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 Williams||Liberal Democrats||1537||24%||Elected|
|Matthew Robert Riddle||Conservative Party||1528||24%||Elected|
|Mark Oaten||Liberal Democrats||1435||23%||Not elected|
|Keith John Burchell||Conservative Party||1325||21%||Not elected|
|Abigail Brook Curtis||Labour Party||307||5%||Not elected|
|Naomi Charlotte Carroll||Labour Party||229||4%||Not elected|