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Election results:

The results of yesterday’s Somerset County Council elections are as follows: Liberal Democrat: 61                  Conservative: 36 Green Party: 5                           Labour: 5 Independent: 3                              Full details of the results for individual divisions and candidates can be found on the elections results page on the authority’s website  The results mean that Liberal Democrats take overall control of […]

#SomersetVotes tomorrow

Thousands of Somerset residents will be making their way to the ballot box for the County Council elections tomorrow (5 May 2022). Some 434,000-plus residents are eligible to vote for two of the 337 prospective councillors vying for their support today with 110 seats available across the county as Somerset prepares for the biggest change in […]

Polls open in just one week

Voters in Somerset will be heading for the polls in just a week’s time – and will be able to cast their vote for two candidates in the County Council election on 5 May. This year’s election is different as 110 councillors will be elected – two in each of the 55 divisions – as […]

Make sure you’re ready to vote on 5 May

With just under two weeks before people in Somerset go to the polls voters are being urged to get ready for the forthcoming local elections. Voters will already have a poll card informing them where they should go to cast their vote. Voters will be allocated to a polling station based on their home address. […]

Time ticking down for postal votes

Somerset residents planning to vote by post in the 5 May local elections have just a week left to submit their application. Voters must complete the form and make sure it is received by the electoral services team in their local district council – Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, or South Somerset – by […]

Poll cards arriving

Polling cards for the election for the new Somerset Council, town and parish councils on Thursday 5 May are arriving on doormats across the county.  Somerset residents are being advised to check their poll card to make sure that they know which polling station they need to use on 5 May as some locations have […]

Notice of Election published

Formal notice has now been given for elections to Somerset County Council that will take place on Thursday, 5 May. There are 110 seats available across the county, two in the 55 divisions with voters able to cast two votes in each division – the area that councillors represent – on polling day. These are […]

Get your nomination in soon if planning to stand for election

Candidates planning to stand for election in Somerset on 5 May should submit their nominations soon to meet the deadline. Nominations close on 5 April – and papers must be submitted in person by 4pm to the local district council office in Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, and South Somerset. Nomination packs are available […]

Government confirms new ‘unitary’ Somerset Council

Following consideration by both Houses of Parliament, the Secretary of State has made the Somerset Structural Changes Order 2022 which paves the way for the new Somerset Council to be established on 1 April 2023. The Order comes into effect immediately and gives approval to the local elections on 5 May for 110 councillors to […]

Local Government Association backs Local Community Networks

The Local Government Association (LGA) has awarded a £50k funding boost to help develop innovative new Local Community Networks (LCNs) in Somerset. LCNs promise to set a new standard for keeping a large unitary council embedded in the towns and villages it serves. The grant is to develop LCNs and deliver new ways of working […]