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The results of the 2019 general elections in the BCP area have been mapped

The results of the 2019 general elections in the BCP area have been mapped

The results of the 2019 general elections in the BCP area have been mapped

The 2024 general election is just weeks away and households around Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be considering who to vote for.

Rishi Sunak will be hoping to maintain the Conservative Party’s current majority in Parliament, while Keir Starmer is looking for Labor to lead the government for the first time since 2010.

With the last general election held in 2019 and the next election coming up on the 4th of July, you may be wondering how your area voted all those years ago.

We’ve put together a map showing how the entire Kingdom voted, but let’s take a closer look at the seats around the BCP area.

How did the BCP area vote in the 2019 general elections?

The BCP zone is divided into five seats in Parliament and here is the breakdown of the candidates who won them.

Bournemouth West

The Conservatives held the seat of Bournemouth West with a majority of 10,150 votes.

In total, four candidates ran for deputies per area, and the electoral turnout was 62%, breaking it down as follows:

  • Conor Burns (Conservatives) – 24,550 votes

  • David Stokes (Labour) – 14,400 votes

  • Jon Nicholas (Liberal Democrat) – 4,931 votes

  • Simon Bull (Green Party) – 2,096 votes

Bournemouth East

The Conservatives held the seat of Bournemouth East with a majority of 8,806 votes.

In total, six candidates ran for deputies per area, and the electoral turnout was 66.5%, breaking down as follows:

  • Tobias Ellwood (Conservatives) – 24,926 votes

  • Corrie Drew (Labour) – 16,120 votes

  • Philip Dunn (Liberal Democrat) – 5,418 votes

  • Alasdair Keddie (Green Party) – 2,049 votes

  • Ben Aston (independent) – 447 votes

  • Emma Johnson (independent) – 314 votes

Christchurch

The Conservatives took the seat of Christchurch with a majority of 24,617 votes.

In total, four candidates ran for deputies per area, and the electoral turnout was 72.6%, breaking down as follows:

  • Christopher Chope (Conservatives) – 33,894 votes

  • Mike Cox (Liberal Democrat) – 9,277 votes

  • Andrew Dunne (Labour) – 6,568 votes

  • Chris Rigby (Green Party) – 2,212 votes

Poole

The Conservatives held the seat of Poole with a majority of 19,116 votes.

In total, five candidates ran for deputies per area, and the electoral turnout was 68.2%, breaking it down as follows:

  • Robert Syms (Conservatives) – 29,599 votes

  • Sue Aitkenhead (Labour) – 10,483 votes

  • Victoria Collins (Liberal Democrat) – 7,819 votes

  • Barry Harding-Rathbone (Green Party) – 1,702 votes

  • David Young (independent) – 848 votes

Mid Dorset and North Poole

The Conservatives held the seats of Mid Dorset and North Poole with a majority of 14,898 votes.

In total, four candidates ran for deputies per area, and the voter turnout was 74.8%, breaking it down as follows:

  • Michael Tomlinson (Conservatives) – 29,548 votes

  • Vikki Slade (Liberal Democrat) – 14,650 votes

  • Joanne Oldale (Labour) – 3,402 votes

  • Natalie Carswell (Green Party) – 1,330 votes

What were the results of the 2019 UK general election?

In 2019, the Conservative Party won a majority with a total of 365 seats.



The Conservatives won 47 seats, up from the previous election two years earlier.

Boris Johnson, who was prime minister at the time, needed 365 seats to claim a Tory majority.

In contrast, the Labor Party lost 59 seats, bringing it to 203 in total.

Across the country, 81 parliamentary seats changed hands.


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The Scottish National Party won 13 seats, bringing it to 48 seats.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats won 11 seats (losing one from 2017) and the DUP won 8 (losing two).

Sinn Féin reported 7 seats won, while Plaid Cymru gained 4 seats.

Meanwhile, other parties (including the speaker) won 9 seats to bring the total to 650 in the House of Commons.