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Ian Bruce, the Conservatives spokesman in Dorset, blamed voters opting for UKIP for allowing Labour to win seats from the Conservatives on the new look County Council..
Labour gained five seats in Weymouth & Portland on Dorset County Council. Spokesperson Rachel Rogers says it shows the party is gaining the trust of the public in the south of England.
The Conservatives lost two seats but still won 27 of the 45 seats on Dorset County Council.
Lib Dems 12
Labour & Co-operative 2
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The Conservatives remain in control in Dorset despite some success for UKIP