Local News

Poole Museum is most popular free attraction in Dorset

Over 185,000 visitors flocked to Poole Museum in 2016, making it the most popular free attraction in Dorset. Councillor Mohan Iyengar: “I hope people will agree that we’ve had some terrific exhibits in the museum – especially over the past couple of years. The number of visitors bears that out and my thanks go to our schools and associations and the residents of Poole for engaging with us so well.”

Robert Syms MP Visits Local Company

Today Robert Syms MP visited Structural Metal Decks Ltd, a a dynamic and successful Poole-based company supplying profile metal decking for composite flooring in construction projects around the UK – and overseas too.

Robert Syms re-elected!

Robert Syms was re-elected as MP for Poole in the June 2017 General Election. He won 28,888 votes, a majority of 14,209 over the Labour candidate and representing 57.9% of the votes cast. Congratulations, Robert!

Robert Syms MP Backs General Election Call

Robert Syms, our Member of Parliament for Poole, has endorsed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a General Election in 8 June: "This is a time when we need a strong government with a clear mandate to negotiate for the United Kingdom with our partners in the European Union to get the best arrangements possible."

Our MP Visits Poole High Street Bank

Robert Syms, MP for Poole, recently visited the newly refurbished Poole High Street branch of Barclays Bank to view recent changes and to discuss local business. Robert: “I enjoyed the visit. I am glad that Barclays is optimistic about future business growth in Poole. I am happy to see that Barclays is both upgrading their branches and investing in their staff. I was particularly struck by the apprenticeship programme the branch offers for local young people.”

Our MP Visits Poole Nursery, Discusses Childcare

Robert Syms, MP for Poole, visited a day nursery last Friday to hear about plans to provide 30 hours of funded childcare to 3 and 4 year old children in Poole from September.

Robert Syms MP visits Shrinkwrap Machinery Ltd

Robert Syms MP today visited Shrinkwrap Machinery, a Poole company that designs and manufactures shrink-wrapping machines: “I congratulate Shrinkwrap Machinery, a great British company based in Poole, on its 50th anniversary. It was a pleasure to meet the directors and staff and hear about their exciting plans for the future.”

Our Modern Industrial Strategy

Robert Syms, MP for Poole, welcomes a green paper on a new modern Industrial Strategy which will support businesses in Poole to grow and create more high skilled, high paid jobs for local people.

Highlights of the Year 2016

Since the 2015 election, our challenges have been significant, however we have achieved much. When I look at what we have achieved during this period, we have balanced our budget, we are confident we can do so this year too, and we have minimised the cuts to our front line services.