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Political make-up

The political make-up of the council following the last local elections on 4 May 2017
Conservative 12
Labour 5
Independent 2
Total 28

Councillor Peter Henderson is the Leader of the council. The Administration for South Ayrshire Council is a partnership of SNP, Labour and Independent councillors.

The role of a councillor

An integral and vital part of the running of South Ayrshire Council are the elected councillors who represent the 8 electoral wards.

The councillors are responsible for policy decision-making on all aspects of local government services which South Ayrshire Council is responsible for.

Councillors attend committee meetings throughout the council's cycle of formal meetings. They attend the full meetings of South Ayrshire Council held every 8 weeks. They also represent the people of South Ayrshire on a wide range of bodies and trusts.

Register of councillors' interests

View a councillor's register of interests by viewing their councillor page.

Contact your councillor

Your local councillor can be contacted by writing to County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr KA7 1DR or in person at monthly councillor surgeries.

Councillor allowances and expenses

View details of allowances and expenses paid to councillors.

How to become a councillor

View information on becoming a councillor.

Elections and voting

View details of previous and forthcoming elections.