Mayor and Chairman of Tidworth Town Council
Tel: 01980 847332
Wiltshire Councillor Email: Mark.Connolly@wiltshire.gov.uk
I am married with a son and two step-daughters. I moved to Tidworth in 1991 and was first elected as the town’s County Councillor in 1993. I joined the Town Council some years later serving as the Deputy Mayor for four years and Mayor from 2016 to 2019. I was lucky enough to be elected Mayor again in May 2020. In addition to my Councillor roles, I am also a Civil Servant. I am sure old school and college colleagues would not believe that the punk rocker of the late seventies is now a civil servant and Councillor! In my spare time (if I get any!). I am very keen on sport having played football for village teams and athletics for Andover (everything from 100m to the marathon) in my younger days. I support Bristol Rovers and keep an eye out for local team Salisbury. I first got into local politics soon after arriving in Tidworth as I was shocked at the lack of facilities and how run down the town had become. I am proud to have been involved in the transformation of the Town from a place that few civilian or military families wanted to live, to the up and coming place it is now. There is still a long way to go but with the Leisure Centre, Lidl, Tesco, Wellington Academy and Castledown Business Park, we have the building blocks for a successful and sustainable community.