Two Candidates Standing For Vacant St Mary’s Council Seat

polling stationIt will be a two-way fight for the vacant St Mary’s Council seat as two residents put themselves forward.

The by-election is being held in January. The seat has become available following the death of former Council Chairman Dudley Mumford in October.

Fraser Hicks is standing, because he feels it’s the right thing to do and that local people need to be on the Council.

He says top of his priorities would be the ensuring the proposed changes at the quay and the waste site at Moorwell go ahead.

Fraser says he thinks the Council is changing for the better with more openness.

And he hopes his work colleagues will be understanding if he gets in, helping him manage his busy boating duties during the summer season.

Mark Prebble was a Green candidate in May. He’s not going to be affiliated to a party with this time, adding that he’s learned that party politics doesn’t seem to have a place in Scilly.

Mark says he wants to see the Council take a higher profile and be engaged more in public relations. He also wants to see elected members speaking for themselves.

He says the situation at Moorwell has been resolved in part but says there needs to be more public discussion about future plans for waste management.

Mark says he’ll be relying on other staff and friends to help run his bike shop business if he gets elected.

The election takes place on January 9th.

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