2018 Cheltenham Borough Council election
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21 out of 40 seats to Cheltenham Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats before 29 7
Seats won 17 3
Seats after 32 6
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1
Popular vote 15,504 12,196
Percentage 45.8% 36.0%

  Third party
 
Party PAB
Seats before 3
Seats won 1
Seats after 2
Seat change Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,450
Percentage 5.4%

Cheltenham UK local election 2018 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2018 Cheltenham Borough Council elections by ward. Yellow shows the Liberal Democrats, blue shows the Conservatives and black People Against Bureaucracy.

Council control before election

Liberal Democrat

Council control after election

Liberal Democrat

The 2018 Cheltenham Borough Council election was held on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections. The result was a victory for the incumbent Liberal Democrat administration, which increased its overall majority.

Overall Results

Party Previous council New council +/-
Liberal Democrats 29 32 Increase 3
Conservatives 7 6 Decrease 1
People Against Bureaucracy 3 2 Decrease 1
Independent 1 0 Decrease 1
Total 40 40
Cheltenham Borough Council Election Result 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 17 3 0 +3 81.0 45.8 15,504 +0.3
  Conservative 3 0 1 -1 14.3 36.0 12,196 +6.7
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 2,600 +1.4
  PAB 1 0 1 -1 4.8 5.4 1,450 -1.4
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.3 1,450 -1.9
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.8 268 -2.5

Ward results

All Saints

All Saints
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alex Hegenbarth* 674 47.1 -5.4
Conservative Ben Stone 522 36.5 +5.9
Labour Derek Anthony Nigel Lockhart 139 9.7 -1.9
Green Sarah Jane Field 96 6.7 -0.6
Majority 152 10.6 -13.3
Turnout 1,433 34 -1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Battledown

Battledown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matt Babbage* 971 58.2 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Susan Jane Allen 503 30.1 +1.1
Labour Caroline Adele Gavin 108 6.5 -2.5
Green Spencer Richard Allman 87 5.2 -1.2
Majority 468 28.1 +1.5
Turnout 1,672 38 +1
Conservative hold Swing

Benhall & The Reddings

Benhall & The Reddings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nigel Charles Britter* 1,036 55.3 +5.7
Conservative James William Harold Russell 746 39.8 -2.0
Labour Francis Xavier Chacko 91 4.9 +1.0
Majority 290 15.5 +7.7
Turnout 1,873 47 +1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Charlton Kings

Charlton Kings
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angie Boyes 915 47.8 -1.4
Conservative Dan Collins 747 39.0 +1.4
Labour Joanna Susan Hughes 150 7.8 +1.6
Green Lorraine Elizabeth Mason 101 5.3 -1.7
Majority 168 8.8 -2.8
Turnout 1,921 44 -1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Charlton Park

Charlton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Richard Baker* 1,050 49.2 -2.2
Conservative David Grahame Lewis 962 45.1 +5.0
Green Karen Wilson 68 3.2 +0.1
Labour David John Beesley 54 2.5 -2.9
Majority 88 4.1 -7.2
Turnout 2,136 53 +3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

College

College
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Garth Wallington Barnes* 976 57.7 -5.3
Conservative Peter Frantz Vagn 448 26.5 +4.6
Labour Lynda Peggy Johnson 162 9.6 +4.6
Green Drew Alexander Davie 105 6.2 +0.2
Majority 528 31.2 -9.9
Turnout 1,692 38 -2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hesters Way

Hesters Way
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Simon Albert Wheeler* 669 55.0 +2.3
Conservative Stephen Charles Lovatt 386 31.7 +0.3
Labour Clive Robert Harriss 161 13.2 +4.2
Majority 283 23.3 +2.0
Turnout 1,218 24 -1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lansdown

Lansdown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Mason* 720 52.9 ±0.0
Liberal Democrats Barbara Anne Clark 406 29.8 +5.0
Labour Miranda Jane Latham-Jackson 148 10.9 -0.6
Green Adrian Becker 87 6.4 -4.3
Majority 314 23.1 -5.0
Turnout 1,362 33 +3
Conservative hold Swing

Leckhampton

Leckhampton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Martin Horwood 1,082 47.2 +27.2
Conservative Stephen Cooke 1,069 46.6 +18.1
Conservative Chris Nelson* 1,067 46.5 +18.0
Liberal Democrats Glenn Andrews 834 36.4 +16.4
Green Peter Frings 302 13.2 +8.4
Labour Steve Harrop 78 3.4 +0.4
Labour Christopher Meehan 56 2.4 -0.6
Majority 13 0.1 -11.5
Turnout 2,293 52 +4
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Oakley

Oakley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Max Wilkinson** 768 54.2 +6.9
Labour Liz Ashley 331 23.4 +4.1
Conservative Ben Carlton 317 22.4 -3.9
Majority 437 30.8 +9.8
Turnout 1,320 33 +4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Max Wilkinson was a sitting councillor in Park.

Park

Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dilys Mary Juliet Barrell 1,154 47.6 +4.4
Conservative Laura Elizabeth Kennedy 1,101 45.4 -1.5
Labour Kevin Michael Boyle 91 3.8 -1.4
Green Barbara Anne Knight-Elliott 77 3.2 -1.6
Majority 53 2.2 -1.5
Turnout 2,430 50 +5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Pittville

Pittville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jo Stafford 628 31.7 -14.3
Conservative Stephen Alexander Fifield 624 31.5 +16.5
PAB Adam Lewis Kirkham Lillywhite* 514 25.9 -3.5
Labour Andrew James Nicholson 150 7.6 +2.6
Green Stephen John Bear 65 3.3 -1.3
Majority 4 0.2 -16.4
Turnout 1,984 41 ±0
Liberal Democrats gain from PAB Swing

Prestbury

Prestbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB John Payne* 1,324 65.7 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Catherine Jane Stimpson 411 20.4 +8.8
Conservative Jerry Forrest 279 13.9 -1.0
Majority 913 45.3 -8.8
Turnout 2,022 44 +4
PAB hold Swing

Springbank

Springbank
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Jeremy Jeffries* 818 64.3 +7.3
Conservative Rich Newman 323 25.4 +4.6
Labour John Malcolm Bride 132 10.4 N/A
Majority 495 38.9 +2.7
Turnout 1,277 25 -4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Mark’s

St Mark’s
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sandra Jane Holliday* 676 52.8 -10.1
Conservative Joshua David William 356 27.8 +15.7
Labour Matthew James Bevington 159 12.4 +3.7
Green David John Clarke 89 7.0 +0.5
Majority 320 25.0 -25.8
Turnout 1,284 26 -5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Paul’s

St Paul’s
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jonny Brownsteen 442 38.8 +2.2
Labour Craig Francis Fraser 293 25.7 +9.7
Independent Daud McDonald 268 23.5 -2.8
Conservative Tamba Abass Manyeh 136 11.9 +1.0
Majority 149 13.1 -0.2
Turnout 1,142 26 +5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Peter’s

St Peter’s
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Victoria May Atherstone 617 39.9 -6.6
Conservative Hannah Wright 507 32.8 +6.7
Green Jim Blackstock 278 18.0 -0.3
Labour Robert Ramuz Irons 145 9.4 +0.3
Majority 110 7.1 -13.3
Turnout 1,548 29 ±0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Swindon Village

Swindon Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Flo Clucas* 744 62.1 +16.8
Conservative Edward Wadih Hazzan 455 37.9 +24.3
Majority 289 24.2 +12.9
Turnout 1,217 27 -4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Up Hatherley

Up Hatherley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew McKinlay* 1,015 56.9 -7.6
Conservative Emma Jane Logan 645 36.2 +15.7
Labour Kenneth Syme 124 7.0 +3.2
Majority 370 20.7 -23.3
Turnout 1,788 43 ±0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Warden Hill

Warden Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Iain Andrew Paterson Dobie 920 46.4 -0.6
Conservative Margaret Emma Frances Nelson 882 44.5 +12.4
Green Timothy Cosmo Bonsor 95 4.8 -0.1
Labour Ian Hugh White 84 4.2 -2.3
Majority 38 1.9 -13.0
Turnout 1,983 45 +4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

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