Local election results: Severn Vale

LIBERAL Democrats gained one of the two council seats up for election in Severn Vale ward, with Tory sitting councillor Keith Burchell forced into fourth place.

A close race for first place saw Lib Dem Tony Williams (above, left) top the poll, just 9 votes ahead of the other sitting Conservative councillor, Matthew Riddle (right).

Lib Dem Mark Oaten, a former MP who now lives just outside Thornbury, missed out on a council seat by 93 votes and came third, while Mr Burchell was another 110 votes behind in fourth place.

Labour’s Abigail Curtis and Naomi Carroll were fifth and sixth respectively, by a margin of more than 1,000 votes.

Tony WilliamsLiberal Democrats153724%Elected
Matthew Robert RiddleConservative Party152824%Elected
Mark OatenLiberal Democrats143523%Not elected
Keith John BurchellConservative Party132521%Not elected
Abigail Brook CurtisLabour Party3075%Not elected
Naomi Charlotte CarrollLabour Party2294%Not elected
Figures from South Gloucestershire Council