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Latest updates from the Council Chamber:

The first full meeting of the new Council took place on Tuesday 23 May 2017. During this meeting, the Council confirmed the following key positions:

Provost - Councillor Adam Montgomery
Depute Provost - Councillor Margot Russell
Council Leader - Councillor Derek Milligan
Council Depute Leader - Councillor Jim Muirhead

The Council also agreed which Councillors would sit on each of the Council Committees and Outside Bodies. You are able to watch this via the archive by following this link: Council webcasting


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To ask about the democratic process in Midlothian Council, contact the Democratic Services team on 0131 270 7500 or email