Robert Syms has been the Conservative Party MP for Poole since 1997. Syms served as vice-chairman of the Conservative Party in 2001-2. He was appointed an assistant whip in 2012. He left the Government in October 2013.
In the 2015 general election Syms was re-elected with a majority of 15,789. 
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