City of Edinburgh Council election, 2007

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City of Edinburgh Council election, 2007
Scotland
2003 ←
3 May 2007 (2007-05-03)
→ 2012

All 58 seats to Edinburgh City Council
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Labour SNP
Last election 15 seats, 26.99% 30 seats, 27.68% 0 seats, 15.72%
Seats won 17 15 12
Seat change Increase2 Decrease15 Increase12
Popular vote 42,657 44,489 39,431
Percentage 21.99% 22.93% 20.32%
Swing Decrease5.00% Decrease4.75% Increase4.60%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Conservative Scottish Green
Last election 12 seats, 23.99% New party
Seats won 11 3
Seat change Decrease1 Increase3
Popular vote 42,840 15,959
Percentage 22.08% 8.23%
Swing Decrease1.91% Increase8.23%

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Map of council wards

Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council were held on 3 May 2007 the same day as the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using 17 new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation.[1] The new wards replace 58 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Aggregate results[edit]

City of Edinburgh Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 17 N/A N/A +2 29.31 21.99 42,657 -5.00
  Labour 15 N/A N/A -15 25.86 22.93 44,489 -4.75
  SNP 12 N/A N/A +12 20.69 20.32 39,431 +4.60
  Conservative 11 N/A N/A -1 18.97 22.08 42,840 -1.91
  Scottish Green 3 N/A N/A +3 5.17 8.23 15,959 +8.23
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.00 1.07 2,077 -3.10
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.00 0.85 1,651 +0.85
  Liberal 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.00 0.63 1,221 +0.42
  Independent 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.00 1.90 3,681 +0.70

Ward summary[edit]

e • d Results of the City of Edinburgh Council election, 2007
by ward
Ward  %
Cllrs
 %
Cllrs
 %
Cllrs
 %
Cllrs
 %
Cllrs
 %
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Lib Dem Lab SNP Conservative Green Others
Almond 36.6 1 10.7 0 18.2 1 28.1 1 4.4 0 1.2 0 3
Pentland Hills 11.4 0 19.5 1 20.3 1 41.7 1 4.3 0 2.0 0 3
Drum Brae/Gyle 44.8 2 14.8 0 18.4 1 16.1 0 3.2 0 1.6 0 3
Forth 17.9 1 29.0 1 22.7 1 20.2 1 5.8 0 4.4 0 4
Inverleith 20.2 1 18.2 1 13.3 1 27.6 1 7.5 0 11.2 0 4
Corstorphine/Murrayfield 37.7 2 15.2 0 14.9 0 25.7 1 4.8 0 2.7 0 3
Sighthill/Gorgie 10.6 1 35.3 2 30.9 1 9.6 0 5.7 0 6.0 0 4
Colinton/Fairmilehead 14.8 0 18.7 1 14.9 0 45.7 2 4.2 0 0.6 0 3
Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart 17.1 1 22.6 1 18.6 0 27.1 1 11.2 0 2.4 0 3
Meadows/Morningside 30.8 1 14.0 1 10.5 0 26.4 1 15.2 1 1.4 0 4
City Centre 19.7 1 17.9 0 20.3 1 20.1 1 16.8 0 4.4 0 3
Leith Walk 19.0 1 26.9 1 22.3 1 9.7 0 15.3 1 3.4 0 4
Leith 21.8 1 26.8 1 27.4 1 7.1 0 11.2 0 4.2 0 3
Craigentinny/Duddingston 10.0 1 34.2 1 29.2 1 14.4 0 5.9 0 5.0 0 3
Southside/Newington 31.0 1 18.6 1 13.1 0 18.5 1 14.1 1 2.7 0 4
Liberton/Gilmerton 14.2 1 34.7 2 26.0 1 14.3 0 3.5 0 5.1 0 4
Portobello/Craigmillar 08.3 1 30.8 1 28.0 1 11.0 0 6.7 0 13.2 0 3
Total 22.0 17 22.9 15 20.3 12 22.1 11 8.2 3 4.5 0 58

Ward results[edit]

Almond (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Almond
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Conservative Kate Mackenzie 28.1 3,352            
Liberal Democrats George Grubb 23.6 2,809 2,864.78 2,884.14 3,076.36      
SNP Norman Work 18.2 2,164 2,193.84 2,219.08 2,325.21 2,341.37 2,568.21 3,300.77
Liberal Democrats Neil MacLean 13.0 1,548 1,654.82 1,664.94 1,761.03 1,823.11 2,351.21  
Labour John Longstaff 10.7 1,280 1,298.24 1,317.36 1,382.61 1,399.23    
Scottish Green Jill Boulton 4.4 520 548.42 586.54        
Scottish Socialist Ross Clark 1.2 144 145.42          
Electorate: 18,779   Valid: 11,817   Spoilt: 104   Quota: 2,955   Turnout: 62.93%

Pentland Hills (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Pentland Hills
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Conservative Alastair S Paisley 22.9 2,523 2,532 2,536 2,565 2,718 4,401
SNP Ronald Cairns 20.3 2,238 2,247 2,274 2,374 2,661 2,789
Labour Ricky Henderson 19.5 2,148 2,161 2,181 2,263 2,663 2,798
Conservative Andy MacIver 18.8 2,074 2,081 2,084 2,113 2,285  
Liberal Democrats Iain J Coleman 11.4 1,255 1,281 1,299 1,471    
Scottish Green Shonagh McEwan 4.3 479 488 518      
Scottish Socialist Alister H Black 1.1 116 117        
Liberal Irvine McMinn 0.9 94          
Electorate: 17,390   Valid: 10,927   Spoilt: 104   Quota: 2,732   Turnout: 62.83%

Drum Brae/Gyle (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Drum Brae/Gyle Ward
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Liberal Democrats Robert Aldridge 25.2 2,630              
Liberal Democrats Jenny Dawe 19.6 2,049 2,078.99 2,100.27 2,113.31 2,234.21 2,702.55    
SNP Colin G Keir 18.4 1,917 1,920.20 1,939.32 1,956.32 2,018.71 2,263.43 2,287.23 2,725.43
Conservative Steven Binney 16.1 1,676 1,679.60 1,684.67 1,687.67 1,716.86 1,865.21 1,889.87  
Labour Cameron Day 14.8 1,545 1,549.01 1,559.12 1,576.19 1,631.28      
Scottish Green Fiona A Paterson 3.2 330 331.94 337.99 361.09        
Scottish Socialist Iain Pendreich 0.8 88 88.24 89.26          
Liberal Roy Isserlis 0.8 85 85.84            
Electorate: 17,364   Valid: 10,320   Spoilt: 113   Quota: 2,581   Turnout: 60.1%

Forth (4 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Forth
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SNP Steve Cardownie 22.67 2,472                
Conservative Allan Jackson 20.23 2,206                
Liberal Democrats Elaine P Morris 17.91 1,953 2,000.44 2,008.23 2,020.41 2,059.83 2,094.96 2,436.61    
Labour Elizabeth Maginnis 14.82 1,616 1,640.13 1,642.50 1,650.86 1,676.12 1,694.00 1,795.54 1,856.72 3,100.78
Labour Billy Fitzpatrick 14.19 1,547 1,581.61 1,582.56 1,588.91 1,612.69 1,672.18 1,755.67 1,797.68  
Scottish Green Kate Joester 5.75 627 670.55 672.98 698.89 744.24 822.04      
Independent Fred Marinello 1.84 201 217.44 218.71 225.06          
Solidarity Willie Black 1.81 197 227.49 227.70 246.67 270.03        
Scottish Socialist Marilyn Sangster 0.77 84 92.95 93.03            
Electorate: 20,744   Valid: 10,903   Spoilt: 180   Quota: 2,181   Turnout: 53.4%

Inverleith (4 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Inverleith
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Labour Lesley A Hinds 18.2 2,689 2,706 2,714 2,724 2,743 2,904 3,025        
Conservative Lindsay Paterson 14.1 2,085 2,087 2,089 2,102 2,114 2,166 2,284 2,288.52 2,411.12 2,449.96  
Conservative Iain Whyte 13.5 1,986 1,986 1,988 1,999 1,999 2,022 2,346 2,349.91 2,465.52 2,498.29 4,277.64
SNP Stuart McIvor 13.3 1,961 1,970 1,990 2,010 2,036 2,239 2,406 2,418.74 2,563.85 2,614.11 2,729.02
Liberal Democrats Tim McKay 11.1 1,644 1,648 1,656 1,666 1,710 2,020 2,223 2,246.26 3,269.54    
Liberal Democrats Tom Ponton 9.1 1,339 1,340 1,347 1,355 1,376 1,529 1,744 1,755.80      
Independent Kristina Woolnough 9.0 1,323 1,324 1,329 1,364 1,367 1,449          
Scottish Green Melanie A M Main 7.5 1,113 1,135 1,165 1,177 1,192            
Liberal Seumas MacMhicean 1.0 148 151 151 162              
Independent John Y Anderson 0.9 129 131 134                
Solidarity Raymond Watt 0.7 103 117                  
Scottish Socialist Sean H Donnelly 0.6 92                    
Electorate: 22,903   Valid: 14,612   Spoilt: 138   Quota: 2,923   Turnout: 64.4%

Corstorphine/Murrayfield (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Corstorphine/Murrayfield
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Conservative Jeremy Balfour 25.7 2,972            
Liberal Democrats Paul Edie 21.1 2,444 2,474.88 2,481.88 2,633.48 3,046.01    
Liberal Democrats Phil Wheeler 16.6 1,915 1,927.83 1,936.87 2,054.48 2,459.35 2,578.54 3,536.57
Labour Daniel Donaldson 15.2 1,757 1,762.90 1,773.90 1,863.38 2,136.86 2,164.33  
SNP Robin J A MacCormick 14.9 1,727 1,734.77 1,750.92 1,852.76      
Scottish Green Charles Kennedy 4.8 556 565.68 582.75        
Scottish Socialist Andrew Weir 0.7 80 80.29          
Electorate: 17,531   Valid: 11,451   Spoilt: 119   Quota: 2,863   Turnout: 66.0%

Sighthill/Gorgie (4 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Sighthill/Gorgie
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SNP Nick Elliott-Canon 30.9 3,785                
Labour Eric Milligan 26.0 3,185                
Liberal Democrats Joanna Toomey 10.6 1,300 1,510.76 1,562.88 1,581.62 1,612.21 1,649.38 1,713.14 2,158.92 2,618.40
Conservative Iain G Gibson 9.6 1,180 1,257.57 1,271.31 1,285.52 1,296.09 1,341.93 1,358.27 1,432.83  
Labour Donald C Wilson 9.3 1,142 1,270.43 1,718.61 1,746.99 1,769.54 1,810.64 1,877.65 2,027.13 2,158.60
Scottish Green James N G Mackenzie 5.7 702 891.91 919.34 941.22 1,007.12 1,063.20 1,172.87    
Solidarity Jason J Mangan 1.9 238 349.60 362.97 368.67 431.73 463.41      
Independent Keith J Bell 1.7 209 289.50 300.63 334.49 347.87        
Scottish Socialist Gerry Corbett 1.4 168 249.96 263.70 267.17          
Independent Tam Smith 1.0 127 156.27 164.33            
Electorate: 24,717   Valid: 11,996   Spoilt: 236   Quota: 2,400   Turnout: 49.5%

Colinton/Fairmilehead (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Colinton/Fairmilehead
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Conservative Elaine Aitken 23.1 2,877 2,878 2,907 3,111    
Conservative Jason Rust 22.6 2,815 2,816 2,844 2,994 3,012.70 3,595.21
Labour Eric Barry 18.7 2,332 2,41 2,442 2,758 2,760.15 3,639.03
SNP Thomas Kielty 14.9 1,861 1,881 1,983      
Liberal Democrats Stuart Bridges 14.8 1,842 1,845 2,020 2,589 2,593.21  
Scottish Green Alastair J Tibbitt 4.2 517 546        
Scottish Socialist Robert Mathie 0.6 80          
Electorate: 18,413   Valid: 12,324   Spoilt: 132   Quota: 3,082   Turnout: 67.6%

Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Conservative Gordon Buchan 27.1 2,729            
Labour Andrew Burns 22.6 2,272 2,297.42 2,308.51 2,327.68 2,568.58    
SNP Denis C Dixon 18.6 1,875 1,900.25 1,919.42 1,948.60 2,157.10 2,169.89  
Liberal Democrats Jim Lowrie 17.1 1,725 1,799.83 1,811.09 1,843.70 2,357.16 2,387.72 3,430.41
Scottish Green Jeni MacKay 11.2 1,123 1,146.09 1,165.35 1,215.70      
Solidarity Anne Edmonds 1.4 142 143.64 163.90        
Scottish Socialist Barbara J Scott 1.0 105 106.90          
Electorate: 16,800   Valid: 9,970   Spoilt: 87   Quota: 2,493   Turnout: 59.9%

Meadows/Morningside (4 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Meadows/Morningside
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Conservative Mark McInnes 26.4 3,844                
Liberal Democrats Marilyne Angela MacLaren 19.3 2,817 3,021.25              
Scottish Green Alison Johnstone 15.2 2,209 2,309.16 2,329.46 2,353.12 2,386.31 2,477.31 3,070.46    
Labour Paul Godzik 14.0 2,043 2,108.95 2,122.35 2,126.64 2,142.19 2,168.09 2,358.63 2,396.23 3,103.04
Liberal Democrats Sue Tritton 11.5 1,683 1,811.71 1,879.14 1,889.71 1,927.65 1,937.82 2,235.48 2,301.73  
SNP Richard Lewis 10.5 1,529 1,584.86 1,592.03 1,609.31 1,624.52 1,649.46      
Scottish Socialist Helga Janzen 0.9 137 139.71 140.51 179.76 184.00        
Solidarity Pat Smith 0.8 122 125.94 126.40            
Independent Duncan Thorp 0.7 105 151.76 152.93 157.98          
Electorate: 23,263   Valid: 14,489   Spoilt: 83   Quota: 2,898   Turnout: 62.6%

City Centre (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: City Centre
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SNP David Beckett 20.3 1,630 1,644 1,661 1,688 1,983 2,027.02    
Conservative Joanna Mowat 20.1 1,614 1,628 1,665 1,670 1,742 1,783.63 1,788.75 2,221.13
Liberal Democrats Charles C Dundas 19.7 1,587 1,605 1,627 1,637 2,225      
Labour Bill Cunningham 17.9 1,437 1,446 1,454 1,468 1,705 1,774.35 1,782.67  
Scottish Green Gavin N Corbett 16.8 1,352 1,363 1,384 1,450        
Scottish Socialist Catriona Grant 1.8 142 143 146          
Independent Brian R Ferrier 1.6 130 133            
Liberal Karen M Hetherington 1.0 83              
Electorate: 15,829   Valid: 7,975   Spoilt: 73   Quota: 1,994   Turnout: 50.8%

Leith Walk (4 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Leith Walk
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
SNP Deidre L Brock 22.3 2,550                  
Liberal Democrats Louise A Lang 19.0 2,170 2,217.17 2,217.29 2,240.22 2,291.06          
Labour Angela Blacklock 16.9 1,937 1,965.54 1,966.54 1,975.35 1,997.40 2,003.09 2,041.43 2,173.28 2,215.25 3,161.41
Scottish Green Maggie Chapman 15.3 1,754 1,824.81 1,829.81 1,911.26 1,953.36 1,967.18 2,103.10 2,424.74    
Labour Trevor Davies 10.0 1,144 1,156.81 1,156.81 1,165.28 1,180.09 1,183.88 1,196.35 1,312.35 1,333.29  
Conservative Iain McGill 9.7 1,114 1,129.49 1,133.61 1,133.96 1,149.24 1,154.49 1,162.67      
Solidarity Adrian Cannon 1.8 203 228.16 230.27 273.069 283.23 284.33        
Liberal John Hein 1.7 193 207.33 207.44 211.02            
Scottish Socialist Linda Somerville 1.6 182 192.95 193.06              
Independent Peter Clifford 0.1 16 16.58                
Electorate: 21,485   Valid: 11,263   Spoilt: 188   Quota: 2,253   Turnout: 53.3%

Leith (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Leith
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SNP Rob Munn 27.4 2,333            
Liberal Democrats Marjorie Thomas 21.8 1,854 1,891.37 1,912.39 1,976.82 2,191.85    
Labour Gordon Munro 18.1 1,544 1,569.18 1,586.49 1,617.60 1,694.31 1,705.06 2,243.18
Scottish Green Chas Booth 11.2 957 1,010.38 1,090.54 1,132.27 1,205.39 1,238.08 1,325.58
Labour Matthew Wilson 8.7 741 751.27 763.58 778.09 801.59 818.81  
Conservative Andrew Robertson 7.1 604 614.37 616.18 632.39      
Liberal Joseph Hill 2.4 208 224.62 234.93        
Scottish Socialist Grzegorz J Rybak 1.8 150 169.14          
Electorate: 16,178   Valid: 8,391   Spoilt: 124   Quota: 2,098   Turnout: 52.6%

Craigentinny/Duddingston[edit]

2007 Council election: Craigentinny/Duddingston
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Labour Ewan Aitken 29.2 3,487                    
SNP Stefan Tymkewycz 29.2 3,484                    
Conservative Victoria Roberts 14.4 1,720 1,741.18 1,787.05 1,793.61 1,795.76 1,809.50 1,828.19 1,843.14 1,899.42 1,966.96  
Liberal Democrats Gary J Peacock 10.0 1,190 1,228.77 1,308.59 1,318.99 1,323.01 1,341.42 1,413.95 1,447.78 1,607.02 2,087.98 2,706.74
Scottish Green Stan Blackley 5.9 701 741.64 819.14 824.00 854.96 884.39 913.46 1,012.66 1,184.22    
Labour Shami Khan 5.0 600 881.07 922.61 938.21 938.21 948.23 963.96 989.98      
Solidarity Kevin Connor 1.6 187 203.66 242.56 246.81 272.77 279.48 294.89        
Liberal Peter McDougall 1.3 152 163.06 192.81 196.90 202.46 215.01          
Independent Jet Cameron 0.8 100 107.63 118.63 149.00 152.24            
Scottish Socialist Nick Eardley 0.7 82 89.79 105.59 107.06              
Independent John Wallace 0.6 69 75.23 89.95                
Electorate: 19,693   Valid: 11,772   Spoilt: 169   Quota: 2,944   Turnout: 60.6%

Southside/Newington[edit]

2007 Council election: Southside/Newington
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Labour Ian Perry 18.6 2,530 2,537 2,548 2,554 2,568 2,763    
Conservative Cameron Rose 18.5 2,516 2,529 2,531 2,546 2,551 2,686 2,691.32 2,835.77
Liberal Democrats Gordon Mackenzie 17.0 2,304 2,309 2,315 2,356 2,378 2,670 2,681.66 4,168.10
Scottish Green Steve Burgess 14.1 1,920 1,935 1,961 1,974 2,062 2,610 2,623.58 2,893.41
Liberal Democrats Liz O' Malley 14.0 1,907 1,913 1,917 1,939 1,945 2,087 2,097.96  
SNP Susanna Lacey 13.1 1,780 1,790 1,824 1,845 1,876      
Scottish Socialist Scott Simpson 1.1 146 150 183 189        
Liberal Margaret Lea 1.1 144 148 156          
Solidarity James C Allinson 1.0 140 142            
Independent George E Pitcher 0.6 81              
Electorate: 23,620   Valid: 13,468   Spoilt: 121   Quota: 2,694   Turnout: 57.5%

Liberton/Gilmerton (4 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Liberton/Gilmerton
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SNP Tom Buchanan 26.0 3,471                
Labour Norma M Hart 18.9 2,524 2,610.82              
Labour Ian Murray 15.8 2,104 2,142.45 2,143.08 2,156.82 2,176.04 2,207.78 2,252.96 2,356.10 2,569.78
Conservative Gavin Easton 14.3 1,912 1,976.74 1,976.76 1,985.00 1,991.48 2,017.96 2,032.43 2,101.05  
Liberal Democrats Conor Snowden 14.2 1,902 2,028.26 2,028.29 2,049.51 2,068.47 2,113.43 2,161.85 2,449.48 3179.72
Scottish Green Joan E Carter 3.5 464 589.02 589.04 605.50 639.44 639.44 788.50    
Scottish Socialist Colin A Fox 1.6 208 265.30 265.31 268.05 310.22 330.45      
Independent Max Volino 1.6 207 225.60 225.61 276.49 302.45        
Solidarity John Wight 1.0 132 180.62 180.62 194.10          
Independent Alex Scott 0.9 123 161.94 161.95            
Electorate: 24,133   Valid: 13,047   Spoilt: 306   Quota: 2,610   Turnout: 55.3%

Portobello/Craigmillar (3 seats)[edit]

2007 Council election: Portobello/Craigmillar
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14
SNP Michael A Bridgeman 28.0 3,471                          
Labour Maureen Child 21.9 2,076 2,125.94 2,125.94 2127.94 2,138.44 2,158.45 2,189.70 2,227.08 2,295.83 2,337.97        
Conservative Alison Miller 11.0 1,041 1,057.31 1,058.69 1,058.69 1,061.44 1,068.82 1,072.45 1,089.45 1,102.83 1,156.59 1,157.08 1,202.78 1,262.92  
Labour Lawrence Marshall 8.9 849 857.91 857.91 858.91 862.28 867.79 880.42 900.42 935.80 958.30 967.58 1,100.53    
Liberal Democrats Stephen I Hawkins 8.3 791 817.98 817.98 817.98 820.98 857.87 875.25 910.76 923.76 1,006.27 1,007.97 1,290.09 1,481.76 1,850.76
Scottish Green Peter McColl 6.7 635 668.63 668.63 668.63 693.01 701.89 762.80 803.30 827.56 885.08 886.40      
Independent Norrie Davies 3.2 302 316.30 316.43 317.81 320.18 325.68 342.81 367.32            
Independent Archie Burns 3.1 291 306.56 307.93 310.19 311.31 315.94 332.70 376.83 415.09          
Independent Margaret Munro 2.6 244 251.40 251.65 257.78 260.41 262.91 268.41              
Solidarity Caroline J Hosking 2.0 187 214.35 214.73 214.85 231.61 238.62                
Liberal Massimo Circi 1.2 114 131.94 131.94 131.94 133.07                  
Scottish Socialist Jan Moran 0.8 73 81.91 82.03 82.03                    
Independent John Smart 0.2 19 20.13 20.13                      
Independent Gerry Kerr 0.1 5 7.001                        
Electorate: 17,404   Valid: 9,281   Spoilt: 206   Quota: 2,321   Turnout: 54.5%

2007-2011 by-elections[edit]

  • A by-election arose following the death of Labour Cllr Elizabeth Maginnis on 7 September 2008. The seat was held by Labour's Cammy Day
Forth By-Election (6 November 2008)- 1 seat[2]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Labour Cammy Day 29.53 2,013 2,014 2,023 2,042 2,134 2,228 2,543 2,810 3,735
SNP George Gordon 27.01 1,841 1,843 1,849 1,861 1,920 2,005 2,259 2,529  
Conservative Iain McGill 17.31 1,180 1,184 1,187 1,188 1,199 1,225 1,453    
Liberal Democrats Sanne C Djikstra-Downie 14.45 985 987 989 995 1,033 1,155      
Scottish Green Kate Joester 5.06 341 343 360 373 410        
Independent John Loughton 4.36 297 303 307 323          
Solidarity Willie Black 1.17 80 80 84            
Scottish Socialist Robert Richard 1.0 53 54              
Independent James G MacLean 0.05 26                
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 21,560   Valid: 6,816   Spoilt: 70   Quota: 3,409   Turnout: 6,886


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  • A by-election arose following the resignation of Ian Murray after his election as an MP on 6 May 2010. The seat was held by Labour's Bill Cook on 9 September 2010.
Liberton/Gilmerton By-Election (9 September 2010)- 1 seat[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Labour Bill Cook 44.8 2,974
SNP Richard Lewis 20.8 1,382
Conservative Stephanie Murray 15.4 1,020
Liberal Democrats John Christopher Knox 10.9 722
Scottish Green Peter McColl 3.0 201
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox 2.5 169
Independent Mev Brown 1.9 128          
Pirate Philip Hunt 0.6 43          
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 23,912   Valid: 6,639   Spoilt: 65   Quota: 3,320   Turnout: 6,704


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  • A by-election arose following the resignation of SNP Cllr David Beckett on 9 June 2011. The seat was held by the SNP's Alasdair Rankin on 18 August 2011.
City Centre By-Election (18 August 2011)- 1 seat[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Conservative Iain McGill 24.2 837 904 1,043 1,110 1,264
SNP Alasdair Rankin 23.1 797 825 893 1,081 1,368
Labour Karen Doran 19.7 682 716 745 968  
Scottish Green Melanie Main 14.3 494 576 635    
Independent John Carson 11.4 394 402        
Liberal Democrats Alistair Hodgson 7.3 251          
SNP hold Swing
Electorate: 14,810   Valid: 3,455   Spoilt: 11   Quota: 1,728   Turnout: 3,466


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Changes since 2007 Election[edit]

  • †Forth Cllr Elaine Morris defected from the Liberal Democrats to the Scottish National Party on 21 July 2011.

See also[edit]

City of Edinburgh Council election, 2012

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Preceded by
City of Edinburgh Council election, 2003
City of Edinburgh Council elections Succeeded by
City of Edinburgh Council election, 2012