Welcome to Poole People
Welcome to Poole People – the local, independent option for voters in Poole.
Poole People aims to bring the people of Poole together and restore a sense of pride and confidence across the Borough that can take it forward in a positive and inclusive direction.
We seek to empower those in our communities who have the ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to improve the lives of those around them.
We are not right or left leaning. We believe that this way of viewing politics is outdated and does not reflect how people think these days. Especially at local authority level, people want good services delivered effectively and they want to live somewhere they can be proud of.
Poole Council will face many challenges over the coming years as grants are cut and pressures on services increase. We believe that traditional party politics has not delivered effective governance and that a new consensus-based approach is the way forward. We propose that political differences are put aside and that portfolio positions in the Council’s cabinet are given to the councillors who are best equipped to do the job, irrespective of which party they represent.
… a little history
We won our first Council seat in a by-election in the Poole Town ward in December 2010 and had two further candidates elected in the May 2011 elections. In November 2012, Cllr Sally Carpenter joined Poole People so we now have four Borough of Poole councillors.
This is a tremendous achievement in such a short time but we are still working hard to spread our message across the Borough. There was a by-election in Branksome East on 15 November 2012. We did well - almost pushing the Lib Dems into third - find out more here.
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We need your help. To a great extent, we get the Councillors we deserve. If you are enthusiastic about improving Poole as a place to live, join us in making it happen. Click here to find out more.