Published on 8th May 2015

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

The Conservative candidate, Louis Savage, won the seat in the ward by-election with 1,477 votes. A total of 3,138 votes were cast, representing a turn-out of 74.03 per cent.

Counting for the by-election went on until approximately 1.45am this morning.

To see a full breakdown of the figures, visit the council’s website:
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 Andrew Wall, who stood down.
Following the Battledown 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
• 11 Conservative members
• 4 members from the People Against Bureaucracy Party
• 1 independent