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Jeweller wins role on town council
6:30am Saturday 8th February 2014 in News
A new town councillor has been elected in the Woodstock by-election.
Louisa Maybury, of Market Street, was elected with 416 votes.
Her only opponent, Christopher Harris, received 68 votes.
The by-election was called after the death of former mayor Pauline Richardson last year.
Mrs Maybury said: “I’m very touched at how many people voted for me. It’s very flattering.
“I’ve lived, had a business and raised my children in Woodstock for over 25 years, and now my girls are off at uni I decided to run.”
Mrs Maybury runs a jewellery and craft shop in Oxford Street.
She said: “I’m right in the heart of the town. People come in with their concerns and problems and I hear all sides.”
Mayor Julian Cooper said: “I’m absolutely thrilled. We have had a tradition of having retailers on the council and it will be particularly nice to have a business owner on the team.
“I’m sure she will bring different perspectives to our debates.”
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