The 2022 Midlothian Council election took place on 5 May 2022 as part of the 2022 Scottish local elections.

Results

Party 2017 term 2022 result[1]
Election Dissolution Election +/-[a]
SNP 6 7 8 Increase 2
Labour 7 6 7 Steady
Conservative 5 5 3 Decrease 2

Wards

Map of the area's wards (2017 configuration)
Map of the area's wards (2017 configuration)

The council is composed of 6 wards, each electing 3 councillors.[2]

Ward
number
Ward name Seats
1 Penicuik 3
2 Bonnyrigg 3
3 Dalkeith 3
4 Midlothian West 3
5 Midlothian East 3
6 Midlothian South 3

Aftermath

On 24 May, the SNP group announced that it had secured support to run a minority administration in Midlothian. Kelly Parry was elected leader of the council with Debbi McCall serving as provost.[3][4]

Notes

  1. ^ Seat change from dissolution.

References

  1. ^ "Midlothian result - Scottish Council Elections 2022". BBC News. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  2. ^ https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3770/17_map_showing_the_wards_within_the_midlothian_area.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ Bowen, Phil (24 May 2022). "Midlothian's new Provost and Council Leader elected". Midlothian View. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  4. ^ Morrison, Hamish (24 May 2022). "Midlothian Council: SNP take control after 'Better Together' deal". The National. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.