Following the elections on 7 May 2015 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 (as at 9 January 2018):
1 Liberal Democrat
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council are appointed on a yearly basis at the Annual meeting of the Council held in May.
The Leader of the Council is appointed by full council for a fixed term of 4 years at the first Annual meeting following the district council elections. The leader will appoint cabinet members, including the position of deputy leader; such appointments are usually announced at the annual meeting.