At the Annual Meeting of Newport Pagnell Town Council Councillor John Smith was unanimously elected as Town Mayor.
John was born in 1945 and brought up in Northolt in Middlesex, moving to Newport Pagnell in 1978. He has held a wide variety of jobs including a drawing office junior; assistant manager of a toy shop; a computer operator running an IBM 360/30 main-frame computer and a job working for a flavours and essence company. Another job change saw John working at Aston Martin.
Although he loved the Town, John felt that there were things that could be done to make Newport Pagnell a better place to live. It was suggested, when talking to a Town Councillor, that he should become one himself so 10 years ago he joined the Town Council. He sits on the Allotments committee, Town Planning and Management and the Public Relations and Events committee, and has served as chairman of the Property Management for a number of years. He is also a member of the Neighbourhood Action Group and a board member of the Newport Pagnell Partnership, representing the volunteer gardeners who look after Ousebank Gardens and the old cemetery. He is extremely proud to have been elected to the position of Town Mayor, and deeply committed to serving Newport Pagnell.