Map of the results of the 2010 Cheltenham council election. Liberal Democrat in yellow, Conservatives in blue and People Against Bureaucracy in pink.
Map of the results of the 2010 Cheltenham council election. Liberal Democrat in yellow, Conservatives in blue and People Against Bureaucracy in pink.

The 2010 Cheltenham Council election took place on 6 May 2010 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. Half of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Candidates

In total 64 candidates stood in the election for the 22 seats that were being contested.[3] Among those defending seats were 2 Liberal Democrat cabinet members, the Conservative group leader Stuart Hutton and 2 People Against Bureaucracy councillors.[3] Other candidates included 12 from the Green Party, a record high for the party in Cheltenham.[3]

Election result

The results saw the Liberal Democrats increase their majority on the council after gaining 4 seats from the Conservatives.[4] Among the Conservative defeats to the Liberal Democrats was the Conservative group leader Stuart Hutton in Warden Hill ward[5] and Conservative councillor David Hall who was defeated in Up Hatherley by 1 vote.[6] The Liberal Democrat gains meant they held 25 seats after the election, as against 12 for the Conservatives and 3 People Against Bureaucracy councillors.[4]

Cheltenham Borough Council Election Result 2010[2][7]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 16 4 0 +4 72.7 51.1 32,084 +6.2%
  Conservative 4 0 4 -4 18.2 38.5 24,142 -7.3%
  PAB 2 0 0 0 9.1 4.4 2,769 -1.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 2,278 +2.9%
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 2.3 1,456 -0.6%

Ward results

All Saints[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Charles Stewart 1,420 52.4 -6.7
Conservative Peter Christensen 937 34.6 +1.0
Labour Diana Hale 190 7.0 +4.1
Green Ian Lander 164 6.0 +1.6
Majority 483 17.8 -7.7
Turnout 2,711 63.8 +31.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Battledown[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul McLain 1,563 52.1 -14.6
Liberal Democrats Paul McCloskey 1,438 47.9 +18.8
Majority 125 4.2 -33.4
Turnout 3,001 73.6 +32.2
Conservative hold Swing
Benhall & The Reddings[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Britter 1,701 54.9 +5.6
Conservative Chris Mason 1,241 40.1 -10.6
Green Birgit Whitman 155 5.0 N/A
Majority 460 14.9 +13.5
Turnout 3,097 75.9 +29.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Charlton Kings[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Helena McCloskey 1,611 47.8 +0.4
Conservative Chris Ryder 1,537 45.6 -3.4
Green Sarah Field 222 6.6 N/A
Majority 74 2.2 +0.5
Turnout 3,370 78.6 +32.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Charlton Park[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Penny Hall 1,641 52.0 -15.9
Liberal Democrats Paul Baker 1,512 48.0 +15.9
Majority 129 4.1 -31.7
Turnout 3,153 78.3 +31.3
Conservative hold Swing
College[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Garth Barnes 1,664 54.3 -4.7
Conservative Charlie Perkins 1,175 38.4 -2.6
Green Victoria Angelo-Thomson 223 7.3 N/A
Majority 489 16.0 -2.1
Turnout 3,062 70.2 +30.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hesters Way[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Wheeler 1,767 68.1 +3.0
Conservative Richard East 829 31.9 +2.6
Majority 938 36.1 +0.3
Turnout 2,596 51.8 +27.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansdown[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Driver 1,361 49.5 -9.8
Liberal Democrats Leone Meyer 1,186 43.1 +9.6
Green John Heywood 205 7.4 N/A
Majority 175 6.4 -19.5
Turnout 2,752 60.2 +32.0
Conservative hold Swing
Leckhampton[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Bickerton 1,639 48.8 +4.8
Conservative Tim Harman 1,506 44.8 -11.2
Green Timothy Bonsor 216 6.4 N/A
Majority 133 4.0 -8.0
Turnout 3,361 81.4 +28.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Oakley (2)[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Hay 1,174 55.5 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Rowena Hay 1,066
Conservative Mireille Weller 646 30.6 -0.7
Conservative Nathan Weller 583
Labour Brian Hughes 294 13.9 -3.5
Labour Clive Harriss 282
Turnout 4,045 53.5 +23.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Park[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rob Garnham 1,917 51.0 -16.7
Liberal Democrats Alexis Cassin 1,585 42.2 +9.9
Green Jon Stubbings 257 6.8 N/A
Majority 332 8.8 -26.6
Turnout 3,759 71.9 +35.1
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Diane Hibbert 971 32.9 +13.2
Liberal Democrats John Oates 966 32.7 -0.8
Conservative Geraldine Beaty 863 29.2 -9.5
Green Cathy Green 151 5.1 +1.1
Majority 5 0.2 -5.0
Turnout 2,951 69.0 +31.3
PAB hold Swing
Prestbury[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Les Godwin 1,798 53.0 -2.1
Conservative Terence Derry 842 24.8 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Heiman Chan 754 22.2 +9.5
Majority 956 28.2 +0.2
Turnout 3,394 73.5 +31.8
PAB hold Swing
Springbank (2)[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Jeffries 1,688 69.4 +2.1
Liberal Democrats John Morris 1,626
Conservative Helen Smith 746 30.6 -2.1
Conservative Leon Mekitarian 729
Turnout 4,789 54.3 +31.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St. Mark's[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Holliday 1,517 55.3 +5.0
Conservative Michael Bourne 804 29.3 -4.9
Labour Rod Gay 290 10.6 +1.9
Green Sherri Williams 131 4.8 -1.9
Majority 713 26.0 -0.4
Turnout 2,742 58.9 +32.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St. Paul's[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jon Walklett 1,347 64.9 -0.8
Conservative Greg Patton 518 25.0 -9.3
Green Adrian Becker 210 10.1 N/A
Majority 829 40.0 +8.5
Turnout 2,075 44.1 +28.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St. Peter's[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pat Thornton 1,685 60.1 +2.2
Conservative Emma Logan 847 30.2 -4.9
Labour Robert Irons 271 9.7 +2.7
Majority 838 29.9 +7.1
Turnout 2,803 54.5 +28.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Swindon Village[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Massey 1,728 65.1 +7.7
Conservative John Hardman 925 34.9 +16.4
Majority 803 30.3 -3.0
Turnout 2,653 59.0 +25.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Up Hatherley[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew McKinlay 1,470 46.0 -12.4
Conservative David Hall 1,469 46.0 +4.4
Labour Neville Mozley 129 4.0 N/A
Green Matthew Hodgkinson 125 3.9 N/A
Majority 1 0.0 -16.9
Turnout 3,193 76.6 +31.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Warden Hill[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Josephine Teakle 1,540 47.8 +17.9
Conservative Stuart Hutton 1,463 45.4 -24.7
Green Adam Van Coevorden 219 6.8 N/A
Majority 77 2.4 -37.9
Turnout 3,222 73.1 +33.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

References

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  3. ^ a b c "Baker to battle for council seat". Gloucestershire Echo. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b Dryden, Fiona (10 May 2010). "Liberals plan fresh future for our town". Gloucestershire Echo. p. 13.
  5. ^ "Lib Dems take control of Cheltenham Borough Council". BBC News Online. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
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