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With the general election less than a month away, are you ready to cast your vote? Elections for Members of Parliament for the five UK Parliamentary constituencies covering the Dorset Council area are taking place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The candidates nominated will be published on our website by 5pm on Friday 7...
Two Conservative MPs – one a deputy chair of the party and the other a former minister – find themselves under scrutiny by Westminster’s standards watchdog. Daniel Greenberg, the parliamentary commissioner for standards, has initiated investigations into Conor Burns, the MP for Bournemouth West, and Jonathan Gullis, who represents Stoke-on-Trent...
Can we put up just two Westminster candidates, one each for West and South Dorset, at the next general election? Unity candidates, with the other political parties standing aside or even actively canvassing for them, could just unseat the two Tory MPs that infest our constituencies at the moment. A...
Dorset residents went to the polls on 2 May to elect 82 representatives to Dorset Council.  Local town and parish council, and Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner elections were also held on the same day.  Votes for Dorset Council were counted on Friday 3 May at Redlands Community Sports Hub, Weymouth....
Here are the election results for the 2024 Canford Cliffs by-election, Thursday 2 May 2024. Elected candidate: Gavin Wright, Conservative and Unionist Party. Candidate name:Description (if any):Number of votes:BUCHANAN JimLabour Party 317SPARROW RayLiberal Democrats 573TUTTON JohnnyGreen Party 163WRIGHT GavinConservative and Unionist Party 1720 Overall turnout was 35.41 per cent. There were 2,804 ballot papers issued. While you are...
In the home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the birthplace of the trade union movement, Dorset is far from being the centre of radical politics some may expect. Generally, across the centuries, it has resembled the rotten borough of Dunny on the Wold from Blackadder, in which the public...
Labour could potentially surge into power with a landslide victory of over 400 seats in the upcoming general election, as per the latest YouGov mega poll. The survey, conducted among 18,000 individuals, foresees Sir Keir Starmer's party securing a parliamentary majority of 154, with an estimated gain of 403 seats...
In the grand theater of democracy, Election Day often resembles a farcical carnival, where the absurdity of political antics rivals the whimsy of April Fools' Day. As citizens flock to the polling booths, they unwittingly participate in a grand spectacle of deceit and illusion, much akin to the pranks...
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council have today confirmed arrangements for elections taking place in May this year. On Thursday 2 May 2024 people across Dorset will be given the chance to vote for their preferred candidate to take on the role of the county's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). PCCs aim...
Following a vote on the following motion, two BCP councillors abstained on the following motion. The Motion That this Council: Expresses deep sympathy for all those affected by the conflict in Israel and Palestine. To those in the BCP area who have been affected by this conflict we offer our support...