List of Parliamentary constituencies in Dorset

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The ceremonial county of Dorset (which includes the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole) is divided into 8 Parliamentary constituencies - 3 Borough constituencies and 5 County constituencies.


      † Conservative       ‡ Labour       ¤ Liberal Democrat

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Bournemouth East BC 71,125 7,728   Tobias Ellwood   Lisa Northover
Bournemouth West BC 68,080 5,583   Conor Burns   Alasdair Murray
Christchurch CC 66,744 15,410   Christopher Chope   Martyn Hurll
Mid Dorset and North Poole CC 65,066 269   Annette Brooke   Nick King
North Dorset CC 66,608 7,625   Robert Walter   Emily Gasson
Poole BC 67,933 7,541   Robert Syms   Philip Eades
South Dorset CC 67,752 7,443   Richard Drax   Jim Knight
West Dorset CC 71,462 3,923   Oliver Letwin   Sue Farrant

Boundary changes[edit]

The Boundary Commission for England decided to retain Dorset's constituencies for the 2010 election, making minor changes to realign constituency boundaries with the boundaries of current local government wards, and to reduce the electoral disparity between constituencies.

Name Current boundaries Proposed revision
  1. Bournemouth East BC
  2. Bournemouth West BC
  3. Christchurch CC
  4. Mid Dorset and North Poole CC
  5. North Dorset CC
  6. Poole BC
  7. South Dorset CC
  8. West Dorset CC
Parliamentary constituencies in Dorset
Proposed Revision


2005 2010
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  1. ^ BC denotes borough constituency, CC denotes county constituency.
  2. ^ The majority is the number of votes the winning candidate receives more than their nearest rival.