Plaid Cymru’s Becca Martin wins Maesydre by-election and is Wrexham’s newest councillor
Wrexham has a new councillor – Plaid Cymru’s Becca Martin.
Today the residents of Maesydre have been going to the polls, either in person or via postal votes, and have returned a new councillor to represent their area.
The full results are below, as confirmed by Wrexham Council who were facilitating the election process:
Plaid Cymru’s Becca Martin 150 votes
Welsh Labour’s Tom Stanford 133 votes
Welsh Conservatives’ Cathy Brown 123 votes
Welsh Lib Dem’s Roger Davies 47 votes
Clive Ray – an independent candidate 36 votes
There were zero rejected or spoiled papers.
A 32.71% turnout with 489 votes.
— Carrie Harper 🏴 (@CarrieAHarper) March 18, 2021
The ward has been changeable in the past:
1995 Stuart Andrew, Conservative
1999 Stuart Andrew, Conservative, Stuart Andrew resigned in 1998 and a by election elected Chris Stubbs, Lib Dem
2004 Chris Stubbs, Lib Dem
2008 Carole O’Toole, Lib Dem
2012 Carole O’Toole, Lib Dem
2017 Paul Jones, Labour
The previous election in 2017 saw 565 people taking part in the poll out of 1500 possible voters, with the winner taking 249 votes.
The electoral excitement is set to return soon – with both Welsh Parliament and Police and Crime Commissioner elections shortly! You can make sure you are registered to vote via gov.uk/register-to-vote, and you can also apply for a postal vote via this form / process – and Wrexham Council have told us they are accepting scanned copies.
Some third parties may suggest using their forms to register to vote, or register for postal votes, but check carefully what you are opting into via that process – with Wrexham Council saying “Applications for postal votes should only be returned to Electoral Services, The Guildhall, Wrexham, LL11 1AY. They should not be returned to any other address.”
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