In 1928 Leach stood for election to the Urban District Council
23 March 1928 Stroud Journal published a pen portrait (including photo) of all 27 candidates.
Mr Osborn John Leach of 51 London Road, Stroud sought election to the council three years ago but was unsuccessful. He is the hon secretary of the Stroud and District Ratepayers Association and the official candidate for the organisation. For some years he was the hon secretary of the Stroud Traders Association and is still a member of the general committee. He is a valued member of the Cotswold Players and is also a member of the Stroud Rotary Club.
Not elected came 21 out of 27 candidates