Map showing the composition of East Dorset District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in grey.
Map showing the composition of East Dorset District Council as of the last election in 2015. Conservatives in blue, Liberal Democrats in yellow and independents in grey.

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

Political control

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

Party in control Years
Independent 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1995
Liberal Democrats 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 and 2015 elections.[2][3]

Year Conservative Liberal Democrats Independent Notes
1995[5] 13 23 0 District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same[6]
1999[7] 26 9 1
2003[2] 24 11 1 New ward boundaries[8]
2007[9] 25 11 0
2011[1] 30 6 0
2015[3] 24 3 2 New ward boundaries[10]

District 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
Sixpenny Handley 18 September 1997 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Alderholt by-election 23 October 2008 Conservative Conservative
Ferndown Central by-election 23 July 2009 Conservative Conservative
Corfe Mullen South by-election 15 July 2010 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Colehill East by-election 17 July 2014 Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats

References

  1. ^ a b "England council elections". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "East Dorset". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Local election results for Christchurch and East Dorset". dorsetforyou.com. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 13 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  4. ^ The District of Wimborne (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  5. ^ "The complete list of local council election results". The Independent. NewsBank. 6 May 1995.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ "East Dorset". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  8. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of East Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "East Dorset". BBC News Online. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The East Dorset (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". Retrieved 9 June 2014.