Brian Clements and Richard Douglas are the Liberal Democrat candidates for Penn Hill.
Brian Clements was the leader of Poole Council for 12 years (1991-2003) and a Newtown ward councillor for 30 years (1985-2015). He had intended to retire from politics in 2015 but the way the Conservatives have changed Poole's local politics have motivated him to fight to restore democracy for local people.
Richard Douglas worked in counterterrorism in the UK and overseas, and earned operations medals working in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2017, he made the decision to retrain as a primary school teacher with Teach First, a charity focused on ending the inequality in education.