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Local Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its various activities. They represent the public interest as well as individuals living within the Ward (or area) they represent.

To find out who your Councillor is simply type your postcode in the postcode search box or visit the online maps section of the website.  You can find your Councillor's name in the Council and Democracy section of online maps, which contains a range of information about services local to you.

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Information about Electoral Wards in Mendip 

The 47 Councillors are divided into the following political groups:  

  • 23 Councillors are Liberal Democrat
  • 12 Councillors are Conservative 
  • 10 Councillors are Green Party 
  • 1 Councillor is Independent
  • 1 Councillor has no political party

Who's Who: Mendip District Councillors

If you wish to make contact with a specific Councillor(s) then please use their "" email address.

Chair of the Council

The Chair is elected by the District Councillors at the Annual Meeting in May each year. The Deputy-Chair is appointed at the same meeting.

Political Structure and Portfolio Holders

Political Structure and Portfolio Holders for Mendip District Council.

Record of Member Attendance at Public Meetings

Councillors will attend public meetings to represent their constituents.

Members' Allowances

The elected members (Councillors) each get a Basic Allowance. A number of elected members also get a Special Responsibility Allowance for the extra responsibility that some have at the Council.

Complaints Against Councillors

Complaints about Councillors in the Mendip area can be made direct to Mendip District Council.

Be a champion for your community

Information to help you know what being a District Councillor at Mendip is all about.

Outside Bodies

There are a number of organisations which are independent from the Council, but have an impact on its service areas.

Member Champions

From time to time Councillors are nominated to act as a champion for a particular topic, on behalf of the Council

Officer Decisions

Officers have the power to make some decisions.