People

Cllr Ron Parker - Penn Hill

Ron was first elected in March 1998. He has taken the lead for Poole on the South West Local Government Association and his council work has focused on securing and maintaining a dynamic economy for Poole

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.

Cllr May Haines - Canford Cliffs

May has been a councillor for Canford Cliffs since 2007. Her background is in finance and her career was in accountancy and banking. With this background she is keen to ensure that the council provides value for money, with front-line services being protected. She has lived in Poole for over ten years with her husband, who was born in Poole and works locally.

Cllr Peter Pawlowski - Canford Cliffs

Newly elected in May 2011, Peter is a retired local government officer who understands the challenges and complexities of the public sector.
Peter can relate to the concerns of local people in relation to development control and understands the balance that must be achieved for the whole of the borough to maintain it's vibrant economy, provide homes for local people and attract inward investment via business and tourism. 

Cllr Les Burden - Creekmoor

Les was first elected to Council  in 1999 and has lived in the Creekmoor ward for over thirty years. He has been married to Maryrose since 1971 and they both still enjoy community work and gardening. Les has chaired the Waterloo Youth Club since 2005 and the Broadstone Horticultural Society since 1994 and is a former governor at Hillbourne School.Les is a retired interior furnisher and former International Football referee. He has represented Poole and England in various parts of the world, and had the honour to be elected the Mayor of Poole in 2004-5.

Cllr 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.
Her new portfolio role encompasses this engagement at the same time as overseeing the role of the emerging Localism Bill. 

Cllr John Rampton - Creekmoor

John was first elected in May 2003 and has held a key responsibility in the regulatory areas. He is Chairman of the Licensing Committee and it's various sub committees looking at strategic policy around licensing as well as overseeing individual licensing applications.
John has a keen interest in the natural environment and wants to ensure that the continued regeneration of Poole brings appropriate benefits for all residents of Poole.

Cllr Ann Stribley - Parkstone

Ann was first elected in April 1977 and has held most senior positions within the Council, she is a former Conservative Group Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council. For most of her political career she has served on the Planning Committee, twice as Chairman since 2007. Ann is Mayor of Poole in the year 2015-2016.

Cllr Mike White - Hamworthy East

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.

Cllr Mike Wilkins - Hamworthy West

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. Mike has worked to improve public transport accessibility for disabled people in his ward and around Poole. He has a strong interest in the right services being available to children of all ages and backgrounds. Mike lives on Turlin Moor and is married to Margaret. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.Mike's campaign pledges