2012 Clackmannanshire Council election

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2012 Clackmannanshire Council election

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All 18 seats to Clackmannanshire Council
10 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Gary Womersley Robert McGill Alastair Campbell
Party SNP Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Clackmannanshire Central Clackmannanshire North Clackmannanshire East
Last election 7 seats, 38.9% 8 seats, 44.4% 1 seat, 5.6%
Seats before 8 7 1
Seats won 8 8 1
Seat change - Increase1 -

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Archie Drummond John Shier Biggam
Party Independent Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Clackmannanshire North Clackmannanshire North defeated
Last election 1 seat, 5.6% 1 seat, 5.6%
Seats before 1 1
Seats won 1 0
Seat change - Decrease1

Council Leader before election

Gary Womersley
SNP

Council Leader after election

Gary Womersley
SNP

Elections to Clackmannanshire Council were held on 3 May 2012, the same day as the 31 other local authorities in Scotland. The election used the five wards created under the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, with 18 Councillors being elected. Each ward elected either 3 or 4 members, using the STV electoral system.

The election saw the Scottish National Party gain a seat and increase their vote share on the Council to have the same number of seats as Labour. The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party retained their single seat on the Council and there remains a single Independent. The Scottish Liberal Democrats were wiped out losing their single seat.

After the election a SNP minority administration was formed with the support of the Independent Councillor. The Conservatives abstained on the vote.

Election result[edit]

Clackmannanshire Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 8 0 0 0 44.44 46.05 6,963 +7.95
  Labour 8 1 - +1 44.44 38.12 5,764 +0.32
  Conservative 1 - - - 5.56% 9.88 1,494 -0.92
  Independent 1 1 1 - 5.56% 5.05 764 -1.85
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 0 0.89 136 -4.31

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes. The net gain/loss and percentage changes relate to the result of the previous Scottish local elections on 3 May 2007. This may differ from other published sources showing gain/loss relative to seats held at dissolution of Scotland's councils.

Ward results[edit]

Clackmannanshire West[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 2xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 2xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Clackmannanshire West - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour George Matchett (incumbent) 32.37% 1,037            
SNP Tina Murphy (incumbent) 21.63% 693            
Labour Jim Stalker 14.76% 473 781.2          
SNP Les Sharp 12.58% 403 409.7 416.9 422.9 443.1 474.5 767.1
SNP Janis Paterson (incumbent) 7.21% 231 247.4 260.9 298.2 325.3 362.4  
Conservative Bill Mason 7.21% 231 236.3 249.8 250.8 293.6    
Independent Eddie Carrick (incumbent) 4.24% 136 147.1 168.2 170.8      
Electorate: 7,807   Valid: 3,204   Spoilt: 58   Quota: 641   Turnout: 3,262 (41.04%)

Clackmannanshire North[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent gain one seat from Lib Dem
Clackmannanshire North - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SNP Donald Balsillie (incumbent) 20.09% 728              
Labour Robert McGill (incumbent) 18.3% 663 663.1 669.1 684.1 1,001.1      
SNP Walter McAdam (incumbent) 15.02% 544 545.8 559.8 568.8 573.8 600.9 603.9 1,055.4
Independent Archie Drummond 14.90% 540 540.1 587.2 664.2 683.2 743.3    
SNP May Atkinson 13.91% 504 506.7 525.7 535.7 546.7 567 570  
Labour Jacqueline McKay 9.69% 351 351 366 377        
Conservative Chris Dixon 4.33% 157 157 173          
Liberal Democrats John Shier Biggam (incumbent) 3.75% 136 136.1            
Electorate: -   Valid: 3,623   Spoilt: 102   Quota: 725   Turnout: 3,725 (%)

Clackmannanshire Central[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Clackmannanshire Central - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Labour Derek Stewart (incumbent) 37.37% 916          
SNP Gary Womersley (incumbent) 26.97% 661          
SNP Gaynor Hamilton 17.18% 421 438.5 479.5 493.8 522.7  
Labour Graham Watt 11.75% 288 547.7 549.7 556.4 583.1 751.9
Independent Brian Gerard Doyle 3.59% 88 91.9 92.9 118.3    
Conservative Kate Mason 3.14% 77 80.6 80.1      
Electorate: -   Valid: 2,451   Spoilt: 55   Quota: 613   Turnout: 2,506 (%)

Clackmannanshire South[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xIndependent; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain from Independent
Clackmannanshire South - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
SNP Craig Holden (incumbent) 32.15% 1,042    
Labour Janet Kerr Cadenhead (incumbent) 24.50% 794    
SNP Ellen Forson 21.47% 696    
Labour Kenneth Earle (incumbent) 15.33% 497 604.7 731.4
Conservative Alan Jamieson 6.54% 212 261.7 263.4
Electorate: -   Valid: 3,241   Spoilt: 99   Quota: 649   Turnout: 3,340 (%)

Clackmannanshire East[edit]

  • 2007: 1xCon; 1xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Clackmannanshire East - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Conservative Alastair Campbell (incumbent) 31.40% 817
SNP Irene Hamilton (incumbent) 30.01% 781
Labour Kathleen Martin 28.63% 745
SNP Helen Lewis 9.95% 259
Electorate: -   Valid: 2,602   Spoilt: 32   Quota: 651   Turnout: 2,634 (%)

References[edit]

http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/council/electionresults/?election=31

Changes since 2012[edit]

† On 11 September 2016 Clackmannanshire North Cllr Archie Drummond joined the SNP and ceased to be an Independent.[1]