2023 District Elections

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Archive image: Polling station at Brook Way Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke.

On Thursday 4th May 2023, all of the seats on South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) will be up for election.

Councillors will be elected to serve a four-year term of office.

The Bradley Stoke town elections are being held on the same day.

The Notice of Election will be published not later than Monday 27th March 2023 and nominations will be accepted until the deadline on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

The deadline for voter registration is Monday 17th April 2023. If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, please contact the SGC helpline on 01454 863030.

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The deadline for postal vote applications is Tuesday 18th April 2023.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. NEW: Photo ID must be shown!

More info:

District election news in the Journal


Candidates and results

We have made efforts to obtain a short (250-word max) statement from each candidate. If you are a candidate and haven’t heard from us yet, please get in touch.

View all available candidate profiles (or click on a name below)

Which ward am I in? Check your polling card or view an interactive map showing the local wards.

Analysis of the results: Tories retain three Bradley Stoke seats on South Glos Council but lose one to Labour (BSJ)

See also: Labour wrests one of three Stoke Gifford seats on South Glos Council from Tories (SGJ)

Bradley Stoke North ward (2 seats)

Note: This district ward includes the parish of Stoke Lodge and The Common

Results in detail (SGC)

  1. Terri Cullen (Conservative) 1062 votes ELECTED
  2. Franklin Owusu-Antwi (Conservative) 932 votes ELECTED
  3. Nigel Goldsmith (Labour) 765 votes
  4. Ges Rosenberg (Labour) 731 votes
  5. Sarah Pomfret (Independent) 483 votes
  6. James Nelson (Green) 457 votes
  7. Drew Clayton (Liberal Democrats) 354 votes
  8. Wendy Tomasin (Liberal Democrats) 211 votes
  9. Thomas Crawley (Reform UK) 174 votes

Bradley Stoke South ward (2 seats)

Results in detail (SGC)

  1. John Bradbury (Labour) 969 votes ELECTED
  2. Ben Randles (Conservative) 915 votes ELECTED
  3. Roger Avenin (Conservative) 895 votes
  4. Kulwinder Sappal (Labour and Co-operative) 764 votes
  5. Alan Moller (Liberal Democrats) 285 votes
  6. Guy Rawlinson (Liberal Democrats) 264 votes

Stoke Gifford ward (3 seats)

Note: This district ward includes some homes in south Bradley Stoke (roughly corresponding to those which lie in the Stoke Brook town ward)

Results in detail (SGC)

  1. David Addison (Labour) 1530 votes ELECTED
  2. Keith Cranney (Conservative) 1440 votes ELECTED
  3. Neel Das Gupta (Conservative) 1379 votes ELECTED
  4. Brian Mead (Labour) 1358 votes
  5. Tony Griffiths (Conservative) 1349 votes
  6. Daniel Harris (Labour Party) 1289 votes
  7. Jon Williams (Liberal Democrat) 927 votes
  8. Kimberley Stansfield (Liberal Democrats) 867 votes
  9. Karl Tomasin (Liberal Democrats) 693 votes
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Political party manifestos

  • South Gloucestershire Conservatives’ Positive Plan 2023: JPEG [1.3MB, on Dropbox]
  • South Gloucestershire Labour Manifesto 2023: Website | Facebook | PDF [2.8MB on Dropbox]
  • South Gloucestershire Liberal Democrats manifesto 2023: PDF [1.7MB]

Political parties online

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Election previews

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News from the candidates and parties

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