Mike Plummer is a lecturer in Business and Management up to second year Master’s degree level at Bournemouth and Poole College, the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and the Executive Business Centre. Having left school virtually unqualified after studying day-release and evening courses while working full-time he now has several post-graduation qualifications including an MBA.
He has lived in Poole for 30 years and was a Newtown ward councillor for 14 years.
He is happily married to Janet (who taught at Glenmoor and Winton academy) and has two grown up daughters, Cathy and Merry.
Mike is a Christian and regularly attends St Clement’s church in Upper Parkstone.
If elected to Parliament he will work as a FULL-TIME MP devoting all his energies to representing the people of Poole.
He’s a man of action not just words:
- Mike has backpacked four continents; travelled up the River Amazon, worked as a road manager of a Rock band in Canada and lived with hill tribes people in Northern Thailand.
- Mike organised and ran the Poole Park challenge for several years to raise money for local disabled and disadvantaged children.
- He collected 6,000 signatures demanding the government shouldn’t close the local REMPLOY disabled factory, and with a small team ran to the House of Commons carrying the petition where he had a face to face meeting with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
- Mike organised a campaign to stop Sylvan first school from being closed which culminated in a meeting between 170 local residents and the Education director and portfolio holder who quickly agreed to keep the school open.
- Has collected and donated 1,000s of textbooks to third world schools in Africa through Book Aid International.
- Has been a trustee of local charities SWOP (Sheltered Work Opportunities) and Vita Nova.
- Has been an LEA governor of several local schools.
- He recently undertook a sky dive and the Zelocity zip-line in Snowdonia to help raise money for research into Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.