Dundee City Council
|Full council election every 4 years|
|Preceded by||Dundee District Council|
Bill Campbell, SNP
since 20 May 2022
Kevin Cordell, SNP
since 22 May 2022
Leader of the Council
since 9 Oct 2020
|Single transferable vote|
|5 May 2022|
|6 May 2027|
|Dundee City Chambers|
Dundee City became a single-tier council in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, with the boundaries of the City of Dundee district of the Tayside region, minus a Monifieth area and part of a Sidlaw area, which were transferred from the city area to the new council area of Angus. The city district was also the administrative centre for the region.
The new city council area was named The City of Dundee in the legislation of 1994, but this was changed to Dundee City by a council resolution on 29 June 1995, under section 23 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65). In terms of area, it is the smallest of Scotland's council areas.
The district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to include: the former county of city of Dundee; a Monifieth area, including the burgh of Monifieth (but not Newtyle and Kettins areas), previously within the county of Angus; and a Longforgan area previously within the county of Perth.
Elections to the council are held on a five-year cycle. Councillors are elected from subdivisions of the city area called wards. They were previously elected from 29 single-member wards by the plurality (first past the post) voting system. As a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, eight new wards were introduced for the 2007 election, each electing three or four members by the single transferable vote system of election, to produce a form of proportional representation. The total number of councillors remained the same.
The last election to take place was on 5 May 2022 which resulted in the SNP gaining a majority for the first time since 2019 after gaining a seat from Labour in the West End ward.
The election saw the Liberal Democrats replace the Conservatives as the third largest party whilst Labour remained in opposition.
Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats won seats at the expense of the Conservatives who lost two of their three seats in the West End and The Ferry wards.
|City of Dundee District Council|
|Dundee City Council|
|Ward name||Seats||2022 result|
|Bold in "2022 results" indicates largest party in the ward.|
- Independent Labour
- Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, full text, Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website
OPSI home page
- Edinburgh Gazette, 7 July 1995
- "United Kingdom: Scotland | Council Areas and Electoral Wards". City Population. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
- Bell, Matteo (27 September 2021). "Lack of printed bus timetables in Dundee leaving passengers confused, says city councillor". The Courier. Archived from the original on 27 September 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021.