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Paul BurdenLong-term Marlow resident Paul Burden has experience as a former member of Marlow Town Council, governor of St Peters RC Junior School and Great Marlow School. The greater part of his working life was spent in financial journalism. Subsequently he became Communications Director of one of the country's largest retailers.

He says: 'Marlow has been very important to Jo and me and our family. This is the place where our five children grew up and, quite simply, the town has been good to us.

Now I'm retired I want to give something back. Marlow does not benefit from having one single party to represent its diverse community. It requires vigorous alternative voices if it is going to get the attention it needs from the new county-wide authority.'

Paul was previously a member of Marlow Town Council for 3 years. He was a Governor of St Peters RC Junior School for 10 years and for eight he was a Governor of Great Marlow School.

He says: 'The town face some serious unresolved questions - for instance, how can we meet the housing needs of ordinary families already here without compromising the character of the town.

We also need to give some serious thought to how we ensure a healthy economic recovery from the Covid pandemic.'

His priorities:

  1. Meeting the housing needs of ordinary families in Marlow without compromising the character of the town
  2. Working towards a healthy economic recovery from the Covid pandemic
  3. Properly funding adult social care in Buckinghamshire.