More than half of people who responded to a survey about the future of healthcare in Dorset have supported the idea of one hospital specialising in planned care and one in major emergencies. But they were split on whether that should be at Bournemouth or Poole. The report also found overwhelming opposition to scale back children's facilities in Dorchester and have a specialist unit for premature babies based in the east of the county. Claudia Sorin has campaigned against the changes, and she spoke to Breakfast in Dorset.
Dorset WestParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Oliver Letwin||Votes 33,081||header_vote_share 55.5||Net percentage change in seats +5.3|
|Andy Canning||Votes 13,990||header_vote_share 23.5||Net percentage change in seats +1.9|
|Lee Rhodes||Votes 10,896||header_vote_share 18.3||Net percentage change in seats +8.3|
|Kelvin Clayton||Votes 1,631||header_vote_share 2.7||Net percentage change in seats -3.0|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
The Conservative candidates elected are:
- Bournemouth East - Tobias Ellwood, 25,221 votes
- Bournemouth West - Conor Burns, 23,812 votes
- Christchurch - Christopher Chope, 35,230 votes
- Dorset Mid and Poole North - Michael Tomlinson, 28,888 votes
- Dorset North - Simon Hoare, 36,169 votes
- Dorset South - Richard Drax, 29,135 votes
- Dorset West - Oliver Letwin, 33,081 votes
- Poole - Robert Syms, 28,888 votes
BBC Radio Solent
The turnouts for the Election 2017 are:
- Dorset West - 75.6% (2015 - 72.6%)
- Dorset North 73.4% (2015 71.6%)
- Dorset South 71.9% (2015 - 68.1%)
There's been a lot happen across the south of England in the six weeks since the snap 2017 General Election was called.
We've been to primary schools across Dorset to see what they make of the big issues ahead of June 8th. We want to know how much our school audiences know about party leaders, policies and Brexit. Claire Vera has been to Sunninghill School in Dorchester, in the West Dorset constituency, for our Political Primaries series.
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- 28,329 total votes taken.
- 50.2% share of the total vote
- +2.6% change in share of the votes
- 12,199 total votes taken.
- 21.6% share of the total vote
- -19.1% change in share of the votes
- 7,055 total votes taken.
- 12.5% share of the total vote
- +8.7% change in share of the votes
- 5,633 total votes taken.
- 10.0% share of the total vote
- +3.3% change in share of the votes
- 3,242 total votes taken.
- 5.7% share of the total vote
- +4.6% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010