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       ¤ UKIP

Constituency[nb 1] Electorate Majority[nb 2] Member of Parliament Nearest opposition Map
Bournemouth East BC 71,965 14,162   Tobias Ellwood   Peter Stokes
Bournemouth West BC 71,458 12,410   Conor Burns   Martin Houlden
Christchurch CC 69,303 18,224   Christopher Chope   Robin Grey
Mid Dorset and North Poole CC 64,299 10,530   Michael Tomlinson   Vikki Slade
North Dorset CC 73,178 21,118   Simon Hoare   Steve Unwin
Poole BC 72,577 15,789   Robert Syms   David Young
South Dorset CC 71,974 11,994   Richard Drax   Simon Bowkett
West Dorset CC 78,000 16,130   Oliver Letwin   Ros Kayes

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.