The 1999 Cheltenham Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives become the largest party after gaining 9 seats from the Liberal Democrats, therefore depriving the Liberal Democrats of control of the council.[3]

Cheltenham Local Election Result 1999[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 9 0 +9 56.3 48.7 15,929 +8.1%
  Liberal Democrats 4 0 9 -9 25.0 29.8 9,753 -9.0%
  PAB 2 0 0 0 12.5 8.2 2,690 -1.9%
  Labour 1 0 0 0 6.3 12.8 4,191 +2.6%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 121 +0.1%

Ward results

All Saints[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Simons 764 37.3 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Stephen Jordan* 663 32.4 +1.4
PAB Sally Stringer 381 18.6 +0.0
Labour Samantha Bailey 239 11.7 +1.7
Majority 101 4.9 -4.5
Turnout 2,047 30.7 +0.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Charlton Kings[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Curl 1,992 66.7 +11.2
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Worth* 703 23.5 -21.0
Labour Frank Bench 293 9.8 +9.8
Majority 1,289 43.1 +32.1
Turnout 2,988 47.9 +6.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
College[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Chaplin 1,488 49.5 +6.2
Liberal Democrats Mary Gray* 894 29.7 -11.8
PAB Alan Stone 422 14.0 +3.1
Labour David Addison 202 6.7 +2.4
Majority 594 19.8 +18.0
Turnout 3,006 44.8 +0.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hatherley & the Reddings (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Fletcher 1,518 54.2 +12.6
Conservative Eric Baylis 1,366 48.8 +7.2
Conservative Hedley Thompson 1,332 47.6 +6.0
Liberal Democrats Christopher Read* 1,072 38.3 -4.9
Liberal Democrats James Stuart-Smith 927 33.1 -10.1
Liberal Democrats Andrew Williams 880 31.4 -11.8
Labour Christopher Bailey 361 12.9 +0.9
Labour Eileen Bailey 330 11.8 -0.2
Turnout 7,786 36.5 +3.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hesters Way[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Banyard* 794 53.0 -6.9
Conservative Penelope Hall 426 28.5 +7.4
Labour Clive Harriss 277 18.5 -0.4
Majority 368 24.6 -14.2
Turnout 1,497 21.2 +0.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansdown[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Driver 1,123 67.0 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Stephen Harvey* 333 19.9 -17.8
Labour Stephen Baxter 220 13.1 +2.3
Majority 790 47.1 +33.2
Turnout 1,676 28.2 +0.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Leckhampton with Up Hatherley[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Ryder 1,685 62.1 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Whalley 445 16.4 -15.8
PAB Stephen Rudge 302 11.1 +11.1
Labour Martin Burford 283 10.4 +0.5
Majority 1,240 45.7 +20.0
Turnout 2,715 41.6 +3.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Park[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Gearing 1,327 61.2 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Michael Pictor 615 28.3 -8.8
Labour Diana Hale 228 10.5 +10.5
Majority 712 32.8 +7.0
Turnout 2,170 38.7 +0.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Pittville[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Hale* 1,002 49.3 +24.0
Conservative Gary Bowden 617 30.3 +15.9
Liberal Democrats Francis King 415 20.4 -6.5
Majority 385 18.9
Turnout 2,034 35.8 -2.3
Labour hold Swing
Prestbury[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Lesley Silvester 1,310 64.7 +4.8
Conservative John Walker 545 26.9 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Robert Lawrence 169 8.3 -2.2
Majority 765 37.8 +4.1
Turnout 2,024 33.6 +1.8
PAB hold Swing
St Marks[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Whales* 526 48.7 -13.5
Conservative James Stevenson 304 28.2 +10.0
Labour Andre Curtis 249 23.1 +3.5
Majority 222 20.6 -22.0
Turnout 1,079 21.8 +0.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Pauls[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew McKinlay* 651 40.9 -7.0
Conservative Susan Godwin 641 40.3 +1.9
Labour William Fawcett 179 11.2 -2.5
Green Keith Bessant 121 7.6 +7.6
Majority 10 0.6 -8.9
Turnout 1,592 26.6 +4.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Peters[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Carol Hawkins* 607 40.4 -13.2
Conservative Roger Marchant 568 37.8 +13.5
Labour Robert Irons 328 21.8 -0.3
Majority 39 2.6 -26.7
Turnout 1,503 25.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Swindon[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Joanna McVeagh 275 48.5 N/A
Conservative Susan Snape 233 41.1 +29.1
Liberal Democrats Garth Barnes 59 10.4 -38.9
Majority 42 7.4
Turnout 567 40.1
PAB gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Cheltenham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Britain votes: Local Council Election Results". The Independent. 7 May 1999. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  3. ^ "At-a-glance guide to how the councils stand". Birmingham Post. 8 May 1999. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Borough council elections 6th May, 1999" (PDF). Cheltenham Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 7 May 1999. p. 4.