In May 2018, Parliament authorised the creation of a new local authority called Dorset Council. The council will replace the existing authorities of East Dorset District Council, North Dorset District Council, Purbeck District Council, West Dorset District Council, and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.
The Commission is now carrying out an electoral review of the new council to decide the number of councillors that should be elected to the authority as well as the names and boundaries of council wards.
The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.
We also aim to ensure that the ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.
To achieve these aims, we need to re-draw ward boundaries across Dorset. You can find out more about the review below.
|Date From:||Date To:|
|Consultation on draft recommendations||3 July 2018||27 August 2018|
|Final recommendations||23 October 2018|