Scotland politics

Inverclyde Council

  • The population of the council area stood at 80,210 in 2009 and the authority employs about 4,300 full and part-time workers.
  • The council's budget stands at about £170m.
  • TheInverclyde Councilheadquarters is in the Clyde coast town of Greenock.
  • The local authority has six multi-member wards, with 20 elected councillors.
  • BBC One's award winning school drama seriesWaterloo Road is to re-locatefrom its current Rochdale base to Greenock. The move will see the former Greenock secondary become the new on-screen Waterloo Road school from next year.
  • As well as Greenock, key parts of the council include Port Glasgow, Kilmacolm, Gourock, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay.

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