Your Councillors by Ward

On this page, you'll find details of the political make-up of the council, access to public registers of interests, gifts and hospitality, information regarding the Executive, access to your councillors details, formal notices relating to members' allowances and the privacy notice for councillors.

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is made up of 76 members representing 33 wards.

Councillors are elected to office, often representing a political party. Upon election, councillors may form political groups which may be the same or different to their political party. The calculated allocation of seats on committees is based on the representation of these political groups.

The political composition of the council based on the political groups is:

Conservative 35 Councillors                                   
Liberal Democrats 13 Councillors              
Christchurch Independents 7 Councillors        
Poole Engage 5 Councillors      
Poole Independents 5 Councillors      
Bournemouth Independent & Green 4 Councillors     
Labour 3 Councillors    
Unaligned 4 Councillors     

Public Registers

The Council maintains and publishes the following registers relating to Councillors:

The Executive

The Cabinet is made up of the Leader of the Council, Councillor Drew Mellor, and up to nine portfolio holders. The Leader of the Council has also appointed six non-executive lead members with specific responsibilities.

Who is my Councillor?

To find your councillor please use the links below or use our interactive map (click on the map to view the ward councillors). We have a similar interactive map to find your local parish council.

 Alderney & Bourne Valley

 Bearwood & Merley

 Boscombe East & Pokesdown

 Boscombe West

 Bournemouth Central


 Burton & Grange

 Canford Cliffs

 Canford Heath

 Christchurch Town



 East Cliff & Springbourne

 East Southbourne & Tuckton


 Highcliffe & Walkford


 Littledown & Iford


 Mudeford, Stanpit & West Highcliffe

 Muscliff & Strouden Park

 Newtown & Heatherlands



 Penn Hill

 Poole Town

 Queen's Park

 Redhill & Northbourne

 Talbot & Branksome Woods

  • Councillor Philip Broadhead

    Talbot & Branksome Woods


    Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration

  • Councillor Drew Mellor

    Talbot & Branksome Woods


    Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Finance and Transformation

  • Councillor Karen Rampton

    Talbot & Branksome Woods


    Portfolio Holder for People and Homes

 Wallisdown & Winton West

 West Southbourne

 Westbourne & West Cliff

 Winton East

Members' Allowances




Privacy Notices for Councillors

The privacy notice explains how BCP Councillors may use and process data in connection with their role as a councillor.