Scotland politics

Midlothian Council

  • 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.

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