The 1988 Cheltenham Council election took place on 5 May 1988 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. One third of the council was up for election. The Conservatives made a net gain of one seat, which left them 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 1988[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SLD 6 1 1 - 54.5 43.4 12,666 +4.8
  Conservative 4 2 1 +1 36.4 42.6 12,414 -1.6
  Labour 1 0 0 - 9.1 13.4 3,901 +1.9
  Green 0 0 0 - 0.0 0.6 187 N/A
  Residents 0 0 1 -1 0.0 0.0 0 -5.7

Ward results

All Saints[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Stephen Jordan* 1,324 49.2 +8.4
Conservative Nigel Ferriman Lowe 1,038 38.6 -9.2
Labour Diana Hale 330 12.3 +0.9
Majority 286 10.6
Turnout 2,692 39.83
SLD hold Swing
Charlton Kings[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Todman 1,733 51.3 +13.3
SLD Barrie Anderson 1,449 42.9 +8.2
Labour Malcolm Perry 194 5.7 +1.5
Majority 284 8.4
Turnout 3,376 52.73
Conservative gain from Residents Swing
College[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leslie Freeman 2,034 57.2 +1.2
SLD Philip Gray* 1,520 42.8 +3.4
Majority 514 14.4
Turnout 3,554 50.76
Conservative gain from SLD Swing
Hatherley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Jeremy Whales* 1,454 50.2 +7.6
Conservative Jonathan Dubow 1,160 40.0 -9.3
Labour Andrew Palmer 284 9.8 +1.7
Majority 294 10.2
Turnout 2,898 43.44
SLD hold Swing
Hesters Way[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD David Brereton 1,251 47.5 -1.7
Conservative Harry Turbyfield* 897 34.1 N/A
Labour Ian White 486 18.5 +3.1
Majority 354 13.4
Turnout 2,634 36.51
SLD gain from Conservative Swing
Lansdown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Wilson 1,299 57.9 -1.1
SLD Mary Clarkson 681 30.4 -0.8
Labour Linda Stapleton 262 11.7 +2.0
Majority 618 27.5
Turnout 2,242 36.65
Conservative hold Swing
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Bullingham* 1,589 56.8 -2.9
SLD Christopher Morris 1,079 38.6 +2.9
Labour Jeremy Windust 130 4.6 +0.1
Majority 510 18.2
Turnout 2,798 49.09
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Pennington* 1,032 38.3 +5.7
Conservative Timothy Paterson 853 31.7 -7.8
SLD Andrew McKinlay 622 23.1 -4.8
Green Alan Wadley 187 6.9 -21.0
Majority 179 6.6
Turnout 2,694 44.00
Labour hold Swing
St Mark's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Alexis Cassin* 1,222 61.2 +6.4
Conservative Roger Wookey 428 21.4 -8.0
Labour Michael Luker 346 17.3 +1.5
Majority 794 39.8
Turnout 1,996 34.90
SLD hold Swing
St Paul's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Paul Baker* 1,267 57.9 +16.2
Conservative Kenneth Burke 626 28.6 -19.8
Labour William Evans 295 13.5 +3.6
Majority 641 29.2
Turnout 2,188 38.20
SLD hold Swing
St Peter's[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SLD Gilbert Wakeley* 797 38.0 +8.1
Conservative Nigel Ball 757 36.1 -16.4
Labour Julian Dunkerton 542 25.9 +8.3
Majority 40 1.9
Turnout 2,096 36.13
SLD hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Borough council election 5th May, 1988". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1988.