- 5 April 2012
- From the section Scotland politics
- The population of the council area stood at 80,810 in 2009. The authority employs about 4,500 people.
- Midlothian Councilhas a revenue budget of about £127m.
- The local authority has six multi-member wards with 18 elected councillors.
- The council's administrative headquarters is in the town of Dalkeith.
- Midlothian and East Lothian Councilsagreed last year tolook at sharing education and children's services on a phased basis.