Independent 3. Covers the Blackmore Vale and market towns of Shaftesbury, Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton in Hardy country.
Mike Gould (Gillingham Town) moved from Conservative to Liberal Democrat in February 2019. John Stayt (Riversdale and Portman) and Jackie Stayt (Blandford Old Town) moved from Conservative to Independent in 2019. The council is due to be abolished as of 1 April 2019 to instate unitary local government in Dorset.
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