FISH and chips and a glass of wine was the celebratory treat for Vivienne Parry who had an amazing victory in the Shropshire council elections.

Mrs Parry won 907 of the 1,377 votes in Ludlow South, with Conservative Josh Boughton a distant second with 377 votes.

Tracey Huffer was also a comfortable winner in Ludlow East with 505 votes ahead of James Durnell for the Conservatives who polled 313.

Former Ludlow town councillor and deputy Mayor Colin Sheward was a distant third for Labour with 132 votes.

It was a double celebration for the Huffer family as husband Richard was returned for Clee in a much closer contest with 756 votes ahead of the Conservative Aniti Rose who polled 649.

Both have had Covid and Mrs Huffer is ill with long Covid and was not able to canvas on doorsteps.

The Liberal Democrats completed a clean sweep in Ludlow and Clee with the return of Andy Boddington in Ludlow North. Mr Boddington won 681 votes, a long way ahead of second placed Conservative Ian Scott Bell with 353 votes. Ludlow town councillor Graeme Perks, standing as an Independent, was third polling 191.

Whilst the Conservatives retain the council they had the humiliation of seeing leader Peter Nutting soundly beaten by Liberal Democrat Rob Wilson in the Copthorne ward.

“I am absolutely thrilled,” said Mrs Parry.

“People were very kind and the response was positive as I went around the area but you just never know.”

After attending the declaration, she arrived home to a fish and chip supper with her daughter and a friend.

“I will probably also have a glass of wine,” she added.