Local News

Seasonal Cheer in Falkland Square

Sir Robert Syms, our MP for Poole, together with a band of willing volunteers held a promotional event in Falkland Square in the heart of Poole last Saturday. The event highlighted the work of your local councillors, who are finding innovative ways to continue making Poole a great place to live, work and play.

Railway Plans - Sir Robert Acts

Sir Robert has asked South Western Railway to reconsider its plan to reduce services to Hamworthy, Parkstone and Branksome. After talking with Poole Councillors including Elaine Atkinson (pictured with Sir Robert at Parkstone), Sir Robert took up the matter with Andy Mellor, the managing director of SW Railway.

Arise, Sir Robert

Last week Robert Syms, our Member of Parliament for Poole, was awarded a Knighthood. Sir Robert has earned this high honour for many years of sterling work in Parliament and on behalf of his constituents in Poole. Congratulations, Sir Robert!

Robert Syms Visits Yellow Buses

Our Member of Parliament for Poole, Robert Syms, visited Yellow Buses and heard about the company’s plans for a new out-station in Poole and expansion into Hamworthy and Upton.

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.”