I am absolutely thrilled that my friend Patrick Mballa is now the latest Liberal Democrat Councillor, representing Marchwood Parish Council.
There are not many examples of ethnic minorities occupying any Councillor roles in the New Forest and it’s a very good thing that we have some people coming forward in order to undertake civic duties.
I look forward to working with Patrick and indeed all the other “new” and “older” Councillors on the Parish Council.
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