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Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council consists of 79 councillors elected for a four-year term from 21
electoral districts. The civic leader of Glasgow city council is known as The Lord Provost of Glasgow. The Lord Provost of Glasgow is the convener of the City of Glasgow council. They are elected by the city councillors and serve not only as the chair of that body, but as a figurehead for the entire city.

The most recent full council election took place on Thursday 3 May 2007. Labour retained overall majority control and the current Lord Provost of Glasgow is Bob Winter.

Previous Lord Provosts were 2003-2007 – Liz Cameron (Labour), 1999-2003 – Alex Mosson (Labour), 1996-1999 – Pat Lally (Labour)

In 1895, Glasgow Town Council formally became The Corporation of the City of Glasgow – Glasgow Corporation until local government re-organisation in1975, when it became City of Glasgow District Council. In 1996 Glasgow District Council was granted unitary status and is now known as Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow City Council
City Chambers
George Square
Glasgow
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