Make up of the Council

The Full Council

The City of Edinburgh Council is made up of 58 elected councillors. They represent 17 wards within the city. 10 wards have 3 councillors each and 7 wards have 4.

The 58 Councillors represent the following groups

  • 21- Labour Group
  • 17 - SNP Group
  • 11 - Conservative Group
  • 5  - Green Group
  • 2  - Liberal Democrat Group
  • 2 - Independent.

The Labour Group and the SNP Group together form the Capital Coalition which is made up of 38 of the 58 Councillors. They therefore lead the Council filling the roles of Lord Provost, Leader of The Council and many other positions as committee conveners. 

The Full Council meets once a month and takes decisions on important issues such as the Council budget. The Council also delegates decisions to committees. Further information on the Council and its committees' membership, dates and remit is available below.

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