Scottish local Regional elections, 1994

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Scottish local Regional elections, 1994
Scotland
1992 ←
5 May 1994 (1994-05-05) → 1995

  First party Second party
  Alex Salmond (crop).JPG
Leader John Smith Alex Salmond
Party Labour SNP
Leader since 18 July 1992 22 September 1990
Seats won 220 73
Seat change Decrease3 Increase31
Percentage 41.8 26.8
Swing Decrease2.2% Increase5%

  Third party Fourth party
  Jim Wallace.jpg John Major 1996.jpg
Leader Jim Wallace John Major
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since 18 April 1992 28 November 1990
Seats won 60 31
Seat change Increase20 Decrease21
Percentage 12 13.7
Swing Increase4% Decrease5.5%

Scottish local Regional elections, 1994.svg

Colours denote the winning party with outright control

The last region Local elections were held in Scotland on 5 May 1994, as part of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. These were the last elections before the new 29 new mainland unitary authorities come into force, before the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 come into effect.

National results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 5 May 1994 Scottish council election results[1]
Parties votes % Seats
Labour 41.8 220
SNP 26.8 73
Conservative 13.7 31
Liberal Democrats 12 60
Independent 4.2 65
Other 1.5 4
Total 453
  • Turnout 45.1%
  • Change since last election -0.8%


Results by council area[edit]

Council 1990 result National control
(based on 1992 results)
1994 result Turnout Details
Borders Independent No overall control 42
Central Labour Labour 49.7
Dumfries and Galloway Independent No overall control 47.9
Fife Labour Labour 45.7
Grampian No overall control No overall control 41.6
Highland Independent Independent 45.3
Lothian Labour Labour 47.8
Orkney Independent Independent
Shetland Independent Independent
Strathclyde Labour Labour 44.4
Tayside No overall control Independent No overall control 45.5
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) Independent Independent Independent


Preceded by
Scottish District local elections, 1992
Scottish local elections Succeeded by
Scottish local elections, 1995

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Denver, David; Bochel, Hugh (Winter 2000), "The Forgotten Elections: The Scottish Council Elections of 1999", Scottish Affairs 30 

See also[edit]