Green Party 1, Independent 1. Southern tip of Dorset (Portland Bill), with a very large harbour that hosted Olympic sailing. Weymouth is a coastal resort, while Portland has a naval base.
The council is due to be abolished as of 1 April 2019 to instate unitary local government in Dorset. The Conservatives regained Weymouth West at a byelection on 3 May. Francis Drake (Melcombe Regis) moved from UK Independence Party to Conservative in February 2018. At a byelection on 8 February, the Conservatives gained Tophill East from an Independent. The council leader is a Conservative.
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