Cannington is a Conservative seat on County Council and also on District. It includes Cannington, Combwich and stretches across the Quantock hills. The County ward also takes in Wembdon.
On District the division consists of 2 wards -all of which return Conservative councillors, 2 for the Cannington and Wembdon ward and 2 for Quantocks.
The ward is quite vast and stretches across the entire western border of Sedgemoor up to the bristol channel.