East Lothian Council

Key facts

Who runs the council? Total seats Council tax

Lib Dem - SNP coalition


Band D, £1,117

  • The population of the council area stood at 96,830 in 2009. The authority employs about 4,800 people.
  • East Lothian Council has a revenue budget of about £220m.
East Lothian Council map
  • Recent statistics revealed that the number of people aged 75 and over would dramatically increase in East Lothian over the next 25 years.
  • The same National Records of Scotland figures also showed that the number of children aged 0-15 would grow by 41% in the area.
  • East Lothian Council has seven multi-member wards with 23 elected councillors.
  • The town of Haddington, which is 20 miles east of Edinburgh, is the administrative home of East Lothian Council.

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