Perth and Kinross Council
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The council was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, when the Tayside region was divided between three new unitary council areas: Perth and Kinross, Angus, and Dundee City.
The current Perth and Kinross council headquarters are located in Perth at the bottom of the High Street, near Tay Street, although many public enquiries and council services are handled from the nearby Pullar House.
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General elections to the council are held on a four year cycle. The next is due in 2016. The most recent poll was held in 2012, on Thursday 5 May.
The 2007 general election was the first to use the single transferable vote system of election and multi-member wards, each ward electing three or four councillors. This system was introduced as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, and is designed to produce a form of proportional representation. The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is close to completing its final recommendations for new wards for all the council areas of Scotland.
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