The North Dorset Liberal Democrats is a local party of the:
Western Counties Liberal Democrats which is a regional party of the:
English Liberal Democrats which is a state party of the:
Liberal Democrats (UK) political party.
This local party operates in the North Dorset Parliamentary Constituency and contests elections held locally, including UK General Elections (ie UK Parliament elections), Dorset County Council elections and North Dorset District Council elections. It is also involved in other elections, such as European Parliament elections and the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner elections, and also any referendums.
In April 2019, it seems likely that Dorset County Council and North Dorset County Council will be replaced by a new Dorset Area Unitary Authority, in which case, the local party will also be involved with the elections for this body. The first would be held in May 2019.
The local party has a team of elected officers to carry out the day-to-day business of the local party. These are re-elected every year at the local party's annual general meeting.
The Chairman of the North Dorset Liberal Democrats for 2018 is Robert Dolan. Other officers elected for 2018 include a vice-chairman, a secretary, a treasurer, a membership officer, a publications officer and a fund-raising officer.
During election periods an elections officer will also be appointed.