East Dorset District Council in Dorset, England existed from 1973 to 2019, when it was abolished and subsumed into Dorset Council.
Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Party in control||Years|
Summary of the council composition after recent council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2003 and 2015 elections.
|1995||13||23||0||District boundary changes took place but the number of seats remained the same|
|2003||24||11||1||New ward boundaries|
|2015||24||3||2||New ward boundaries|
By-elections occur when seats become vacant between council elections. Below is a summary of recent by-elections; full by-election results can be found by clicking on the by-election name.
|By-election||Date||Incumbent party||Winning party|
|Sixpenny Handley||18 September 1997||Liberal Democrats||Liberal Democrats|
|Alderholt by-election||23 October 2008||Conservative||Conservative|
|Ferndown Central by-election||23 July 2009||Conservative||Conservative|
|Corfe Mullen South by-election||15 July 2010||Liberal Democrats||Liberal Democrats|
|Colehill East by-election||17 July 2014||Liberal Democrats||Liberal Democrats|