Somerset County Council - Notable Members

Notable Members

  • Henry Hobhouse (from 1890s), later Chairman of Council, also Member of Parliament for East Somerset
  • Arthur Hobhouse (1925–1947), previously Member of Parliament for Wells, Chairman of Council 1940–1947
  • Geoffrey Waldegrave, 12th Earl Waldegrave (first elected 1937)
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor (1963–1974), previously Chief of the Air Staff
  • Jackie Ballard (1993–1997), later Member of Parliament for Taunton
  • Sir Chris Clarke (1985–2005), Leader of the council from 1993 to 2001
  • Elizabeth Gass, Lady Gass, member 1985 to 1997, later Lord Lieutenant of Somerset
  • David Heath (1985–1997), later Member of Parliament for Somerton and Frome
  • Susan Miller, Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer (1989–2005), Liberal Democrat spokesman on Home Affairs
  • Robin Bush (1997–2009), Chairman of Council 2001–2005, also a historian

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