At Monday (29 November) evening’s Extra-Ordinary meeting of the Full Town Council, Mark Luson was voted in as successor to the late Bryan Castle following presentations and question-an-answer sessions by other Councillors.
It was a close vote. Voting was done anonymously and Mark just edged Martin Sims when the voting slips of the thirteen councillors taking part were unfolded and counted. Councillors were full of praise for the presentation and efforts of the second-placed applicant, Martin Sims, and many expressed the hope that he would stand again.
Mark Luson noted that he is honoured to have been selected and looking forward to getting involved as well as getting to know residents better.
He is a serving Army Officer – Lt. Colonel – and has lived in Marlborough for several years. “I am proud to call myself a resident and I want to help maintain the town’s reputation as it develops” he noted as part of his application brief, adding: “I am absolutely determined that we should be doing everything we can to help our residents recover after the pains of the pandemic. This will take many forms but I am keen to assist on this long journey.”
Town Clerk, Richard Spencer-Williams expressed his thanks to all applicants for the seat.