A NEW town councillor has been elected following a by-election in Woodstock last night.
Louisa Maybury, of Market Street was elected with 416 votes.
Her only opponent, Christopher Harris, received 68 votes.
Mrs Maybury said: “I’m very, 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 university I decided to run.”
Mrs Maybury runs a jewellery and craft shop on Oxford Street.
She added: “I’m right in the heart of the town, and 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.
“I’m sure she will a bring different perspective to our debates.”
The by-election was called after the death of former mayor Pauline Richardson last year.