Published on 3rd May 2013

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A by-election for Warden Hill ward in Cheltenham took place yesterday.

The Conservative candidate, Christine Ryder, won the seat in the ward by-election with 852 votes. A total of 1,658 votes were cast, representing a turn-out of 32.74 per cent.

Counting went on until 2.30am this morning.

For further information call the elections team on 01242 264132.

For press enquiries contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email: [email protected]

The seat was previously held by Councillor Jo Teakle, who stood down in March for health reasons.
Following the Warden Hill ward by-election there are 40 councillors on Cheltenham Borough Council. The political make-up of the council is as follows:

•    24 Liberal Democrat members
•    12 Conservative members
•    4 members from the People against Bureaucracy Party