Poole Borough Council

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Poole Borough Council
Whole council elected every four years
Coat of Arms Poole.png
Borough of Poole logo.png
Council logo
Type
TypeUnitary authority council of Poole
HousesUnicameral
Term limitsNone
History
Founded1 April 1974
New session started14 May 2013 (Municipal year 2013/2014)
Leadership
LeaderElaine Atkinson, Conservative
Since 14 May 2013
MayorCarol Evans
Since 14 May 2013
Structure
Seats42 councillors
Conservatives
21 / 42
Lib Dems
18 / 42
Independent
3 / 42
Elections
Voting systemPlurality-at-large
Last election5 May 2011
Next election2015
Meeting place
Poole Civic Centre.jpg
Civic Centre, Poole
Website
www.poole.gov.uk
 
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Poole Borough Council
Whole council elected every four years
Coat of Arms Poole.png
Borough of Poole logo.png
Council logo
Type
TypeUnitary authority council of Poole
HousesUnicameral
Term limitsNone
History
Founded1 April 1974
New session started14 May 2013 (Municipal year 2013/2014)
Leadership
LeaderElaine Atkinson, Conservative
Since 14 May 2013
MayorCarol Evans
Since 14 May 2013
Structure
Seats42 councillors
Conservatives
21 / 42
Lib Dems
18 / 42
Independent
3 / 42
Elections
Voting systemPlurality-at-large
Last election5 May 2011
Next election2015
Meeting place
Poole Civic Centre.jpg
Civic Centre, Poole
Website
www.poole.gov.uk

Poole Borough Council is the unitary authority responsible for local government in the Borough of Poole in 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 minority administration.

Composition[edit]

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 2011, resulting in no overall control [3] The Council is made up of 21 Conservative, 18 Liberal Democrat and 3 Poole People councillors. Following these elections, a Conservative minority administration was formed [4][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.[6] The Council Leader is Elaine Atkinson (Conservative).[7] The Mayor is Graham Wilson, a Liberal Democrat councillor for Newtown ward since 1996.[8] The Sheriff, a position created by the town's charter of 1568 and just one of 15 Sheriffs in the country, is Conservative councillor Carol Evans.

Party political make-up of Poole Borough Council
  PartySeatsPoole Borough Council 2011–2015
 Conservative21                                          
 Lib Dems18                                          
 Poole People3                                          


Wards[edit]

Sortable table
WardNumber of seats
Alderney3
Branksome East2
Branksome West2
Broadstone3
Canford Cliffs3
Canford Heath East2
Canford Heath West2
Creekmoor3
Hamworthy East2
Hamworthy West2
Merley and Bearwood3
Newtown3
Oakdale3
Parkstone3
Penn Hill3
Poole Town3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Poole". Borough of Poole. 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  2. ^ "Borough of Poole - Wards". Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Local Election Results For Poole". Borough of Poole. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Borough of Poole- Parties Agree On The Way Forward". Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Conservatives to run Poole as minority administration". BBC News. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Cabinet And Committee Teams For Poole". Borough of Poole. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  7. ^ "New Council Leader For Poole". Borough of Poole. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  8. ^ "Introducing Poole's New Mayor". Borough of Poole. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 

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