The 1986 Cheltenham Council election took place on 8 May 1986 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. One third of the council was up for election. The SDP–Liberal Alliance made gains but fell one seat short of a majority, meaning the council stayed in no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Cheltenham Local Election Result 1986[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Alliance 8 2 0 +2 61.5 40.4 11,874 -2.3
  Conservative 3 0 1 -1 23.1 35.4 10,427 -3.9
  Labour 1 1 1 - 7.7 16.3 4,793 +3.0
  Residents 1 0 0 - 7.7 4.6 1,358 -0.1
  Independent Ratepayer 0 0 1 -1 0.0 3.3 963 N/A

Ward results

All Saints[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Adelaide Hodges* 1,261 47.5 -0.1
Alliance Stephen Jordan 1,146 43.2 -4.4
Conservative Daphne Pennell 1,079 40.7 -1.4
Conservative Anthony Cronk 1,048 39.5 -2.6
Labour Diana Hale 412 15.5 +5.3
Labour Reginald Pope 350 13.2 +3.0
Majority 67 2.5
Turnout 2,654 38.86
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Charlton Kings[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents Donald Perry* 1,356 39.4 -12.2
Alliance Rosemary Daffurn 1,223 35.5 N/A
Conservative Nicholas Norman 864 25.1 -15.1
Majority 133 3.9
Turnout 3,443 53.89
Residents hold Swing
College[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Howell* 1,782 51.0 +4.6
Alliance Garth Barnes 1,481 42.4 -6.3
Labour Louise Luker 228 6.5 +1.6
Majority 301 8.6
Turnout 3,491 51.28
Conservative hold Swing
Hatherley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Eric Phillips* 1,490 60.6 +2.8
Alliance Dorothy Rosser-Smith 1,339 54.4 -3.4
Conservative Timothy Ockwell 974 39.6 +6.2
Conservative Annalisa Shahlaei 819 33.3 -0.1
Labour Andrew Palmer 294 12.0 +3.2
Majority 365 14.8
Turnout 2,460 37.93
Alliance hold Swing
Alliance hold Swing
Hesters Way[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Alistair Cameron 947 36.0 +8.8
Labour Terence Ruck* 870 33.1 -0.1
Conservative Brian Chaplin 811 30.9 -8.7
Majority 77 2.9
Turnout 2,628 37.21
Alliance gain from Labour Swing
Lansdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative May Dent* 1,307 55.9 -1.1
Alliance Clive Lloyd 753 32.2 -2.1
Labour Linda Stapleton 279 11.9 +3.1
Majority 554 23.7
Turnout 2,339 40.75
Conservative hold Swing
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Maureen Stafford* 1,586 57.4 +2.5
Alliance Joyce Norman 961 34.8 -10.3
Labour Maria Bottomley 216 7.8 N/A
Majority 625 22.6
Turnout 2,763 49.62
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Hale 1,070 40.9 +4.9
Conservative Kenneth Burke* 883 33.8 +1.4
Alliance Alan Wadley 661 25.3 -6.3
Majority 187 7.1
Turnout 2,614 42.31
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St Mark's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Janet Watson* 1,099 53.0 -11.8
Labour Jonquil Naish 585 28.2 +13.4
Conservative Simon Richards 390 18.8 -1.6
Majority 514 24.8
Turnout 2,074 35.60
Alliance hold Swing
St Paul's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Deborah Griggs 1,045 45.6 -10.3
Independent Ratepayer Dudley Aldridge* 963 42.0 N/A
Labour Sandra Thomas 285 12.4 ±0.0
Majority 82 3.6
Turnout 2,293 41.22
Alliance gain from Ind. Conservative Swing
St Peter's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Pat Thornton 953 42.2 -11.8
Conservative Antony English 751 33.3 +3.3
Labour Phillip Chappell 554 24.5 +8.5
Majority 202 8.9
Turnout 2,258 38.60
Alliance hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Borough council election 8th May, 1986". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1986.