Scotland politics

Glasgow Council

  • The population of the council area stood at 588,470 in 2009 and the authority employs about 21,400 full and part-time workers.
  • The council's budget stands at about £1,390m.
  • Glasgow City Councilis Scotland's largest local authority.
  • The council was established in 1996 as a unitary authority with powers and responsibilities previously divided between councils of the Glasgow City district and the Strathclyde region.
  • Glasgow will play host to the Commonwealth Games in 2014,costing about £524m.
  • There are 21 multi-member wards on Glasgow Council, electing 78 councillors.
  • The local authority's head quarters is the in the 1888-built City Chambers, in Glasgow's George Square.

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