Scottish District local elections, 1974

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There were elections for the Scottish district councils in 1974, for both the new regional and district councils, between the two United Kingdom general elections of February and October in that same year.

These were the first elections held to the 53 district councils established by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The Labour Party did reasonably well and the Scottish National Party (SNP) did not. The councillors acted as "shadow" councils until May 1975, when the Monarchy of the United Kingdom approved by Royal Assent the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.[1]

National results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1974 Scottish District local council election results[2]
Parties Votes Votes % Wards
Labour 38.4
Conservative 26.8
SNP 12.4
Liberal 5.0
Independent/Other 17.5
e • d Summary of the 1974 Scottish local regional election results[2]
Parties Votes Votes % Wards
Labour 38.5
Conservative 28.6
SNP 12.6
Liberal 5.1
Independent/Other 15.3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Faux, Ronald (5 May 1977). "SNP seizes 107 seats". The Times. pp. 1, 4. 
  2. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2013). Local Elections in Britain. Routledge. pp. Table 7.5.