The new 'Dorset Council' starts work on the 1st April 2019, replacing the previous councils of DCC, EDDC, NDDC, WDDC and WPBC.
Elections are due to be held in May 2019 to elect councillors for the new council.
New wards have been created for 'Dorset Council' and those in and near 'North Dorset Parliamentary Constituency' include:
- Blackmore Vale
Blandford (2 councillors)
- Cranborne & Alderholt
- Cranborne Chase
Gillingham (3 councillors)
- Hill Forts & Upper Tarrants
Shaftesbury Town (2 councillors)
- Stalbridge & Marnhull
- Stour & Allen Vale
- Sturminster Newton
- Winterborne North
The 'North Dorset Liberal Democrats' will be offering candidates in some of these wards in these elections as Lib. Dem. councillors on the new council.