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Dennett House, 11 Middle Street
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Fax: 01823 425200
Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk


Councillor Development

CfMD LogoSouth West Charter for Member Development

The Charter for Member Development supports Councils to adopt a structured approach to councillor development and support, and to building elected Member capacity, which is essential for any council dedicated to meeting the needs of its community.

Community LeadershipCommunity Leadership Awards have been designed specifically for Councillors and other Community Leaders:
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Employers' Panel Membership

Chair   Cllr Harvey Siggs 

Cllr Harvey Siggs (Conservative)
Mendip District Council


 Vice Chairs 
Mike Drew SouthGlos 

Cllr Mike Drew (Liberal Democrat)
South Gloucestershire Council

Conservative Vice Chair to be confirmed 

Cllr Tony Alford - West Dorset District Council
Cllr Elaine Atkinson - Borough of Poole Council
Cllr Colin Barrett - Bath and North East Somerset Council
Cllr Mike Byatt - Dorset County Council
Cllr Michael Duckworth- Christchurch Borough Council
Cllr Anne Filer - Bournemouth Borough Council
Cllr Claire Ellis - Swindon Borough Council
Cllr Mike Goodman - Weymouth and Portland Borough Council
Cllr Mrs Brenda Hull - Mid Devon District Council
Cllr Paul James - Gloucester City Council
Cllr Kate Kravis - West Somerset District Council
Cllr Tony Lake - North Somerset Council
Cllr Duncan McGinty - Sedgemoor District Council
Cllr Ian Monks - East Dorset District Council
Cllr Barry Parsons - Devon County Council
Cllr Ken Pritchard - Torbay Council
Cllr Brian Robinson- Forest of Dean District Council
Cllr Philip Sanders - West Devon Borough Council
Cllr Gary Suttle - Purbeck District Council
Cllr Vivienne Stock-Williams - Taunton Deane Borough Council
Cllr Lynden Stowe - Cotswold District Council
Cllr Ray Theodeolou - Gloucestershire County Council
Cllr Phil Twiss - East Devon District Council
Cllr John Tucker - South Hams District Council
Cllr Derek Davies- Tewkesbury Borough Council
Cllr Mike Walters - Teignbridge District Council
Cllr Peter Webb - North Dorset District Council

Liberal Democrats
Cllr Tim Carroll - South Somerset District Council
tbc  - Bristol City Council
Cllr Adam Paynter - Cornwall Council
Cllr Jon Walklett - Cheltenham Borough Council

Cllr Pete Edwards - Exeter City Council
Cllr Peter Smith- Plymouth City Council
Cllr Geoff Wheeler - Stroud District Council

Cllr Phil Collins - Torridge District Council
Cllr Amanda Martin - Council of the Isles of Scilly
Cllr Malcolm Wilkinson - North Devon District Council