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)|
|European Parliament constituency||South West England|
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries
- 3 Constituency profile
- 4 Members of Parliament
- 5 Elections
- 6 See also
- 7 Notes and references
- 8 Sources
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|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Plummer||4,433||8.9||−2.9|
|Demos Direct Initiative||Marty Caine||551||1.1||N/A|
|Liberal Democrat||Philip Eades||5,572||11.8||-19.8|
|The Party for Poole People Ltd.||Mark Howell||1,766||3.7||+3.7|
|Liberal Democrat||Phillip Eades||14,991||31.6||+2.5|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||Mike Plummer||11,583||28.6||+3.1|
|Liberal Democrat||Nick Westbrook||10,011||25.5||−5.3|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrat||Alan Tetlow||14,428||30.82|
|Labour||Haydn R White||10,100||21.58|
|Natural Law||Jennifer Rosta||137||0.29|
|Liberal Democrat||BR Clements||20,614||32.8||+0.2|
|Labour||Haydn R White||6,912||11.0||+1.1|
|Independent Conservative||M Steen||1,620||2.6||N/A|
|Natural Law||AL Bailey||303||0.5||N/A|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Robert Whitley||19,351||32.57|
|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|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk.
- Morris, Steven. "£3m for modest bungalow needing TLC", The Guardian November 2, 2005.
- "2011 census interactive maps".
- "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
- Browne Willis and Cobbett both list Cooper as Poole's MP. Cooper was also elected for Wiltshire, and seems to have been regarded as its Member, but there appears no record of another Member having been elected for Poole in his place
- 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
- Major-General from 1758
- On petition, Stuart was declared not to have been duly elected and his opponent, Taylor, was declared elected in his place
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "UK Polling Report". ukpollingreport.co.uk.
- "Green Party to field candidates in every constituency in Dorset for the first time". Bournemouth Echo.
- "View registration – The Electoral Commission". search.electoralcommission.org.uk.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – Poole". BBC News.
- "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.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Robert Beatson, A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) 
- Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England, from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the year 1803 (London: Thomas Hansard, 1808) 
- F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832–1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
- Maija Jansson (ed.), Proceedings in Parliament, 1614 (House of Commons) (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1988)
- Henry Stooks Smith, The Parliaments of England from 1715 to 1847, Volume 1 (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1844) 
- Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. p. 1.