1986 Highland Regional Council election

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The 1986 Highland Regional Council election to the Highland Regional Council was held on 8 May 1986 as part of the wider 1986 Scottish regional elections. The election saw Independents win control of 36 of the council's 52 seats.

Turnout was 42.1% in contested electoral districts. Only half of the regions electoral districts were contested.

Aggregate results[edit]

Highland Regional election, 1986[1]
Turnout: 42.1%
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 36 Decrease6 73.0 22,884 Increase2.1
  Labour 7 Increase2 14.4 4,510 Decrease0.3
  SNP 3 Increase1 6.4 1,993 Decrease3.1
  Liberal 3 Increase1 2.6 824 Decrease2.3
  Conservative 2 Increase1 2.2 700 Increase2.2
  Other parties 1 Increase1 1.3 422 Increase1.3

Ward results[edit]

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