Mike Barron - Councillor for Corfe Mullen
Mike served on parish councils in Cambridgeshire and Hampshire before moving to Dorset in 1985. In 1992 Mike became the secretary of the Christchurch & East Dorset Lib Dems playing an active role in electing Diana Maddock as MP, and serving on East Dorset District Council. He took part in several campaigns with local residents, including ensuring the local roads were maintained to a safe standard and that proposed developments on the local Green Belt were blocked.
As a Corfe Mullen resident, Mike is concerned that Corfe Mullen has long been neglected by the County Council, particularly in the maintenance of our roads. Mike is passionate about education having spent much of his life touring the country’s schools as an inspector for OFSTED. Mike is an active member of both the local Win on Waste and Speedwatch teams and in his spare time enjoys playing the keyboard and bass guitar in a band, as well as golf.
Tel: 01202 696264 Email: [email protected]
Duncan Sowry-House - Campaigner for Corfe Mullen
Duncan has lived and worked in Dorset all his life, born in Dorchester and raised in the village of Bere Regis. He moved to Corfe Mullen in 2005 where he lives with his partner and two children. Duncan has had a varied career from working at Poole Pottery to establishing and running his own businesses. These include a successful engineering company within the Isle of Purbeck and a Post Office in Poole where he was Sub-Postmaster for fifteen years.
In 2010, Duncan adopted his two children and was fortunate enough to be able to step aside from his full-time roles to bring up his young family, supporting his children’s schools where he has served on the governing body. He has always been involved in his community, showing great interest in local issues and the sustainability of local communities. He has served on Corfe Mullen Parish Council and was Chair of Community Services as well as Vice-Chair of Planning and Highways. Duncan believes the local community faces a number of serious challenges, especially in the areas of education, health care, affordable housing and roads.
Tel: 01202 699688 Email: [email protected]