Green Party 2. South coast county, including the Jurassic coast, Purbeck peninsula, Portland Bill and the retirement town of Christchurch. Works unusually closely with its district councils.
The council is due to be abolished as of 1 April 2019 to instate unitary local government in Dorset. The Conservatives gained Bridport from the Liberal Democrats at a byelection on 22 February.
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