People

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.

Steve Hayes - Creekmoor

Steve Hayes has lived locally for over 25 years and he is delighted to be standing for election in the Creekmoor Ward.

Bryan Dion - Penn Hill

Bryan Dion is a 25 year resident of Penn Hill and an active member of the community serving as a school governor, a local charity trustee and member of various social organizations.  He is a retired Army officer having served in combat operations in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Malcolm Farrell - Newtown and Heatherlands

Malcolm Farrell, born in Poole, has lived in Newtown with his partner Trish since 1979. As a former manager for Wessex Water, Malcolm has experience working to maintain a clean environ-ment for the local area. He is now Chairman of the Autism Wessex charity.

Tony O'Neill - Penn Hill

Tony O'Neill. In addition to the environment Tony is passionate about Penn Hill representation from within the new unitary authority.

Xena Dion - Poole Town

Brought up in Poole, Xena Dion’s professional career spans nursing, midwifery and public health.  She trained and worked in Poole, then worked in London, Africa, the USA and Middle East.  Returning to live in Poole in 1994 she has served Poole as a Health Visitor and Ward Councillor for the past