Posted: Thu 27th Feb 2020

Polls open as Gwersyllt North residents vote for their new councillor for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Residents in the Gwersyllt North constituency will head to the polls today to vote for their new councillor.

A by-election was triggered last month after a councillor who was elected in 2017, announced in January that he would be resigning from the role.

Eight candidates have been campaigning for the vote of Gwersyllt North residents over the last few weeks, with their names and parties listed below:-

Martyn Davies – Independent
Helen Hay – Independent
Graham Kelly – Welsh Liberal Democrats
Jeremy Richard Kent – Welsh Conservative Party
Bernie McCann – Independent
Colin Powell – Welsh Labour
Duncan Rees – Green Party
Phil Rees – Plaid Cymru

In 2017 there were four candidates taking part of the election – with 2048 people then able to vote. A total of just 708 valid votes were cast, with the winner receiving 282 of those. The ward saw an an overall turn out of just 34.5 per cent.

Polling stations are located at Cefn-Y-Bedd Community Centre on Sydallt Lane, Ysgol Heulfan Junior School Hall and The Institute on New Road.

Polls are open now and will close at 10pm.

The announcement of the new Gwersyllt North councillor is expected later on tonight after the count.

*Candidates are listed in the order and with stated ‘description’ on the statement of nominations.

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