Councillors and Democracy

The council is made up of 33 elected members. Those members meet periodically at meetings of full council, and these take place approximately every six weeks. Below the council there is a structure of other bodies which are designed to make decisions and set council policy in an efficient and transparent way.
Find out what councillors do and how to become a councillor in West Lothian.
Councillor Lawrence Fitzpatrick (Labour) is Leader of West Lothian Council and is a representative of Livingston South. As Leader of West Lothian Council, Councillor Fitzpatrick Chairs the Council Executive.
Information on the rules which apply to the council members on the way they go about their work