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Councillors, Committees and Outside Bodies

Dumfries and Galloway Council has 47 Councillors who are elected by the residents they represent. The Councillors represent their local community in one of the 13 multi-member wards. In this section, you can view each Councillor's profile, contact details and leader of each group.

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 Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale is Ted Thompson.

Dumfries and Galloway Council has a minority political Administration formed by The Scottish Labour Group.

Dumfries and Galloway Council has 47 Councillors. Since the May 2012 elections, the Council has six political groups:

  • The Independent Group (5)
  • Dumfries and Galloway Conservative and Unionist Council Group (8)
  • The Dumfries and Galloway Council Conservative and Unionists' Group (6)
  • The Scottish Labour Group (15)
  • Non Aligned Group (2)
  • Scottish National Party (SNP) (10) 

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.

Councillor, Committee and Outside Body information

Find your local councillor

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.

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Contact Details


Dumfries and Galloway Council

Council Headquarters
Council Offices
English Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3000
Fax: 01387 260034
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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