Midlothian Council

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Midlothian Council
Full council election every 4 years.
Preceded by Midlothian District Council
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
Seats 18[3]
Midlothian Council composition
Political groups
     Labour (6)
Other parties
     SNP (7)
     Conservative (5)
Single transferable vote
Last election
5 May 2017
Next election
5 May 2022
Meeting place
Midlothian House, Council Chambers

Midlothian Council is one of the 32 local authorities of Scotland. Its administrative centre is based in Dalkeith and it covers 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.


  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.

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