Glasgow City Council election, 2007

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

All 79 seats to Glasgow City Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour SNP Liberal Democrats
Last election 71 seats, 47.7% 3 seats, 20.51% 3 seats, 7.58%
Seats won 45 22 5
Seat change Decrease26 Increase19 Increase2
First preferences 81,393 46,185 14,864
First preferences (%) 43.31 24.58 7.91
Swing (pp) Decrease4.35 Increase4.07 Increase0.33

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Scottish Green Conservative Solidarity
Last election New party 1 seat, 7.51% New party
Seats won 5 1 1
Seat change Increase5 Steady Increase1
First preferences 12,183 14,412 8,837
First preferences (%) 6.48 7.67 4.71
Swing (pp) Increase6.48 Increase0.16 Increase4.71

Glasgow New Wards.PNG

The 21 multi-member wards

Council Leader before election

Steven Purcell
Labour

Elected Council Leader

Steven Purcell
Labour

Elections to Glasgow City 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 21 new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward elected three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation.[1] The new wards replaced 79 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election. It also saw the election of Glasgow's first councillors for the Scottish Green Party and for Solidarity.

Election result[edit]

Glasgow City Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 45 0 26 –26 56.95 43.31 81,393
  SNP 22 19 0 +19 27.85 24.58 46,185
  Liberal Democrats 5 2 0 +2 6.33 7.91 14,864
  Scottish Green 5 5 0 +5 6.33 6.48 12,183
  Conservative 1 0 0 ±0 1.27 7.67 14,412
  Solidarity 1 1 0 +1 1.27 4.71 8,837
  Scottish Socialist 0 0 1 -1 0.00 2.46 4,631
  Scottish Unionist 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.07 2,020
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.45 840
  Christian Peoples 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.14 270
  Scottish Christian 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.07 137
  Nine Per Cent Growth 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.03 51
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.11 2,093

TOTAL VOTES CAST: 187,916

Ward results[edit]

Ward 1: Linn (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 2: Newlands/Auldburn (3 seats)[edit]

Ward 3: Greater Pollok (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 4: Craigton (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 5: Govan (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 6: Pollokshields (3 seats)[edit]

Ward 7: Langside (3 seats)[edit]

Ward 8: Southside Central (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 9: Calton (3 seats)[edit]

Ward 10: Anderston/City (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 11: Hillhead (4 seats)[edit]

N.B Neil Craig stood for the Nine Percent Growth Party rather than an independent.

Ward 12: Partick West (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 13: Garscadden/Scotstounhill (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 14: Drumchapel/Anniesland (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 15: Maryhill/Kelvin (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 16: Canal (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 17: Springburn (3 seats)[edit]

Ward 18: East Centre (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 19: Shettleston (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 20: Baillieston (4 seats)[edit]

Ward 21: North East (4 seats)[edit]

Changes Since 2007 Election[edit]

  • †On 20 December 2007, Craigton Cllr Ruth Black left Solidarity and joined the Labour Party. On 9 February 2012 she resigned from the party and became an Independent.
  • ††On 12 December 2008, Newlands/Auldburn Cllr Colin Deans left the Scottish National Party and joined the Labour Party. On 7 January 2009 he announced he would sit as an Independent and not join the Labour Party.
  • †††On 9 February 2010, Maryhill/Kelvin Cllr Alex Dingwall left the Scottish National Party and joined the Liberal Democrats.
  • ††††In March 2011, Greater Pollok Cllr William O'Rourke was suspended from the Labour Party. He was expelled on 6 February 2012 and is now an Independent.
  • †††††On 30 January 2012 Pollokshields Cllr Irfan Rabbani resigned from the Labour Party and joined the Scottish National Party.
  • ††††††On 2 February 2012 Govan Cllr Stephen Dornan resigned from the Labour Party and is now an Independent.
  • †††††††On 8 February 2012 Southside-Central Cllr Anne Marie Millar resigned from the Labour Party and is now an Independent.
  • ††††††††On 8 February 2012 Ballieston Cllr Andy Muir resigned from the Labour Party and is now an Independent.
  • †††††††††On 9 February 2012 Greater Pollok Cllr Tommy Morrison resigned from the Labour Party and is now an Independent.
  • ††††††††††On 14 March 2012 Govan Cllr Shaukat Butt resigned from the Labour Party and is now an Independent.
  • †††††††††††On 27 March 2012 Canal Cllr Ellen Hurcombe resigned from the Labour Party and is now an Independent.

By-Elections since 3 May 2007[edit]

  • On 18 September 2008 a by-election was held following the election of John Mason as a MP for Glasgow East on 25 July 2008. The by-election was won by the SNP's David Turner.
Ballieston By-Election (18 September 2008)- 1 Seat[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SNP David Turner 44.6 2,318 2,320 2,330 2,344 2,355 2,381 2,415 2,511 3,131
Labour Andy Muir 41.7 2,167 2,168 2,171 2,186 2,189 2,208 2,264 2,313  
Conservative John Anderson 5.0 259 272 273 274 304 310 340    
Liberal Democrats David Jackson 3.1 159 162 171 176 176 180      
Solidarity Tricia McLeish 1.4 74 76 80 96 105        
BNP Charles Baillie 1.4 73 79 81 81          
Scottish Socialist Daniel O'Donnell 1.1 58 58 61            
Scottish Green Moira Crawford 0.9 45 46              
Scottish Unionist Ian Dickie 0.8 43                
SNP hold Swing
Electorate: 23,202   Valid: 5,196   Spoilt: 65   Quota: 2,599   Turnout: 5,261 (22.7%)


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  • On 6 November 2008 a by-election was held following the death of Labour Cllr David Hay on 27 September 2008. The by-election was won by Labour's Andy Muir.††††††††
Baillieston By-Election (6 November 2008) - 1 Seat[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Andy Muir 46.8 2,257 2,260 2,263 2,286 2,335 2,383 3,124
SNP David Cassidy 42.1 2,027 2,037 2,046 2,074 2,116 2,193  
Conservative John Anderson 4.7 226 231 245 249 269    
Liberal Democrats David Jackson 2.9 142 146 146 154      
Scottish Socialist Daniel O'Donnell 1.8 88 93 97        
BNP Charles Baillie 1.0 46 46          
Scottish Green Moira Crawford 0.7 32            
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 23,131   Valid: 4,818   Spoilt: 58   Quota: 2,410   Turnout: 4,876 (21.0%)


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  • On 4 June 2009 a by-election was held following the resignation of SNP MSP Bill Kidd as a Councillor. The by-election was won by Labour's Anne McTaggart.
Drumchapel/Anniesland By-Election (4 June 2009) - 1 Seat[6]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Labour Anne McTaggart 48.4 2,584 2,593 2,613 2,651 2,689
SNP Martin J Docherty 28.3 1,509 1,530 1,573 1,651 1,698
Liberal Democrats Nathalie McKee 6.5 349 362 373 443 532
Conservative Richard Alan Sullivan 5.9 316 327 359 366  
Scottish Green Eileen Duke 5.1 270 284 295    
BNP John Robertson 3.3 177 186      
Independent James Trolland 2.4 129        
Labour gain from SNP Swing
Electorate: 20,141   Valid: 5,334   Spoilt: 84   Quota: 2,667   Turnout: 5,418 (26.9%)


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  • On 6 May 2010 a by-election was held following the resignation of Labour Councillor Stephen Purcell. The by-election was won by Labour's Christopher Hughes.
Drumchapel/Anniesland By-Election (6 May 2010)- 1 seat[7]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
Labour Christopher Hughes 56.3 5,710
SNP Frank Rankin 21.7 2,197
Liberal Democrats Paul McGarry 11.3 1,143
Conservative Richard Alan Sullivan 7.0 710
Scottish Green Larry Butler 3.7 375
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 19,951   Valid: 10,030   Spoilt: 239   Quota: 5,016   Turnout: 10,269 (51.47%)


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  • On 17 November 2011 a by-election was held following the death of SNP Councillor George Roberts. The seat was held by the SNP's Ken Andrew.
Hillhead By-Election (17 November 2011)- 1 Seat [2][8][9]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SNP Ken Andrew 32.75 1,026 1,027 1,030 1,079 1,174 1,386 1,851
Labour Martin McElroy 30.17 945 946 950 992 1,057 1,276  
Scottish Green Stuart Leckie 13.88 435 436 441 556 639    
Conservative Maya Forrest 11.87 372 374 384 441      
Liberal Democrats Ewan Hoyle 9.80 307 310 311        
UKIP Neil Craig 1.14 36 37          
Britannica Party Charles Baillie 0.35 11            
SNP hold Swing
Electorate: 23,243   Valid: 3,132   Spoilt: 40   Quota: 1,567   Turnout: 3,172


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References[edit]


Preceded by
Glasgow City Council election, 2003
Glasgow City Council elections Succeeded by
Glasgow City Council election, 2012