Poole (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Poole in Dorset
Location of Dorset within England
|Electorate||72,773 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Robert Syms (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||East Dorset|
|Number of members||Two (1455–1868), One (1868–1885)|
|Replaced by||East Dorset|
The first version of the Poole constituency existed from 1455 until 1885. During this period its exact status was a parliamentary borough, sending two burgesses to Westminster per year, except during its last 17 years when its representation was reduced to one member.
During its abeyance most of Poole was in the East Dorset seat and since its recreation in 1950 its area has been reduced as the harbour town's population has increased.
1950–1983: The Municipal Borough of Poole.
1983–1997: The Borough of Poole wards of Broadstone, Canford Cliffs, Canford Heath, Creekmoor, Hamworthy, Harbour, Newtown, Oakdale, Parkstone, and Penn Hill.
1997–2010: The Borough of Poole wards of Bourne Valley, Canford Cliffs, Hamworthy, Harbour, Newtown, Oakdale, Parkstone, and Penn Hill.
2010–present: The Borough of Poole wards of Branksome West, Canford Cliffs, Creekmoor, Hamworthy East, Hamworthy West, Newtown, Oakdale, Parkstone, Penn Hill, and Poole Town.
The borough is an economically very diverse borough. In the centre and north are a significant minority of Output Areas which in 2001 had high rankings in the Index of Multiple Deprivation, contributing in 2012 with the remainder to producing for Poole the highest unemployment of the constituencies in the county. However, Canford Cliffs is epitomised by one sub-neighbourhood, Sandbanks with its multimillion-pound properties, the coastline area has been dubbed as "Britain's Palm Beach" by the national media. Alongside oil extraction, insurance, care, retail and customer service industries choosing the town as their base tourism contributes to overall a higher income than the national average, however the divergence is not statistically significant and the size of homes varies extensively.
Members of Parliament
- Borough established 1455, returning two members
|May 1874 by-election||Hon. Evelyn Ashley||Liberal|
|1884 by-election||William James Harris||Conservative|
MPs since 1950
|1964||Oscar Murton||Conservative||Chairman of Ways and Means 1976–79|
|1997||Sir Robert Syms||Conservative|
Elections in the 2010s
|Labour Co-op||Sue Aitkenhead||10,483||20.7||8.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Victoria Collins||7,819||15.5||6.6|
|Independent||David Young[n 3]||848||1.7||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Plummer||4,433||8.9||2.9|
|Demos Direct Initiative||Marty Caine||551||1.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Philip Eades||5,572||11.8||19.8|
|Poole People||Mark Howell||1,766||3.7||3.7|
|Liberal Democrats||Phillip Eades||14,991||31.6||2.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Mike Plummer||11,583||28.6||+3.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Nick Westbrook||10,011||25.5||−5.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Alan Tetlow||14,428||30.82|
|Labour||Haydn R White||10,100||21.58|
|Natural Law||Jennifer Rosta||137||0.29|
|Liberal Democrats||BR Clements||20,614||32.8||+0.2|
|Labour||Haydn R White||6,912||11.0||+1.1|
|Ind. Conservative||M Steen||1,620||2.6||N/A|
|Natural Law||AL Bailey||303||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Servicemen & Citizen Association||A Foster||177||0.34|
Elections in the 1970s
|Labour||Ian S Campbell||17,610||30.07|
Elections in the 1960s
|Labour||David A Sutton||19,630||36.71|
|Liberal||Brian S Sherriff||8,394||15.70|
|Liberal||Herbert Charles Richard Ballam||12,234||23.16|
Elections in the 1950s
|Liberal||John C Holland||8,735||17.12|
|Labour||Frederick Charles Reeves||17,032||34.49|
|Liberal||John C Holland||5,750||11.65|
|Labour||Leonard Joseph Matchan||18,346||36.42|
Elections in the 1880s
|Conservative||William James Harris||877||51.8||+1.6|
|Liberal||Thomas Chatfield Clarke||815||48.2||−1.6|
- Caused by Schreiber's death.
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.1|
Elections in the 1870s
- Caused by the election being declared void on petition, after "corrupt conduct and treating".
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+7.4|
Elections in the 1860s
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+26.5|
- Seat reduced to one member.
|Liberal||Henry Danby Seymour||258||37.7||+2.2|
|Turnout||431 (est)||82.7 (est)||+14.7|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+8.1|
Elections in the 1850s
|Conservative||George Woodroffe Franklyn||208||38.2||+0.2|
|Liberal||Henry Danby Seymour||193||35.5||−6.9|
|Liberal||William Taylor Haly||143||26.3||+6.6|
|Turnout||376 (est)||68.0 (est)||+21.8|
|Whig||Henry Danby Seymour||211||42.4||N/A|
|Conservative||George Woodroffe Franklyn||189||38.0||N/A|
|Radical||William Taylor Haly||98||19.7||N/A|
|Turnout||249 (est)||46.2 (est)|
|Whig||Henry Danby Seymour||Unopposed|
|Conservative||George Woodroffe Franklyn||Unopposed|
|Conservative gain from Peelite|
|Whig||Henry Danby Seymour||187||52.8||−6.4|
|Whig gain from Peelite||Swing||−10.0|
- Caused by Robinson's death.
Elections in the 1840s
|Peelite||George Richard Robinson||240||33.6||+3.6|
|Whig||Edward John Hutchins||203||28.4||−8.2|
|Radical||Montague Merryweather Turner||52||7.3||N/A|
|Turnout||358 (est)||68.5 (est)||−18.9|
|Peelite gain from Whig||Swing||+7.2|
|Conservative||George Pitt Rose||189||30.0||−16.4|
|Turnout||410 (est)||87.4 (est)||c. +9.3|
Elections in the 1830s
- Caused by John Byng's elevation to the peerage, becoming 1st Earl of Strafford
|Whig||Charles Augustus Tulk||199||33.5||+7.2|
|Turnout||c. 297||c. 66.0||c. −21.4|
|Whig||Benjamin Lester Lester||284||44.5|
|Whig||Charles Augustus Tulk||168||26.3|
|Whig||Charles Augustus Tulk||42||43.3|
|Registered electors||c. 160|
- Caused by Ponsonby's resignation
|Whig||Benjamin Lester Lester||Unopposed|
|Registered electors||c. 160|
|Whig||Benjamin Lester Lester||Unopposed|
|Registered electors||c. 160|
Notes and references
- A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
- As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every 5 years.
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- Cobbett again lists Cooper (elected for Wiltshire) as Poole's MP together with Bond, but Browne Willis gives Fitzjames as the second member
- Succeeded to baronetcy, February 1662
- Expelled from the House of Commons, 15 February 1711, for "great Frauds and Abuses in his Contract for furnishing the Navy with Beer"
- Expelled from the House of Commons, 30 March 1732, for his role in the fraudulent sale of the Earl of Derwentwater's estate
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