Following the local elections in May 2012 the number of seats held by each party is:10 Independent, 10 Scottish National Party, 3 Labour and 3 Conservative Councillors. The Council's Independent-Conservative Administration Group is committed to delivering high quality, cost effective services to the Moray community and comparisons with other authorities show that we are a high performing authority and manage to keep the Council Tax below the Scottish average. The Council will, however, face a very challenging situation over the next few years.
Scottish Local Authorities will face severe financial restrictions over the lifetime of this Administration. The Scottish Government is requiring Councils to meet the costs of equal pay for staff, and services continue to be under pressure due to the demographic situation with increasing numbers of elderly people requiring care services.