Our council has a minority Administration formed by The Scottish Labour Group. Councillor Ronnie Nicholson leads the group and is also Leader of the Council. The Provost of Dumfries and Nithsdale is Councillor Ted Thompson.
There are currently six political groupings:
Councillor Colin Wyper is not affiliated with any political group.
We publish information about all 47 of our councillors online. This includes contact details, photos, committee membership, outside body appointments, attendance information and registers of financial or other interests. You can perform an address search to find out which councillors represent you.
You can also talk to your local councillor through regular public surgeries. These surgeries provide an opportunity for you to speak with your local representatives directly and raise any issues you may have with the council.
Councillors take part in regular committee meetings to agree policies, make decisions on service delivery and monitor how the council is performing. The dates, times and venues of all our meetings are publicised and we publish the agendas, reports and minutes from our committees.
The work of councillors is covered by regulations and guidance known as Standing Orders and Schemes of Delegation. A major requirement is to publish information on members' allowances and expenses on a monthly and annually basis.