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Consultation on councillor numbers

We conducted a consultation on how in the future we should decide on the appropriate number of councillors for each council area. In January 2011, we published a consultation paper on this subject:

We sent copies of the consultation paper directly to the following organisations and individuals:

  • MSPs
  • councils
  • SOLACE Scotland
  • Improvement Service
  • Scottish Assessors Association
  • Association of Scottish Community Councils
  • Commission on Future Delivery of Public Services
  • Accounts Commission for Scotland
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA)
  • Institute of Directors in Scotland
  • CBI Scotland
  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce
  • RTPI in Scotland
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Consumer Focus Scotland
  • National Association of Councillors, Region of Scotland
  • LARIA in Scotland
  • Electoral Commission
  • Scottish universities with political science departments

The public consultation period lasted until 31 March 2011. We invited views in writing to the address given on this website, by email to, or using the webform provided.

Thistle House
91 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh, EH12 5HD
Phone: 0131 244 2001