Published on 28th March 2013

Polling station sign, large black lettering on white background secured to iron railings

A by-election for Warden Hill ward will take place on Thursday 2 May.

Two polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm at St Christopher’s Church Hall and St Margaret’s Hall.  People living in Warden Hill who are eligible to vote are being encouraged to go along.

Nominations close at noon on Friday 5 April. Wednesday 17 April, 5pm, is the latest time for receipt of new postal and postal proxy applications or changes (including cancellation) to existing postal, postal proxy or proxy appointments. This is also the last day for receipt of registration forms to be included on the register for election day.

Any new proxy vote applications need to be received by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

Andrew North, returning officer for Cheltenham Borough Council said:  ‘’It’s important that people in the Warden Hill ward ensure their names are on the register so that they can exercise their right to vote on 2 May.’’

For more information, contact the elections office either by telephone: 01242 264132, fax: 01242 264120 or email the team.

Contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 775050 or email: [email protected]


The seat was previously held by Councillor Jo Teakle, who stood down in March for health reasons.

The by-election runs on the same day as the Gloucestershire County Council elections on 2 May. People living in the Warden Hill ward will receive poll cards for the county elections and the by-election and their voting will take place at the same station.