West Lothian Council

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West Lothian Council is the local authority for the West Lothian area of Scotland and has 33 elected members. Councillors are generally elected every 4 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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