The 1991 Cheltenham Council election took place on 2 May 1991 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. Due to local authority boundary changes a number of areas had been transferred from the Borough of Tewkesbury to the Borough of Cheltenham. Although most wards were unchanged, and continued to elect by thirds, three new wards were created, and had an all-up election: Leckhampton with Warden Hill, Prestbury and Swindon. Furthermore, the ward of Hatherley was abolished and recreated as Hatherley & The Reddings, and the number of councillors it elected was increased from three to four. This ward also had an all-out election.[1][2][3]

Following the election, the Liberal Democrats took majority control of the council for the first time ever.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Cheltenham Local Election Result 1991[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 14 6 0 +9 63.6 41.5 18,059
  PAB 3 0 0 +3 13.6 4.9 2,135
  Conservative 2 0 7 -7 9.1 33.6 14,615
  Independent 2 0 0 +2 9.1 9.6 4,189
  Labour 1 1 0 +1 4.5 10.4 4,539

Ward results

All Saints[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Hay 1,539 53.1 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Sally Stringer 1,438 49.6 -1.0
Conservative Daphne Pennell* 1,161 40.1 +9.1
Conservative Mark Nutting 1,032 35.6 +4.6
Labour Alan Powell 322 11.1 -7.3
Labour Marianne Thornett-Roston 303 10.5 -7.9
Majority 277 9.5
Turnout 2,897 43.97
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Charlton Kings[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Donald Goold 1,835 50.3 -2.7
Conservative Jennifer Moreton* 1,633 44.7 +6.0
Labour Mary Daniel 183 5.0 -3.3
Majority 202 5.6
Turnout 3,651 58.16
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
College[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Stone 2,119 51.6 +0.3
Conservative Brian Chaplin* 1,988 48.4 -0.3
Majority 131 3.2
Turnout 4,107 60.34
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Hatherley & The Reddings[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Fidgeon 1,736 45.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Townsend 1,702 45.0
Liberal Democrats Peter Lee 1,692 44.7
Liberal Democrats Mary Gray 1,688 44.6
Conservative Jacqueline Thorp* 1,654 43.7
Conservative Charles Raymond 1,480 39.1
Conservative Timothy Paterson 1,365 36.1
Independent Harry Turbyfield 936 24.7
Independent Roger Hicks 832 22.0
Labour Shirley Day 426 11.3
Majority 34
Turnout 3,783 50.42
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Hesters Way[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Banyard* 2,042 68.9 +3.3
Conservative Frances Wookey 526 17.8 +3.9
Labour Duane McClusky 394 13.3 -7.2
Majority 1,516 51.1
Turnout 2,962 40.18
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansdown[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Aileen Bramah 1,291 55.0 +7.3
Liberal Democrats Philip Hart 803 34.2 -1.8
Labour Robert Irons 255 10.9 -5.4
Majority 488 20.8
Turnout 2,349 40.37
Conservative hold Swing
Leckhampton with Warden Hill[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hazel Langford 1,427 58.2
Liberal Democrats Adrian Morgan 1,131 46.1
Independent David Hall 1,050 42.8
Conservative Kenneth Buckland 950 38.7
Conservative Margaret Witcombe 846 34.5
Conservative Bryan Howell 744 30.3
PAB Harry Welsby 493 20.1
Independent Iain Willox 411 16.8
Labour Richard Courtney 308 12.6
Majority 100 4.1
Turnout 2,453 44.76
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Independent win (new seat)
Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Charles Irving* 1,739 55.1 +6.8
Liberal Democrats John Howe 1,273 40.3 -5.0
Labour Julian Dunkerton 143 4.5 -1.9
Majority 466 14.8
Turnout 3,155 54.87
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Bench 1,235 44.3 -9.8
Conservative Anna Bullingham 871 31.2 +6.3
Liberal Democrats Roger Jones 682 24.5 +3.5
Majority 364 13.1
Turnout 2,788 46.04
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Prestbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Andrew Cornish 1,642 61.1
PAB Leslie Godwin 1,225 45.6
PAB John Newman 1,121 41.7
Conservative John Hamey 893 33.2
Independent Margarita Honneyman 852 31.7
Conservative Barbara Driver 761 28.3
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Jones 534 19.9
Liberal Democrats Robert Jones 518 19.3
Liberal Democrats David Lawrence 510 19.0
Majority 228 8.5
Turnout 2,686 45.25
PAB win (new seat)
PAB win (new seat)
PAB win (new seat)
St Mark's[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brian Cassin* 1,457 64.3 +2.8
Labour Andre Curtis 424 18.7 -6.7
Conservative Reginald Built-Leonard 384 17.0 +3.9
Majority 1,033 45.6
Turnout 2,265 41.05
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Paul's[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew McKinlay 1,273 57.8 +6.2
Conservative Brian Gaylard 582 26.4 +0.5
Labour Fiona Sewell 347 15.8 -6.7
Majority 691 31.4
Turnout 2,202 38.42
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
St Peter's[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Carol Hawkins 1,239 46.2 +2.9
Conservative Roy Marchant* 943 35.1 +14.4
Labour Ronald North 502 18.7 -17.4
Majority 296 11.1
Turnout 2,684 47.06
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Swindon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Harry Tebbs 308 49.0
Independent Desmond May 221 35.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Williams 100 13.9
Majority 87 11.1
Turnout 629 42.39
Independent win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire Districts (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1991. Retrieved on 22 December 2021.
  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire Districts (Electoral Arrangements) (Variation) Order 1991. Retrieved on 22 December 2021.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Gloucestershire (District Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 22 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Borough council election 2nd May, 1991". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  5. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1991 (PDF). Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. Retrieved 22 December 2021.