Midlothian Council
Full council election every 4 years.
Type
Type
History
Preceded byMidlothian District Council
Leadership
Provost of Midlothian
Cllr Peter Smaill, Conservative
since 16 May 2017[1]
Leader of the Council
Cllr Derek Milligan, Labour
since 23 May 2017[2]
Chief executive
Dr Grace Vickers
Structure
Seats18[3]
Political groups
Administration
  Labour (6)
Other parties
  SNP (7)
  Conservative (5)
Elections
Single transferable vote
Last election
5 May 2017
Next election
5 May 2022
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. ^ "First Conservative provost for Midlothian". www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk.
  2. ^ "Midlothian Council appoints new leader". May 23, 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  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