Map of the results of the 2006 Cheltenham council election. Liberal Democrat in yellow, Conservatives in blue and People Against Bureaucracy in pink.
Map of the results of the 2006 Cheltenham council election. Liberal Democrat in yellow, Conservatives in blue and People Against Bureaucracy in pink.

The 2006 Cheltenham Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. Half of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Election result

Results of the election saw the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats end with 17 seats each.[3] The Labour Party lost one of their two seats leaving the People Against Bureaucracy Action Group holding the balance of power.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 36.32%.[4]

After the election Conservative Duncan Smith took over as leader of the council, replacing Liberal Democrat Andrew McKinlay, after the Conservatives received the backing of the People Against Bureaucracy Action Group.[5]

Cheltenham Local Election Result 2006[6][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 1 2 -1 50.0 40.8 12,714 +6.3%
  Conservative 8 2 0 +2 40.0 45.9 14,281 +2.4%
  PAB 2 0 0 0 10.0 8.3 2,570 -1.4%
  Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 4.4 1,360 -4.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 141 -0.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 70 +0.2%

Ward results

All Saints[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christine Franklin* 639 51.1 +6.8
Conservative Susan McArdle 469 37.5 +3.4
Labour Sandra Easton-Lawrence 73 5.8 -3.1
UKIP Timothy Warry 70 5.6 N/A
Majority 170 13.6 +3.4
Turnout 1,251 30.1 -4.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Battledown[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul McLain* 1,032 68.3 +7.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Wheeldon 387 25.6 -5.2
Labour Catherine Mozeley 92 6.1 -2.3
Majority 645 42.7 +12.6
Turnout 1,511 42.8 -5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Benhall and Reddings[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Britter* 971 52.8 +12.5
Conservative Michael D'Ambrosio 810 44.0 -9.4
Labour Brian Hughes 58 3.2 -3.1
Majority 161 8.8 -4.3
Turnout 1,839 45.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Charlton Kings[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christine Ryder* 1,113 58.8 +3.0
Liberal Democrats Stephen Harvey 681 36.0 +1.1
Labour Neville Mozely 99 5.2 -4.2
Majority 432 22.8 +1.9
Turnout 1,893 45.3 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing
Charlton Park[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Penelope Hall 1,236 64.1 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Iain Dobie 693 35.9 +6.8
Majority 543 28.1 -6.9
Turnout 1,929 48.6 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
College[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Garth Barnes* 904 55.8 +9.1
Conservative Heather McLain 715 44.2 +6.2
Majority 189 11.7 +3.0
Turnout 1,619 37.4 -4.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hesters Way[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lydia Bishop* 846 66.4 +22.3
Conservative Philip Woolley 331 26.0 +7.4
Labour Kevin Boyle 97 7.6 -0.7
Majority 515 40.4 +25.3
Turnout 1,274 28.3 -0.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansdown[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Driver* 880 68.2 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Pictor 410 31.8 +8.0
Majority 470 36.4 -0.9
Turnout 1,290 29.7 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing
Leckhampton[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Buckland* 1,258 60.5 -9.8
Liberal Democrats Christopher Braunholtz 823 39.5 +15.5
Majority 435 20.9 -25.5
Turnout 2,081 51.4 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing
Oakley[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Hay 598 45.5 +8.3
Labour Martin Hale* 478 36.4 -1.6
Conservative Lawrence McArdle 237 18.1 -6.7
Majority 120 9.1 +8.3
Turnout 1,313 32.3 -0.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Park[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Garnham* 1,308 66.2 +7.1
Liberal Democrats Bernard Fisher 668 33.8 +1.3
Majority 640 32.4 +5.8
Turnout 1,976 40.5 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Diane Hibbert* 750 45.8 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Rowena Hay** 417 25.5 +11.0
Conservative Stephen Wilkins 409 25.0 -6.1
Labour Frank Bench 62 3.8 N/A
Majority 333 20.3 +3.4
Turnout 1,638 38.9 -5.0
PAB hold Swing

Rowena Hay was a sitting councillor for Warden Hill.

Prestbury[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Leslie Godwin* 1,050 54.8 +0.4
Conservative Eric Baylis 642 33.5 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Philip Brown 225 11.7 +3.8
Majority 408 21.3 -4.7
Turnout 1,917 42.2 -3.4
PAB hold Swing
Springbank[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher Morris* 687 61.9 +8.3
Conservative Anthony Sygerycz 422 38.1 +4.0
Majority 265 23.9 +4.4
Turnout 1,109 24.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Marks[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Holliday* 681 54.2 +7.6
Conservative Timothy Rogers 447 35.6 -0.1
Labour Clive Harriss 129 10.3 -7.4
Majority 234 18.6 +7.8
Turnout 1,257 28.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Pauls[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew McKinlay* 424 51.2 -12.4
Conservative Christopher Anstey 155 18.7 +2.0
Independent Diane Hayes 141 17.0 N/A
Labour Jonquil Naish 108 13.0 N/A
Majority 269 32.5 -14.4
Turnout 828 19.5 -1.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Peters[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pat Thornton* 542 46.2 +1.4
Conservative John Hopwood 529 45.1 +8.7
Labour Robert Irons 103 8.8 -1.5
Majority 13 1.1 -7.3
Turnout 1,174 25.4 -5.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Swindon Village[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Massey 687 47.7 +9.8
PAB Joanna McVeagh 506 35.1 -6.4
Conservative Leon Mekitarian 247 17.2 +1.9
Majority 181 12.6 +9.0
Turnout 1,440 32.1 -4.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Up Hatherley[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hall 873 44.7 +9.7
Liberal Democrats Roger Whyborn 755 38.7 +5.3
PAB Martin Burford 264 13.5 -11.7
Labour Gillian Howells 61 3.1 -3.3
Majority 118 6.0 +4.4
Turnout 1,953 46.6 +2.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Warden Hill[4][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Hutton 1,168 63.3 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Dunne 676 36.7 -1.1
Majority 492 26.7 +10.2
Turnout 1,844 42.7 -7.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

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  3. ^ a b "Battle for control in Cheltenham". BBC News Online. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
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