Jeweller wins role on town council

Herald Series: Louisa Maybury Louisa Maybury

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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8:03am Sat 8 Feb 14

bart-on simpson says...

Were party political affiliations involved among the two candidates?
Were party political affiliations involved among the two candidates? bart-on simpson

6:39pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Iron Sulfide says...

The Labour Party machine was in operation galvanising support for Ms Maybury. If you search for Mr Harris in the Oxford Mail you will see that he made the Council look daft in the summer of 2012 when they had some unlawful procedures. He has pointed out their many failings over the months and regularly attends Council meetings.
Clearly Ms Maybury is the one candidate whom the Council wanted to win.

Alas more of the same now.
The Labour Party machine was in operation galvanising support for Ms Maybury. If you search for Mr Harris in the Oxford Mail you will see that he made the Council look daft in the summer of 2012 when they had some unlawful procedures. He has pointed out their many failings over the months and regularly attends Council meetings. Clearly Ms Maybury is the one candidate whom the Council wanted to win. Alas more of the same now. Iron Sulfide

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