Map showing the composition of Christchurch Borough Council after the 2015 election. Conservatives in blue, independents in grey, UK Independence Party in purple.
Map showing the composition of Christchurch Borough Council after the 2015 election. Conservatives in blue, independents in grey, UK Independence Party in purple.

Christchurch District Council in Dorset, England existed from 1973 to 2019, when it was abolished and subsumed into Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council was held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 1973–1995
No overall control 1995–1999
Conservative 1999–2019

Council elections

Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2003 election, reducing the number of seats by one.[2]

Year Conservative Independent UK Independence Party Liberal Democrats Notes
1995[4] 8 7 0 10 Borough boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[5]
1999[6] 17 3 0 5
2003[2] 14 2 0 8 New ward boundaries[7]
2007[8] 17 3 0 4
2011[1] 21 2 0 1
2015[9][10] 21 2 1 0

Borough result maps

By-election results

By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections;[11] full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Burton 1 May 1997 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Jumpers by-election 7 June 2001 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Jumpers by-election 5 May 2005 Independent Liberal Democrats
Portfield by-election 5 May 2005 Conservative Liberal Democrats
Purewell and Stanpit by-election 5 May 2005 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Portfield by-election 16 July 2009 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats

References

  1. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Christchurch (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Complete list of results from thursday's council elections". The Times. NewsBank. 6 May 1995. p. 48.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ "How the nations voted". The Times. NewsBank. 8 May 1999. p. 48.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Christchurch (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Christchurch". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Local election results for Christchurch and East Dorset". dorsetforyou.com. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Elections for the North Highcliffe & Walkford ward". dorsetforyou.com. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2015.