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West Dorset area - results of previous elections


Lyme Regis by-election - 17 August 2017

A request to hold a poll to fill the vacant seat on the Town Council was received.

Declaration of result of poll - Lyme Regis Town Council.

Leigh Parish Poll - 22 June 2017

Declaration of result of poll -Leigh Parish

Bridport South Ward Bridport Town Council - 4 May 2017

Declaration of result of poll - Bridport South Ward

Piddle Valley Ward of West Dorset District Council - 13 April 2017

Declaration of result of poll - Piddle Valley Ward

Lyme Regis Ward - 4 May 2017

Because there was only one candidate, there was not an election in Lyme Regis. The candidate is elected unopposed. 

Declaration of the result of election - Lyme Regis Ward

Parish of Chideock - 24 July 2017

Result of Parish Poll at Chideock


Results of the West Dorset District Council referendums held on 5 May 2016.

Results of how the council is run

A total of 16,534 people voted for the option:

By one or more committees made-up of elected councillors. This would be a change from how the council is run now. 

A total of 8,811 people voted for the option:

By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of other elected councillors. This is how the council is run now.

View the full result

Results of the planning referendum

A referendum was held on 5 May which asked: 

Do you want West Dorset District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Loders to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

A total of 146 people voted yes. 

A total of 29 people voted no.

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