Poole, Bournemouth West, Bournemouth East, Dorset West, Dorset South, Dorset North and Mid Dorset and North Poole have all elected MP from the Conservative party.
At the Littledown Centre in Bournemouth Connor Burns, would take the seat for Bournemouth West once again, with a vote count of 20,155.
Robert Syms continues his hold on Poole for the Conservatives, receiving over 23,700 votes. Syms first won the seat in 1997 and has retained it at every election since then.
The constituency which includes Poole Town, Canford Cliffs, Sandbanks, Hamsworthy and Parkstone has elected a Conservative MP every election since its modern incarnation in 1950.
It is home of some of the wealthiest individuals in the UK with the Sandsbanks peninsula dubbed ‘Millionaires Row’.
Conservative’s count came in at 23,745, Labour came in at 6,102, Liberal Democrats came in at 5,572, the Greens came in at 2,198 and UKIP came in at 7,956.
Tory Oliver Letwin retained his seat in Dorset West, which he has held since 1997, with a count of 28,329. Tobias Ellwood another Conservative leader, maintains his seat in Bournemouth East, with a total Tory count of 22,060 votes. This constituency has been considered a safe Tory seat since its creation.
Conservatives also hold Dorset South, with Richard Drax returning to Parliament.
Richard Drax won the seat over Labour’s Simon Bowkett, Lib Dem’s Howard Legg, UKIP’s Malcolm Shakesby, Green’s Jane Burnet, Movement for Democracy’s Andy Kirkwood, and Independent’s Mervyn Stewkesbury.
Dorset South was a comfortable Conservative seat, apart from a brief Labour representation after a 1962 by-election. Since then, it was held very narrowly by the Tory’s in 1997, and in 2001 it was one of only two Labour gains after the Lib Dem vote was heavily squeezed by tactical voting. It was once again regained by the Tory’s, with Richard Drax representing the party.
The most significant Dorset marginal seat also turned blue as Michael Tomlinson of the Conservatives was elected in Mid Dorset and North Poole.
This constituency has been a Liberal Democrat seat since 2001, when Annette Brooke claimed it from Conservative Christopher Fraser. Vikki Slade, this year’s Lib Dem candidate was fighting to keep it as the only non-tory seat in Dorset. However the Tories have prevailed, turning another Dorset constituency blue.
Dorset North was the final constituency in the area to count their votes. Once again the votes for the Tory party flew high however UKIP closely followed.
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