Much Wenlock is a small and picturesque town and parish in Shropshire, situated on the A458 road between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. Nearby, to the northeast, is the Ironbridge Gorge, and the new town of Telford.
The larger electoral division of Shropshire Council includes the communities of Much Wenlock, Atterley, Barrow, Benthall, Bourton, Brockton, Broseley Wood, Callaughton, Easthope, Farley, Homer, Linley, Shipton, Shirlett, Stanton Long, Stretton Westwood, Wyke and Willey. From Foundry Cottages on the bank of the River Severn at Coalport, the division runs some 14½ miles route distance to Rock Cottages, which are nearly halfway between Much Wenlock and Craven Arms.
Part of the division sits within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are conservation areas in Much Wenlock, Bourton and Broseley
Key facts about the Much Wenlock electoral division
Area: 8,213.7 hectares
Population Density: 0.49 persons per hectare
Total Population: 3,988 (1,904 males, 2,084 females)
Average Age: 49 years
This information is on Shropshire Council’s website and further information about Much Wenlock may be found by clicking this link.
|Conservative||David Richmond Turner||691||48.73|
|Liberal Democrat||Joff Watson||293||20.66|
|Independent||David Michael John Gibbon||140||9.87|
|Independent||Lesley Jane Durbin||113||7.97|
|Independent||Malcolm Peter MacIntyre-Read||68||4.80|
The previous election, the first once Shropshire Council was formed as a unitary authority, returned the following result for Much Wenlock:
|David Michael John Gibbon||531||31.85|
|Liberal Democrat||Phil Robinson||357||21.42|