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District/borough and county councillors

Your councils are made up of between 24 and 48 councillors from different political parties.

For information about all meetings and committees, see our committees pages.

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Enter your postcode below to find your local councillor or view a map showing the areas represented by all  county councillors  and  district/borough councillors  in Dorset.

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Standing for election at regular intervals, the councillors represent different areas, called wards. The wards are arranged so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors.

Because some wards have larger populations they have two or even three councillors to represent the area. Each ward is made up of smaller areas, called parishes. For example, if you live in the parish of Stratton, you live in the ward of Frome Valley.

Councillors make decisions on how they should use their resources and make them available to the community. They represent local views and try to resolve problems within the local area. They also undertake quality checks on the service they are providing.

Councillors are there to make decisions and to give help and advice on issues that have not been resolved through direct contact with your council.

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