Map of wards.
Council composition after the election

The 2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect the inaugural members of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council in England, formed from the former unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole, and borough of Christchurch.

- 2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council election

The first elections to the council took place in May 2019.

- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
Map of wards.

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Alliance for Local Living

Minor localist party and political group based in Dorset, with separate branches in the two authorities, ALL for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and ALL for Dorset.

Minor localist party and political group based in Dorset, with separate branches in the two authorities, ALL for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and ALL for Dorset.

In October 2018 founders Felicity Rice and Michael Hancock launched the group as the Alliance for Local Living in preparation of the 2019 Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council election; whilst organising under the banner of ALL, it was planned for candidates to stand as independents, and be free of political whips if elected.

In Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, the councillor Felicity Rice sits as Alliance for Local Living Independent Candidate as part of the Poole People and ALL Group, and in Dorset Council the four members sit as the Alliance for Local Living Group

Poole People Party

Movement and local political party in Poole, Dorset, England.

Movement and local political party in Poole, Dorset, England.

Defining itself as neither left or right wing, the party has stood in elections for the former Poole Borough Council and the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council which replaced it.

In 2019 Poole Borough Council was combined with those of Bournemouth and Christchurch to form a new unitary authority; In the inaugural 2019 council elections for the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Poole People stood eight councillors in five wards out of the twelve wards entirely within the former Poole Borough (Talbot and Branksome Woods had a small area in the former borough), with seven councillors elected.

Christchurch, Dorset

Town and civil parish in Dorset on the south coast of England.

Town and civil parish in Dorset on the south coast of England.

Christchurch Castle ruins
Hart's Fusee Factory, built in 1845. The manufacture of fusee chains was an important industry in 19th-century Christchurch.
A P-47 Thunderbolt of the 405th Fighter Wing at RAF Christchurch, 1944
Christchurch Civic Offices
Christchurch Harbour with the Clay Pool (bottom right) where the rivers Avon and Stour converge. Stanpit Marsh (centre left), Wick (centre right) and Hengistbury Head (top right). The thin line of beach huts at the top left reveals the position of Mudeford Spit with the Isle of Wight on the horizon.
Monday market, Christchurch High Street.
The Mayor's Parlour and Saxon Square
The Constable's House, a Grade I listed Norman dwelling
Christchurch Priory dates from the 11th century
Place Mill
Christchurch railway station
Christchurch Library
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister between 1762–63, owned a mansion house in Christchurch

In 2019, the first elections to BCP Council were held, replacing a shadow authority.

Location of the former Christchurch borough (dark red) within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (red) and Dorset

Christchurch Independents

Location of the former Christchurch borough (dark red) within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (red) and Dorset
Results of the 2019 election. Christchurch Independents are represented alongside other independents, numbering 11 in total. Other parties included the Conservatives (36), Liberal Democrats (15) Poole People (7), Labour (3), Green Party (2), ALL (1) and UKIP (1)
BCP Council composition after the election of Drew Mellor as leader
Ward map of the results of the 2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council election. Christchurch seats are in the North East

The Christchurch Independents (CI) are a political party and group in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, formed by journalist Andy Martin and (former) Conservative and Independent Councillors after the reorganisation of local government in Dorset, with new candidates joining to stand in Christchurch wards for the inaugural 2019 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council Election.