Somerset West and Taunton Council is a district council. It came into being on 1 April 2019, bringing together the former Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils.
The two councils worked in partnership from 2013, sharing a single team of staff and a Chief Executive. A business case was developed and proposals made to the Government for the councils to create a single new council. This was approved by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government in May 2018.
There are 59 councillors, following elections in May 2019, serving the same geographical area as the two former councils.