Christchurch Independent 7, Poole Independents 5 (Poole People 3, Alliance for Local Living 1, non-party 1), Bournemouth Independent 2 (in alliance with the Green Party), Independent 1, non-aligned 1, 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
Four councillors moved to the Conservatives in September 2021, giving the party an overall majority. At a byelection on 6 May the Conservatives gained Canford Heath from the Liberal Democrats.
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