Friday 7 September 2012

Lib Dems win Dodington ward by-election for South Glos Council with over half the vote

Tony Davis in the South Glos Council Chamber
shortly after the result was announced

Tony Davis gained a convincing victory in the Dodington ward by-election this week, with more votes than the other candidates put together. The opposition parties were very divided, with the Conservative vote collapsing so that they finished last.

The full results are as follows:
  • Tony Davis, Liberal Democrat Focus Team 787 votes ELECTED
  • Mike McGrath, Labour Party 243 votes
  • Aaron Foot, UK Independence Party 213  votes
  • Kate Duffy, Conservative Party Candidate 139 votes
Tony will take his seat at the first meeting of South Gloucestershire Council next week.

Boundary note: The Dodington ward of South Glos Council covers the Shire Way, Rodford Way and Abbotswood areas. The Birds Estate is in the Chipping Sodbury ward and didn't have a by-election.