2021 Cheltenham Borough Council election
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20 out of 40 seats to Cheltenham Borough Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Seats before 32 6
Seats won 14 5
Seats after 31 7
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 16,241 14,312
Percentage 42.6% 37.5%

  Third party
 
Party PAB
Seats before 2
Seats won 1
Seats after 2
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 1,307
Percentage 3.4%

Cheltenham UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 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 2021 Cheltenham Borough Council elections took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Cheltenham Borough Council in Gloucestershire, England. Half of the council was up for election, and the Liberal Democrats remained in overall control of the council.[1][2]

These seats were due to be contested in 2020, but were delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Results

2021 Cheltenham Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 14 Decrease 1 75.0 16 31 75.0 16,241 42.6 -2.9
  Conservative 5 Increase 1 20.0 3 7 20.0 14,312 37.5 +8.2
  PAB 1 Decrease 1 5.0 1 2 5.0 1,307 3.4 -3.4
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 4,178 11.0 +4.8
  Labour 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,068 5.4 -0.9
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 26 0.1 ±0.0

Council composition

Before the election, the composition of the council was:

32 6 2
Liberal Democrats Conservative PAB

After the election, the composition of the council was:

31 7 2
Liberal Democrats Conservative PAB

PAB - People Against Bureaucracy

Ward results

Incumbent councillors are denoted by an asterisk (*)

All Saints

All Saints[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Barbara Ann Clark 798 46.8 -0.3
Conservative Susan Mary Godwin 508 29.8 -6.7
Green Jessica West 271 15.9 +9.2
Labour Isobel Amy Laing 129 7.6 -2.1
Majority 290 17.0
Turnout 1,706 40 +6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Battledown

Battledown[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Louis Arthur Ives Savage* 1,005 46.3 -11.9
Liberal Democrats Helen Clare Pemberton 850 39.1 +9.0
Green Daniel Joseph Willey 185 8.5 +3.3
Labour Caroline Adele Gavin 132 6.1 -0.4
Majority 155 7.2
Turnout 2,172 46 +8
Conservative hold Swing

Benhall & The Reddings

Benhall & The Reddings[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mike Collins* 1,048 51.6 -3.7
Conservative Jonathan Edward Beeston 768 37.8 -2.0
Green Sarah Jane Field 153 7.5 N/A
Labour Robin Frederick Carey 62 3.1 -1.8
Majority 280 13.8
Turnout 2,031 51 +4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Charlton Kings

Charlton Kings[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Gerard McCloskey* 1,016 46.4 -1.4
Conservative Jake Wilson 852 38.9 -0.1
Green Lorraine Elizabeth Mason 229 10.5 +5.2
Labour Elle Harriet Rees 91 4.2 -3.6
Majority 164 7.5
Turnout 2,188 50 +6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Charlton Park

Charlton Park[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Harvey* 1,092 46.8 -2.4
Conservative Phil Davis 1,003 43.0 -2.1
Green Sharon Lorna Wallington 162 6.9 +3.7
Labour Sarah Jane Chacko 75 3.2 +0.7
Majority 89 3.8
Turnout 2,332 58 +5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

College

College[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Guy Rosewarne Maughfling 1,027 51.0 -6.7
Conservative Rich Newman 563 27.9 +1.4
Green Elizabeth Johnson 307 15.2 +9.0
Labour Robert George Arnott 118 5.9 -2.7
Majority 464 23.1
Turnout 2,015 46 +8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Hesters Way

Hesters Way[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Wendy Louise Flynn* 619 45.4 -9.7
Conservative Laura Elizabeth Haley 515 37.8 +6.1
Green Adrian Becker 118 8.7 N/A
Labour John Malcolm Bride 105 7.7 -5.5
TUSC Samuel Jacob Coxson 7 0.5 N/A
Majority 104 7.6
Turnout 1,364 28 +4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lansdown

Lansdown[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diggory Charles Seacome* 795 45.1 -7.8
Liberal Democrats Paul Wheat 627 35.6 +5.8
Green Stephen Paul Bell 239 13.6 +7.2
Labour Duncan James Siret 100 5.7 -5.2
Majority 168 9.5
Turnout 1,761 42 +9
Conservative hold Swing

Leckhampton

Leckhampton[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Emma Frances Nelson 1,132 43.9 -2.7
Liberal Democrats Glenn Andrews 853 33.1 -3.3
Green Peter Robert Frings 592 23.0 +9.8
Majority 279 10.8
Turnout 2,577 59 +7
Conservative hold Swing

Oakley

Oakley[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rowena Mary Hay* 597 48.1 -6.1
Conservative Jake Michael Andrew Hardy 414 33.4 +10.0
Labour Mike Jarvis 122 9.8 -13.6
Green Stephen West 107 8.6 N/A
Majority 183 14.7
Turnout 1,240 29 -4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Park

Park[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tim Harman* 1,292 49.6 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Izaac Augustus Tailford 983 37.7 -9.9
Green Catherine Sunita Lyon Leggett 217 8.3 +5.1
Labour Kevin Michael Boyle 112 4.3 +0.5
Majority 309 11.9
Turnout 2,604 53 +3
Conservative hold Swing

Pittville

Pittville[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephan Alexander Fifield 1,038 48.3 +16.8
Liberal Democrats Jason Edwin Potter-Peachey 713 33.2 +1.5
Green Billy Wassell 231 10.8 +7.5
Labour Julie Frances Farmer 166 7.7 +0.1
Majority 325 15.1
Turnout 2,148 44 +3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Prestbury

Prestbury[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
PAB Ian Michael Bassett-Smith 1,128 50.0 -15.7
Conservative Alan James Davis 683 30.3 +16.4
Liberal Democrats Graham Anthony Beale 445 19.7 -0.7
Majority 455 19.7
Turnout 2,256 46 +2
PAB hold Swing

Springbank

Springbank[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Suzanne Theresa Williams* 746 52.9 -11.4
Conservative Paul Robert Simons 427 30.3 +4.9
Labour Thomas Alister Johnson 132 9.4 -1.0
Green Stephen John Bear 104 7.4 N/A
Majority 319 22.6
Turnout 1,409 28 +3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Mark's

St. Mark's[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard James Pineger 736 48.0 -4.8
Conservative Jerome Eugene Forrest 467 30.4 +2.6
Green David John Clarke 179 11.7 +4.7
Labour Mike Farmer 152 9.9 -2.5
Majority 269 17.6
Turnout 1,534 32 +6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Paul's

St. Paul's[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alisha Chloe-Marie Lewis 431 33.5 -5.3
Green Tabi Joy 294 22.9 N/A
Conservative Roger Graham Fox 227 17.7 +5.8
PAB Daud McDonald 179 13.9 -9.6
Labour Kenneth Syme 136 10.6 -15.1
TUSC Joe Waters 19 1.5 N/A
Majority 137 10.6
Turnout 1,286 29 +3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. Peter's

St. Peter's[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David John Willingham* 953 52.5 +12.6
Conservative Edward Wahid Hazzan 493 27.2 -5.6
Green Karen Wilson 215 11.9 -6.1
Labour Clive Robert Harriss 153 8.4 -1.0
Majority 460 26
Turnout 1,814 33 +4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Swindon Village

Swindon Village[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bernie Fisher* 740 48.3 -13.8
Conservative Susan Jean McArdle 452 29.5 -8.4
Green Edward Nuan Bycroft Saul 212 13.8 N/A
Labour Peter Arthur Robert Clark 128 8.4 N/A
Majority 288 18.8
Turnout 1,532 35 +8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Up Hatherley

Up Hatherley[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julie Margaret Sankey 979 47.3 -9.6
Conservative Rhiannon Evans 810 39.2 +3.0
Green Samantha Diane Hodges 199 9.6 N/A
Labour Neil Andrew Armitage 80 3.9 -3.1
Majority 169 8.1
Turnout 2,068 50 +7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Warden Hill

Warden Hill[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Oliver* 988 47.2 +0.8
Conservative Ro Baillie 868 41.4 -3.1
Green Timothy Cosmo Bonsor 164 7.8 +3.0
Labour Ian Hugh White 75 3.6 -0.6
Majority 120 5.8
Turnout 2,095 48 +3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election results by party, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Election 2021: Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud election results". bbc.co.uk. 12 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Election results for All Saints, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Election results for Battledown, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Election results for Benhall and the Reddings, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Election results for Charlton Kings, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Election results for Charlton Park, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Election results for College, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Election results for Hesters Way, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Election results for Lansdown, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Election results for Leckhampton, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Election results for Oakley, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Election results for Park, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Election results for Pittville, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Election results for Prestbury, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Election results for Springbank, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Election results for St. Marks, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Election results for St. Pauls, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  19. ^ "Election results for St. Peters, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  20. ^ "Election results for Swindon Village, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  21. ^ "Election results for Up Hatherley, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Election results for Warden Hill, 6 May 2021". democracy.cheltenham.gov.uk. 6 May 2021.