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Bournemouth Borough Council

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bournemouth Borough Council
Logo
Type
Type
History
Succeeded byBournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
Structure
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
7 May 2015
Meeting place
Town Hall at Bournemouth
Bournemouth Town Hall
Website
http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/

Bournemouth Borough Council was the local authority of Bournemouth in Dorset, England and ceased to exist on 1 April 2019. It was a unitary authority, although between 1974 and 1997 it was an administrative district council with Dorset. Previously most of the borough was part of Hampshire.[1]

The Borough can trace its history back to 27 August 1890 when the Municipal Borough of Bournemouth was created by Royal Charter. On 1 April 1900 it received County Borough status which lasted until 1974.[1]

In February 2018 the 'Future Dorset' plan was approved by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole borough councils merged on 1 April 2019 into Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.[2]

Government and politics

The borough was administered by Bournemouth Borough Council.

Wards

The Council had 18 wards covering the borough.

Composition

The Council consisted of 54 elected members, 3 from each of the 18 wards. Prior to 2003 there were 19 wards (57 members). Elections took place every four years where all seats were contested.

The composition of the Council:

Party 1999 Election 2003 Election 2007 Election May 2010 2011 Election May 2012 2015 Election May 2017 May 2018
Conservative 25 16 41 37 45 46 51 52 51
Liberal Democrat 20 33 7 9 3 2 0 0 0
Labour 6 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0
Independent 6 2 3 5 3 3 1 1 2
UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Total 57 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54

The Council was abolished on 1 April 2019 and replaced by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.[3]

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of Bournemouth
The coat of arms of Bournemouth

The arms of Bournemouth were granted on 24 March 1891.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Bournemouth Borough Council. "History of the Council". Archived from the original on 11 September 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2007.
  2. ^ Dorset For You (26 February 2018). "Government approves unitary councils for Dorset" (Press release). Dorset: Dorset County Council. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  3. ^ Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (25 May 2018). "The Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole (Structural Changes) Order 2018". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

This page was last edited on 19 July 2021, at 17:33
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