Midlothian Council

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Midlothian Council is one of the 32 local authorities of Scotland. Midlothian's administrative centre is based in Dalkeith and it covers an area from the south of Edinburgh to the Borders.

It covers an area of 355.27 km² and a population of 79,710. It currently employs 4,000 people.[1]

Political Management System[edit]

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.

Political composition[edit]

Four political parties are represented in the council. In the election of May 2012 the SNP won 8 seats, Labour 8, the Scottish Greens 1, and 1 independent.


  1. ^ "Midlothian Council". Midlothian Council Online. 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2007-03-05.