Dumfries and Galloway has 13 wards, each with three or four local councillors.
The Leader of the Council is Councillor Ronnie Nicholson, Leader of the Labour Group.
The Depute Leader and Civic Head of the Council is Councillor Brian Collins, Leader of the SNP Group.
The Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale is Ted Thompson.
The Council is led by an Administration formed by The Scottish Labour Group and Scottish National Party.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has 47 Councillors. Since the May 2012 elections, the Council has six political groups:
Note: Colin Wyper is an Elected Member of Dumfries and Galloway Council but is not affiliated with any political grouping.
There is a strong commitment to making decisions as locally as possible and as openly as possible and all Agendas, Committee Reports and Minutes are posted on this website before the meetings are held.
You can perform an address search using our 'Find My Nearest' tool if you aren't sure which councillors represent your area. Once you've entered details for your home you will see the name of your councillors. You can also use this tool to find out which schools are in your catchment area, where your nearest Council Office is and what your Council Tax band will be.