East Dunbartonshire Council election, 2007

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Elections to East Dunbartonshire 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 8 new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004[1] each ward will elect three councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 24 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results[edit]

East Dunbartonshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 8 N\A N\A +8 33.3 18.2 9,146
  Labour 6 N\A N\A -1 25.0 25.9 13,025
  Conservative 5 N\A N\A +2 20.8 21.5 10,788
  Liberal Democrats 3 N\A N\A -9 12.5 17.9 9,001
  East Dunbartonshire Independent Alliance 2 N\A N\A +2 8.3 11.4 5,703
  Scottish Green 0 N\A N\A 0 0.0 2.4 1,191
  Scottish Socialist 0 N\A N\A 0 0.0 0.7 344
  Unionist 0 N\A N\A 0 0.0 0.2 114
  Independent 0 N\A N\A -2 0.0 1.8 896

Ward results[edit]

Milngavie[edit]

Milngavie
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SNP Jim Gibbons 20.1 1,310 1,327 1,388 1,475 1,581 1,637    
Conservative Bill Binks 18.8 1,230 1,234 1,277 1,305 1,372 1,436 1,436 1,742
Liberal Democrats Eric Gotts 18.8 1,226 1,229 1,257 1,304 1,951      
Labour Peter Ritchie 17.8 1,161 1,175 1,217 1,263 1,336 1,400 1,400  
Liberal Democrats Fiona Risk 14.1 919 924 962 1,051        
EDIA Pat Ryan 4.7 308 314            
Scottish Green Emma Sheppard 4.7 307 319 364          
Scottish Socialist Bill Newman 1.1 71              
Electorate:     Valid: 6,532   Spoilt: 61   Quota: 1,634   Turnout: 65.12%

Bearsden North[edit]

Bearsden North
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Conservative Amanda Stewart 33.3 2,383            
SNP Ian MacKay 18.9 1,354 1,428 1,444 1,472 1,546 1,637 1,868
Labour Ali Syed 15.1 1,082 1,138 1,147 1,163 1,221 1,340  
Liberal Democrats Duncan Cumming 13.7 981 1,074 1,078 1,114 1,233 1,788 2,218
Liberal Democrats Ashay Ghai 11.4 818 875 881 894 963    
Scottish Green Stuart Callison 4.8 344 393 411 459      
Independent Dennis Brogan 132 199 203        
Scottish Socialist Neil Scott 1.0 70 73          
Electorate:     Valid: 7,164   Spoilt: 56   Quota: 1,792   Turnout: 67.49%

Bearsden South[edit]

Bearsden South
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Conservative Simon Hutchison 24.4 1,654 1,677 1,794        
Labour Manjinder Shergill 19.3 1,305 1,357 1,386 1,394 1,473 1,486  
SNP Graeme Douglas 19.1 1,294 1,352 1,432 1,446 1,521 1,531 1,938
Liberal Democrats Vaughan Moody 16.1 1,094 1,172 1,218 1,239 1,741    
Liberal Democrats John Morrison 10.3 695 733 786 795      
Independent Garry McKendrick 5.7 387 421          
Scottish Green Scott Ferguson 5.1 349            
Electorate:     Valid: 6,778   Spoilt: 59   Quota: 1,695   Turnout: 66.15%

Campsie and Kirkintilloch North[edit]

Campsie and Kirkintilloch North
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
EDIA Charles Kennedy 48.6 2,609          
Labour John Dempsey 17.7 950 1,179 1,383      
SNP David Ritchie 13.1 704 890 911 917 990 1,337
Liberal Democrats Cathy McInnes 9.6 515 639 667 675 826  
Conservative Catherine Brown 6.2 333 436 447 450    
Labour Alex Wingate 4.8 255 350        
Electorate:     Valid: 5,366   Spoilt: 68   Quota: 1,342   Turnout: 62.68%

Bishopbriggs North and Torrance[edit]

Bishopbriggs North and Torrance
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Conservative Billy Hendry 33.7 2,370            
Labour Una Walker 27.0 1,899            
SNP Anne McNair 17.6 1,242 1,333 1,352 1,364 1,400 1,551 2,003
Liberal Democrats Margaret McNaughton 13.2 927 1,017 1,047 1,059 1,095 1,231  
EDIA Jim Gilmour 5.4 379 463 477 499 593    
Independent Bernard Mills 2.5 176 218 228 245      
Scottish Unionist Diane McDougall 0.6 44 100 103        
Electorate:     Valid: 7,037   Spoilt: 51   Quota: 1,760   Turnout: 65.79%

Bishopbriggs South[edit]

Bishopbriggs South
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Alex Hannah 27.7 1,505            
SNP Gordon Low 20.1 1,095 1,105 1,114 1,264 1,430    
Conservative Alan Brown 14.1 767 774 805 897 1,060 1,073  
Labour Michael O'Donnell 14.0 761 845 848 942 1,117 1,135 1,399
EDIA Donald MacDonald 12.1 656 666 673 771      
Liberal Democrats Tom Dibble 10.8 586 595 600        
Scottish Unionist Derek Doughty 1.3 70 71          
Electorate:     Valid: 5,440   Spoilt: 99   Quota: 1,361   Turnout: 58.50%

Lenzie and Kirkintilloch South[edit]

Lenzie and Kirkintilloch South
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Labour Rhondda Geekie 28.8 1,937                
Conservative Anne Jarvis 26.3 1,772                
SNP Gillian Renwick 16.8 1,128 1,163 1,174 1,201 1,233 1,282 1,325 1,477 1,838
Liberal Democrats Gordon MacDonald 10.1 681 717 731 741 764 800 1,032 1,139  
EDIA Ken Selbie 6.5 435 454 464 473 538 575 592    
Liberal Democrats Margaret Morris 4.1 277 290 299 305 318 359      
Independent James Barker 3.0 201 221 229 239          
Scottish Green Isabel Park 2.8 191 210 216 241 261        
Scottish Socialist Moira Brown 1.5 103 118 120            
Electorate:     Valid: 6,725   Spoilt: 87   Quota: 1,682   Turnout: 64.08%

Kirkintilloch East and Twechar[edit]

Kirkintilloch East and Twechar
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Stewart MacDonald 28.7 1,487            
EDIA Jack Young 25.4 1,316            
SNP John Jamieson 19.7 1,019 1,029 1,033 1,064 1,114 1,241 1,464
Labour Alan Moir 13.4 693 828 832 859 886 953  
Liberal Democrats Rod Ackland 5.4 282 288 289 298 373    
Conservative Alison Lothian 5.4 279 281 283 285      
Scottish Socialist Willie Telfer 1.9 100 103 104        
Electorate:     Valid: 5,176   Spoilt: 85   Quota: 1,295   Turnout: 55.18%

Changes since 2007 Election[edit]

  • †On 10 July 2011, Bearsden North Cllr Duncan Cumming resigned from the Liberal Democrats and now sits as an Independent.

By-elections since 2007 Election[edit]

  • A by-election was held to fill the vacancy which arose with the death of Labour Cllr Alex Hannah on 12 April 2009. The seat was held by Labour's Alex Moir on 4 June 2009
Bishopbriggs South By-election (4 June 2009)- 1 Seat[2]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Labour Alex Moir 39.2 1,401 1,401 1,401 1,401
SNP David Turner 23.4 837 837 837 837
Liberal Democrats David Jackson 20.6 736 736 736 736
Conservative John Anderson 14.0 500 500 500 500
Scottish Socialist Daniel O'Donnell 2.7 96 96    
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 23,202   Valid: 5,196   Spoilt: 65   Quota: 2,599   Turnout: 5,261 (22.7%)
  • A by-election was held to fill the vacancy which arose following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Simon Hutchison on 29 October 2009. The seat was won by the Liberal Democrats Ashay Ghai on 10 December 2009.
Bearsden South By-election (10 December 2009)- 1 Seat[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Conservative Rachel Higgins 33.4 1,261 1,306 1,499
Liberal Democrats Ashay Ghai 29.4 1,110 1,381 1,770
SNP Fiona McLeod 20.7 783 972  
Labour Manjinder Shergill 16.6 626    
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Electorate: 10,850   Valid: 3,780   Spoilt: 150   Quota: 1,891   Turnout: 3,930(36.22%)

References[edit]


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