MARLBOROUGH has elected a new town councillor.

At an extraordinary meeting of Marlborough Town Council on November 29, Mark Luson was elected to fill a vacancy in the town’s West Ward.

On December 3, Mr Luson officially became a councillor when he met with the town clerk Richard Spencer-Williams to sign the acceptance of office.

The newly appointed Cllr Luson said he was honoured to have been appointed.

Cllr Luson, who is a serving army officer, explained on his application form that he chose to live in the market town for its “beauty, history, and strong sense of community”.

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A spokesman for Marlborough Town Council said: “Interested in building on strong links with schools, the development of the town retaining its charm and beautiful countryside and keen to help with the recovery from the pandemic, Cllr Luson is looking forward to getting to know residents better as he gets involved with council activities and projects.”