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Poole
Borough constituency
PooleConstituency.svg
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Poole shown within Dorset, and Dorset shown within England
Created: 1455, 1950
MP: Robert Syms
Party: Conservative
Type: House of Commons
County: Dorset
EP constituency: South West England

Poole is a borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The present constituency has existed since 1950, but Poole was previously a parliamentary borough from 1455 to 1885.

Until 1950, most of this constituency was in the East Dorset seat.

Contents

Boundaries

Members of Parliament

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MPs 1455–1660

  • Borough established 1455, returning two members
  • 1625: Sir John Cooper
  • 1628-1629: Sir John Cooper

MPs 1660–1868

Year First member First party Second member Second party
April 1660 George Cooper Sir Walter Erle
1661 Sir John Fitzjames (Sir) John Morton [1]
1670 Thomas Trenchard
February 1673 George Cooper
March 1673 Thomas Strangways
1679 Henry Trenchard Thomas Chafin
1685 William Ettrick
1689 Henry Trenchard Sir Nathaniel Napier
1690 Sir John Trenchard Whig
1695 Lord Ashley
1698 William Joliffe Sir William Phippard
1705 Samuel Weston
1708 William Lewen Thomas Ridge [2]
1710 Sir William Phippard
1711 Sir William Lewen
1713 George Trenchard
1722 Thomas Ridge
1727 Denis Bond [3]
1732 Thomas Wyndham
1741 Joseph Gulston Thomas Missing
1747 George Trenchard
1754 Colonel Sir Richard Lyttelton [4]
1761 Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Calcraft
1765 Joseph Gulston
1768 Joshua Mauger
1774 Major-General Sir Eyre Coote
1780 Joseph Gulston William Morton Pitt
1784 Michael Angelo Taylor
1790 Colonel Hon. Charles Stuart [5] Benjamin Lester
1791 Michael Angelo Taylor
1796 Colonel Hon. Charles Stuart John Jeffery
1801 George Garland
1808 Sir Richard Bickerton
1809 Benjamin Lester Lester Whig
1812 Michael Angelo Taylor
1818 John Dent
1826 William Ponsonby
1831 Sir John Byng Whig
January 1835 Charles Augustus Tulk Whig
May 1835 Hon. George Stephens Byng Whig
1837 Hon. Charles Ponsonby Whig George Richard Philips Whig
1847 George Richard Robinson Conservative
1850 Henry Danby Seymour Whig
1852 George Woodroffe Franklyn Conservative
1859 Liberal
1865 Charles Waring Liberal
1868 Representation reduced to one Member

MPs 1868–1885

Election Member Party
1868 Arthur Guest Conservative
1874 Charles Waring Liberal
May 1874 by-election Hon. Evelyn Ashley Liberal
1880 Charles Schreiber Conservative
1884 by-election William James Harris Conservative
1885 Constituency abolished

MPs since 1950

Election Member Party
1950 Colonel Mervyn Wheatley Conservative
1951 Richard Pilkington Conservative
1964 Oscar Murton Conservative
1979 John Ward Conservative
1997 Robert Syms Conservative

Notes

  1. ^ Succeeded to baronetcy, February 1662
  2. ^ Expelled from the House of Commons, 15 February 1711, for "great Frauds and Abuses in his Contract for furnishing the Navy with Beer"
  3. ^ Expelled from the House of Commons, 30 March 1732, for his role in the fraudulent sale of the Earl of Derwentwater's estate
  4. ^ Major-General from 1758
  5. ^ On petition, Stuart was declared not to have been duly elected and his opponent, Taylor, was declared elected in his place

Election results

Prospective Parliamentary candidates for the next UK general election: Poole[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Phillip Eades
BNP David Holmes
Labour Jason Sanderson
Conservative Robert Syms
UKIP Nick Wellstead
Majority
Turnout
General Election 2005: Poole
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Syms 17,571 43.4 −1.7
Liberal Democrat Mike Plummer 11,583 28.6 +3.1
Labour Darren Brown 9,376 23.1 −3.8
UKIP John Barnes 1,436 3.5 +1.0
BNP Peter Pirnie 547 1.4 N/A
Majority 5,988 14.8
Turnout 40,513 63.1 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing −2.4
General Election 2001: Poole
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Syms 17,710 45.1 +3.0
Labour David Watt 10,544 26.9 +5.3
Liberal Democrat Nick Westbrook 10,011 25.5 -5.3
UKIP John Bass 968 2.5 +1.4
Majority 7,166 18.2
Turnout 39,233 60.7 -10.3
Conservative hold Swing

References

  • Robert Beatson, A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807) [1]
  • F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (2nd edition, Aldershot: Parliamentary Research Services, 1989)
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs

See also


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