Local News & Archive — June 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm — Updated: June 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Independent victories in council by-elections

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Two Independent candidates have been elected to Denbighshire County Council.

Mark Young won Thursday’s by-election in Lower Denbigh, seeing off a strong challenge from Plaid Cymru. David Williams came top of the polls in Dyserth, with a narrow win over Independent rival David Parry. Meanwhile, Louise Walsh was also elected to the village’s community council.

The by-elections were triggered by the deaths of Richard Davies in Lower Denbigh and Peter Owen in Dyserth last March.

The results in full:

LOWER DENBIGH (Denbighshire County Council)
Mark John Young (Independent) – 389
Rhys Thomas (Plaid Cymru) – 315
Lara Jane Pritchard (Welsh Conservatives) – 159
John Francis McGuire (Welsh Labour) – 108
William Gwyn Williams (Welsh Liberal Democrats) – 101
Turnout 30% – Majority: 74

DYSERTH (Denbighshire County Council)
David Gwyn Williams (Independent) – 177
David Henry Parry (Independent) – 159
Hugh Andrew Hughes (Welsh Conservatives) – 140
Heather Alison Prydderch (Welsh Liberal Democrats) – 107
Richard Jones-Abbas (Welsh Labour) – 87
Janice Ann-Williams (Plaid Cymru) – 21
Turnout 36% – Majority: 18

DYSERTH (Community Council)
Louise Marie Margaret Walsh (Independent) – 258
John Glover (Independent) – 207
Catherine Anne Jackson (Welsh Liberal Democrats) – 189
Turnout 35% – Majority: 51

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