Council Members

The Council is made up of 31 councillors, representing ten wards. Councillors are elected by residents of their ward every four years and take no financial compensation.

Councillors make policy and make important decisions on the Council’s budget and how the Council should be run. They are supported and advised by officers (i.e. staff) who work in the various council departments. The officers then implement the Council’s decisions.

The councillors are there for you. They can help if you are dissatisfied with a Council service by advising or directing you to someone who can help sort out a problem for you. They are the champions for local issues.

As community leaders, they put forward proposals to improve Weston, and even though they are from differing political parties, they work together in the towns best interests.

How to become a council member?

To be a member of the Council you must meet the following criteria:

  • be at least 18 years old, and
  • be a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
  1. You are registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
  2. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
  3. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish.
  4. You have lived in the parish or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

To stand as an independent council member you need to directly contact the Electoral Office at North Somerset Council.

By post: Electoral Services, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ

By email: electoral.services@n-somerset.gov.uk

To stand for any registered political party, you would need to go through the party first as the party has to certify you to the electoral office.

Your Councillors

The following Town Councillors were elected for the new administration 2019-2023 at the local elections on 2nd May 2019. Please click here to view the Declarations of Interest.
Councillor Dorothy Agassiz

Councillor Dorothy Agassiz

Labour

Ward: Milton

Tel: 01934 632567

Email: admin@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Councillor Marc Aplin

Councillor Marc Aplin

Conservative

Ward: North Worle

Tel: 07527 345655

Email: Marc.Aplin@gmail.com

Councillor Raymond Armstrong

Councillor Raymond Armstrong

Liberal Democrat

Ward: Hillside

Tel: 01934 618127

Email: r.armstrong@uwclub.net

Councillor Roger Bailey

Councillor Roger Bailey

Conservative

Ward: Uphill

Tel: 01934 632567

Email: admin@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Councillor Mike Bell

Councillor Mike Bell

Liberal Democrat

Ward: Central

Tel: 07765 902348

Email: mike@mikebell.org.uk

Councillor Gillian Bute

Councillor Gillian Bute

Conservative

Ward: Mid Worle

Tel: 07889 989203

Email: gillb33@hotmail.com

Councillor Mark Canniford

Councillor Mark Canniford

Mayor
Liberal Democrat

Ward: Hillside

Tel: 01934 416359 / 07977 221683

Email: markcanniford@talktalk.net

Councillor Gillian Carpenter

Councillor Gillian Carpenter

Labour

Ward: South Worle

Tel: 07943 549225

Email: gill.carpenter58@gmail.com

Councillor James Clayton

Councillor James Clayton

Deputy Mayor
Labour

Ward: Bournville

Tel: 07786 438470

Email: james.clayton@n-somerset.gov.uk

Councillor Sarah Codling

Councillor Sarah Codling

Conservative

Ward: Winterstoke

Tel: 07971 435696

Email: sarahcodling@googlemail.com

Councillor Peter Crew

Councillor Peter Crew

Conservative

Ward: South Worle

Tel: 01934 512790

Email: admin@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Councillor John Crockford Hawley

Councillor John Crockford-Hawley

Liberal Democrat

Ward: Hillside

Tel: 01934 629166

Email: bartjrch@aol.com

Councillor Ciaran Cronnelly

Councillor Ciaran Cronnelly

Labour

Ward: Winterstoke

Tel: 07564 593494

Email: ciaran.labour@gmail.com

Councillor David Dash

Councillor David Dash

Labour

Ward: South Worle

Tel: 07739 326003

Email: dave.dash@bfawu.org

Councillor Peter Fox

Councillor Peter Fox

Conservative

Ward: Uphill

Tel: 01934 414895

Email: phyllandpete@btinternet.com

Councillor Catherine Gibbons

Councillor Catherine Gibbons

Labour

Ward: Bournville

Tel: 01934 632567

Email: catyanton@sky.com

Councillor David Hitchins

Councillor David Hitchins

Conservative

Ward: South Worle

Tel: 01934 510663

Email: Chitchins3@aol.com

Councillor Jan Holloway

Councillor Jan Holloway

Conservative

Ward: North Worle

Tel: 01934 518898

Email: janholloway@talktalk.net

Councillor Peter McAleer

Councillor Peter McAleer

Labour

Ward: Milton

Tel: 07557 514857

Email: mcaleerpete@gmail.com

Councillor Robert Payne

Councillor Robert Payne

Liberal Democrat

Ward: Central

Tel: 07904 026096

Email: robert-payne@talktalk.net

Councillor Alan Peak

Councillor Alan Peak

Labour

Ward: Bournville

Tel: 07708 238203

Email: aandjpeak@gmail.com

Councillor Marcia Pepperall

Councillor Marcia Pepperall

Conservative

Ward: North Worle

Tel: 07976 801184

Email: marciapep@aol.com

Councillor Lisa Pilgrim

Councillor Lisa Pilgrim

Conservative

Ward: Worlebury

Tel: 07935 282129

Email: lisapilgrim@btinternet.com

Councillor Ian Porter

Councillor Ian Porter

Conservative

Ward: Worlebury

Tel: 01934 413389

Email: ian_porter@msn.com

Councillor Sonia Russe

Councillor Sonia Russe

Conservative

Ward: Mid Worle

Tel: 07787 970626

Email: soniar8@talktalk.net

Councillor Ella Sayce

Councillor Ella Sayce

Liberal Democrat

Ward: Central

Email: e.j.sayce@outlook.com

Councillor Timothy Taylor

Councillor Timothy Taylor

Labour

Ward: Milton

Tel: 07852 513058

Email: timjamestaylor@yahoo.co.uk

Councillor Helen Thornton

Councillor Helen Thornton

Labour

Ward: Uphill

Tel: 01934 643494

Email: admin@wsm-tc.gov.uk

Councillor Richard Tucker

Councillor Richard Tucker

Labour

Ward: Milton

Tel: 01934 622237

Email: richard.tucker@n-somerset.gov.uk

Councillor Roz Willis

Councillor Roz Willis

Conservative

Ward: Worlebury

Tel: 01934 632567

Email: admin@wsm-tc.gov.uk