Poole Borough Council elections

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Poole is a unitary authority in Dorset, England. Until 1 April 1997 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Non-metropolitan district

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973-1991
Liberal Democrats 1991-1997

Unitary authority

Party in control Years
Liberal Democrats 1996-1999
No overall control 1999-2003
Conservative 2003-2011
No overall control 2011-2015
Conservative 2015–present

Council elections[edit]

Non-metropolitan district elections[edit]

Unitary authority elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Canford Heath By-Election 28 September 2000 (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sandra Moore 1,825
Liberal Democrat Jeff Allen 1,747
Conservative Peter Bowler 1,649
Conservative Roy Oakton 1,645
Labour George Inglis 216
Labour Paul Westbrook-Merry 177
Turnout 7,259 33.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Andrew Muspratt and Cllr Marian Mackenzie[6]

Alderney By-Election 18 March 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lindsay Wilson 1,392 58.4 +11.4
Conservative Wendy Herring 527 22.1 -13.7
Labour Philip Murray 327 13.7 -0.7
Independent Nicholas Tapping 77 3.2 +3.2
Independent Doreen Renphrey 61 2.6 +2.6
Majority 825 36.3
Turnout 2,384 30.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Bob Dugdale[7]

Branksome East By-Election 15 May 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Rampton 923 55.2 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Matthew Gillett 750 44.8 +26.0
Majority 173 10.4
Turnout 1,673 35.0
Conservative hold Swing

Death of Cllr Mary Hillman[8]

Broadstone By-Election May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roy Godfrey 3,018
Conservative Ruth Bessant 2,971
UKIP Jack Edwards 295
Labour John Hewinson 277
Majority 47
Turnout 78.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Daniel Martin[9]

Newtown By-Election 9 September 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jo Clements 809
Conservative Tony Reeves 481
Labour Jason Sanderson 205
UKIP Diana Butler 114
BNP William Kimmet 66
Majority 328
Turnout 17.86
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Michael Plummer[10]

Poole Town By-Election 2 December 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Poole People Mark Howell 463
Conservative Tony Reeves 438
Liberal Democrat Peter England 213
Labour Jason Sanderson 201
UKIP Avril King 55
BNP William Kimmet 32
Majority 25
Turnout 17.37
Poole People gain from Conservative Swing

Death of Cllr Brian Leverett[11]

Branksome East By-Election 15 November 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jane Thomas 553
Liberal Democrat Jenny Paton 254
Poole People Peter Portnoi 245
UKIP Diana Mary Butler 132
Labour Hazel Malcom-Walker 104
BNP William Kimmet 28
Majority 199
Turnout 27.58
Conservative hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Stepehen Rollo-Smith.[12]

Broadstone By-Election 13 October 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Vikki Slade 2,184
Conservative Marc Ujvari 733
UKIP Alan Gerring 121
Green Mark Chivers 57
Labour Jason Sanderson 45
Majority 1,451
Turnout 37.23
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing

Resignation of Cllr Joanne Tomlin.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council compositions". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ The Borough of Poole (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Poole (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Poole". BBC Online. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Poole (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Result of Canford Heath By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Result of Alderney By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Result of Branksome East By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Result of Broadstone By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Result of Newtown By-Election". Borough of Poole. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "Results of Poole Town By-Election". Borough of Poole. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "Borough of Poole- Result of Branksome East by-election". Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Borough of Poole- Result of Broadstone by-election". Retrieved 15 October 2016. 

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