Dorset County Council

Boundary changes have occurred here. 2013 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.

Election 2017 Results

Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change


Seats 201328 Seats 201732 Change+4

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 201312 Seats 201711 Change−1


Seats 20130 Seats 20172 Change+2


Seats 20135 Seats 20171 Change−4


Seats 20131 Seats 2017- Change−1
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Weymouth without a mayor for 'first time in 100 years'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Weymouth is without a mayor for what is believed to be the first time in more than 400 years.

The reason is because Weymouth and Portland Borough Council has now been disbanded and the new Weymouth Town Council is yet to hold elections.

It will mean any official functions will be attended for about six weeks by Weymouth town clerk, Jane Biscombe, in the place of the town’s first citizen.

Gill Taylor, who was elected to be Mayor in May 2018, said the situation was unusual.

She added: "You can’t have a mayor of a non existent council – until we get the new town council elected and they elect a new mayor the post won’t exist."

Motion of no confidence withdrawn

A motion of no confidence in Dorset County Council Leader, Cllr Rebecca Knox, has been withdrawn.

Cllr Shane Bartlett, who submitted the motion last week, formally withdrew the motion following a meeting on Wednesday.

The motion claimed she had failed to include members from some minority groups in the preparation of policies and procedures for the new authority.

County school and day centre transport cancelled

Some schools have said they will close tomorrow because Dorset County Council said it would cancel all school buses until Monday.

The authority said its contract buses and taxis, including transport to day centres, would also be cancelled because of the predicted snowfall and ice.

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'Severe ice' warning tomorrow

Dorset County Council's travel team is warning of severe ice and drifting snow tomorrow.

The county is already bracing itself following a Met Office amber weather warning for snow in parts of Hampshire and Dorset this lunchtime.

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