Independent 8, Green Party 2. South coast county, including the Jurassic coast, Purbeck peninsula, Portland Bill. A unitary council since 2019.
Currently a shadow authority after a merger between district and county councils on 1 April 2019. 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.
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