East Ayrshire Council election, 2007

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Elections to East Ayrshire Council were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using nine 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. The new wards replace 32 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results[edit]

East Ayrshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 N/A N/A -9 43.75 41.12 20,705 -8.09
  SNP 14 N/A N/A +6 43.75 39.21 19,744 +3.94
  Conservative 3 N/A N/A +2 9.38 12.80 6,446 +0.31
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.00 0.70 351 +0.70
  Scottish Green 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.00 0.49 245 +0.49
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.00 0.32 162 -0.86
  BNP 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.17 86 +0.02
  Independent 1 N/A N/A +1 3.13 5.19 2,614 +3.48

Ward results[edit]

Summary[edit]

e • d Results of the East Ayrshire Council election, 2007
by ward
Ward  % Cllrs  % Cllrs  % Cllrs  % Cllrs  % Cllrs Total
Cllrs
SNP Labour Conservative Others Independents
Annick 30.7 1 34.3 1 21.1 1 1.6 0 12.3 0 3
Kilmarnock North 55.7 2 26.7 1 15.8 0 1.9 0 - - 3
Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse 47.2 2 32.5 1 17.0 1 - - 3.3 0 4
Kilmarnock East and Hurlford 39.5 2 45.0 2 7.7 0 2.3 0 5.4 0 4
Kilmarnock South 44.7 2 47.7 1 5.9 0 1.7 0 - - 3
Irvine Valley 43.5 2 31.6 1 20.5 1 - - 4.3 0 4
Ballochmyle 29.1 1 51.7 3 9.2 0 4.2 0 5.8 0 4
Cumnock and New Cumnock 26.2 1 60.4 3 9.8 0 3.8 0 - - 4
Doon Valley 26.0 1 49.0 1 8.4 0 - - 16.6 1 3
Total 39.2 14 41.1 14 12.8 3 1.7 0 5.2 1 32

Annick (3 seats)[edit]

Annick
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP John MacKay 30.7 1,625          
Conservative Rose-Ann Cunninghame 21.1 1,117 1,163.31 1,194.64 1,401.05    
Labour John McGhee 17.2 909 945.86 958.34 1,087.05 1,102.61 1,840.45
Labour Jim O'Neil 17.1 905 928.71 938.64 1,077.08 1,085.93  
Independent Ann Hay 12.3 651 726.57 746.65      
BNP Thomas Sweeten 1.6 86 99.71        
Electorate: -   Valid: 5,293   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 1,324   Turnout: -

Kilmarnock North (3 seats)[edit]

Kilmarnock North
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2
SNP Willie Coffey 34.5 1,552  
Labour Maureen McKay 26.7 1,202  
SNP Helen Coffey 21.2 952 1,317.61
Conservative James Adams 15.8 709 720.80
Scottish Socialist Colin Rutherford 1.9 85 89.39
Electorate: -   Valid: 4,500   Spoilt: 88   Quota: 1,126   Turnout: -

Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse (4 seats)[edit]

Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Iain Linton 25.1 1,656          
SNP Douglas Reid 22.1 1,454          
Labour Robert Keohone 19.4 1,280 1,315.21 1,330.71      
Conservative Tom Cook 17.0 1,118 1,118.41 1,209.49 1,209.89 1,308.10 1,578.86
Labour Brian Reeves 13.1 866 901.82 917.23 925.71 978.60  
Independent Shirley-Anne Weir 3.3 220 263.35 280.99 281.31    
Electorate: -   Valid: 6,594   Spoilt: 182   Quota: 1,319   Turnout: -

Kilmarnock East and Hurlford (4 seats)[edit]

Kilmarnock East and Hurlford
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP John Campbell 20.0 1,300          
SNP Jim Buchannan 19.5 1,269 1,313        
Labour Drew McIntyre 15.9 1,031 1,039 1,039.82 1,077.89 1,141.02 1,555.40
Labour Gordon Cree 14.9 970 977 978.43 1,031.60 1,110.94 1,373.14
Labour Jim Raymond 14.2 924 947 947.60 974.72 1,014.90  
Conservative Ian Grant 7.7 502 505 506.50 574.82    
Independent John Weir 5.4 350 378 380.09      
Solidarity Gordon Walker 2.3 151          
Electorate: -   Valid: 6,497   Spoilt: 148   Quota: 1,300   Turnout: -

Kilmarnock South (3 seats)[edit]

Kilmarnock South
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Labour John Knapp 38.7 1,708          
SNP Hugh Ross 25.0 1,104 1,144.60        
SNP Jim Todd 19.7 870 894.71 926.84 954.79 1,018.15 1,272.69
Labour Ray Murray 9.0 398 800.47 801.94 825.63 901.88  
Conservative Tamzin Hobday 5.9 262 276.47 277.01 289.55    
Scottish Socialist Kevin McGreggor 1.7 77 91.12 91.60      
Electorate: -   Valid: 4,419   Spoilt: 131   Quota: 1,105   Turnout: -

Irvine Valley (4 seats)[edit]

Irvine Valley
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2
SNP Alan Brown 23.7 1,497  
Labour Stuart Finlayson 22.4 1,416  
Conservative Stephanie Young 20.5 1,293  
SNP Bobby McDill 19.8 1,251 1,421.69
Labour Isabella MacRae 9.2 580 592.66
Independent May Anderson 4.3 274 286.82
Electorate: -   Valid: 6,311   Spoilt: 135   Quota: 1,263   Turnout: -

Ballochmyle (4 seats)[edit]

Ballochmyle
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Eric Jackson 20.5 1,195            
SNP Jim Roberts 17.7 1,032 1,033.09 1,083.12 1,169.19      
Labour Neil McGhee 16.0 931 937.60 958.84 990.96 991.07 1,026.32 1,130.91
Labour Jimmy Kelly 15.2 883 895.76 924.17 976.20 976.28 1,044.44 1,146.33
SNP David Shankland 11.4 667 668.65 682.77 712.80 715.11 805.37  
Conservative Nick Martin 9.2 534 535.04 563.12 610.12 610.24    
Independent Gordon Ralton 5.8 340 340.29 379.34        
Scottish Green Brian Brodaley 4.2 245 246.21          
Electorate: -   Valid: 5,827   Spoilt: 182   Quota: 1,166   Turnout: -

Cumnock and New Cumnock (4 seats)[edit]

Cumnock and New Cumnock
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Eric Ross 24.4 1,297            
Labour Blly Crawford 18.1 961 1,059.74 1,088.89        
Labour Barney Menzies 17.9 950 1,026.38 1,049.99 1,066.08      
SNP Kathy Morrice 13.8 733 744.09 809.98 810.66 810.79 898.43 1,504.60
SNP Andrew Kent 12.4 661 664.40 696.94 698.22 698.28 815.81  
Conservative James Boswell 9.8 519 524.37 536.37 536.88 536.95    
Solidarity Jim Monaghan 3.8 200 205.90          
Electorate: -   Valid: 5,321   Spoilt: 154   Quota: 1,065   Turnout: -

Doon Valley (3 seats)[edit]

Doon Valley
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
SNP Drew Filson 26.0 1,221        
Labour Elaine Stewart 17.4 814 819.50 838.86 1,022.59  
Independent Jim Sutherland 16.6 779 790.28 915.44 1,036.23 1,089.06
Labour Elaine Dinwoodie 16.5 776 780.52 826.84 1,097.33 1,802.75
Labour Tommy Farrell 15.1 709 712.38 734.54    
Conservative Margaret Sword 8.4 392 396.17      
Electorate: -   Valid: 4,691   Spoilt: 96   Quota: 1,173   Turnout: -

By-elections 2007-12[edit]

  • On 11 December 2008 Labour's David Shaw won a by-election which arose following the resignation of his party colleague Eric Jackson on 24 September 2011
Ballochmyle by-election, 11 December 2008 - 1 seat[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Labour David Shaw 47.90 1,598 1,617 1,675
SNP Roseanne Savage 33.84 1,129 1,160 1,261
Conservative Janette MacAlpine 8.18 273 290 308
Solidarity Danny Masterton 7.28 243 248  
Liberal Democrats Ian Fraser 2.79 93    
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: -   Valid: 3,336   Spoilt: 29   Quota: 1,669   Turnout: 3,365 (29.19%)
  • On 1 October 2009 a by-election was held to fill the vacancy which arose following the death of Independent Cllr James Sutherland. Moira Pirrie won the by-election for Labour
Doon Valley by-election, 1 October 2009 - 1 seat[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
Labour Moira Pirrie 50.54 1,221
SNP John Bell 36.88 891
Conservative Nicholas Martin 7.28 176
Independent Yvonne Hamilton 3.48 84
Independent Robert Shennan 1.82 44
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Electorate: -   Valid: 2,416   Spoilt: 33   Quota: 1,209   Turnout: 2,449 (26.78%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ballochmyle (East Ayrshire) 11 December 2008". Alba.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 


Preceded by
East Ayrshire Council election, 2003
East Ayrshire Council elections Succeeded by
East Ayrshire Council election, 2012