Mid Dorset and North Poole (UK Parliament constituency)
|Mid Dorset and North Poole|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Mid Dorset and North Poole in Dorset.
Location of Dorset within England.
|Electorate||64,705 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Merley, Broadstone, Corfe Mullen, Bere Regis, Wareham, and Wimborne Minster|
|Member of parliament||Michael Tomlinson (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
1997-2010: The District of Purbeck wards of Bere Regis, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster, St Martin, and Wareham, the District of East Dorset wards of Corfe Mullen Central, Corfe Mullen North, and Corfe Mullen South, and the Borough of Poole wards of Alderney, Broadstone, Canford Heath, Canford Magna, and Creekmoor.
2010-present: The District of Purbeck wards of Bere Regis, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster and Upton East, Lytchett Minster and Upton West, St Martin, and Wareham, the District of East Dorset wards of Colehill East, Colehill West, Corfe Mullen Central, Corfe Mullen North, Corfe Mullen South, and Wimborne Minster, and the Borough of Poole wards of Broadstone, Canford Heath East, Canford Heath West, and Merley and Bearwood.
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of North Dorset, Bournemouth West, South Dorset and Poole. Its present boundaries take in wards from three districts, namely Purbeck, Poole and East Dorset.
In September 2016, it was announced that Mid Dorset and North Poole is to be abolished before the upcoming General Election. Parts of the constituency will form part of the new Blandford & Wimborne and Broadstone, Ferndown & Kinson constituencies, whilst south-westerly parts of the constituency will be included in the updated boundaries of the South Dorset constituency. 
This area includes the north of the Purbeck Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and two touristic high-end towns, namely Wimborne Minster with its traditional tearooms, towering inland Minster Church and Wareham at one end of Poole Harbour. Income levels are close to the national average, taking into account the high proportion of pensioners living across the area. and levels of rented and social housing are below the national average, particularly levels seen in cities.
Members of Parliament
|2001||Annette Brooke||Liberal Democrat|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Vikki Slade||13,109||28.2||−16.9|
|Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat||Swing||+11.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Annette Brooke||21,100||45.1||−4.9|
|Labour||Darren Adrian Brown||2,748||5.9||−4.2|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||−6.3|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Annette Brooke||22,000||48.7||+6.7|
|Conservative||Simon Alexander Hayes||16,518||36.6||−4.5|
|UKIP||Avril Kathleen King||1,420||3.1||+1.7|
|Liberal Democrat hold||Swing||+5.6|
|Liberal Democrat||Annette Brooke||18,358||42.0||+2.7|
|Labour||James Sebastian Selby-Bennett||6,765||15.5||−0.3|
|Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative||Swing||1.15|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Alan John Leaman||19,951||39.3||N/A|
|Labour||David Graham Collis||8,014||15.8||N/A|
|Referendum||David Joseph Nunes Nabarro||2,136||4.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- 2001 Census
- 2011 census interactive maps
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Mid Dorset and North Poole Conservatives". Conservative candidate. Mid Dorset and North Poole. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.