Peter Black, Liberal Democrat spokesman on Education in the Welsh Assembly, shows alacrity on his web site in recording municipal election results in the Principality. He writes, under the title 'Tories wiped out in Powys':
A Council by-election yesterday saw the Conservatives lose their last seat on Powys County Council. In a three-cornered contest in the Dolforwyn ward in Montgomeryshire, they came third with 39 votes. The by-election was won by an Independent with 480 and 81.6% of those votes cast. There was a 45% turnout.
He mentions that there were three candidates, yet perplexingly refers to only two. His omission spurred me to seek the identity of the party that had won the residue of the vote (a princely 69 votes, with a share of 11.7% - below what used to be the level for retaining one's deposit in a parliamentary election - as it turns out). I found it here. Unfortunately I have taken a self-denying ordinance in mentioning the subject for a while, so I shall be as reticent as Mr Black.