Councillor Steve Jordan to step down as leader of Cheltenham Borough Council

Published on 29th September 2020

Councillor Steve Jordan

Today, Tuesday 29 September 2020, Councillor Steve Jordan leader of Cheltenham Borough Council has announced that after 30 years of dedicated service as a ward councillor and the last 12 years as leader, he will not be seeking re-election as a councillor in the May 2021 elections.

Councillor Steve Jordan will step down as leader of the council sometime before May 2021 and is discussing a timetable for that with his colleagues.

Speaking about his decision, Cllr Steve Jordan said: ‘During my 30 years as a councillor I have thoroughly enjoyed making contributions both locally within my ward, All Saints, and as leader of the council. Pending the change in leadership, my focus will be supporting the delivery of our ambitious strategy to lead Cheltenham’s economic and community recovery.”

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Notes to editors:

The resignation from the office of the leader would take place formally at a full council meeting and at the same meeting the new leader of the council is appointed by the Council.