West Dunbartonshire Council

Key facts

Who runs the council? Total seats Council tax

SNP minority

22

Band D, £1,163

  • The population of the council area stood at 90,920 in 2009 and the authority employs about 5,900 full and part-time workers.
  • The council's budget stands at about £208m.
  • West Dunbartonshire headquarters are based in the town of Dumbarton.
  • The local authority has six wards, electing 22 councillors. One seat is currently vacant due to a resignation.
West Dunbartonshire Council
  • The West Dunbartonshire Council ward of Clydebank Central was highlighted as an area where levels of poverty "were shameful". The Campaign to End Child Poverty claimed that 31% of children in the ward were living in poverty.
  • Its towns and villages include Alexandria, Balloch, Clydebank, Duntocher and Milton as well as Dumbarton.
  • Part of the popular visitor area Loch Lomond is inside the local authority boundary.

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