A large rural area, with some small resort and retirement towns (Lyme Regis) and market towns (Dorchester, Bridport).
The Conservatives held Piddle Valley ward at a byelection on 13 April.
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Local authority type
Stratton House, 58-60 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UZ
Council Tax (Band D)
Upper tier authority
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