| 64,705 (December 2010)|
South West England
| Merley, Broadstone, Dorset, Corfe Mullen, Bere Regis, Wareham, Wimborne Minster|
Mid Dorset and North Poole is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Michael Tomlinson, a Conservative.
Mid Dorset and North Poole (UK Parliament constituency) Wikipedia
1997-2010: The District of Purbeck wards of Bere Regis, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster, St Martin, and Wareham, the District of East Dorset wards of Corfe Mullen Central, Corfe Mullen North, and Corfe Mullen South, and the Borough of Poole wards of Alderney, Broadstone, Canford Heath, Canford Magna, and Creekmoor.
2010-present: The District of Purbeck wards of Bere Regis, Lytchett Matravers, Lytchett Minster and Upton East, Lytchett Minster and Upton West, St Martin, and Wareham, the District of East Dorset wards of Colehill East, Colehill West, Corfe Mullen Central, Corfe Mullen North, Corfe Mullen South, and Wimborne Minster, and the Borough of Poole wards of Broadstone, Canford Heath East, Canford Heath West, and Merley and Bearwood.
The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the seats of North Dorset, Bournemouth West, South Dorset and Poole. Its present boundaries take in wards from three districts, namely Purbeck, Poole and East Dorset.
In September 2016, it was announced that Mid Dorset and North Poole is to be abolished before the upcoming General Election. Parts of the constituency will form part of the new Blandford & Wimborne and Broadstone, Ferndown & Kinson constituencies, whilst south-westerly parts of the constituency will be included in the updated boundaries of the South Dorset constituency.
This area includes the north of the Purbeck Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and two touristic high-end towns, namely Wimborne Minster with its traditional tearooms, towering inland Minster Church and Wareham at one end of Poole Harbour. Income levels are close to the national average, taking into account the high proportion of pensioners living across the area. and levels of rented and social housing are below the national average, particularly levels seen in cities.