People

Janet Walton - Oakdale

Janet is Leader of Poole Council, leader of the Conservative Group of Poole Councillors and Councillor for Oakdale. She was first elected in May 2007.

Judy Butt - Creekmoor

Judy was first elected in May 1999 and has worked in most areas of council services. She is a former Chairman of LIcensing and Vice Chairman of Planning and Learning Disability Champion and understands how to engage people to participate.

Ian Potter - Oakdale

Ian has lived in Poole his whole life and resides in Oakdale with his family. He enjoys spending time with his daughter who now attends St. Edwards Secondary School and his interests include most sports and travelling. 

Craig Allison - Newtown & Heatherlands

Craig Allison has lived in Poole since 2010 with his partner Jenny and their 3 children. He runs the local office of a leading invest-ment firm. Craig is passionate about helping to give all children in Newtown & Heatherlands the best possible life chances.

Lindsey Thomas - Newtown & Heatherlands

Lindsey Thomas has lived in Poole since 2014. Her long career in IT included finding business solu-tions for a wide range of organisa-tions. She has an MBA from the Open University.

Vishal Gupta - Hamworthy

Vishal is a ward campaigner in Hamworthy East. He has lived in Hamworthy for past 15 years with his wife Val. Since being elected as a councillor for Hamworthy East, he has represented Poole on the Joint Health Scrutiny Board for Clinical Services Review and Mental Health Acute Care Pathway. At present he sits on various committees.

Mike Wilkins - Hamworthy

Mike was first elected in 2007 and is a passionate and committed Councillor for his local residents. Mike has taken the lead on emergency planning and resilience for the Council and has a keen interest in the environment.

Mohan Iyengar - Canford Cliffs

Mohan is married with three daughters and has lived in Poole for 12 years. He studied at Harvard and for 20 years has mentored organisations to improve customer service. His business is based in Canford Cliffs ward.Mohan's pledges

Mike White - Hamworthy

Mike has been a Councillor for Hamworthy East since 2003. He lives in Hamworthy with his wife Jennifer, a local therapist, and they have three grown children.

Robert Syms, MP for Poole

Robert was educated at Colston’s School in Bristol and worked in the construction and road haulage industries before entering Parliament. He lives in the heart of the constituency in Parkstone.