Posted: Thu 18th Mar 2021

Plaid Cymru’s Becca Martin wins Maesydre by-election and is Wrexham’s newest councillor for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 18th, 2021

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. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​


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, 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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