Aberdeen City Council

Key facts

Who runs the council? Total seats Council tax

SNP/Lib Dem coalition

43

Band D, £1,230

  • The population of the council area stood at 213,810 in 2009 and the authority employs about 8,800 full and part-time workers.
  • The council's budget stands at about £456m.
  • Aberdeen City Council headquarters are now in the city's newly-refurbished Marischal College building.
Aberdeen City Council map
  • The council's former home in St Nicholas House, which is 14-floors high and built in 1968, is to be demolished and the site put up for sale.
  • The local authority has 13 wards, electing 43 councillors.
  • At the beginning of March, residents backed Aberdeen's controversial City Garden Project after a referendum on the issue. People were asked if they wanted to retain the historic gardens or back the £140m City Garden Project redevelopment. There were 45,301 votes in favour of the project, with 41,175 people opposed to the plans.
  • Controversy continues over the proposed 28-mile Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), which was originally given the go-ahead by Scottish ministers in 2009. Campaigners against the plan lost their legal challenge to block construction of the £400m road.
  • In the summer of last year Aberdeen City Council appointed one of the UK's youngest council leaders. The SNP's Callum McCaig took on the post, at the age of 26.

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