 2002" (PDF). Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  4. ^ "Election results; Local Election". The Times. 2002-05-04. p. 16.