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Representing the Community

Councillors are elected by you, the local community, and are responsible for making decisions on your behalf about local services. Your Councillor is there to represent your views and opinions, support local organisations, campaign on local issues, and develop links with all parts of the community.

Midlothian Council comprises 18 Councillors each representing one of six multi Member electoral wards. Each electoral ward has  3 Councillors.

At the first meeting of the Council following the Local Government Elections in May 2017, the Council appointed to the following key positions:

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

 

Councillors

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Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Elected Member (on selected date)

Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 1 - Penicuik
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 2 - Bonnyrigg
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 6 - Midlothian South
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 5 - Midlothian East
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 4 - Midlothian West

Scottish Labour Party

Elected Member (on selected date)

Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 3 - Dalkeith
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 5 - Midlothian East
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 4 - Midlothian West
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 2 - Bonnyrigg
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 1 - Penicuik
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 6 - Midlothian South
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 3 - Dalkeith

SNP

Elected Member (on selected date)

Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 2 - Bonnyrigg
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 5 - Midlothian East
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 3 - Dalkeith
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 6 - Midlothian South
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 1 - Penicuik
Elected on:
Fri 05-May-2017
Ward: 4 - Midlothian West

Other information

Remuneration

 

The annual salary of a Scottish elected Councillor is set nationally by a committee of the Scottish Parliament. Local Councillors are also eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme, and are entitled to reimbursement of receipted travel and subsistence expenses incurred while undertaking Council duties.

The Local Government (Allowances and Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 as amended, require us to keep a record of all payments made to elected councillors and to publish the information for the preceding financial year.

 

Declaration of Interests

 

The Councillors' Code of Conduct is enforced by the Standards Commission and is a statutory document which applies to all Local Authority Councillors in Scotland. It sets out clearly the standards Councillors must apply when undertaking their Council duties.

 

The Code of Conduct requires elected Councillors to declare publicly all financial interests and important non-financial interests.

 

Procedure for dealing with complaints against a Councillor

 

Midlothian Council has established a local procedure for dealing with complaints against its Councillors. This covers complaints that can potentially be resolved locally and fall short of the need for formal intervention by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland and/or the Standards Commission.

This procedure aims to rectify problems quickly and locally.

Under the local procedure, complaints can be made by members of the public, council staff or Councillors.

However, nothing in the procedure affects a person's right to make a complaint directly to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

Making a complaint to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland

The procedure recognises that in the event of a complaint also being submitted to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland by either the Complainer or the Chief Executive/Monitoring Officer, then the local procedure will not apply, thus leaving the complaint to be determined by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland and/or the Standards Commission, as appropriate.