Somerset West and Taunton District Council
Somerset West and Taunton District Council logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair
Hazel Prior-Sankey, Liberal Democrats
since 22 May 2019
Leader
Federica Smith-Roberts, Liberal Democrats
since 22 May 2019
Structure
Seats59 (30 needed for a majority)
Somerset West and Taunton District Council composition
Political groups
Administration (30)
  Liberal Democrats (30)
Other parties (29)
  Independent (14)
  Conservative (10)
  Labour Party (3)
  Green Party (2)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First-past-the-post
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
2023
Website
www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

Somerset West and Taunton District Council is the local authority for the Somerset West and Taunton district from 1 April 2019. On 1 April 2023 the council will be abolished and replaced by a new unitary council for the area at present served by Somerset County Council. The new council will be known as Somerset Council.[1]

Elections and membership

As of 2018, the councillors of the Somerset West and Taunton shadow authority were all councillors from both Taunton Deane and West Somerset district councils.[2][3] Councillors served in this capacity until elections to the new authority were held in May 2019.

References

  1. ^ "Frequently asked questions". Somerset County Council. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections".
  3. ^ "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections".