Bridgwater Town Council

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Mayor of Bridgwater 2019-2020 Tony Heywood

Bridgwater Town Council was re-established in 2003 and  is Labour controlled. Until 1974 Bridgwater had a historic ,always radical and mainly socialist Borough Council, but this was destroyed in the local government reforms  of that year which saw it subsumed by Sedgemoor District Council – better known as ‘direct rule from Cheddar’. From 1974 until 2003 Bridgwater existed solely as a group of ‘Charter Trustees’ which comprised of the 15 Bridgwater Councillors elected to represent Sedgemoor sitting as an advisory board for the town. Full powers were regained in 2003 and the town has been Labour controlled ever since.

The Mayor of Bridgwater is elected every year from amongst the 16 town councillors. In 2019-20 it is Tony Heywood

The Leader of the Town Council is Brian Smedley and the deputy leader is Kath Pearce.

Bridgwater Town Council operates on a Forum system which involves members of the public in it’s decision making with named councillors taking the lead. This includes

btc exec

 

forum

 

Click here for Leader’s report on new council

meetings

Full list of town councillors

Your town councillors are grouped by wards (see map), Click on the link to find how to contact them

wards

Westover

Brian Smedley (Labour)

Kath Pearce (Labour)

Li Gibson (Labour

Hamp

Liz Leavy (Labour)

Leigh Redman (Labour)

Eastover

Tony Heywood (Labour)

Glen Burrows (Labour)

Victoria

Mick Lerry (Labour)

Julie Cordiner (Labour)

Fairfax West

Graham Granter (Labour)

Fairfax East

Mike Creswell (Con)

Diogo Rodrigues (Independent)

Dunwear North

Dave Loveridge (Labour)

Dunwear South

Sulia Aujla (Con)

Wyndham

Rachel Lilley (Con)

Gill Slocombe (Con)