2007 North Ayrshire Council election

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Elections to North Ayrshire 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 eight new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 30 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results[edit]

North Ayrshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 N/A N/A -8 40.0% 32.42 17,666
  SNP 8 N/A N/A +5 26.67% 29.51 16,081
  Independent 5 N/A N/A +3 16.67% 16.87 9,193
  Conservative 3 N/A N/A -2 10.0% 13.45 7,330
  Liberal Democrats 2 N/A N/A +2 6.67% 4.71 2,564
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A 0 0 2.07 1,127
  Socialist Labour 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0.49 265
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A 0 0 0.48 261

Ward results[edit]

North Ayrshire council election, 2007: Irvine West
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Matt Brown 2,247 31.6 1 1
Labour Ian Clarkson 1,710 24.0 2 1
Conservative Pat McPhee 799 11.2 4 7
Labour David O'Neill 776 10.9 3 7
Solidarity Jim Byrne 517 7.3
Labour John McKay 508 7.1
Liberal Democrats Iain Rubie Dale 453 6.4
Socialist Labour Bobby Cochrane 103 1.5
North Ayrshire council election, 2007: Irvine East
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Joan Sturgeon 2,293 32.4 1 1
Labour Tom Barr 1,302 18.4 2 4
Labour Jane Gorman 851 12.0
Labour John Moffat 850 12.0 3 7
Conservative Jane Belding 759 10.7
Liberal Democrats Ruby Kirkwood 543 7.7 4 7
Solidarity Danny McGregor 355 5.0
Scottish Socialist Denise Morton 117 1.7
North Ayrshire council election, 2007: Kilwinning
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP John Ferguson 1,749 27.0 1 1
Labour Margaret McDougall 1,033 16.0 2 4
Labour Ryan Oldfather 872 13.5 4 7
Conservative Gail Niven Allison 869 13.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Scott Chamberlain 713 11.0 3 7
Labour Donald J Reid 513 7.9
Independent Leanne Dorans 468 7.2
Solidarity Sandy Clarke 255 3.9
North Ayrshire council election, 2007: Saltcoats and Stevenston
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP William Gibson 1,629 22.4 1 1
Independent Ronnie McNicol 1,362 18.8 2 3
Labour David Munn 943 13.0 3 7
Labour Alan Munro 902 12.4 4 7
SNP Nan Wallace 691 9.5
Labour Sam Taylor 683 9.4
Conservative Stewart Ferguson 554 7.6
Independent Margaret Walsh 496 6.8
North Ayrshire council election, 2007: Ardrossan and Arran
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Margie Currie 1,439 19.3 2 4
SNP Tony Gurney 1,414 19.0 1 4
Labour Peter McNamara 1,007 13.5 3 7
Independent John Hunter 952 12.8 4 9
Conservative Gordon Allison 857 11.5
Labour Margaret Munn 829 11.1
SNP William McLaren 573 7.7
Independent Kenneth MacDougall 228 3.1
Scottish Socialist Nigel Hunter 144 1.9
North Ayrshire council election, 2007: Dalry and West Kilbride
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Elizabeth McLardy 1,637 29.0 1 1
Labour John Reid 1,176 20.7 2 6
SNP Catherine McMillan 1,084 19.1
Conservative Robert Barr 962 17.0 3 6
Conservative Ian Richardson 242 4.3
Independent David Park 213 3.8
Liberal Democrats Susan Clark 174 3.1
Socialist Labour Louise McDaid 162 2.9
North Ayrshire council election, 2007: Kilbirnie and Beith
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Craig Taylor 1,329 23.4 1 5
Labour John Bell 1,313 23.1 2 7
Independent Jean Highgate 947 16.7 3 7
Labour Donald Reid 849 15.0
Conservative John Smith 562 9.9
Independent John Johnstone 265 4.7
Liberal Democrats Jenny Hutton 188 3.3
Independent William Fyfe 116 2.0
Independent Iain Walker 106 1.9
North Ayrshire council election, 2007: North Coast and Cumbraes
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Alan Hill 2,357 30.2 1 1
Labour Alex Gallagher 1,549 19.8 2 2
Conservative Elisabethe Marshall 1,007 12.9 3 7
Conservative Tom Marshall 719 9.2
SNP Bobby Rae 715 9.2 4 7
Independent Ian Murdoch 587 7.5
Liberal Democrats Lewis Hutton 493 6.3
Independent Gerard Langan 377 4.8

Changes Since June 2007[edit]

  • †Robert Barr quit the Conservative Party on 24 June 2010 and now sits as an Independent

By-Elections since 3 May 2007[edit]

A by-election arose in the Kilbirnie and Beith Ward following the death of the Scottish National Party's Craig Taylor and Anthea Dickson held the seat for the SNP on 14 October 2008.

Kilbirnie and Beith by-election, 14 October 2008 - 1 seat[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
SNP Anthea Dickson 48.92 1,363 1,380 1,415
Labour Gordon McKay 33.70 939 956 972
Conservative Ted Nevill 11.56 322 324 342
Liberal Democrats Lewis Hutton 3.37 94 104  
Socialist Labour James McDaid 2.44 68    
SNP hold Swing
Electorate: 11,232   Valid: 2,786   Spoilt: 20   Quota: 1,394   Turnout: 2,806 (24.98%)

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A by-election arose in the Saltcoats and Stevenston Ward following the resignation of the Labour Party's David Munn and Jim Montgomorie held the seat for Labour on 25 August 2011.

Saltcoats and Stevenston by-election, 25 August 2011 - 1 seat[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Labour Jim Montgomerie 48.73 1,914 1,927 1,936 1,963 2,039
SNP Nan Wallace 33.25 1,306 1,311 1,326 1,363 1,425
Conservative Chris Barr 7.23 284 286 297 308 331
Scottish Senior Citizens Jimmy Miller 5.37 211 217 222 240  
Independent Gerard Pollock 2.90 114 117 123    
Liberal Democrats Gordon Bain 1.43 56 57      
Socialist Labour Louise McDaid 1.09 43        
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 11,039   Valid: 2,764   Spoilt: 42   Quota: 1,965   Turnout: 2,806 (25.42%)

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