Christchurch Independent 6, 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
Canford Heath and Commons wards have vacant seats (held by the Liberal Democrats and a Christchurch Independent respectively). Pete Miles (Oakdale) and Steve Baron (Parkstone) moved from Poole People to unaligned in November 2020. A multi-party administration was removed from power in September 2020.
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