Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is a unitary authority in Dorset, England. It was formed in April 2019, with the inaugural elections held in May of that year. The council is made up of 76 councillors from 33 wards, elected for a four-year term, with the next elections due take place in 2024.
After the 2019 Election no party was in overall control, with the Conservatives 3 seats short of a majority, with a "Unity Alliance" coalition, lead by the Liberal Democrats instead forming a majority administration. In 2020, a vote of no confidence lead to the Conservatives forming a minority administration.
|Years||Party in Control||Political Control|
|2019||No overall control||"Unity Alliance"|
Two by-elections were held in May 2021 alongside national local elections after the death of a Liberal Democrat and an Independent councillor in the wards of Canford Heath and Commons.
|Liberal Democrats||Jennie Hodges||1,365||39.32|
|Labour||Janet Elizabeth Green||335||9.65|
|Christchurch Independents||Vanessa Helen Ricketts||1,310||44.67|
|Conservative||Lisle Carol Smith||822||28.03|
|Liberal Democrats||Carol Ann Gardiner||242||8.25|
|UKIP||Peter James Bailey||48||1.6|