The 1987 Cheltenham Council election took place on 7 May 1987 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. One third of the council was up for election. The Conservatives made gains and became the largest party, but the council stayed in no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Cheltenham Local Election Result 1987[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 4 0 +4 81.8 44.2 14,968 +8.8
  Alliance 2 1 3 -2 18.2 38.6 13,074 -1.8
  Labour 0 0 0 - 0.0 11.5 3,903 -4.8
  Residents 0 0 2 -2 0.0 5.7 1,913 +1.1

Ward results

All Saints[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Daphne Pennell 1,533 47.8 +7.1
Alliance Andrew McKinlay 1,310 40.8 -6.7
Labour Diana Hale 364 11.4 -4.1
Majority 223 7.0
Turnout 3,207 46.99
Conservative hold Swing
Charlton Kings[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Moreton 1,402 37.0 +11.9
Alliance Rosemary Daffurn 1,314 34.7 -0.8
Residents Walter Robinson 913 24.1 -15.3
Labour Paul Booth 159 4.2 N/A
Majority 88 2.3
Turnout 3,788 59.07
Conservative gain from Residents Swing
College[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Chaplin 2,341 56.0 +5.0
Alliance Garth Barnes 1,649 39.4 -3.0
Labour Philip Jump 192 4.6 -1.9
Majority 692 16.6
Turnout 4,182 59.59
Conservative hold Swing
Hatherley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Thorp 1,637 49.3 +8.7
Alliance Richard Pride 1,414 42.6 -11.8
Labour Andrew Palmer 268 8.1 -3.9
Majority 223 6.7
Turnout 3,319 50.33
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing
Hesters Way[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance David Banyard 1,389 49.2 +13.2
Residents Richard Sturdy* 1,000 35.4 N/A
Labour Clive Harriss 434 15.4 -17.7
Majority 389 13.8
Turnout 2,823 39.49
Alliance gain from Residents Swing
Lansdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Wickham 1,575 59.0 +3.1
Alliance Roger Jones 834 31.2 -1.0
Labour Linda Stapleton 260 9.7 -2.2
Majority 741 27.8
Turnout 2,669 44.15
Conservative hold Swing
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Irving 1,972 59.7 +2.3
Alliance Joyce Norman 1,179 35.7 +0.9
Labour Maria Bottomley 150 4.5 -3.3
Majority 793 24.0
Turnout 3,301 58.21
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Raymond 1,210 39.5 +5.7
Labour Jonquil Naish 1,000 32.6 -8.3
Alliance Alan Wadley 856 27.9 +2.6
Majority 210 6.9
Turnout 3,066 49.44
Conservative hold Swing
St Mark's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance Brian Cassin* 1,270 54.8 +1.8
Conservative Graham Daniel 682 29.4 +10.6
Labour Sandra Thomas 367 15.8 -12.4
Majority 588 25.4
Turnout 2,319 40.11
Alliance hold Swing
St Paul's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dudley Aldridge 1,282 48.4 +6.4
Alliance Andrew Fayter 1,103 41.7 -3.9
Labour Graham Mace 263 9.9 -2.5
Majority 179 6.7
Turnout 2,648 46.06
Conservative gain from Alliance Swing
St Peter's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Marchant* 1,330 52.5 +19.2
Alliance Philip Hart 756 29.9 -12.3
Labour Phillip Chappell 446 17.6 -6.9
Majority 574 22.6
Turnout 2,532 43.20
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Borough council election 7th May, 1987". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1987.