Fife Council election, 2007

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

All 78 seats to Fife Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Alex Rowley Peter Grant Elizabeth Riches
Party Labour SNP Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat The Lochs Glenrothes West and Kinglassie Tay Bridgehead
Last election 36 seats 11 seats, 23 seats,
Seats before 36 11 23
Seats won 24 23
Seat change Decrease12 Increase12 Decrease2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Andrew Rodger Dave Dempsey
Party Independent Conservative
Leader's seat Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Last election {{{1}}} 2 seats,
Seats before 7 2
Seats won 5 5
Seat change Decrease2 Increase3

Council Leader before election

Anne McGovern
Labour

Council Leader after election

Peter Grant
SNP

Elections to Fife 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 23 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 78 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Scottish National Party and Scottish Liberal Democrats formed a collation to run the council for the next 5 years.

Election results[edit]

Fife Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 24 N\A N\A -11 30.8 28.7 39,982
  SNP 23 N\A N\A +11 29.5 27.8 38,764
  Liberal Democrats 21 N\A N\A -1 26.9 22.4 31,176
  Conservative 5 N\A N\A +3 6.4 10.6 14,783
  Scottish Green 0 N\A N\A ±0 0.0 1.4 1,929
  UKIP 0 N\A N\A ±0 0.0 0.5 702
  Health Concern 0 N\A N\A ±0 0.0 0.5 690
  Solidarity 0 N\A N\A ±0 0.0 0.3 393
  Scottish Socialist 0 N\A N\A ±0 0.0 0.3 365
  Independent 5 N\A N\A -2 6.4 7.6 10,542

Ward results[edit]

West Fife and Coastal Villages
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Bobby Clelland 1,826 23.0 1 1
Liberal Democrats Gerry McMullan 1,722 21.6 2 1
SNP Bill Walker 1,663 20.9 3 1
Independent William Ferguson 1,244 15.6 4 6
Labour Helen Law 896 11.3
Conservative Dennis Halligan 605 7.6
Dunfermline North
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Jim Burke 1,451 27.5 1 1
Labour Bill McCulloch 1,254 23.8 2 4
SNP David Mogg 1,236 23.4 3 6
Health Concern Gill Cunningham 690 13.0
Conservative Paul Callaghan 313 5.9
Labour Robert McGregor 272 5.2
Independent Jason McGilvray 59 11.2
Dunfermline Central
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Willie Sullivan 1,881 23.9 1 1
Liberal Democrats Jackie McKenna 1,774 22.6 2 1
SNP Lizz Mogg 1,574 20.0 3 1
Liberal Democrats Joe Rosiejak 1,488 19.0 4 2
Conservative Lisa Marie Callaghan 832 10.6
Scottish Green Graeme Allan 313 4.0
Dunfermline South
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Tony Martin 1,816 26.1 1 1
SNP Brian John Goodall 1,583 22.8 2 1
Labour Mike Rumney 1,446 20.8 3 1
Labour Bob Young 738 10.6
Liberal Democrats Dave Walker 627 9.0 4 6
Conservative Richard Jules Watt 515 7.4
Scottish Green Angela Dixon 231 3.3
Rosyth
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Douglas Chapman 1,672 32.1 1 1
Labour Pat Callaghan 1,579 30.3 2 1
Liberal Democrats Keith Legg 1,081 20.8 3 3
Labour Malcolm Macaulay 456 8.8
Conservative Richard McKell 415 8.0
Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Alice McGarry 2,172 29.5 1 1
Labour Bob Eadie 1,510 20.5 2 1
Liberal Democrats Dave Herbert 1,337 18.1 3 2
Conservative Dave Dempsey 1,291 17.5 4 4
Labour Jim Philp 512 6.9
Scottish Green Ian Sinclair 349 4.7
UKIP Chris Ashton 137 1.9
Scottish Socialist David Noble 60 0.8
The Lochs
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Willie Clarke 1,291 28.0 1 1
Labour Alex Rowley 961 20.9 3 6
SNP Ann Bain 957 20.8 2 6
Labour John Devine 818 17.8
Liberal Democrats Douglas McLellan 259 5.6
Conservative David Hicks 170 3.7
Solidarity Kate Stewart 81 1.8
Independent James Pate Ireland 72 1.6
Cowdenbeath
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour John Simpson 1,414 27.5 1 1
Independent Alex Maxwell 1,350 26.3 2 1
SNP Alistair John Bain 968 18.9 3 6
Labour Lesley McEwan 624 12.1
Independent Robert Arnott 384 7.5
Liberal Democrats Mary Hipwell 246 4.8
Conservative Keith Smith 148 2.9
Lochgelly and Cardenden
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Mark Hood 1,228 27.8 1 1
Labour Margot Doig 1,225 27.7 2 1
SNP Ian Chisholm 1,036 23.4 3 2
Independent Ernest McPherson 637 14.4
Conservative Graeme Whyte 137 3.1
Liberal Democrats Lesley Anne Burke 153 3.5
Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP George Kay 2,204 37.8 1 1
Labour Ron Edwards 1,344 23.0 2 2
Liberal Democrats Susan Leslie 910 15.6 3 5
Labour Collett Salvona 649 11.1
Conservative Jamie Potton 567 9.7
UKIP Peter Adams 164 2.8
Kirkcaldy North
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Carol Lindsay 1,632 29.1 1 1
Labour Neil Crooks 1,617 28.8 2 1
Labour David Ross 977 17.4 3 5
Liberal Democrats Les Soper 651 11.6
Conservative Peter Finnie 433 7.7
Independent Calum Addison Coulter 188 3.4
Solidarity Louise McLeary 109 1.9
Kirkcaldy Central
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP David Torrance 1,795 31.8 1 1
Labour Judy Hamilton 1,227 21.8 3 4
Liberal Democrats Alice Soper 1,075 19.1 2 4
Labour John G Mackenzie 965 17.1
Conservative Susan McCulloch 462 8.2
Solidarity Steve West 114 2.0
Kirkcaldy East
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP George Leslie†† 1,680 35.4 1 1
Labour Lawrence Brown 1,221 25.7 2 1
Labour Kay Carrington 773 16.3 3 5
Liberal Democrats Bob Forrester 572 12.1
Conservative Brian Mills 361 7.6
Scottish Socialist Karen McGregor 138 2.9
Glenrothes West and Kinglassie
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Peter Grant 1,835 28.4 1 1
Labour Betty Campbell 1,627 25.2 2 1
SNP Alf Patey 1,278 19.8 3 2
Labour Raymond Duguid 585 9.1 4 6
Conservative David Paterson Croll 384 5.9
Independent Bob Taylor 376 5.8
Liberal Democrats David Riches 369 5.7
Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Fiona Grant 1,807 26.8 1 1
SNP John Beare 1,613 23.9 2 1
Labour William Kay 1,354 20.0 3 2
Labour Kay Morrison 787 11.7 4 8
Conservative David Mole 504 7.5
Liberal Democrats Harry Wills 411 6.1
Independent Alex Lawson 164 2.4
Scottish Socialist Morag Balfour 114 1.7
UKIP Paul Smith 90 1.3
Glenrothes Central and Thornton
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Dave Cunningham 1,825 34.6 1 1
Labour Ian Crichton 1,325 25.1 2 1
SNP Ross Vettraino 707 13.4 3 6
Labour John Mowbray 564 10.7
Liberal Democrats Jane Kerr 301 5.7
Independent Vina Bullimore 279 5.3
Conservative Jamie Drew 269 5.1
Howe of Fife and Tay Coast
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Andrew Arbuckle 2,091 31.8 1 1
SNP David MacDiarmid 1,259 19.2 3 6
Conservative Andy Heer 1,143 17.4
Liberal Democrats Donald Lothian 924 14.1 2 6
Scottish Green Bruce Bennett 511 9.6
Labour Iain Miles 477 7.8
Solidarity Colin Cameron 89 1.4
Independent James Jeffrey Fretwell 75 1.1
Tay Bridgehead
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Tim Brett 1,489 25.8 1 1
Liberal Democrats Maggie Taylor 1,243 21.5 2 4
Conservative Ron Caird 1,191 20.6 3 5
SNP Alastair Cruickshank 1,173 20.3
Labour Nikolai Zhelev 494 8.5
UKIP Duncan Pickard 190 3.3
St Andrews
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Conservative Dorothea Morrison 1,478 22.1 1 1
Liberal Democrats Frances Melville 1,454 21.8 2 1
Liberal Democrats Bill Sangster 809 12.1 3 9
Liberal Democrats Robin Waterston 788 11.8 4 9
SNP John Docherty 775 11.6
Scottish Green Tess Darwin 525 7.9
Labour Zoe Smith 411 6.2
Independent Joe Peterson 153 2.3
Independent Maries Cassells 131 2.0
Independent Karen Hutchence 81 1.2
Independent Keith Griffiths 77 1.2
East Neuk and Landward
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Riches 1,696 31.1 1 1
Conservative Mike Scott-Hayward 1,515 27.8 2 1
SNP Margaret Wight 1,041 19.1
Liberal Democrats Donald MacGregor 816 15.0 3 4
Labour Reta Russell 387 7.1
Cupar
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Margaret Kennedy 1,511 24.8 1 2
Independent Bryan Poole 1,264 20.8 2 4
Conservative Roger Guy 1,154 18.9 3 4
SNP Noel Dolan 887 14.6
Liberal Democrats Loretta Mordi 887 14.6
Labour Jon Dodds 388 6.4
Leven, Kennoway and Largo
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP David Alexander 2,164 29.6 1 1
Labour Charles Haffey 1,676 22.9 2 1
Liberal Democrats Marilyn Whitehead 1,118 15.3 4 5
SNP Alistair Hunter 880 12.0 3 5
Conservative Bill Brooks 799 10.9
Labour Vincent Heneghan 578 7.9
UKIP Rab Hutchison 89 12.2
Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Andrew Rodger 2,114 33.7 1 1
Labour Tom Adams 1,456 23.2 2 1
SNP Arthur Robertson 712 11.3 3 11
SNP Stuart Macphail 647 10.3
Labour Jim Young 460 7.3 4 11
Independent John O'Brien 225 3.6
Independent Anne Marie Flack 195 3.1
Independent Ricky Jannetta 164 2.6
Liberal Democrats Lois Lothian 107 1.7
Conservative David Graham Stacey 97 1.5
Scottish Socialist Jim McLean 53 0.8
UKIP Kris Seunarine 32 0.5
Independent William Wallace 19 0.3

Changes Since 2007 Election[edit]

  • †East Neuk and Landward, Cllr Mike Scott-Hayward joined the United Kingdom Independence Party after leaving the Conservative Party
  • ††Kirkcaldy East, Cllr George Leslie quit the Scottish National Party and became an Independent

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Preceded by
Fife Council election 2003
Fife Council elections Succeeded by
Fife Council election, 2012