Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council logo.jpg
Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 2019
Preceded byBournemouth Borough Council
Christchurch Borough Council
Poole Borough Council
Dorset County Council
Leadership
Chair
David Flagg, Christchurch Independents Group
since 21/05/2019
Leader
Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrats
since 21/05/2019
Structure
Seats76 councillors
BCP Council composition
Political groups
Unity Alliance administration (39) [1]
     Liberal Democrat (15)
     Independents (11)
     Poole People (7)
     Labour (3)
     Green Party (2)
     Alliance for Local Living (1)
Opposition (37)
     Conservative (36)
     UKIP (1)
Elections
First past the post
Next election
2019 local elections
Meeting place
Bournemouth Uni entrance.jpg
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus,
Poole [2]
Website
www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Home.aspx

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is unitary local authority for the district of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that came into being on 1 April 2019. It was created from the areas that were previously administered by the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole and the non-metropolitan district of Christchurch.[3]

The first elections to the council took place in May 2019.

Shadow authority[edit]

Statutory instruments for the creation of the new authority were made on behalf of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 25 May 2018, and a shadow authority was formed the following day. [4]

The Shadow Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has 125 members, these are all the elected councillors from Bournemouth Borough Council, Christchurch Borough Council, Poole Borough Council and the five councillors from Dorset County Council who were elected from divisions within Christchurch. The shadow authority will form a shadow executive committee which is to have eight councillors from Bournemouth Borough Council, two from Christchurch Borough Council and six from Poole Borough Council.

The first meeting of the shadow authority was held on Wednesday 6 June 2018. Ray Nottage was elected to be Chair of the shadow authority and Ann Stribley was elected as Vice-Chair. A shadow executive committee was also formed and met for the first time on 15 June 2018, at which point Janet Walton was appointed as the Shadow Council Leader. [5] [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC (21 May 2019). "Alliance takes control of new BCP Council in Dorset". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  2. ^ https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17336518.bournemouth-christchurch-and-poole-council-will-hold-meetings-at-university/
  3. ^ Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (25 May 2018). "The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole (Structural Changes) Order 2018". Legislation.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2018-05-25. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  4. ^ "Parliament passes councils merger plan". Bbc.co.uk. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  5. ^ "BCP Shadow Authority Hold Inaugural Meeting 06/06/2018". 6 June 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-06-16. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ "BCP Shadow Authority (@BCP_SA) - Twitter". twitter.com.

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