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.

May has a special interest in environmental issues and is keen to protect the unique character of Poole. She also wants to ensure that there are suitable homes and jobs for the people of Poole. She is a volunteer with Caring Canines and takes her therapy dog to visit nursing homes.

May sits on numerous committees, including Efficiency and Effectiveness, Environment, and Audit. She is eager to continue working with residents to enhance community spirit and foster cooperation among local traders in order to improve the village for the enjoyment of all. She is aware of the pressures of redevelopment within the area and will continue to work residents to resist inappropriate proposals.