Moray Council has a Minority Scottish National Party Administration.
The number of seats held by each party:
- Independent - 7
- Scottish National Party - 9
- Labour - 1
- Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 9
The Convener is the Civic Head of the Council. Already elected by the public, he or she is then elected by other councillors to become Convener. The current convenor is Councillor Shona Morrison (Scottish National Party).
Leader of the Council
The Leader of the Council is an elected member who has been selected by Members of the Council.The current leader is Councillor Graham Leadbitter (Scottish National Party).
The responsibilities of the Leader of the Council transcend those of individual members of the Council – and the particular service responsibilities of other individual Chairs – and extend to corporate responsibility for the vision, policies, strategies and consequent decisions of the whole Council.