Darren Childs, known for his campaigning on ambulance provision in rural areas such as Ludlow, has been elected to Ludlow Town Council. The vote went to a recount and he won by four votes. That must be the closest result in Ludlow since Viv Parry lost to Martin-Taylor Smith for the Ludlow South unitary ward by just two votes a decade ago.

The score on the doors:

  • Darren Childs: 173 votes
  • Tom Scott Bell: 169 votes.

The turnout was 16.5%, which is fairly typical for a town or parish council by-election.

There are local elections across the country in May but not in Shropshire where elections took place last year.

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