Mechanic is Seaton's new town councillor

NEWLY-elected Seaton town councillor Mark Fisher won his post with a large majority.

NEWLY-elected Seaton town councillor Mark Fisher won his post with a large majority.The 34-year-old mechanic gained 596 votes, compared to Stephanie Jones' 355 and Jim Pigott's 337.Mr Fisher said: "It's amazing. The only thing is, I don't want to let people down. "There are some things I would like to do and the good thing about running for election is that people tell you what they want."The married father-of-three plays in rock band Red Back Dollar as the drummer, volunteers with the First Seaton Scout Group and is currently a volunteer in the Territorial Army - but will be cutting that short to concentrate on his council duties.He said his agenda included regeneration and development in town; improving facilities - particularly for the youth; tackling policing shortages; and fighting for professionals, such as retained firefighters, to opt out of a 48 hour campaign for what they want. "For example, there are six youth sides in Seaton and they want another football pitch," he said. "I think it's a reasonable request."It's about what the majority want - who, let's face it, are paying the taxes."He said a friend had encouraged him to stand in the election and that he had been tired of the 'moan brigade'.He said: "I was tired about moaning about things and so I thought I should try to do something about it."He believes Seaton needs to develop and people should not be afraid of change."Everybody needs to move on," he said. "Otherwise we won't progress.