Your Councillors

Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office. Councillors have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries.

Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. All members of the Council are required to complete a register of interests form.

South Somerset District Council is made up of 60 locally elected members - 30 Liberal Democrats, 26 Conservatives and 4 Independents (as of 22 June 2017).

Our Leader and Chairman (as of May 2015)
Council Leader: Cllr Ric Pallister. Deputy Leader: Cllr Jo Roundell Greene.
Council Chairman: Cllr Mike Best. Deputy Chairman: Cllr Tony Capozzoli.
Leader of the Opposition (Conservative Party): Cllr Mike Lewis (from 20/02/16).
Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party: Cllr Martin Wale (from 05/03/17).
Leader of the Independents: Cllr Dave Bulmer.

To find your councillor please use the links below: