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Lib Dems take Highley in Shropshire

Some good news to begin the night while we wait for the Tiverton and Honiton result.

Congratulations to Mark Williams who takes Lib Dem number of the unitary Shropshire Council to 14, the second largest party. This was a hard fought campaign for a seat the Conservatives wanted to win, after they lost 12% of their seats in the 2021 all up council elections including the then council leader who was ousted by a Lib Dem. Late last year, the Conservatives lost the North Shropshire constituency to Helen Morgan.

Helen was among the large team of campaigners from across Shropshire and beyond that leafleted and canvassed in the constituency from the day the by-election was called after the resignation of an independent councillor.

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Shropshire Council stands by controversial website rules

Shropshire Council has admitted it has only ever approved one official request for someone to link to its website, but is insisting that it is right to demand people apply to the council for permission before linking to its website.

As I highlighted last month, the Shropshire Council website has a set of terms and conditions says that people must contact the council with details, including their home address, to request permission before they link to the website. However, although there are numerous links to the Shorpshire Council website around the internet (such as this list from Google) the …

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Warning! Do not link to Shropshire Council website without first completing paperwork

Mmm, well this is one approach to take to the internet:


Do you want to add a link from your website to the Shropshire Council website? Do you want us to add a link to your website through our Community Directory?

Please email the Community Directory Officer ([email protected]) with ALL the following details:

link TO www.shropshire.gov.uk or a link FROM www.shropshire.gov.uk?


job title or position


address (including postcode)

telephone (including area code)


domain name of your website

brief description of the purpose and contents of your website

reasons for requesting a link

Alas, Shropshire Council have so far declined to respond to my request for a comment explaining …

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