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.