Ungrouped 19, Poole People and Independent 5, Green 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
Currently a shadow authority after a merger between three councils on 1 April 2019. Chris Mayne (West Southbourne) moved from Conservative to Independent in December 2018.
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