Become a District Councillor

A district councillor is a great role that will benefit you and your local community.

Councillors come from all walks of life: Different backgrounds, knowledge and experiences help us to represent different views, and take a different approach.

You can represent the local community and work as part of a team of 60 elected councillors to make good decisions to provide services that respond to the needs of the community now and in the future.

View our  information pack  to see what being a district councillor for South Somerset means, how you personally will be rewarded and how to stand for election.

For additional information visit the Be a Councillor webpage.

If you would like to know any more information or would like to chat with a member of Democratic Services about the role, you can attend one of our drop-in sessions or email us at