In May 2018, the government agreed to set up a new local authority called Somerset West and Taunton Council.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is now drawing up ward boundaries for the new authority in time for its first elections in May 2019. and is asking for public views on proposed new electoral arrangements for the new council.

The draft recommendations propose new council wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Somerset West and Taunton Council.

We are minded to recommend that 59 councillors should be elected to Somerset West and Taunton Council.

We are now inviting comments on those recommendations.

Consultation closes on 27 August 2018.

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Write to: Review Officer (Somerset West and Taunton), LGBCE, 1st Floor Windsor House 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL


Twitter: @LGCBE

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