East Lothian Council

East Lothian Council is one of the 32 Local Government councils in Scotland covering the East Lothian area.

East Lothian Council
Full council election every 4 years.
Logo
East Lothian Council logo
Type
Type
History
Preceded byEast Lothian District Council
Leadership
Provost of East Lothian
Cllr John McMillan, Labour
since 26 May 2017
Leader of the Council
Cllr Willie Innes, Labour
since 26 May 2017
Chief executive
Angela Leitch
since June 2011
Structure
Seats22
East Lothian Council composition
Political groups
Administration
     Labour (9)
Other parties
     Conservative (7)
     SNP (6)
Elections
Single transferable vote
Last election
5 May 2017
Next election
5 May 2022
Meeting place
Council Chamber, Haddington Town House
Website
www.eastlothian.gov.uk

The council is based at John Muir House, Haddington. 22 councillors are elected across 6 wards.

WardsEdit

Ward number Ward name Seats
1 Musselburgh 4
2 Preston, Seton and Gosford 4
3 Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry 3
4 North Berwick Coastal 3
5 Haddington & Lammermuir 4
6 Dunbar & East Linton 3

HistoryEdit

East Lothian District Council had been created in 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. It became one of the newly created single tier local authorities in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994,[1]

Electoral HistoryEdit

Election Control Administration
1980 Labour Labour
1984 Labour Labour
1988 Labour Labour
1992 Labour Labour
1995 Labour Labour
1999 Labour Labour
2003 Labour Labour
2007 No overall control SNP - Lib Dem
2012 No overall control Labour - Conservative
2017 Labour Labour minority

ReferencesEdit