Much Wenlock

Shirlett

Shirlett

Benthall church

Benthall church

Shipton Village Hall

Shipton Village Hall

Willey Old Hall

Willey Old Hall

brockton cofe primary school

Brockton CofE Primary School

Farley waterfall

Farley waterfall

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Farley Halt – relocated sign from 1960s

Broseley Cricket Club

Broseley Cricket Club

Bourton Post Office

Bourton Post Office

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Wilmore Street, Much Wenlock

The Square, Much Wenlock

The Square, Much Wenlock

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.


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Election results

2013
Party Candidate Votes  % 
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 Phil Hipkiss 113      7.97
Independent Malcolm Peter MacIntyre-Read 68      4.80
Majority 398

The previous election, the first once Shropshire Council was formed as a unitary authority, returned the following result for Much Wenlock:

2009
Party Candidate Votes  %
 Conservative Milner Whiteman        779    46.73
David Michael John Gibbon        531    31.85
 Liberal Democrat Phil Robinson        357    21.42
Majority        248
David Turner


Woodhouse Farm
Wyke
Much Wenlock
TF13 6NZ

01952 728802

david.turner@shropshire.gov.uk
Shropshire Council
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