Cannington is a Conservative seat on County Council and also on District. It includes both Cannington, Combwich and stretches across the Quantock hills. The County ward also takes in Wembdon.
On District the ward returns 2 Conservative councillors for the Cannington and Wembdon ward
At the last County election Labour’s Ted Stock stood, whilst at the 2015 District elections local candidate Phil King flew the party flag.