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 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.”