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Somerset West and Taunton

Review Body

In May 2018, Parliament authorised the creation of a new local authority called Somerset West and Taunton Council. The council will replace the existing authorities of West Somerset Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council.


The Commission's electoral review of Somerset West and Taunton concluded in December 2018. The aim of the review was to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections, and recommend ward boundaries that ensure all councillors represent approximately the same number of electors.


Our review also aimed to deliver effective and convenient local government, and ensure that ward boundaries reflected the interests and identities of local communities.

Review Dates
  Date From: Date To:
Consultation on draft recommendations 3 July 2018 27 August 2018
Final recommendations 23 October 2018