Introducing the Lib Dem candidates for Newtown & Heatherlands

The Poole Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates for the local elections in May. Standing in Newtown & Heatherlands will be Millie Earl, Marion Le Poidevin and Mark Robson.

Millie Earl, Marion Le Poidevin and Mark Robson are the Liberal Democrat candidates for Newtown & Heatherlands.

Millie Earl has a history of campaigning on local issues, a passion for protecting the environment and a commitment to the local community. She has campaigned on a number of issues including remaining in the EU, protecting Poole from fracking and maintaining Poole's independence. Millie works in marketing and started Win on Waste Ashley Road, a community recycling project.


Marion Le Poidevin has been a dedicated ward councillor for Branksome West for eight years and her record of achievement is proof that she works hard for local residents. She has campaigned on local issues such as protecting local services and opposing the downgrading of Poole A&E. Marion is a former teacher and continues to teach English as a foreign language during the summer holidays.


Mark Robson is a committed community activist involved in projects such as litter picks and Community Speed Watch as well as being the chairman of the local party. Mark served 26 years in the military working in a variety of operational theatres both in the UK and overseas.


Our team have been working hard for Newtown & Heatherlands all year round by:

  • working with the residents of Recreation Road and Playfields Drive and presenting a petition to improve safety and enforce the 20mph speed limit

  • working with council officers and the police to resolve antisocial behaviour issues along Ashley Road

  • getting noisy manhole covers, which had been disrupting residents across Newtown & Heatherlands, repaired by Wessex Water

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