Local election results: Dodington

IN Dodington ward, which covers an area of south Yate and Chipping Sodbury, the Liberal Democrats took both seats with an increased their margin of victory.

Louise Harris (above, right) and Cheryl Kirby (left) were elected with 1,479 and 1,432 votes respectively – the third-placed Conservative, Rachel Welch, was 915 votes behind, with 517.

In 2019 the second-placed Lib Dem candidate was 867 votes ahead of the leading Conservative.

Louise Harris was a sitting councillor, while Cheryl Kirby is a town councillor and the current Mayor of Yate.

The two Tory candidates were separated by just one vote, with National Housing Party candidate Callum Leat 288 votes behind the Conservatives.

Full results:

Election CandidatePartyVotes%
Louise HarrisLiberal Democrats147935%Elected
Cheryl KirbyLiberal Democrats143234%Elected
Rachel WelchConservative Party51712%Not elected
Jo NicholsonConservative Party51612%Not elected
Callum LeatNational Housing Party2285%Not elected
Figures from South Gloucestershire Council

Picture: Winning Liberal Democrat candidates Cheryl Kirby and Louise Harris