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) 18
Scottish Conservative and Unionist 10
Aberdeen Labour 9
Scottish Liberal Democrats 3
Independent Alliance Group 3
Independent 1
Vacant  - a By Election will be held in due course 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 co-leaders of the Council are Councillor Jenny Laing and Councillor Douglas Lumsden
Read the Co-leaders' blog

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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