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Political composition of the council

The most recent Council wide elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2017 which resulted in the SNP becoming the new political administration for South Lanarkshire. Councillor John Ross was elected as Leader of the Council.

There are 64 members representing the 20 multi-member wards across South Lanarkshire. The current composition is as follows:  

  • Conservatives - 13
  • Liberal Democrats - 3
  • Independent Group - 6
  • Scottish Labour - 17
  • SNP - 25

You will find the list of current members against each political party on our Councillors and committees pages.