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Poole Borough Council

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Founded  1 April 1974
Conservative  31 / 42
Seat  42
Seats  42 councillors
Area  64.88 km²
Poole Borough Council
Type  Unitary authority council of Poole
Leader  Janet Walton, Conservative Since 20 May 2015
Mayor  Ann Stribley Since 19 May 2015

Borough of Poole is the unitary authority responsible for local government in the Poole, Dorset, England. It was created on 1 April 1997 following a review by the Local Government Commission for England (1992), becoming administratively independent from Dorset County Council. Its council comprises 16 wards and 42 councillors and is controlled by a Conservative administration.

Composition

For local elections, 42 councillors are elected across 16 wards and elections take place every four years. The last election took place in May 2015, resulting in a Conservative majority. The Mayor is Ann Stribley, a Conservative councillor for Parkstone ward since 1977. The Council is made up of 32 Conservative, 6 Liberal Democrat 3 Poole People and 1 UKIP councillors. Following these elections, a Conservative administration was formed with a cabinet of seven councillors who are responsible for deciding how the Council's strategies and policies are implemented and how the budget is spent. The Council Leader is Janet Walton (Conservative). The Mayor is Ann Stribley, a Conservative councillor for Parkstone ward since 1977. The Sheriff, a position created by the town's charter of 1568 and just one of 15 Sheriffs in the country, is Conservative councillor Xena Dion.

References

Poole Borough Council Wikipedia


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