The 2012 Cheltenham Council election took place on 3 May 2012 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

Election result

The result of the election saw the Liberal Democrats retain control of the council with no change in the number of seats they held. The Conservatives lost one seat whilst the People Against Bureaucracy group gained one.[2]

Cheltenham Borough Council Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 11 1 0 +1 55.0 43.0 11,739 -8.1
  Conservative 7 0 2 -2 35.0 36.4 9,937 -2.1
  PAB 2 1 0 +1 10.0 7.1 1,952 +2.7
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.4 1,483 +1.8
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 4.6 1,254 +2.3
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 950 N/A

Ward results

All Saints
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Jordan 529 42.7 -9.7
Conservative Matthew Babbage 476 38.4 +3.8
Labour Diana Hale 119 9.6 +2.6
Green Catherine Green 115 9.3 +3.3
Majority 53 4.3 -13.5
Turnout 1,239 31 -33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Battledown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Wall 771 55.5 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Paul McCloskey 414 29.8 -18.1
Green Jon Stubbings 204 14.7 N/A
Majority 357 25.7 +21.5
Turnout 1,389 33 -41
Conservative hold Swing
Benhall and The Reddings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Fletcher 809 46.8 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Marcus Annfield 635 36.7 -18.2
UKIP Peter Bowman 284 16.4 N/A
Majority 174 10.1 -4.7
Turnout 1,728 42 -34
Conservative hold Swing
Charlton Kings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rob Reid 854 46.4 -1.4
Conservative Heather McLain 768 41.8 -3.8
Green Sarah Field 217 11.8 +5.2
Majority 86 4.6 +2.2
Turnout 1,925 42 -37
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Charlton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan Smith 898 53.1 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Paul Baker 794 46.9 -1.1
Majority 104 6.2 +2.1
Turnout 1,692 42 -36
Conservative hold Swing
College
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Klara Sudbury 864 62.0 +7.7
Conservative David Richardson 529 38.0 -0.4
Majority 335 24.0 +8.0
Turnout 1,393 34 -36
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hesters Way
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Wendy Flynn 623 59.3 -8.8
Conservative Philip Woolley 237 22.5 -9.4
Labour Brian Hughes 191 18.2 N/A
Majority 386 36.8 +0.7
Turnout 1,051 21 -31
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Lansdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diggory Seacome 569 52.1 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Paula Baldwin 524 47.9 +4.8
Majority 45 4.2 -2.2
Turnout 1,093 26 -34
Conservative hold Swing
Leckhampton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Chard 761 43.4 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Pimley 678 38.7 -10.1
UKIP Alan Stone 172 9.8 N/A
Green Timothy Bonsor 141 8.0 +1.6
Majority 83 4.7 +0.7
Turnout 1,752 42 -39
Conservative hold Swing
Oakley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rowena Hay 593 54.9 -0.6
Labour Kevin Boyle 225 20.8 +6.9
Conservative Mireille Weller 186 17.2 -13.4
Green Adrian Becker 76 7.0 N/A
Majority 368 34.1 +9.2
Turnout 1,080 25 -29
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Harman 972 55.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Owen Compton 382 21.9 -20.3
Green Vanessa Angelo-Thompson 230 13.2 +6.4
UKIP Ann Coleman 158 9.1 N/A
Majority 590 33.9 +25.1
Turnout 1,742 34 -38
Conservative hold Swing
Pittville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB David Prince 713 46.1 +13.2
Conservative Lewis Feilder 397 25.7 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Chris Ward 280 18.1 -14.6
Green Ian Lander 96 6.2 +1.1
UKIP Eric Atkinson 61 3.9 N/A
Majority 316 20.4 +20.2
Turnout 1,547 37 -32
PAB gain from Conservative Swing
Prestbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Malcolm Stennett 1,239 72.0 +19.0
Conservative Nathan Weller 263 15.3 -9.5
Liberal Democrats Alastair Mason 218 12.7 -9.5
Majority 976 56.7 +28.5
Turnout 1,720 38 -36
PAB hold Swing
Springbank
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Williams 675 65.3 -4.1
Labour Clive Harriss 189 18.3 N/A
Conservative Jonathan Moffitt 170 16.4 -14.2
Majority 486 47.0 +8.2
Turnout 1,034 21 -33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Marks
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Coleman 634 51.5 -3.8
Conservative Andrew Coffey 267 21.7 -7.6
Labour Rod Gay 210 17.0 +6.4
Green Demelza Jones 121 9.8 +5.0
Majority 367 29.8 +3.8
Turnout 1,232 27 -32
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Pauls
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Lansley 355 51.2 -13.7
Labour Phillip Vincent 139 20.1 N/A
Conservative Steve Thomas 124 17.9 -7.1
Green Jack Guest 75 10.8 +0.7
Majority 216 31.1 -8.9
Turnout 693 15 -29
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Peters
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Rawson 702 63.8 +3.7
Conservative Lucy Strachan 217 19.7 -10.5
Labour Robert Irons 181 16.5 +6.8
Majority 485 44.1 +14.2
Turnout 1,100 22 -33
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Swindon Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bernard Fisher 835 76.1 +11.0
Conservative Christine Anderson 262 23.9 -11.0
Majority 573 52.2 +21.9
Turnout 1,097 25 -34
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Up Hatherley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Whyborn 901 52.1 +6.1
Conservative George Askew 552 31.9 -14.1
UKIP George Askew 275 15.9 N/A
Majority 349 20.2 +20.2
Turnout 1,728 42 -35
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Warden Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Regan 709 60.8 +15.4
Liberal Democrats Cindy Bexfield 249 21.4 -26.4
Green Adam van Coevorden 208 17.8 +11.0
Majority 460 39.4 +37.0
Turnout 1,578 36 -37
Conservative hold Swing

Note: due to an error by the poll clerk at St Christopher's Church polling station in Warden Hill, where voters' unique numbers were written on the reverse of ballot papers, 412 votes had to be discounted by the returning officer. Had these votes changed the result of the election, it would have to have been re-run. As it was, these votes would not have changed which candidate was elected.

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