Have your say on draft recommendations for Dorset
In May 2018, Parliament approved the creation of a new local authority called Dorset Council. The council will replace the existing authorities of East Dorset District Council, North Dorset District Council, Purbeck District Council, West Dorset District Council, and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council.
The Commission is now carrying out an electoral review of the new council to decide the number of councillors that should be elected to the authority as well as the names and boundaries of council wards.
We have an open mind about further suggestions from local people to change and improve these recommendations. We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole of Dorset or just a part of the area.
Below, you can see our proposals for new ward boundaries (in red) and search across the whole of Dorset, even down to street level. You can also click on any ward to find out how many voters are included in it and how many councillors we propose should represent it.
You can submit comments to us or upload a document by clicking on the 'Have your say' link at the top of the page. You can also draw your own boundaries and annotate the map by clicking on the button.
There is plenty of information to help you make a submission in the 'Useful links' section at the bottom right of the page.
This stage of the consultation closes on 27 August 2018.