Christchurch Independent 7, unaligned 7, Poole People 3 + Alliance for Local Living 1, Bournemouth Independent 2 (in alliance with the Green Party), UK Independence Party 1. Dorset seaside resorts, with a large conference centre frequently used for political conferences (eg Kinnock speech in 1985). Retirement areas with some light industry
At byelections on 6 May the Christchurch Independents held Commons, while the Conservatives gained Canford Heath from the Liberal Democrats.
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