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Council elects ‘youngest’ member
5:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
WANTAGE has a new town councillor – thought to be the youngest ever.
Conservative Ben Mabbett, 20, was elected on Thursday and plans to fight for youth services.
He said: “I am delighted to have won, I wasn’t really expecting it.
“I want to improve youth services in the town. At the moment we have got the Sweatbox youth club, but apart from that there is nothing.”
He said he would be fighting to get the best deal for Wantage from the new Crab Hill estate planned on land north of Charlton.
He added: “We need to make sure we get a suitable school and leisure facilities, and make sure the infrastructure is there, particularly the roads.”
Mr Mabbett, who lives in Main Street, Grove, is currently learning to drive. For the past year he has been an apprentice at Oxfordshire County Council.
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