Dumfries and Galloway Council is run by 43 councillors who are elected every five years by the residents they represent. The council area is made up of 12 wards with either three or four Councillors in each ward.
Our current councillors were elected at the last Local Government elections on Thursday 4 May 2017 for a term of five years (until May 2022).
You can talk to your local councillors by contacting them directly or by dropping in to one of their public consultation sessions which are known as surgeries.
Find out who your local councillors are
(Councillors for your ward are listed in the 'Council and Democracy' section)
Our administration is a partnership between the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP).
Councillor Tracey Little (SNP) is Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale.
There are currently 6 political groups:
- Dumfries and Galloway Conservative and Unionist Group - 16 members
- Scottish National Party (SNP) - 11 members
- Scottish Labour Party - 11 members
- Independent Group - 3 members
- Scottish Liberal Democrats - 1 member
- Non Aligned - 1 member
An Independent Grouping is formed by Councillor Richard Brodie (Scottish Liberal Democrats) and the 3 members of the Independent Group.
Elected members are part of council committees which meet regularly and you're welcome to attend most meetings. We publish a committee diary and meeting papers online online so you can see what will be discussed or what decisions were made.