Perth and Kinross Council

Perth and Kinross Council (Scots Gaelic: Comhairle Pheairt is Cheann Rois) is the local government council for the Perth and Kinross council area of Scotland. It employs around 6,000 employees.

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The council was created in 1996, under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, when the Tayside region was divided between three new unitary council areas: Perth and Kinross, Angus, and Dundee City.

The current Perth and Kinross council headquarters are located in Perth at the bottom of the High Street, near Tay Street, although many public enquiries and council services are handled from the nearby Pullar House at Mill Street.

Elections

General elections to the council are held on a four-year cycle. The most recent poll was held in 2017, on Thursday 4 May. The next local election will be held in 2022.

As a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 and the recommendations put forth by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland, there are twelve wards within the Perth and Kinross council area. The 2007 general election was the first to use the single transferable vote system of election and multi-member wards, each ward electing three or four councillors. This system was introduced as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, and is designed to produce a form of proportional representation.

Political composition

The council is currently led by a minority Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition following the suspension of two members of the Conservative Party from their group in August 2019[1].

Party Councillors
Conservative 15 in coalition

2 outwith coalition[1]

Scottish National Party 15
Liberal Democrat 4
Independent 3
Labour 1

References

  1. Clark, Rachel (23 August 2019). "Door open to ousted pair". dailyrecord. Retrieved 25 August 2019.


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