Michael Poole (politician)

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The Honourable
Michael Poole
Michael Poole (cropped).jpg
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
for Stanley
In office
7 November 2013 – 9 November 2017
Preceded by Dick Sawle
Succeeded by Roger Spink
Personal details
Born (1984-10-04) 4 October 1984 (age 34)
Nationality Falkland Islander
Political party Nonpartisan

Michael Poole (born 4 October 1984) is a British, Falkland Islands politician who served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Stanley constituency from 2013 to 2017. Poole was the first member of the Legislative Assembly to have been born after the Falklands War.[1]

Prior to his election Poole was a Senior Economist and Statistical Analyst in the Policy Unit of the Falkland Islands Government.[2] He had previously worked as a manager in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley and was a representative of a fishing industry association.[3] In 2012 Poole travelled with a group of young islanders to promote the Falkland Islanders' right to self-determination at a meeting of the Special Committee on Decolonisation in New York City[4] and later at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament in London.[5]

Poole stepped down from the Legislative Assembly at the 2017 general election. In August 2018 it was announced he had been appointed Development Manager at the Falklands Development Corporation.[6]


  1. ^ "Michael Poole makes history in landslide victory". Penguin News. 8 November 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  2. ^ Stacey Bragger and Layla Crowie (16 June 2010). "FIRS Goes One To One With Michael Poole". Falkland Islands Radio Service. Falkland Islands News Network. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Falklands election delivers two new (and most voted) faces to the Legislative Assembly". MercoPress. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Young Falkland Islanders want to present strong message to Cristina Fernandez". MercoPress. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Falklands after young leaders to attend Youth Parliamentary event in London". MercoPress. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Falklands Development Corporation has a new Development Manager, Michael Poole". MercoPress. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.