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's electoral review of Dorset concluded in December 2018. The aim of the review was to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections, and recommend ward boundaries that ensure all councillors represent approximately the same number of electors.
Our review also aimed to deliver effective and convenient local government, and ensure that ward boundaries reflected the interests and identities of local communities.
|Date From:||Date To:|
|Consultation on draft recommendations||3 July 2018||27 August 2018|
|Final recommendations||23 October 2018|