Elections to the new combined authority along with elections to local Parish Councils will take place on the 2nd May.
A list of those standing will be posted here in the near future.
Remember voting is important (even if it is to spoil your ballot paper). These elections will define the direction of the new Dorset Council for the next five years.
Some parish Council areas have less candidates standing than there are seats. In these there will be no vote. If there are too few candidates to fill the seats then those that are nominated get elected without a ballot.