West Lothian Council

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West Lothian Council
Chief Executive
Graham Hope
Since September 2010
Leader of the Council
Cllr Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Labour
Since May 2017
Cllr Tom Kerr, Conservative
Since May 2017
West Lothian Council party composition.svg
Political groups


Other parties

Single transferable vote
Last election
4 May 2017
Next election
5 May 2022
Meeting place
West Lothian Civic Centre, Livingston

West Lothian Council is the local authority for the West Lothian area of Scotland and has 33 elected members. Councillors are generally elected every 5 years.

The Council makes its decisions at its meetings, or those of its Committees and Sub-Committees.

The Council provides services such as Education, Social Work, Housing, Highways, Street lighting and Cleansing.

The council is responsible for the co-ordination of the planning and provision of public services in West Lothian. It works closely with other public bodies such as police, fire and health, through its community planning partnership.

West Lothian Council operates country parks at Beecraigs, Polkemmet, and Almondell & Calderwood.[1]

Political composition

Following the 2017 election, the council is composed of the following parties:[2]

Party Councillors
SNP 13
Labour 12
Conservative 7
Independent 1


  1. ^ "Countryside and Wildlife". West Lothian Council. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  2. ^ https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/12987/Local-Government-Elections-2017

External links

  • West Lothian Council web site
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