LibDems win in Highley By-election

Local resident Mark Williams secured an impressive win for the Liberal Democrats in a Shropshire Council by-election in Highley on 23rd June 2022. The by-election was held following the resignation of the previous Independent councillor. Turnout in the by-election was 40.3%, and Mark achieved 54% of the vote, ahead of the 2nd placed Conservative candidate with 24% and Labour and Green opposition.

Mark and Amy Williams

Mark has lived in Highley for nearly 35 years and has strong roots in the community, where his father was the vicar at St. Mary’s church for nearly 20 years. Mark’s wife Amy teaches at Highley Primary School and they have raised 2 children in the village.

Mark said: “I’m humbled to have won, especially with the numbers that came in. The fact that so many in Highley have put their trust in us is overwhelming. I want to live up to the expectations people have of us and of me.”

Mark and North Shropshire LibDem MP Helen Morgan campaigning on polling day

Have your say on plans for your local area

Shropshire Council launched a wide-ranging consultation on its draft local plan on 3rd August 2020. Here we explain what it’s about, summarise the proposals for South East Shropshire, and describe how to find out more and how to comment on the proposals. The deadline for comments is 30th September 2020.

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