Somerton and Frome (S&F) is a parliamentary constituency in Somerset crossing the boundaries of two district councils, Mendip District Council (MDC) and South Somerset District Council (SSDC). Somerset County Council (SCC) has five parliamentary constituencies and covers an electorate of over 480,000. S&F has an electorate of over 83,000.
Our local council systems operate and provide services in three tiers, county, district and town/parish however with the establishment of police authorities and mayoralties the top level structures at county level have changed. Alongside these statutory bodies are the Police and the Fire Services.
At the moment the Conservatives run Somerset County Council, in Medip District Council there is no overall control but the Lib Dems are now the leading group and the Liberal Democrats run South Somerset District Council with a large majority.