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By-election called after Bishop's Castle councillor stands down

By Lucy Todman | Bishop's Castle | Politics | Published:

A by-election has been called after the councillor for Bishop's Castle stood down.

Jonny Keeley

Jonny Keeley won his seat for the Lib Dems in 2016 and was re-elected the following year.

The musician and film maker has now stood down to allow him to concentrate on 'family commitments'.

Fellow councillor Andy Boddington, who represents Ludlow North said: "I am sorry that Jonny Keeley has needed to stand down as Shropshire councillor to allow him to concentrate on family commitments. He was one of our few young councillors and was a great community champion. I look forward to him returning soon."

The by-election has been called and a formal notice is expected to be published in the next few days.

Mr Keeley is lead singer with ska/rock band Fight the Bear. He has appeared at T in the Park and the band was featured as BBC Radio 1's Tip of the Week and regularly play at venues around the region.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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