Max Wilkinson

The best choice to be our next MP

  • A strong voice for Cheltenham
  • Fixing our NHS and cutting the cost of living
  • A positive plan to get a fairer deal for Cheltenham

We need more MPs like Max - people who love Cheltenham and want to get things done for our town.


More and more people across Cheltenham are backing local resident Max Wilkinson to be our new MP.

Max Wilkinson is a well-known face around Cheltenham. He's been a local Councillor here for eight years, and lives in Fairview with his wife and daughter.

Max worked as a journalist and moved to Cheltenham twelve years ago when he got a job on the local paper. His time as a reporter in Cheltenham deepened his love for the town, but also highlighted so many areas where things could be better, including housing and looking after our precious environment.

Now, he serves on Cheltenham Borough Council's Cabinet. Having spent two years fighting for our planet as Cabinet Member for Climate Change, he now serves as Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Culture, Tourism and Wellbeing. In this role he is working to protect our world-renowned culture offer, invest in the health and welfare of our town, and enhance our local High Street. 


Max’s years of tireless local housing campaigning has secured £180 million to build hundreds of new affordable homes for families and young people in Cheltenham.

Max's CV - A record of action for Cheltenham

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Culture, Tourism and Wellbeing May 2022 - present

  • Working on high street prosperity 
  •  Working on health and well-being including projects with the NHS and launching the new Leisure for All leisure centre concession card for foodbank customers
  • Member of Cheltenham Culture Board, including saving Cheltenham Paint Festival 

Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency Sept 2020 - May 2022

  • Leading on climate emergency action plan to shape our town's journey to Net Zero by 2030
  • Initiating and leading on new green planning guidance and the Connecting Cheltenham Report, a strategy for sustiainable travel across our town
  • Helped to deliver Cheltenham’s first carbon neutral council houses

Cheltenham Borough Council Councillor 2014 - Present 

  • Successfully led campaign for investment in affordable housing, resulting in £180million investment for local families
  • Introduced climate emergency declaration and ran public forum to inform future policy 
  • Introduced motion to declare Cheltenham a Town of Sanctuary
  • Was the frst ever Walking and Cycling Champion for Cheltenham 
  • Represented diverse communities across the town
  • Campaigning for Cheltenham General Hospital and our A&E department 

Communications consultant 2014 - 2021

  • Community relations on large infrastructure and planning projects in the public and private sectors

Educational communications officer 2012 - 2014

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