SITTING Liberal Democrat councillor John O’Neil comfortably held his Charfield seat at the local elections.
Just over a third of the electorate of 3,628 in one of South Gloucestershire’s smallest wards by population turned out, with Councillor O’Neil receiving just over seven in every ten votes cast.
His majority of 615 over Conservative Michaela Crumpton, who received 288 votes, was down by four over last year.
The Tories increased their share of the vote, from 21% to 23%, but that was still less than one vote for every one three for the Lib Dems.
Green candidate Peter Watts received 86 votes, a 7% vote share and marginal increase on the third-placed candidate in 2019, who stood for Labour.
|John O`Neill||Liberal Democrats||903||71%||Elected|
|Michaela Sydney Crumpton||Conservative Party||288||23%||Not elected|
|Pete Watts||Green Party||86||7%||Not elected|