Your 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 41 Councillors                                         
Liberal Democrats 13 Councillors              
Christchurch Independents 7 Councillors        
Poole Independents 5 Councillors      
Bournemouth Independent & Green 4 Councillors     
Labour 3 Councillors    
Unaligned 3 Councillors    

The Conservative Group has overall control of the Council with a majority of the Council seats.

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.

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.