At a recent meeting, Woodbridge Town Council co-opted a new councillor to its ranks.
After the elections of May this year, there was a vacancy in the Kyson Ward. The Council decided to fill this role by co-opting Mike Sutton into the role of councillor.
Mike is a Londoner by birth but spent many years in Liverpool, first gaining a PhD in Chemistry and then teaching in both primary and secondary schools.
He moved with his family to Woodbridge in 1982 when he was appointed Deputy Headteacher of Woodbridge County Primary School. He moved up to be Headteacher there for a further 12 years.
In 1999 he was appointed to the role of Her Majesty’s School Inspector, travelling the County, before spending several years in the USA as an independent education consultant.
Retirement brought Mike back to Woodbridge, of which he says ‘I have loved the Town from the first time a set foot here. Becoming a councillor means that I can get even more involved in the community’.
Mike is also a Director of the Woodbridge Riverside Trust down in the Longshed at Whisstocks. With a passion for DIY, he plans on spending the summer months sailing the small dinghy he built over the last few years.