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Penn Hill Team

Led by Oliver Walters and Jo Clements

Jo Clements

Jo currently works in hospitality and has two children. She served as a Liberal Democrat Councillor in Poole from 2011 to 2015 and has a strong commitment to improving local services and the experience to get things done. Her passions include planning, transportation, education and environmental issues. Prior to her election, Jo managed the Poole Mayor’s Office for seven years which gave her a strong understanding of council policies and functionality. 

Oliver Walters

Oliver, who grew up in Dorset, is passionate about protecting our coastline from further pollution. Having worked in the technology sector he will bring a fresh approach to the council by harnessing technology to help deliver better public services that are more cost effective. With a degree in Geography, Oliver has a strong interest in planning and wants to ensure that future development in the local area is sustainable and doesn’t negatively impact those who live here.


Team Penn Hill

Creekmoor Team

Led by Paul Slade 

Paul Slade

Having run his own business in Broadstone, Paul is now a catering manager in a school and is married with four children. He served in the Royal Navy for 12 years. He has volunteered with local scout groups, the Neithbourhood Watch and helps with the running of the Broadstone Fun Day and musical markets. Paul’s love for our precious coastline means he is passionate about protecting it from further pollution. 


Paul Slade
Team Creekmoor

Parkstone Team

Led by Crispin Goodall and Emily Harman.

Crispin Goodall

Crispin lives in Harbour View Road with his wife. He works in the publishing industry and has published, amongst other things, a book that celebrated AFC Bournemouth’s centenary. Crispin joined Poole and Parkstone Production, when moving to the area, he became publicity officer for the Society and later Chairman. Now he is a member of the Viewpoint Residents’ Association and a passionate environmental campaigner.

Emily Harman

Emily lives in Poole with her three young children. As well as being an experienced classroom teacher, Emily has also spent time as a home educator and stay at home parent. Before this she worked in retail fraud investigation. 

From volunteering at her local youth club to being the secretary for the PTA as well as helping out with Neighbourhood Watch; Emily is incredibly motivated and passionate about giving back to the community. She loves rolling up her sleeves and getting involved in helping to make the local area a better place. Emily has set up a hub to collect donations for Poole Food Bank that she drops off on a regular basis. 

Team Parkstone

­Newtown and Heatherlands Team

Led by Millie Earl, Marion Le Poidevin and Sandra Mackrow.

Millie Earl 

Millie was born on Ashley Road and has a history of campaigning on local issues, a passion for protecting the environment and a commitment to the local community. Millie is currently the Deputy Leader of the BCP Council and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities, following the success from the May Local Elections 2023. She has campaigned on several issues including maintaining Poole's independence and ending harassment outside abortion clinics.

Millie founded and runs the Branksome & Rossmore Community Fridge which reduces food waste by redistributing surplus food to the community. She also leads Win on Waste - Ashley Road, a community recycling project that benefits local charities and Parkstone Community Group that organises local events - last year she organised the Jubilee Picnic at Branksome Rec and a Christmas Light Switch on on Ashley Road.

Marion Le Poidevin

Marion 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 an active member of the community and has served as a local school Governor.

Sandra Mackrow 

Sandra has lived in Poole for over 40 years and has six children and four  grandchildren. She is a former trustee for the Dorset Deaf Children Society and organised events for families with deaf children. She is also  a committee member of the Parkstone Community Group and a volunteer for the Poole Community Exchange and the Brownies. With a passion for local education, Sandra has been a School Governor, an active member of a Parent, Teachers and Friends Association and a Learning Support Assistant.

Team Newtown and Heatherlands


Join more than a hundred local volunteers that are fighting for a fair deal in Poole.

In May 2023 the Lib Dems have doubled our number of councillors at BCP Council, making us the largest party. This was only possible because of all the support we received from local people and members of the party who believed in our commitment to change. 

There is a General Election on the horizon and we need your help more than ever to get the Conservatives out!

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