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Poole local elections

Poole Council in Dorset, England is elected every four years. The council is divided up into 16 wards, electing 42 councillors, since the last boundary change in 2003.[1]

Political control

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

Council elections

  • Poole Council election, 1999
  • Poole Council election, 2003 (boundary changes increased the number of seats by three)[1]
  • Poole Council election, 2007
  • Poole Council election, 2011

By-election results

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[2]

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[3]

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[4]

Broadstone By-Election May 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Roy Godfrey 3,018
Conservative Ruth Bessant 2,971
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Jack Edwards 295
Labour John Hewinson 277
Majority 47
Turnout 78.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Daniel Martin[5]

Newtown By-Election 9 September 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jo Clements 809
Conservative Tony Reeves 481
Labour Jason Sanderson 205
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Diana Butler 114
BNP William Kimmet 66
Majority 328
Turnout 17.86
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Resignation of Cllr Michael Plummer[6]

Poole Town By-Election 2 December 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | Mark Howell 463
Conservative Tony Reeves 438
Liberal Democrat Peter England 213
Labour Jason Sanderson 201
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | UKIP Avril King 55
BNP William Kimmet 32
Majority 25
Turnout 17.37
style="background-color: " | gain from Conservative Swing

Death of Cllr Brian Leverett[7]

Branksome East By-Election 15 November 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Thomas 553
Liberal Democrat Jenny Paton 254
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | Peter Portnoi 245
style="background-color: ; width: 5px;" | 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.[8]


  • Poole election results
  • By-election results

External links

  • Poole Council
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