Scottish local Regional elections, 1990

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Scottish local Regional elections, 1990
Scotland
1988 ←
3 May 1990 (1990-05-03) → 1992

  First party Second party
  Neil Kinnock (1989).jpg Margaret Thatcher
Leader Neil Kinnock Margaret Thatcher
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 2 October 1983 11 February 1975
Seats won 223 52
Seat change - Decrease13
Percentage 44 19.2
Swing Increase0.1 Increase2.3

  Third party Fourth party
  David Steel
Leader Gordon Wilson Malcolm Bruce
Party SNP Liberal Democrats
Leader since 15 September 1979 3 March 1988
Seats won 42 40
Seat change Increase6 -
Percentage 21.8 8
Swing Increase3.6 Decrease7.1

Scottish local Regional elections, 1990.svg

Colours denote the winning party with outright control

The regional Local elections were held in Scotland on Thursday 3 May 1990, as part of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, and where the first test of public option about the Community Charge.

National results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1990 Scottish regional council election results[1]
Parties Votes Votes % +/- Wards Net
Gain/Loss
Labour 44 223
SNP 21.8 42
Conservative 19.2 52
Liberal Democrats 8 40
Independent 5 73
Scottish Green 2 0
Total 45.9%  ?? 524

Party performance[edit]

Results by council area[edit]

Council Labour Conservative Liberal & SDP SNP Other/IND Number of Wards Turnout Control
Borders 0 3(-1) 6 2(-1) 11(+5) 22 42.6% Independent hold
Central 22(-1) 5(+1) 6(+1) 0(-1) 1 34 49.1% Labour hold
Dumfries and Galloway 10+1 0 4-2 2 0 35 44.4% Independent hold
Fife 30(+1) 2(-2) 2(-1) 10(+2) 1 46 46.5% Labour hold
Grampian 19(+2) 10(-6) 14(+6) 11(-2) 3 57 41% No overall control gain from Conservatives
Highland 52 42.9% Independent Hold
Lothian 34(+2) 12(-1) 1 2(-1) 0 49 50.2% Labour Labour gain from NOC
Orkney 0 - - - 24 24  ??% Independent Hold
Shetland 4 (+1) - - - 21 (-1) 25  ??% Independent Hold
Strathclyde 89(+2) 5(-1) 1(-1) 5 2(+1) 103 45% Labour Hold
Tayside 18(-2) 14(+1) 10(+1) 2 0 46 47.8% No overall control Gain from Conservative
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) 0 - - - 30 30  ??% Independent Hold


Preceded by
Scottish District local elections, 1988
Scottish local elections Succeeded by
Scottish District local elections, 1992

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ McConnell, Alan (2004), Scottish Local Government, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-2005-0 

See also[edit]