Posted: Thu 16th Jan 2020

By-election to be held as Gwersyllt North councillor resigns

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 16th, 2020

A by-election for the Gwersyllt North ward is to take place in the near future after the local councillor resigned.

Barrie Warburton, who was part of the Independent Grouping, was elected to the role during the May 2017 election.

Wrexham Council have declared a vacancy for the Gwersyllt North ward and that Mr Warburton’s resignation has come about ‘following a change in his personal circumstances’.

The council added :”A notice of election for the vacancy will be published in due course”.



Wrexham.com readers probably saw Mr Warburton featured most after grim comments during a planning meeting, where he infamously spoke of his concerns of clients at a then proposed low secure unit and the proximity of a railway line.

Mr Warburton said: “Right near the planning plot for the er, what is it called, the mental health unit, there is a railway line. Right by the side of it.”

At this point Mr Warburton pauses for a while and grimaces, adding: “I don’t think I need to say anymore about that one.”

In 2017 there were four candidates for Gwersyllt North, you can review who they were and read all profile Q&A’s with them (aside from Mr Warburton as he did not respond) here.

At the time in 2017 there were 2048 people able to vote, with just 708 valid votes being cast and the winner getting 282 of those.



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