Team to take Cheltenham forward

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats have named a dynamic new top team to take the town forward following the party’s local election success.


Cllr Steve Jordan was re-elected as leader of a cabinet that will focus on the economy, housing, green spaces, value for money services and a better deal on local roads.


Cllr Chris Coleman was elected deputy leader following the retirement of John Rawson.



The makeup of the cabinet is as follows:


Councillor Steve Jordan, leader of the council - policy, economic development and strategic land use


Councillor Andrew McKinlay - Cabinet Member Development and Safety


Councillor Chris Coleman - deputy leader and Cabinet Member Clean and Green Environment


Councillor Flo Clucas - Cabinet Member Healthy Lifestyles


Councillor Peter Jeffries - Cabinet Member Housing


Councillor Roger Whyborn - Cabinet Member Corporate Services


Councillor Rowena Hay - Cabinet Member Finance


Cllr Jordan said: “I would like to thank both John Rawson and Jon Walklett, who has stepped down from the cabinet to assist his recuperation from a recent operation, for all their hard work. I am confident that with our new members, we will be a strong team and make a positive difference in Cheltenham.’’


The Liberal Democrats will tackle the key issues for Cheltenham, including:


• Keeping a buoyant local economy by building on recent success in attracting major private investment and support for a Business Improvement District.


• Working to ensure Cheltenham families have affordable housing while protecting valued green spaces.


• Continue running an efficient council so we can best protect local services from government cuts.


• Ending the Tory county council's neglect of our roads, pavements and street trees by getting more say for Cheltenham on prioritising these services.

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