Poole Borough Council

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Borough of Poole
Whole council elected every four years
Coat of Arms Poole.png
Borough of Poole logo.png
Council logo
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1 April 1974
New session started
19 May 2015 (Municipal year 2015/2016)
Leadership
Janet Walton, Conservative
Since 20 May 2015
Mayor
Ann Stribley
Since 19 May 2015
Structure
Seats 42 councillors
32 / 42
6 / 42
Poole People
3 / 42
UKIP (UK)
1 / 42
Elections
Plurality-at-large
Last election
7 May 2015
Next election
2019
Meeting place
Poole Civic Centre.jpg
Civic Centre, Poole
Website
www.poole.gov.uk

Borough of Poole is the unitary authority responsible for local government in the Poole, Dorset, England. It was created on 1 April 1997 following a review by the Local Government Commission for England (1992), becoming administratively independent from Dorset County Council.[1] Its council comprises 16 wards and 42 councillors and is controlled by a Conservative administration.

Composition[edit]

Further information: Poole local elections

For local elections, 42 councillors are elected across 16 wards[2] and elections take place every four years. The last election took place in May 2015, resulting in a Conservative majority.[3] The Mayor is Ann Stribley, a Conservative councillor for Parkstone ward since 1977.[4] The Council is made up of 32 Conservative, 6 Liberal Democrat 3 Poole People and 1 UKIP councillors. Following these elections, a Conservative administration was formed [5] with a cabinet of seven councillors who are responsible for deciding how the Council's strategies and policies are implemented and how the budget is spent. The Council Leader is Janet Walton (Conservative).[6] The Mayor is Ann Stribley, a Conservative councillor for Parkstone ward since 1977.[7] The Sheriff, a position created by the town's charter of 1568 and just one of 15 Sheriffs in the country, is Conservative councillor Xena Dion.

Party political make-up of Poole Borough Council
   Party Seats Poole Borough Council 2011–2015
  Conservative 21                                                                                    
  Lib Dems 18                                                                                    
  Poole People 3                                                                                    


Wards[edit]

Sortable table
Ward Number of seats
Alderney 3
Branksome East 2
Branksome West 2
Broadstone 3
Canford Cliffs 3
Canford Heath East 2
Canford Heath West 2
Creekmoor 3
Hamworthy East 2
Hamworthy West 2
Merley and Bearwood 3
Newtown 3
Oakdale 3
Parkstone 3
Penn Hill 3
Poole Town 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Poole". Borough of Poole. 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Borough of Poole - Wards". Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Borough of Poole- Results of 2015 Local Elections in Poole". Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Introducing Poole Welcomes 767th Mayor". Borough of Poole. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Borough of Poole- Results of 2015 Local Elections in Poole". Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Borough of Poole- New council leader for Poole". Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Introducing Poole Welcomes 767th Mayor". Borough of Poole. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 

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