Local election results: Yate Central

THE Liberal Democrats kept hold of both seats in the Yate Central ward.

Sandra Emms (above, left) topped the poll with 1,269 votes, followed by fellow Lib Dem John Davis, with 1,231.

Both are new to the ward, although John Davis (above, right) was a councillor in neighbouring Yate North before the election.

The margin between the second-placed Lib Dem and leading Conservative Marian Gilpin, in third, was 647 votes – slightly lower than the 799-vote difference in 2019 but on a smaller turnout of 3,820 voters, compared with 4,145 last time.

Full result:

Sandra Elizabeth EmmsLiberal Democrats126933%Elected
John Anthony DavisLiberal Democrats123132%Elected
Marian Joy GilpinConservative Party58415%Not elected
Joanne Louise LewisConservative Party47012%Not elected
Christopher Thomas JacksonGreen Party2667%Not elected
Figures from South Gloucestershire Council