THE election in Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold Edge ward had one of the most dramatic results of the night, with first and fourth place divided by just 40 votes and the Conservatives making their only gain of the night, at the expense of the Liberal Democrats.
Lib Dems Adrian Rush (above, left) and Patricia Trull were both sitting councillors defending their seats.
But while Adrian Rush topped the poll, with 1,687 votes, second place and the other council seat went to Conservative Becky Romaine (above, right), with 1,680 votes.
Just two votes behind her was fellow Tory candidate Roisin Hall, who received 1,678 votes.
Patricia Trull, who had won her seat by just 12 votes back in 2019, was another 33 votes behind in fourth.
Labour candidate Ian Lowe polled 336 votes in fifth place.
|Adrian Samuel Rush||Liberal Democrats||1687||24%||Elected|
|Becky Romaine||Conservative Party||1680||24%||Elected|
|Roisin Hall||Conservative Party||1678||24%||Not elected|
|Patricia Trull||Liberal Democrats||1647||23%||Not elected|
|Ian Lowe||Labour Party||336||5%||Not elected|