Within this section you can access information about:
- Fife’s elected members (councillors)
- Fife’s decision-making structure, including the council and its committees
- The meetings of the council and its committees
- Electoral constituencies and wards
- Community councils
- The Provost and his role
- The Lord Lieutenant
Details for Fife’s MPs, MSPs and MEPs are on the UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament and European Parliament websites:
Fife Council is made up of 75 locally-elected members representing the 22 electoral wards in Fife. Some wards have three members and others four, depending on the size of the ward. There are various political parties represented.
Following their election, the 75 Fife Council members come together at their first meeting and vote to elect a Leader of Fife Council, and to appoint members to the various senior political roles within the council.
Following the Fife Council local elections in May 2022, the breakdown of the political groups was as follows:
Breakdown by political groups
|Scottish National Party (SNP)||34|
|Scottish Labour Party||20|
|Scottish Liberal Democrats||13|
|Scottish Conservative & Unionist||8|
The newly elected Fife Council met in full on 9 May and a voted to elect a new leader of Fife Council. Cllr David Ross (Labour) was elected by 41 votes to 33.
The councillors also voted for a new system of governance based on a Cabinet structure. The Cabinet Committee is responsible for strategic policy decisions. Membership of the Cabinet is made up from the Leader of the Council (Chair), six strategic spokespersons and ordinary members up to a total of 21 members.
Find out more about committees and decision making.
Links to the current version of the council’s key governance documents in relation to decision-making:
- Councillors Code of Conduct
- Councillors Remuneration & Expenses 2015/2016
- Councillors Remuneration & Expenses 2016/2017
- Councillors Remuneration & Expenses 2017/2018
- Councillors Remuneration & Expenses 2018/2019
- Fife Council Area Committee Overview Map
- Lieutenancy Protocols
- Councillor Appointments to External Organisations 2022-2027