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Councillors - General Information

The district of West Somerset is represented by 28 elected councillors (also called "members"). Councillors are elected every four years to represent all the residents of West Somerset and make decisions about the work and spending of the Council. The district is divided into 16 electoral wards (the term given to electoral areas). Some areas have more than one councillor.

Find your Councillor

  • If you already know your ward or Councillor, you can use our Find a Councillor search for their contact details.
  • Or you can search for your ward and find out who your Councillor is by postcode on the website www.writetothem.com

Contacting your Councillor

If you wish to contact a Councillor please use our Contact your Councillor online form. The writetothem website does not guarantee that a message sent via their site will be sent.

A full list of Committees and a Council Meetings Calendar are also available. Agendas, Reports and Minutes of meetings are available by using the meetings calendar.

Councillors Guide

The Local Government Association have produced a Councillor's Guide for newly elected councillors. This guide would also be useful if you are thinking about becoming a councillor, or would simply like to know more about what being a councillor involves.