Gloucestershire election results
By Laura Enfield and Simon Hacker | 5th May 2023
The people who will run a large swathe of Gloucestershire for the next four years have been chosen.
Nationally, the Tories are facing crushing losses in the May 4 elections as voters turn against the party.
More than 8,000 council seats were contested across 230 local authorities with estimates on Friday morning suggesting Rishi Sunak's government may have lost as many as 1,000 to rival parties.
Here in Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats retained control of Cotswold District Council (CDC) while the Tory opposition leader lost his seat.
All 34 CDC seats were up for grabs and the political make-up of the council, going into the election, was 18 Liberal Democrats, 14 Conservatives, one Green Party councillor and one Independent.
The new make-up of the council is now 22 Liberal Democrats, nine Conservatives, two Green Party and one Independent.
Lib Dem council leader Joe Harris was re-elected for St Michael's ward while Cotswold Conservative group leader Tony Berry lost his seat on the council to a Lib Dem.
Mike McKeown will now represent the Kemble ward after receiving 665 votes.
Mr Berry, who polled 479, said he was disappointed with the result and it is likely to mark the end of his council career as he will be 76 by the next election and does not plan to stand again.
For the full results see below. Results compiled subsequent to this report above indicate that Tewkesbury fell to no overall control with the Green Party retaining the Forest of Dean, the former showing a significant advance for the Liberal Democrats while the Forest recorded a good night for the Greens.
COTSWOLD - LIB DEMS RETAIN CONTROL
Lib Dems HOLD:
Abbey- Mark Harris re-elected
Bourton Village - John Brian Wareing elected
Chedworth and Churn Valley - Paul Hogkinson elected
Chesterton -Roly Hughes elected
Fairford North - Michael Jeremy Bernard Vann elected
Four Acres - Ray Brassington elected
New Mills - Claire Jane Bloomer elected
Northleach - Tony Dale elected
Moreton East - David Angus Grant Jenkinson lected.
Siddington and Cerney Rural - deputy council leader Mike Evemy re-elected
South Cerney Village - Juliet Layton re-elected
St Michael's - council leader Joe Harris re-elected
Stow - Dilys Neill re-elected.
Stratton - Patrick Coleman re-elected
The Ampneys and Hampton -Lisa Spivey re-elected
The Beeches - Nigel Robbins re-elected
Watermoor - Gary Selwyn re-elected
Lib Dems GAIN:
Kemble - Mike McKeown elected
Lechlade, Kempsford and Fairford South Ward - Helen Mansilla and Clare Muir elected
Tetbury Town - Ian David Watson elected
Tetbury with Upton - Chris Twells elected
Bourton Vale - Len Wilkins is elected
Campden Vale - Gina Blomefield and Tom Stowe re-elected
Coln Valley - John Anthony David Fowles elected
Ermin - Julia Judd re-elected
Fosseridge - David Cunningham e-elected
Grumbolds Ash with Avening Ward - Tony Slater elected
Sandywell - Jeremy Edward Thayer elected
Moreton West - Daryl John Corps elected
Green Party HOLD:
The Rissingtons - Andrew Maclean re-elected
Green Party GAIN:
Blockley- Clare Victoria Turner elected
Tetbury East and Rural - Nikki Ind re-elected
TEWKESBURY RESULTS – CONS LOSE CONTROL
Badgeworth - Robert John Edward Vines elected
Highnam with Haw Bridge - Dermot McLain, Jill Kate Smith - elected
Isbourne - Christopher Francis Coleman, Melanie Andrea Gore - elected
Northway - Pauline Anne Godwin, Elaine Jane MacTiernan - elected
Severn Vale North - Heather Christina McLain - elected
Severn Vale South - Mark Julian Williams - elected
Winchcombe - David William Grey, Jim Mason - re-elected
Green Party GAIN:
Tewkesbury East - Hilarie Jane Bowman, Helena Sundarajoo - elected
Tewkesbury South - Cate Cody, Matt Dimond-Brown - elected
Brockworth East - Charlotte Emily Mills elected, Jason Paul Mills - elected
Brockworth West - Craig Lee Carter, Deborah Jeanette Harwood - elected
Tewkesbury North and Twyning - Mike Sztymiak, Philip Noel Workman - elected
Lib Dem GAIN:
Churchdown Brookfield with Hucclecote - Paul Edward Smith, Richard James Gilbert Smith, Gilbert Ian Yates - elected
Churchdown Saint Johns - Stewart Richard Dove, Mary Louise Jordan, Lik Skelt - elected
Cleeve Hill - Nigel David Adcock, Lorraine Cheryl Agg - elected
Cleeve St Michael's - Alex Hegenbarth, Kashan Pervaiz - elected
Cleeve West - Richard John Stanley, Murray Robert Stewart - elected
Innsworth - Sarah Jane Hands, Paul William Ockelton - elected
Shurdington - George Malcolm Porter - elected
Lib Dem HOLD:
Cleeve Grange - Thomas Jacob Budge - elected
FOREST OF DEAN RESULTS – GREENS RETAIN CONTROL
GREEN PARTY GAIN:
The Green Party now has 15 councillors and is the largest group, Independent/Undefined on 11, Labour with five, Conservative with four and Liberal Democrats on three.
Berry Hill - Tim Gwilliam & Jamie Elsmore, Independents - elected
Bream - Alison Jennifer Bruce & Beth Llewellyn, Green Party - elected
Cinderford East - Di Martin & Matt Bishop, Labour - elected
Cinderford West - Jacob Edward Sanders, Labour, Mark David Turner, Undefined - elected
Coleford - Clive Terence Elsmore, undefined, Patrick Joseph Kyne, Labour, Ian Richard Whitburn, Independent - elected
Dymock - Gill Kilmurray, Lib Dem - elected
Hartpury & Redmarley - Philip Howard Burford, Independent, Clayton Dean Williams, Con - elected
Longhope & Huntley - John Charles Francis, Independent, David Stephen Tradgett, Green - elected
Lydbrook - Sid Phelps, Green - elected
Lydney East - James Preest, Con, James Arthur Bevan, Ind, Andrew Raymond McDermid, Green - elected
Lydney North - Harry Joseph Ives, Con - elected
Lydney West & Aylburton - Mark Topping, Green - elected
Mitcheldean Ruardean & Drybrook
Newent & Taynton - Jackie Fraser & Trevor Benjamin Roach, Green, Shaun Stammers, Labour - elected
Newland & Sling - David Andrew Wheeler, Green - elected
Newnham - Richard William Burton & Andy Moore, Green - elected
Pillowell - Jackie Dale, Green - elected
Ruspidge - Bernie O'Neill, Ind - elected
St Briavels - Chris McFarling, Green - elected
Tidenham - Johnathan Lane & Adrian Birch, Green, Nick Evans, Con - elected
Westbury-on-Severn - Simon Charles Phelps, Ind - elected
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