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Fifth Electoral Review - Midlothian

Index | Timetable | Background | Resources

Our Fifth Statutory Review of Electoral Arrangements: Final Recommendations for Midlothian Council area presents an electoral arrangement of 18 councillors representing 6 3-member wards, retaining existing councillor numbers in the area.

Our Report and Final Recommendations to Scottish Ministers can be downloaded here: File icon (8.1 MB)

On 14 September 2016 Scottish Ministers made their decision on our final recommendations. SSI 2016/280: The Midlothian (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 was laid before the Scottish Parliament on 14th September 2016 and will come into force on 30th September 2016. The Order applies only for the purposes of an election to be held on or after 4th May 2017. The SSI can be viewed here.

Final Recommendations Map pdfs: Council area | ward 1 | ward 2 | ward 3 | ward 4 | ward 5 | ward 6. Click here to view current and historic ward boundaries.

ward no.

ward name

councillors

electorate Sept 13

actual variation from parity

forecast electorate

forecast variation from parity

1

Penicuik

3

10,932

1%

10,481

-6%

2

Bonnyrigg

3

12,770

18%

12,355

11%

3

Dalkeith

3

9,246

-14%

10,274

-8%

4

Midlothian West

3

11,041

2%

11,847

7%

5

Midlothian East

3

10,785

0%

10,710

-4%

6

Midlothian South

3

9,954

-8%

11,008

-1%

 

Total

18

64,728

7%

66,675

6%

In 2014 we consulted with councils and the public on our proposals for councillor numbers. You can view the council's response to our proposals and responses to our public consultation can be viewed below. Representations have been redacted in accordance with our privacy policy. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 399 | ID 431.

In 2015 we consulted with councils and the public on our proposals for wards. You can view the council's response to our proposals and responses to our public consultation can be viewed below. Representations have been redacted in accordance with our privacy policy. Responses for all 32 council areas can be seen here: ID 4162 | ID 4213 | ID 4214

More information

There is more information on the review on the Resources section and elsewhere on this website: you can follow the links above to different sections. The Guidance Booklet for this review contains a summary of the whole process.

Electorate

Details of the electorate for each council area used for this review is available on the Resources page.

Index | Timetable | Background | Resources

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