Frome Town Council covers roughly the built-up area of Frome town. It is surrounded by Selwood parish and Berkley parish Councils with other parishes like Nunney and Beckington nearby.
The town is divided into 8 wards and depending on the size, each ward is represented by one or more Town Councillor. For example, if you live in College Ward, you will be represented by three councillors. There are 17 Town Councillors in total and 6 Unitary Councillors. The district Councillors elected in 2019 will remain until the new Somerset Council is established in May 2023.
2022 Town Council and Somerset County Council Elections
This table lists the wards, the number of councillors who will represent those wards and a list of those who stood in the 2022 elections. Only the Berkely Down Ward was contested in the town council elections as the candidates in all the other wards were elected uncontested.
|Ward||Number of votes per elector||Prospective candidates|
|Frome Town Council election:|
|Berkley Down Ward||3||Berry, Eve (Ind)|
Collier, Anita Jane (IfF) elected
Hills, Anne Marie (IfF) elected
Still, Benjamin David (IfF) elected
|College Ward||3||Ashford, Tracey (IfF)|
Butler, Sara Joanne (IfF)
Jones, Andy (IfF)
|Highpoint Ward||1||Wrintmore, Andy (IfF)|
|Innox Ward||1||Tanner, Steve (IfF)|
|Keyford Ward||3||Campagna, Philip (IfF)|
Dove, Nick (IfF)
Merryweather, Lisa (IfF)
|Market Ward||2||Dorrington, Mark Crispin (IfF)|
Usher, Mel (IfF)
|Oakfield Ward||2||Barrows, Fiona Elizabeth (IfF)|
Collenette, Carla (IfF)
|Park Ward||2||Lamb, Polly (IfF)|
Wide, Max (IfF)
|Somerset County Council election:|
|Frome North||2||Boyden, Adam Owen Matthew (LD) elected|
Clarke, John Martin (Grn)
Cockroft, Christine (LD)
Denton, Dawn Adele (Con) elected
Melton, Lollie (Grn)
Spree, Dale Viven (Con)
Tanner, Steve (IfF)
|Frome East||2||Berry, Eve (Con)|
Collins, William Shane (Grn) elected
Kay, Helen Rachel (Grn) elected
Lawrence-Berkeley, Alex (LD)
Nash, Janine Louise (LD)
Ward, Scott Anthony Joseph (IfF)
Wood, Dan (Con)
|Frome West||2||Dimery, Martin John (Grn) elected|
Dunk, Michael John (Grn) elected
Hooton, Damon John (LD)
Pinnock, Richard Francis (LD)
Rideout, Mike (Con)
Taylor, Byron Kingsley (Lab)
Thomas, Hilary Anne (Con)
How the 2022 elections worked in Frome and Somerset
Town Council, District Council and County Council elections are usually held every four years. In 2022 Town/Parish elections were brought forward to be in line with unitary elections for Somerset, meaning the following election won’t be for another five years. At the 2022 elections constituents voted for Town/Parish councillors and unitary councillors.
On 1st April 2023, the county council and four district councils will be disbanded and become the new unitary Somerset Council. For the first ‘transition’ year (May 2022 to end of March 2023), councillors who were voted-in at the May 2022 unitary elections will work with current district councillors to oversee the process to unitary. Then from 1st April 2023 they will sit on the new Somerset Council as unitary councillors where they will serve for the normal term of four years.
Current district councillors will remain until May 2023.
The elections for town/parish and unitary councils are organised by Mendip District Council. The Electoral Commission regulates and provides guidance over the whole of the UK.