The 2002 Cheltenham Council election took place on 2 May 2002 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 reducing the number of seat by 1.[1] The Liberal Democrats gained overall control of the council from the Conservative Party.[2]

Election result

The results saw the Liberal Democrats gain control after winning an extra 10 councillors.[3]

Cheltenham Local Election Result 2002[4][5]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 21 +10 52.5 44.3 25,006 +7.6%
  Conservative 13 -10 32.5 40.9 23,086 -7.0%
  PAB 4 -1 10.0 8.9 4,999 +2.6%
  Labour 2 0 5.0 5.0 2,804 -3.6%
  Green 0 0 0 1.0 556 +0.6%

Ward results

All Saints (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christine Franklin 813 58.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Jordan 800 57.9
Conservative John Newman 463 33.5
Conservative Paul Simons* 456 33.0
Labour Brenda Moody 116 8.4
Turnout 1,381 33.7
Battledown (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul McLain* 711 46.5
Conservative Hedley Thompson* 711 46.5
Liberal Democrats Susan Needs 701 45.9
Liberal Democrats Alan White 699 45.7
Labour David Evans 97 6.3
Turnout 1,528 42.6
Benhall & The Reddings (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Britter 1,082 58.6
Liberal Democrats Andrew Rickell 948 51.3
Conservative Jacqueline Fletcher* 836 45.3
Conservative Timothy Harman 720 39.0
Turnout 1,847 45.7
Charlton Kings (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jennifer Moreton* 981 55.2
Conservative Duncan Smith* 903 50.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Harvey 715 40.2
Liberal Democrats Heather Turner 500 28.1
Green Celia Bear 133 7.5
Labour Lorna Steers 123 6.9
Turnout 1,777 41.6
Charlton Park (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Chaplin* 1,179 64.1
Conservative John Melville-Smith* 1,109 60.3
Liberal Democrats John Finnemore 567 30.8
Liberal Democrats Anthony Oliver 542 29.5
Labour David Addison 93 5.1
Turnout 1,839 46.4
College (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Garth Barnes 772 50.4
Liberal Democrats Lloyd Surgenor 736 48.1
Conservative Penelope Hall 628 41.0
Conservative Robert Evans 621 40.6
Green Christopher Chatfield 120 7.8
Labour Gillian Howells 85 5.6
Turnout 1,531 37.6
Hesters Way (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lydia Bishop 614 67.5
Liberal Democrats Wendy Young 584 64.2
Conservative Daphne Allen 186 20.5
Conservative Lesley Silvester 170 18.7
Labour Robert Wells 131 14.4
Turnout 909 23.0
Lansdown (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Driver* 746 63.1
Conservative Diggory Seacome* 725 61.3
Liberal Democrats Michael Storm 288 24.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Horwood 274 23.2
Green Keith Bessant 140 11.8
Labour Katya Vines 88 7.4
Turnout 1,182 30.0
Leckhampton (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Buckland* 1,186 54.1
Conservative Robin MacDonald* 1,181 53.9
Liberal Democrats Dermot Clarke 977 44.6
Liberal Democrats John Coleman 949 43.3
Turnout 2,193 55.0
Oakley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Hale* 610 56.6
Labour Diana Hale* 583 54.1
Liberal Democrats Barrie Anderson 254 23.6
Liberal Democrats Sandra Wheeler 202 18.8
Conservative Clare Huckett 187 17.4
Conservative Sophie Preston-Hall 182 16.9
Turnout 1,077 26.4
Park (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Garnham* 996 56.3
Conservative Gerald Gearing* 951 53.7
Liberal Democrats Michael Pictor 744 42.0
Liberal Democrats William Whelan 650 36.7
Turnout 1,770 40.0
Pittville (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Diane Hibbert* 752 44.6
PAB David Prince* 723 42.9
Conservative Gary Bowden* 574 34.0
Conservative John Hopwood 502 29.8
Liberal Democrats Colin Hay 268 15.9
Liberal Democrats Kirstie Clish-Green 257 15.2
Labour Edward Hemmings 156 9.2
Turnout 1,687 40.5
Prestbury (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Leslie Godwin* 1,187 63.5
PAB Malcolm Stennett* 1,171 62.7
Conservative Martin Locke 488 26.1
Conservative Paul Ryder 383 20.5
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Jones 202 10.8
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Whalley 99 5.3
Green Caroline Griffiths 93 5.0
Turnout 1,868 40.7
Springbank (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Morris 603 64.5
Liberal Democrats Simon Wheeler 547 58.5
Conservative James Stevenson 196 21.0
Conservative Antony Sygerycz 157 16.8
Labour Clive Harriss 151 16.1
Turnout 935 21.9
St. Mark's (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Holliday* 709 62.1
Liberal Democrats Clive Lloyd* 698 61.1
Conservative Michael Horton 301 26.4
Conservative Andrew Wall 274 24.0
Labour Andre Curtis 157 13.7
Turnout 1,142 26.0
St. Paul's (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew McKinlay* 523 70.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Coleman 441 59.5
Conservative Christopher Anstey 104 14.0
Labour William Fawcett 94 12.7
Conservative Patrick Corbyn 86 11.6
Green Jennifer Stone 70 9.4
Turnout 741 16.9
St. Peter's (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pat Thornton* 535 51.9
Liberal Democrats James Stuart-Smith* 462 44.9
Conservative Roger Marchant 426 41.4
Conservative Robert Bird 333 32.3
Labour Robert Irons 152 14.8
Turnout 1,030 23.8
Swindon Village (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Ledeux 725 49.3
Liberal Democrats Robert Jones 699 47.6
PAB Joanna McVeagh* 598 40.7
PAB Peter Allen 568 38.6
Conservative Anthony Fletcher 178 12.1
Conservative Terence Gould 170 11.6
Turnout 1,470 33.1
Up Hatherley (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Zoe Forbes 1,015 57.0
Liberal Democrats David Fidgeon 1,002 56.3
Conservative Eric Baylis* 708 39.8
Conservative Alan Nicholson 589 33.1
Turnout 1,781 42.6
Warden Hill (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rowena Hay 945 48.2
Conservative Anne Regan 911 46.5
Conservative Christine Ryder* 878 44.8
Liberal Democrats John Oates 865 44.1
Labour Christopher Bailey 168 8.6
Turnout 1,961 45.3

References

  1. ^ "Cheltenham". BBC News. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Local Elections: Results - Cabinet big guns suffer setbacks on home turf". The Independent. 3 May 2002. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Borough council elections x 2 seats per ward 2nd May, 2002" (PDF). Cheltenham Borough Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Election results; Local Election". The Times. 4 May 2002. p. 16.