Political structure

The Conservatives Group have overall political control in this Borough.

Political Make-Up

Following the elections on 7 May 2015 Taunton Deane Borough Council is made up of 56 Councillors (also known as Members) who are elected for 4 years.

Councillor John Williams is Leader of the Council. There are 56 Borough Councillors and the composition of the Council is Conservative: 33, Liberal Democrat: 15, Labour: 2, Green Party: 1 UKIP: 1 and Independent: 4.

Who's Who

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are appointed on a yearly basis at the Annual Meeting of the Council usually held in May.

Political Group Leaders


Councillor John Williams - Leader of the Council


Councillor Edward Gaines 


Councillor Ms Libby Lisgo MBE

Liberal Democrats

Councillor Simon Coles

The Green Party

Councillor David Mansell


Councillor Thomas Aldridge