Councillors

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.

Search using your postcode

Visit the Mendip Wards and Your Representative page for information on electoral wards.

The 47 Councillors are divided into the following political groups:

Political PartyNumber of Elected Councillors
Liberal Democrat22
Conservative10
Green Party10
Independent3
Other2

If you wish to contact all members of the Council please use the following group email addresses conservativeparty@mendip.gov.uk plus liberaldemocratparty@mendip.gov.uk plus greenparty@mendip.gov.uk, plus the Independent and other members without political party affiliation: Councillor Bente Height, Councillor Steve HendersonCouncillor Edric HobbsCouncillor Chris InchleyCouncillor Helen Sprawson-White.

To find out more about your councillor, including how to contact them, click on their name to visit their dedicated page.
The Chair is elected by the District Councillors at the Annual Meeting in May each year. The Vice-Chair is appointed at the same meeting.
Political Structure and Portfolio Holders for Mendip District Council.
Councillors will attend public meetings to represent their constituents.
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 about Councillors in the Mendip area can be made direct to Mendip District Council.
Portfolio Holders have the power to make decisions.
Information to help you know what being a District Councillor at Mendip is all about.
There are a number of organisations which are independent from the Council, but have an impact on its service areas.
From time to time Councillors are nominated to act as a champion for a particular topic, on behalf of the Council
Officers have the power to make some decisions.