The 2000 Cheltenham Council election took place on 4 May 2000 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative Party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Background

Since the 1999 election the Conservatives had gained a majority on the council after 2 councillors including 1 Liberal Democrat had defected to them.[3]

Election result

The results saw the Conservatives increase their majority on the council after gaining seats from the Liberal Democrats.[4]

Cheltenham Local Election Result 2000[5][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 +2 53.8 47.9 12,499 -0.8%
  Liberal Democrats 4 -3 30.8 36.7 9,570 +6.9%
  Labour 1 +1 7.7 8.6 2,248 -4.2%
  PAB 1 0 7.7 6.3 1,637 -1.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0.4 94 +0.0%
  The Chaos Party 0 0 0 0.1 34 +0.1%

Ward results

All Saints[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gary Bowden 939 45.9 +8.6
Liberal Democrats Christine Franklin* 909 44.4 +12.0
Labour Brian Cope 198 9.7 -2.0
Majority 30 1.5 -3.4
Turnout 2,046 30.7 +0.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Charlton Kings[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Todman* 1,734 65.8 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Harvey 729 27.7 +4.2
Labour Jason Chess 173 6.6 -3.2
Majority 1,005 38.1 -5.0
Turnout 2,636 42.0 -5.9
Conservative hold Swing
College[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Melville-Smith 1,354 45.4 -4.1
Liberal Democrats Lloyd Surgenor* 1,281 43.0 +13.3
PAB Alan Stone 249 8.4 -5.6
Labour Stephen Baxter 98 3.3 -3.4
Majority 73 2.4 -17.4
Turnout 2,982 44.5 -0.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hatherley & the Reddings[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul McLain* 1,376 50.6 -3.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Rickell 1,179 43.3 +5.0
Labour Betty Bench 167 6.1 -6.8
Majority 197 7.2
Turnout 2,722 35.7 -0.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Hesters Way[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Holliday* 951 62.6 +9.6
Conservative Penelope Hall 423 27.8 -0.7
Labour Richard Moody 146 9.6 -8.9
Majority 528 34.7 +10.1
Turnout 1,520 21.7 +0.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansdown[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diggory Seacome 1,009 58.1 -8.9
Liberal Democrats Robert Jones* 596 34.3 +14.4
Labour Clive Harriss 132 7.6 -5.5
Majority 413 23.8 -23.3
Turnout 1,737 30.0 +1.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Leckhampton with Up Hatherley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Buckland* 1,631 72.5 +10.4
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Whalley 620 27.5 +11.1
Majority 1,011 44.9 -0.8
Turnout 2,251 34.5 -7.1
Conservative hold Swing
Park[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Garnham* 1,375 65.4 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Christine Bennett 599 28.5 +0.2
Labour Frank Bench 129 6.1 -4.4
Majority 776 36.9 +4.1
Turnout 2,103 37.6 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Diana Hale 747 42.6 -6.7
Conservative Christopher Barlow 671 38.2 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Francis King 337 19.2 -1.2
Majority 76 4.3 -14.6
Turnout 1,755 31.6 -4.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Prestbury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Malcolm Stennett 1,388 58.7 -6.0
Conservative John Newman* 791 33.4 +6.5
Liberal Democrats Mary Gray 187 7.9 -0.4
Majority 597 25.2 -12.6
Turnout 2,366 39.2 +5.6
PAB hold Swing
St Marks[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alexis Cassin* 759 68.1 +19.4
Conservative James Stevenson 227 20.4 -7.8
Labour Andre Curtis 128 11.5 -11.6
Majority 532 47.8 +27.2
Turnout 1,114 22.3 +0.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Pauls[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Stuart-Smith 694 44.2 +3.3
Conservative Michael Cupper 618 39.4 -0.9
Labour William Fawcett 129 8.2 -3.0
Green Keith Bessant 94 6.0 -1.6
The Chaos Party Lee Holder 34 2.2 +2.2
Majority 76 4.8 +4.2
Turnout 1,569 25.0 -1.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Peters[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Lawrence* 729 56.9 +16.5
Conservative Anthony Blumer 351 27.4 -10.4
Labour Robert Irons 201 15.7 -6.1
Majority 378 29.5 +26.9
Turnout 1,281 22.1 -3.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Cheltenham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Local elections council results". The Independent. 6 May 2000. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Counting on a good turnout at the polls; Chris Game nominates the seats to watch as the Midlands holds its local elections". Birmingham Post. 4 May 2000. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Tories jubilant as Labour feels backlash". Birmingham Post. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Borough council elections 4th May, 2000" (PDF). Cheltenham Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  6. ^ "Election results: local councils". The Times. 5 May 2000. p. 4.