North Petherton is a Tory county ward but at District level one of the 3 Tory seats was grabbed by Lib Dem Bill Revans who is also the County Councillor. Petherton has also had independent and Lib Dem representation in the past plus Labour representation at parish level. The ward also includes the Stockmoor and Willstock developments which border Bridgwater.
North Petherton Council has five Labour Town councillors,
John Hesketh .