BCP Council by-election results 2021

Here is the outcome of the two by-elections held in the wards of Canford Heath in Poole and Commons Ward in Christchurch.

Canford Heath ward by-election 2021 

Name of candidate

Description (if any)

Number of votes*

GABRIEL, Sean

Conservative Party Candidate

1406 (elected)

GREEN, Janet Elizabeth

Labour Party

335

HODGES, Jennifer Mary
(commonly known as Jennie)

Liberal Democrats

1365

PANTLING, Benjamin Leslie
(commonly known as Ben)

Green Party

128

SHELDON, John

Independent

132

SPENCE, Victoria Claire
(commonly known as Vicky)

UK Independence Party (UKIP)

105

 The electoral turnout was 31.96 %.

Commons ward by-election 2021 

Name of candidate

Description (if any)

Number of votes*

BAILEY, Peter James

UK Independence Party (UKIP)

48

GARDINER, Carol Ann

Liberal Democrat

242

NEALE, Frederick Frank Thomas
(commonly known as Fred)

Independent

296

RICKETTS, Vanessa Helen

Christchurch Independents

1310 (Elected)

SMITH, Lisle Carol

The Conservative and Unionist Party

822

STOKES, Peter

Labour Party

214

The electoral turnout was 36.5 %

 

The political composition of BCP Council is now

  • Conservatives: 37 councillors
  • Liberal Democrats 14 councillors
  • Christchurch Independents 7 councillors
  • Bournemouth Independent and Green 4 councillors
  • Poole People and ALL 4 councillors
  • Labour: 3 councillors
  • Unaligned: 7 councillors.

 

Throop and Holdenhurst Parish election 2021

Following a community governance review, the existing parish of Holdenhurst has been extended to include Throop.

This new parish has been named ‘Throop and Holdenhurst Parish’, with effect from 1 April 2021. It is in the style of a village council, with seven serving councillors.

There was no election for the Throop and Holdenhurst Parish, as the election was uncontested.