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Lib Dem's Chris Coleman wins Cheltenham Borough Council seat in Springbank

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: October 29, 2010

Lib Dem's Chris Coleman wins Cheltenham Borough Council seat in Springbank

Elected: Chris Coleman

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Chris Coleman has trounced the opposition in his bid to be a Springbank councillor in Cheltenham

The Liberal Democrat candidate got 722 votes in the political contest which saw residents turn out to polling stations last night.

The by-election was held to fill the vacancy in Cheltenham Borough Council left by the death of John Morris earlier this year.

Labour candidate Clive Harriss got 142 votes and Tory hope Mireille Weller received 188.

Jon Stubbings, for The Green Party, attracted 35 votes.

Chris Coleman, stood in May's General Election as a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for the Forest of Dean.

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    Crispin, Cotswolds  |  October 29 2010, 5:53PM

    An absolutely stunning result....well done.....a thumping victory.

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    Danny, Woodmancote  |  October 29 2010, 3:31PM

    It just shows how different people have different values when they vote!!

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    jeremy, Bream.loud n proud  |  October 29 2010, 1:27PM

    least he won something more than i can say about his last election try :) welldone chris

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    Quasi, Cheltenham  |  October 29 2010, 12:47PM

    Danny, Woodmancote. If the LibDems are still with the Tories at the next election, they will be wiped off the political map. Particularly as the Tories are rapidly turning back into the nasty party. In fact the way they are going, they will make the last Tory government look like a bunch of left wing liberals.

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    Danny, Woodmancote  |  October 29 2010, 12:36PM

    Well done, great news for the Lib Dems. I wouldn't be so sure Quasi and Matt H, elections are strange things. One of the things that I will be looking at in 5 years is what the Lib Dems have managed to change and what wouldn't have changed if we had a minority Conservative government.

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    Teri S, Cheltenham  |  October 29 2010, 11:27AM

    This is great news for Springbank as Chris cares about this community and can carry on John's hard work.

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    Teri Stallard, Cheltenham  |  October 29 2010, 11:20AM

    Great result for the Springbank area - Chris will be able to continue John Morris' hard work

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    gasman, chelt/tewkes  |  October 29 2010, 10:49AM

    Some people never learn...

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    Matt H, Cheltenham  |  October 29 2010, 9:16AM

    The Liberals will find it hard at the next general election having sold many of their prinicples to get a rare chance of power.

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    Quasi, Cheltenham  |  October 29 2010, 7:54AM

    I bet the next General Election result for Cheltenham wont be quite so conclusive.

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