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'Welsh Lib Dem fightback underway' as Rob Walsh gains Llay from Labour

Welsh Liberal Democrat Rob Walsh has said that he is honoured to be elected as the new councillor for Llay on Wrexham Council.


Rob won, what has been known as a safe Labour seat, by over 50% of the vote.  The full result can be found below.

Rob, 39, works as a lecturer at Coleg Cambria on Wrexham`s Yale site.

Commenting, Rob Walsh said:

"I am honoured to be elected as Llay`s new representative on Wrexham Council.

"A huge thanks must go out to all the people who helped make this such a successful campaign and of course thank-you to the residents of Llay who have elected me to represent them.

"It’s been really exciting seeing so many new members join the Welsh Lib Dems over the recent months.  I’m delighted that my election has got our party back to winning ways."

Aled Roberts, Assembly Member for North Wales said:

"This is fantastic news.  Rob is a hard-working, energetic and determined individual who I know will be an exceptional councillor.

"Not only was Rob a fantastic candidate, but his election shows that the Welsh Lib Dem fightback is well and truly underway.’


Full Result

 Welsh Liberal Democrats – 700 votes

 Labour – 353 votes

 Independent (Roderick) - 124 votes

 Conservatives – 64 votes

 UKIP – 60 votes

 Independent (Dodd) – 41 votes


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