Cheltenham

LD Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Liberal Democrat Seats 24 Seats +/- -1
Conservative Seats 12 Seats +/- +1
Independent Seats 4 Seats +/- 0

Council background

Type
District Council
Seats up
19 seats up for election - Half
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Cheltenham Borough Council

11.05.2017

11:02

No UKIP candidate for Cheltenham

Hayley Mortimer
BBC Gloucestershire politics reporter
Image copyright Ian Rob

UKIP won't be fielding a candidate in Cheltenham.

The town voted for Remain in the referendum so UKIP says it will instead concentrate resources elsewhere in the county.

The party stressed it won’t be endorsing another candidate in the town, nor has any arrangement been made with other parties.

Cheltenham is a target seat for the Lib Dems, with former MP Martin Horwood returning from his defeat in 2015 to try to win back his seat from the Conservatives.

But UKIP's decision could be welcome news for the Tory campaign, hoping added votes might strengthen Alex Chalk's majority.

Meanwhile, the Greens have decided to put up a candidate in Cheltenham after failing to agree a progressive alliance with the Liberal Democrats and Labour.

03.05.2017

16:46

Councils give airport emergency loan

Gloucestershire Airport is able to borrow "up to £750,000" from the two councils which part-own it.

22.11.2016

16:44

Lost Banksy mural was 'beyond repair'

A Banksy artwork which was removed from the side of a listed building in Cheltenham was beyond repair, a council investigation has found,

06.05.2016

21:53

No change in control for three councils

There are no changes to the control of the three main councils in Gloucestershire.

05.05.2016

22:14

Polling stations close in Gloucestershire

Voting ends in council and police commissioner elections across Gloucestershire.
07:04

Polling stations open in Gloucestershire

Voting takes place in council and police commissioner elections across Gloucestershire.

19.12.2015

00:37

Council bid to buy Banksy mural house

A deal to buy a Banksy mural on a house near GCHQ and place it in "safe hands" is being negotiated by a local council.

20.07.2015

11:13

Cemetery revamp could cost up to £7m

Some £7m could be spent on a new chapel and cremation building as part of plans to refurbish a cemetery in Cheltenham.

09.05.2015

10:38

Tories on top in West local elections

The Conservatives are the biggest winners in the local council elections across Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

08.05.2015

18:09

Cheltenham

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The Conservatives won the only seat up for grabs on Cheltenham Borough Council, due to a by-election after a councillor stood down.

It means the council remains Lib Dem led, with 24 Lib Dem councillors out of 40 in total.

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