A week has now passed since polling day and a few days since the declaration, so I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all of your help and support over the last four years. Thank you for your support and votes last Thursday. It is always humbling standing for election and have people put their faith in you. It was a hard contest so missing the all-important win by a mear 34 votes is a blow.
Overall I can be very satisfied with the campaign. There is always room for improvement and things you could have done differently but I was more than happy with my effort. I can honestly say I have been blown away by the support.
Overall Shropshire remains under the control of the Conservatives who lost five seats including the Leader’s seat to the Lib Dems. I almost took the Deputy Leader’s seat, falling short of victory by 34 votes. The Shropshire Council results are here and the Newstatesmen / Britain Elects interactive ward by ward map is here. It is clear that residents across Shropshire wanted a change of direction and for the incompetent Conservative administration to change its ways. Let’s hope they listen they do change. If not I will still be here holding their feet to the fire. I will continue to campaign to make sure resident voices are heard at Shirehall. The fight for 2025 is now on 🙂
In North Shropshire the Lib Dems came 2nd in the overall share of the vote with 19.66% of the vote (+9.22% on 2017).
If the Lib Dems had received another 238 votes in the right places we could have gained 5 seats extra seats in North Shropshire.
- The Meres was missed by 23 votes!
- Whittington was missed by 34 votes!
- Wem was lost by 39 votes!
- Whitchurch North was missed by 52 votes!
- Ruyton & Baschurch was missed by 90 votes! Labour votes probably denied us the win.
- Additionally, in Llanymynech we missed a win by 122 votes.
- In Shrewsbury, we missed Bagley by 18 votes and Monkmoor by 99 votes