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West Somerset Council

Political Structure

Following the elections on 5 May 2011 West Somerset Council is made up of 28 Councillors (also known as Members) who are elected for 4 years.

The Conservative Group currently has overall control of the Council.

Political Structure of West Somerset Council is as follows:

  • 19 Conservatives
  • 7 Independents
  • 2 Labour

Who's Who

The Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Leader of the Council are appointed on a yearly basis at the Annual Meeting of the Council usually held in May.