Your Councillors

Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.

They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these take place on a regular basis.

Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.

To find your councillor please use the below links:

Photograph Councillor Political party Electoral Division
photo of Jon Andrews

Jon Andrews

12 Leet Court, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6AN

Home: 01935 817945

Home mobile: 07828323189


Liberal Democrats Sherborne Town
photo of Shane Bartlett

Shane Bartlett

32 Hardy Crescent, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2EL

Home mobile: 07593197302


Liberal Democrats Colehill West and Wimborne Minster
photo of Pauline Batstone

Pauline Batstone

Member Champion for Diversity (including disability)

Elvlyn Cottage, Glue Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2DJ

Home: 01258 472583



Conservative Blackmore Vale
photo of Derek Beer

Derek Beer

52 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8AA

Home: 01747 853178


Liberal Democrats Shaftesbury
photo of Richard Biggs

Richard Biggs

20 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RS

Home: 01305 260156

Home mobile: 07810503457


Liberal Democrats Dorchester
photo of Kevin Brookes

Kevin Brookes

5 Sussex Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0PL

Home: 01305 774648


Conservative Broadwey
photo of Cherry Brooks

Cherry Brooks

Hilltop, Highwood, East Stoke, Wareham, BH20 6AR

Home: 01929 405171


Conservative South Purbeck
photo of Ray Bryan

Ray Bryan

14 Matcham's Close, Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2BZ

Home: 07494 419291


Conservative Moors
photo of Steve Butler

Steve Butler

Cabinet Member for Safeguarding

Copse Close, Hare Lane, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5QT

Home: 01725 517412



Conservative Cranborne Chase
photo of Andy Canning

Andy Canning

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group

11 Alfred Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2DW

Home: 01305 261592

Home mobile: 07812846533


Liberal Democrats Dorchester
photo of Graham Carr-Jones

Graham Carr-Jones

Vale House, Ring Street, Stalbridge, Dorset, DT10 2NF

Home: 01963 364005


Conservative Stalbridge and The Beacon
photo of Andrew Cattaway

Andrew Cattaway

Marvins Farm, West Bourton Road, Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5PQ

Home: 01747 840243


Conservative Gillingham
photo of Toni Coombs

Toni Coombs

5 Aggis Farm, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6QD

Home: 01202 827376


Conservative Verwood
photo of Hilary Cox

Hilary Cox

Chairman of the County Council

Downside, Lower Farm, Hilton, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0DQ

Home: 01258 880376


Conservative Winterborne
photo of Deborah Croney

Deborah Croney

c/o Democratic Services, Dorset County Council, County Hall,, Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ


Conservative Hambledon
photo of Keith Day

Keith Day

Delapre Lodge, St Andrews Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3BG

Home: 01308 425465


Conservative Bridport
photo of Lesley Dedman

Lesley Dedman

Member Champion for Domestic Violence

Flat 1, 150 Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4AY

Home: 01425 276620


Conservative Mudeford & Highcliffe
photo of Janet Dover

Janet Dover

159 Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HY

Home: 01202 884768


Liberal Democrats Colehill East and Stapehill
photo of Jean Dunseith

Jean Dunseith

438 Chickerell Road, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4DH

Home: 01305 787557


Conservative Chickerell & Chesil Bank
photo of Beryl Ezzard

Beryl Ezzard

Champion for Fair Trade and Champion for Participation: children, young people, families, parents and carers

23 Walls View Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4BL

Home: 01929 550138

Home mobile: 07860503944


Liberal Democrats Wareham
photo of Tony Ferrari

Tony Ferrari

Cabinet Member for Community and Resources

100 Sutton Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6LW

Home mobile: 07497874924


Conservative Lodmoor
photo of Spencer Flower

Spencer Flower

5 Aggis Farm, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6QD

Home: 01202 821231

Home mobile: 07917674814


Conservative Verwood
photo of Katharine Garcia

Katharine Garcia

21 Ventnor Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1JE

Home mobile: 07935831592


Conservative Portland Tophill
photo of Peter Hall

Peter Hall

24 St Margarets Avenue, CHRISTCHURCH, Dorset, BH23 1JD

Home: 01202 484021


Conservative Christchurch Central
photo of David Harris

David Harris

174 Grays, Southill, Weymouth, DT4 9SW

Home: 01305 781660


Liberal Democrats Westham
photo of Jill Haynes

Jill Haynes

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health and Care

6 Orchard Close, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PF

Home: 01300 341277


Conservative Three Valleys
photo of Nick Ireland

Nick Ireland

Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group

Highbanks, Roman Road, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6ER

Home: 01305 837177


Liberal Democrats Linden Lea
photo of Colin Jamieson

Colin Jamieson

4 Heathlands Close, Burton, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7HR

Home: 01202 483033

Home mobile: 07545 534759



Conservative Walkford
photo of Susan Jefferies

Susan Jefferies

The Barn, Beacon Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 9JL

Home: 01202 699647


Liberal Democrats Corfe Mullen
photo of David Jones

David Jones

9 Bure Homage Gardens, Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4DR

Home: 01425 270058


Conservative Burton Grange
photo of Rebecca Knox

Rebecca Knox

Leader of the Council

Weavers House, 5 East Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3DS

Home: 01308 863365


Conservative Beaminster
photo of Jon Orrell

Jon Orrell

Deputy Leader of the Green Group

12 Coldharbour, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4BG

Home: 01305 772152


Green Party Weymouth Town
photo of Mike Parkes

Mike Parkes

County Councillor

36 Dorset Avenue, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 8HW

Home: 01202 861858


Conservative Ferndown
photo of Andrew Parry

Andrew Parry

Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Education, Learning and Skills

33 Albert Road, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 9HD

Work: 07582 775766


Conservative Ferndown
photo of Mary Penfold

Mary Penfold

8 Waterside Lane, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9NY

Home: 01300 341545


Conservative Sherborne Rural
photo of Margaret Phipps

Margaret Phipps

Fillybrook Farm, 10 Matchams Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23 6AW

Home: 01202 478266

Home mobile: 07721 958008



Conservative Commons
photo of Bill Pipe

Bill Pipe

7 Richard Close, Upton, Poole, BH16 5PY

Home: 01202 623300


Conservative Lytchett Minster and Upton
photo of Byron Quayle

Byron Quayle

16 Alexandra Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7QP

Home mobile: 07843616343


Conservative Blandford Forum
photo of Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Pineapple Cottage, Salway Ash, Bridport, DT6 5HZ

Home: 01308 487866

Home mobile: 07850 250860


Conservative Bridport
photo of David Shortell

David Shortell

Vice-Chairman of the County Council

186 Uplands Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0EY

Home: 01202 870476


Conservative Moors
photo of Clare Sutton

Clare Sutton

Leader of the Green Group

62 Clearmount Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9LE

Home: 01305 771180


Green Party Rodwell
photo of William Trite

William Trite

Member Champion for Carers

134 Kings Road West, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1HT

Home: 01929 421742


Conservative Swanage
photo of Daryl Turner

Daryl Turner

Cabinet Member for Natural and Built Environment

47 North Avenue, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3AX

Home: 01297 444195

Home mobile: 07811908560


Conservative Marshwood Vale
photo of David Walsh

David Walsh

Member Champion for Community Services and Military/Civilian Integration

5 Thurstin Way, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4FN

Home mobile: 07973 228620


Conservative Gillingham
photo of Peter Wharf

Peter Wharf

Cabinet Member for Workforce

The Old Vicarage, Bere Regis, Dorset, BH20 7HH

Home: 01929 472246


Conservative North West Purbeck
photo of Kate Wheller

Kate Wheller

Member Champion for Children, Young People and Adults who are disabled (0-25 years)

18 Wooland Gardens, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XQ

Home: 01305 839747

Home mobile: 07850 060947


Labour Portland Harbour