About the Council

Aberdeen City Council has 45 Councillors in 13 multi-member wards. Each ward is represented by 3 or 4 Councillors.  

The current political make-up of the Council is:

Political Party Number of Councillors
Scottish National Party (SNP) 19
Scottish Conservative and Unionist 10
Aberdeen Labour 9
Scottish Liberal Democrats 3
Independent Alliance Group 3
Independent 1

To find out who your local Councillors are, how to contact them or to attend a Councillor's surgery, please see the Your Councillors page.

The Administration

The Council Administration is a coalition of Labour, Conservative and Independent Councillors. The Leader of the Council is

Councillor Jenny Laing 

Lord Provost

The Lord Provost acts as Convener of the City Council, Civic Head and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeen.

The current Lord Provost is Councillor Barney Crockett.

Council decision making

The Council has a number of Committees and Sub Committees where Councillors make decisions on local issues. The Council also appoints Councillors to various outside bodies.

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