Midlothian Council
Full council election every 4 years.
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Type
Type
History
Preceded byMidlothian District Council
Leadership
Provost of Midlothian
Debbi McCall, SNP
since 24 May 2022[1]
Leader of the Council
Kelly Parry, SNP
since 24 May 2022[1]
Chief executive
Dr Grace Vickers
since 26 June 2018[2]
Structure
Seats18[3]
Midlothian Council composition
Political groups
Administration
  SNP (8)
Other parties
  Labour (7)
  Conservative (3)
Elections
Single transferable vote
Last election
5 May 2022
Next election
6 May 2027
Meeting place
Midlothian House, Council Chambers
Website
www.midlothian.gov.uk

Midlothian Council is one of the 32 local authorities of Scotland. Created in 1995, its administrative centre is based in Dalkeith and its territory covers Midlothian, an area from the south of Edinburgh to the Borders.

Political Management System

Midlothian Council operates a cabinet-based decision making model working collaboratively with the Council and Performance Review Committee. Each cabinet member has a portfolio of responsibilities.

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.[4]

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

References

  1. ^ a b Bowen, Phil (24 May 2022). "Midlothian's new Provost and Council Leader elected". Midlothian View.
  2. ^ "New chief executive revealed at Midlothian Council". Scottish Housing News. 26 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Midlothian Council > Councillors". midlothian.cmis.uk.com.
  4. ^ https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/3770/17_map_showing_the_wards_within_the_midlothian_area.pdf[bare URL PDF]