2012 Fife Council election

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2012 Fife Council election

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All 78 seats to Fife Council
40 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Alex Rowley Peter Grant Elizabeth Riches
Party Labour SNP Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat The Lochs Glenrothes West and Kinglassie East Neuk and Largoward
Last election 24 seats, 30.8% 23 seats, 29.5% 21 seats, 26.9%
Seats before 24 22 21
Seats won 35 26 10
Seat change Increase11 Increase3 Decrease11

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Andrew Rodger Dave Dempsey
Party Independent Conservative
Leader's seat Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Last election 5 seats, 6.4% 5 seats, 6.4%
Seats before 6 4
Seats won 4 3
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease2

Fife Council election, 2012.svg
Map of council wards

Council Leader before election

Peter Grant
SNP

Council Leader after election

Alex Rowley
Labour

Elections to Fife Council were held on 3 May 2012, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections. The election used the 23 wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, with each ward electing three or four Councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation, with 78 Councillors elected.

The biggest benefactors were the Labour party who regained the 11 seats they had lost in the 2007 Local Elections thus increase its share to remain the largest party. Scottish Liberal Democrats lost over half their seats, with labour picking up most of the seats, while the Scottish National Party increased their representation by 3 seats and remained in second place on the authority. Most of their gains were in the wards of the Fife North East constituency where they had previously only had a single seat. The Independents lost a seat while the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party lost 2 seats. The UK Independence Party lost its only Scottish Councillor who had defected from the Conservatives in 2008.

Following the election the Labour Party formed a minority administration with the support of the Independents and the Conservative Party. This replaced the previous SNP - Lib Dem coalition administration.

Election results[edit]

Fife Local Election Result 2012[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 35 11 0 11 44.87 38.5 41,122 +9.8
  SNP 26 4 1 3 33.33 31.1 33,205 +3.3
  Liberal Democrats 10 0 11 -11 12.82 13.1 14,015 -9.3
  Independent 4 0 1 -1 5.13 6.2 6,582 -1.4
  Conservative 3 1 3 -2 3.85 7.8 8,382 -3.2
  Scottish Senior Citizens 0 - - - - 1.4 1,466 +1.4
  Scottish Green 0 - - - - 1.0 1,030 -0.4
  UKIP 0 - - - - 0.9 986 +0.4
  Monster Raving Loony 0 - - - - 0.1 67 +0.1

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]

Obelisks () indicate changes since the election, and link to further details.

West Fife and Coastal Villages[edit]

  • 2007: 1xLab; 1xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
West Fife and Coastal Villages - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Labour Bobby Clelland (incumbent) 30.65 1,933              
SNP Kate Stewart 15.73 992 1,020.8 1,035.8 1,055.3 1,077.8 1,597.3    
Labour Alice Callaghan 14.11 890 1,420.1            
Independent William Ferguson (incumbent) 11.46 723 749.4 771.6 810.1 956.8 975.2 1,053.8 1,394.8
Liberal Democrats Gerry McMullan (incumbent) 9.59 605 618.5 631.1 646.2 859.5 871.6 916  
SNP Len Woods 8.77 553 565.8 569.7 576.2 590.1      
Conservative Bruce Holborn 8.01 505 511.9 516.6 531.1        
Scottish Senior Citizens Charlie Ross 1.68 106 114.7 128.2          
Electorate: 14,331   Valid: 6,307   Spoilt: 81   Quota: 863   Turnout: 6,385 (44.01%)

Dunfermline North[edit]

  • 2007: 1xLib Dem; 1xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Dunfermline North - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
SNP David Mogg (incumbent) 11 31.55 1,204      
Labour Helen Law 26.13 997      
Labour William Campbell 23.17 884 913.3 949.4 988.2
Liberal Democrats James Calder 13.57 518 570.9 572.8 722.3
Conservative Graeme Whyte 6.63 253 269.9 270.7  
Electorate: 10,162   Valid: 3,816   Spoilt: 54   Quota: 955   Turnout: 3,862 (37.55%)

Dunfermline Central[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Dunfermline Central - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Jim Leishman 27.96 1,608            
Liberal Democrats Joe Rosiejak (incumbent) 17.88 1,028 1,072.3 1,243.2        
SNP Neale Hanvey 17.32 996 1,019.9 1,032.2 1,037.9 1,110.2 1,117.5 1,626.1
Labour Bob Young 12.99 747 1,038.3 1,070.9 1,087.9 1,216.8    
SNP Lizz Mogg (incumbent) 9.2 529 557.4 570.9 582.2 641.2 648.2  
Independent Jim Gallagher 7.34 422 445.3 541.3 564.8      
Conservative David Ross 7.32 421 431.2          
Electorate: 14,864   Valid: 5,751   Spoilt: 64   Quota: 1,151   Turnout: 5,815 (38.69%)

Dunfermline South[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Dunfermline South - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Mike Rumney (incumbent) 02 22.02 1,271            
Labour Cara Hilton 07 20.69 1,194            
Liberal Democrats Tony Martin (incumbent) 20.62 1,190            
SNP Brian Goodall (incumbent) 17.54 1,012 1,025.4 1,029.4 1,034.7 1,081.1 1,144.5 1,681.1
SNP Fay Sinclair 9.15 528 540.3 544.6 548.4 584.9 609.2  
Conservative Margaret Reid Fairgrieve 6.41 370 374.9 377.4 385.3 420.8    
Scottish Green Angela Dixon 3.57 206 220.7 227.7 232.8      
Electorate: 15,927   Valid: 5,771   Spoilt: 64   Quota: 1,155   Turnout: 5,829 (36.60%)

Rosyth[edit]

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Rosyth - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SNP Douglas Chapman (incumbent) 10 27.84 1,076            
Labour Pat Callaghan (incumbent) 27.14 1,049            
Labour Mike Shirkie 20.54 794 798.1 865 881.6 896.5 930.9 1,044.9
SNP Simon Tate 7.92 306 396.5 398.2 404.6 415.3 433.2 510.3
Liberal Democrats Audrey Dunsmore 7.12 275 279.2 283.1 287.1 305.3 411.4  
Conservative Ian Dempsey 5.77 223 224.8 225.9 227.9 260.9    
UKIP Alastair MacIntyre 2.61 101 103.2 104.6 110.6      
Independent Jason McGilvray 1.06 41 41.9 42.7        
Electorate: 10,875   Valid: 3,865   Spoilt: 54   Quota: 967   Turnout: 3,924 (35.54%)

Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay[edit]

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Alice McGarry (incumbent) 25.56 1,377          
Labour Lesley Laird 17.82 960 978.7 991.1 1,060.5 1,061.6 1,197.8
Labour Gavin Yates 16.28 877 888.7 899.2 1,025.2 1,026.3 1,241.3
Conservative Dave Dempsey (incumbent) 15.44 832 843.1 930.7 1,085.2    
SNP Helen Todd 12.29 662 891.5 918.6 1,000.8 1,001.8  
Liberal Democrats Dave Walker * 9.23 497 506.3 522.6      
UKIP Mike Arthur 3.38 182 185.5        
Electorate: 13,311   Valid: 5,387   Spoilt: 54   Quota: 1,078   Turnout: 5,441 (40.47%)
  • = Outgoing Councillor from a different Ward.

The Lochs[edit]

  • 2007: 1xIndependent; 1xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 1xLab; 1xIndependent; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
The Lochs - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Labour Alex Rowley (incumbent) 03 37.04 1,380          
Independent William L. Clarke (incumbent) 12 27.51 1,025          
SNP Ann Bain (incumbent) 19.0 708 754.7 769.6 783.5 868.6 1,036.1
Labour Caron Hughes 9.37 349 621.4 669.5 682.3 734.6  
Independent Susan Archibald 4.43 165 214.7 221.7 265.9    
Conservative Sheila Emmerson 2.66 99 104.5 105.8      
Electorate: 9,968   Valid: 3,726   Spoilt: 55   Quota: 932   Turnout: 3,781 (37.38%)

Cowdenbeath[edit]

  • 2007: 1xLab; 1xIndependent; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Independent
Cowdenbeath - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2
Labour Peter Lockhart 35.32 1,309  
Labour Jayne Baxter 04 30.14 1,117  
SNP Alistair Bain (incumbent) 24.15 895 959.2
SNP Darren Tod 4.86 180 197.5
Conservative Alistair Harvey 3.40 126 142.9
Liberal Democrats Elaine Walker 2.13 79 114
Electorate: 10,742   Valid: 3,706   Spoilt: 61   Quota: 927   Turnout: 3,767 (34.50%)

Lochgelly and Cardenden[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Lochgelly and Cardenden - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Labour Linda Erskine 35.07 1,210        
Labour Mark Hood (incumbent) 31.94 1,102        
SNP Ian Chisholm (incumbent) 20.84 719 763.4 794.9 814.8 1,130.9
SNP Andrew Lonie 8.67 299 344.9 375.7 406  
Conservative James Reekie 3.48 120 143.8 159.2    
Electorate: 9,826   Valid: 3,450   Spoilt: 81   Quota: 863   Turnout: 3,531 (35.11%)

Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy[edit]

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 1xLab; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Labour Peter George 27.85 1,331                
SNP George Kay (incumbent) 25.44 1,216                
Liberal Democrats Susan Leslie (incumbent) 15.46 739 746.6 748.7 758.7 782.1 830.8 954.2 1,043.4 1,207.5
Labour Richard Perry 9.83 470 573.4 574.4 583.9 607.1 636.6 657.7 749.7  
SNP Sally Walsh 7.89 377 380.9 395.2 406.5 421.6 446.9 464.1    
Conservative Norman Morrison 5.31 254 255.3 255.6 261.7 274.9 334.4      
UKIP Peter Adams 4.46 213 215.3 215.7 220.7 246.9        
Scottish Senior Citizens Anne Whyte 2.36 113 116.5 116.9 132.1          
Monster Raving Loony Louche Lord Lancaster 1.40 67 68.5 68.9            
Electorate: 11,474   Valid: 4,780   Spoilt: 40   Quota: 1,196   Turnout: 4,820 (41.66%)

Kirkcaldy North[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Kirkcaldy North - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Neil Crooks (incumbent) 39.38 1,739            
Labour David Ross (incumbent) 19.11 844 1,339.8          
SNP Carol Lindsay (incumbent) 18.03 796 829.5 855.5 880.9 890.6 938.7 1,507.6
SNP Randall Foggie 12.55 554 588.6 607.9 617.4 626.1 676.7  
Scottish Senior Citizens Janette Hamilton 4.87 215 242.3 292.1 322.5 407.6    
Conservative Mark Hamid 3.71 164 168.4 174.2 201.9      
Liberal Democrats John Mainland 2.36 104 111.7 133.6        
Electorate: 11,935   Valid: 4,416   Spoilt: 82   Quota: 1,105   Turnout: 4,498 (37.0%)

Kirkcaldy Central[edit]

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Kirkcaldy Central - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Labour Judy Hamilton (incumbent) 36.55 1,534        
SNP Stuart Macphail 20.75 871 906.3 922.9 1,340.9  
Labour Kenny Selbie 13.70 575 948.2 988.3 1,016.1 1,084.3
SNP Iain Wallace 11.65 489 496.6 510.9    
Liberal Democrats Alice Soper (incumbent) 10.08 423 440.4 566.6 592.9
Conservative Dorothy Ross 7.27 305 313.5      
Electorate: 11,565   Valid: 4,197   Spoilt: 65   Quota: 1,050   Turnout: 4,262 (36.29%)

Kirkcaldy East[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Kirkcaldy East
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Lawrence Brown (incumbent) 29.90 1,111            
Labour Kay Carrington (incumbent) 14 20.05 745 900.9 926.1 963.3      
SNP Arthur Morrison 05 19.97 742 746.7 763.1 790.2 795.2 838.6 1,409.6
SNP Frank Wallace 16.42 610 613.1 620.3 651.4 654.3 675.5  
Conservative Edgar Cook 6.03 224 226.4 251.8 295.9 299.1    
Scottish Senior Citizens Mike Parker 4.84 180 182.1 195.3        
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 2.80 104 106.1          
Electorate: 10,749   Valid: 3,716   Spoilt: 60   Quota: 930   Turnout: 3,776 (34.57%)

Glenrothes West and Kinglassie[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Glenrothes West and Kinglassie - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Labour Betty Campbell (incumbent) 06 27.49 1,424              
SNP Peter Grant (incumbent) 09 18.17 941 948.9 958.2 959.2 966.5 975.5 1,018.8 1,263.2
SNP Bill Brown 08 17.57 910 921.9 931.2 932.5 945.7 956 972.4 1,064.7
Labour Altany Craig 13.67 708 1,034.9 1,051.5          
SNP Craig Walker 6.74 349 350.4 351.4 351.6 353.9 356.9 368.9  
Scottish Senior Citizens Claire Dawson 5.23 271 283.2 291.8 294.5 310.1 371 478.1 488.6
Independent Robert James Taylor 3.71 192 196.3 202.3 203.2 290.5 318.8    
Conservative Patricia Irvine 2.99 155 156.9 169.2 169.5 170.8      
Independent Ian Robertson 2.84 147 149.9 158.3 159.3        
Liberal Democrats Cathy Adamson 1.60 83 85.2            
Electorate: 13,711   Valid: 5,180   Spoilt: 75   Quota: 1,037   Turnout: 5,255 (37.78%)

Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour William Kay (incumbent) 01 23.48 1,253            
SNP Fiona Grant (incumbent) 22.35 1,193            
SNP John Beare (incumbent) 17.73 946 949.8 1,021.6 1,024 1,031.2 1,060.5 1,106.7
Labour Kay Morrison (incumbent) 17.43 930 1,090.8          
SNP Steven Marwick 7.44 397 399.1 430.9 432.1 437.5 465.3 496.2
Conservative Allan David Stewart Smith 5.81 310 312.8 315.5 316.8 344.8 411.8  
Scottish Senior Citizens Jim Parker 4.23 226 231.6 238 243 265.8    
Liberal Democrats Michael Steel 1.54 82 83.9 84.9 86.5      
Electorate: 14,278   Valid: 5,337   Spoilt: 57   Quota: 1,068   Turnout: 5,394 (37.38%)

Glenrothes Central and Thornton[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from SNP
Glenrothes Central and Thornton - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SNP Ross Vettraino (incumbent) 29.66 1,197            
Labour Ian Crichton (incumbent) 26.04 1,051            
Labour Ian Sloane 20.64 833 847.5 881.7 897.1 928.1 1,008.7 1,203.6
SNP Vikki Wilton 14.17 572 728.1 729.4 736.7 759.3 799.5  
Scottish Senior Citizens Jim Benvie 4.22 172 177.5 179.1 192.5 245.7    
Conservative Brian Mills 3.87 156 157.4 157.8 168.9      
Liberal Democrats Jane Kerr 1.36 55 55.8 56.3        
Electorate: 10,797   Valid: 4,036   Spoilt: 76   Quota: 1,010   Turnout: 4,112 (37.38%)

Howe of Fife and Tay Coast[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 1xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2007-2012 Change: Con gain one seat from Lib Dem
Howe of Fife and Tay Coast - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Liberal Democrats Donald Lothian (incumbent) 28.75 1,367            
SNP David MacDiarmid (incumbent) 24.37 1,159 1,175 1,203.7        
Conservative Andy Heer 16.38 779 795 866.8 867.2 896.1 960.2 1,148.7
Labour Iain Miles 10.79 513 521.9 575.6 576.3 626.5 787.1  
Scottish Green Neil Stoddart 8.14 387 396.4 461.6 462.3 579.7    
SNP Colin Reid 7.13 339 341.3 361.2 372.6      
Liberal Democrats Harry Wills 4.44 211 323.4          
Electorate: 11,781   Valid: 4,755   Spoilt: 56   Quota: 1,189   Turnout: 4,811 (40.36%)

Tay Bridgehead[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Con
Tay Bridgehead - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
SNP Bill Connor 25.41 1,214      
Liberal Democrats Tim Brett (incumbent) 24.74 1,182 1,185.3 1,369.4  
Liberal Democrats Margaret Taylor (incumbent) 20.80 994 997.1 1,146.3 1,287.3
Labour Jane O'Neill 16.70 798 802.8 870.2 886.9
Conservative Andrew MacQueen 12.35 590 591.1    
Electorate: 10,959   Valid: 4,778   Spoilt: 17   Quota: 1,195   Turnout: 4,795 (43.60%)

St. Andrews[edit]

  • 2007: 3xLib Dem; 1xCon
  • 2012: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP and Lab each gain one seat from Lib Dem
St. Andrews
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Conservative Dorothea Morrison (incumbent) 17.43 769 796 820 843 889      
SNP Keith McCartney 15.64 690 706 725 806 838 867.1 867.4 979.3
Liberal Democrats Frances Melville (incumbent) 14.53 641 665 772 858 1,189      
Labour Brian Thomson 13.60 600 629 647 742 776 828.8 829.2 951.2
Scottish Green Benjamin Bridgman 9.91 437 453 464          
Independent Murdo MacDonald 8.37 369 453 475 534 569 624.3 626.1  
Liberal Democrats Robin Waterston (incumbent) 7.96 351 381 466 518        
Liberal Democrats Bill Sangster (incumbent) 6.76 298 311            
Independent Henry Paul 5.80 256              
Electorate: 14,331   Valid: 4,411   Spoilt: 32   Quota: 883   Turnout: 4,443 (30.78%)

East Neuk and Landward[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from UKIP
East Neuk and Landward - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Riches (incumbent) 26.94 1,066          
SNP John Docherty 24.36 964 970.5 1,068.3      
Liberal Democrats Donald MacGregor (incumbent) 13.29 526 576.8 678.2 699.4 825.2 1,098.1
Conservative Tom Waterton-Smith 13.70 542 545.3 561.4 566.4 735.8  
UKIP Mike Scott-Hayward (incumbent) 11.27 446 452.4 504.6 518.5    
Labour Mary Cairns 10.44 413 416.4        
Electorate: 10,249   Valid: 3,957   Spoilt: 22   Quota: 990   Turnout: 3,979 (38.61%)

Cupar[edit]

  • 2007: 1xLib Dem; 1xIndependent; 1xCon
  • 2012: 1xIndependent; 1xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Con
Cupar - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Independent Bryan Poole (incumbent) 34.52 1,556        
Liberal Democrats Margaret Kennedy (incumbent) 21.19 955 1,110.5 1,255.4    
SNP Karen Marjoram 19.92 898 972.9 1,084.2 1,117.8 1,318.9
Conservative Roger Guy (incumbent) 16.04 723 801.3 836.2 883.8  
Labour Freida Loughlan 8.32 375 431.2      
Electorate: 11,170   Valid: 4,507   Spoilt: 36   Quota: 1,127   Turnout: 4,543 (40.35%)

Leven, Kennoway and Largo[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xLab; 2xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Leven, Kennoway and Largo - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SNP David Alexander (incumbent) 23.40 1,383              
Labour Charles Haffey (incumbent) 19.08 1,128 1,136.5 1,150.5 1,170.7 1,254.1      
Labour Tom Adams 16.21 958 963.6 967.2 990.4 1,056.1 1,115.3 1,123.3 1,287.7
SNP Alistair Hunter (incumbent) 13 12.59 744 856.9 1,149.1 1,177.3 1,239.7      
Liberal Democrats Christopher Trotter 9.96 589 592.3 602.5 747 843.6 846.1 851.8  
Scottish Senior Citizens Joe Cochrane 6.92 409 417.9 427.1 503.8        
Conservative Dave Mole 6.80 402 404.3 407.3          
SNP Alistair Suttie 5.04 298 347.7            
Electorate: 14,903   Valid: 5,911   Spoilt: 36   Quota: 1,183   Turnout: 6,006 (40.30%)

Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xIndependent; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xIndependent; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Labour David Graham 28.2 1,430                
Independent Andrew Rodger (incumbent) 25.79 1,307                
SNP John O'Brien 16.38 830 859.7 902 902.9 907.1 915.2 915.6 967.3 1,394.5
Labour Jim Young (incumbent) 14.45 732 1,024.6              
SNP Arthur Robertson (incumbent) 9.67 490 499.3 532.3 533 534 538.2 544 565.9  
Independent Ricky Jannetta 3.02 153 178 253.6 255 261.3 276.6 300.3    
Conservative Keith Stanley Smith 1.18 60 61.2 65.9 65.9 69.8 76.6      
UKIP Kris Seunarine 0.87 44 46.3 54.2 54.4 57.2        
Liberal Democrats Lois Lothian 0.41 21 23.3 26.9 27.2          
Electorate: 14,114   Valid: 5,067   Spoilt: 36   Quota: 1,014   Turnout: 5,160 (35.90%)

Changes since the election[edit]

Date Ward Gain Loss Note
May 2013 Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch   Labour William Kay dies.
20 June 2013 Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch Labour   By-election: seat held by John Wincott.[2]
26 July 2013 Dunfermline South   Labour Mike Rumney dies.[3]
24 October 2013 Dunfermline South Labour   By-election: seat held by Billy Pollock.
23 January 2014 The Lochs   Labour Alex Rowley wins a by-election to the Scottish Parliament for the Cowdenbeath constituency.
April 2014 Cowdenbeath   Labour Jayne Baxter resigns her seat upon being appointed a list MSP in April 2014.
22 May 2014 The Lochs Labour   By-election: seat held by Alex Campbell.[4]
22 May 2014 Cowdenbeath Labour   By-election: seat held by Gary Guichan.[5]
31 October 2014 Kircaldy East   SNP Arthur Morrison resigns due to poor attendance.[6]
22 January 2015 Kircaldy East SNP   By-election: seat held by Marie Penman.
22 January 2015 Glenrothes West and Kinglassie   Labour Betty Campbell dies suddenly.[7]
Feb 2015 Dunfermline South   Labour Cara Hilton resigns her seat[8] having been elected an MSP for the Dunfermline constituency on 24 October 2013.
26 March 2015 Glenrothes West and Kinglassie SNP   By-election: seat won by Craig Walker.[9]
7 May 2015 Dunfermline South SNP   By-election: seat won by Fay Sinclair.[10]
25 May 2015 Glenrothes West and Kinglassie Independent SNP Bill Brown resigns from the SNP for personal reasons.[11]
3 July 2015 Glenrothes West and Kinglassie   SNP Peter Grant resigns his seat having been elected MP for Glenrothes on 7 May 2015.[12]
September 2015 Dunfermline North   SNP David Mogg resigns his seat.
28 September 2015 Rosyth   SNP Douglas Chapman resigns his seat having been elected as MP for Dunfermline and West Fife.[13]
1 October 2015 Glenrothes West and Kinglassie SNP   By-election: seat held by Julie Ford.
26 November 2015 Rosyth SNP   By-election: seat held by Sharon Wilson.
26 November 2015 Dunfermline North SNP   By-election: sea held by Ian Ferguson.
14 March 2016 Kircaldy East Independent SNP Marie Penman resigns, accusing the SNP of ignoring her claims of bullying and harassment.[14]
1 June 2016 The Lochs   Independent William L. Clarke, the UK's only elected communist, announces his resignation.[15]
25 August 2016 The Lochs Labour   By-election: seat won by Mary Bain Lockhart.
20 October 2016 Leven, Kennoway and Largo   SNP Alistair Hunter resigns his seat as he and his family are emigrating to Australia.[16]
19 November 2016 Kircaldy East   Labour Kay Carrington dies after a battle with cancer.[17]
15 December 2016 Leven, Kennoway and Largo SNP   By-election: seat held by Alistair Suttie.

By-elections[edit]

The detailed results of the 12 by-elections are as follows:[18]

Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch by-election (20 June 2013) - 1 seat[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Labour John Wincott 45.8 1,896 1,927 1,966 2,095
SNP Keith Grieve 41.3 1,711 1,724 1,761 1,814
Conservative Allan David Stewart Smith 6.6 272 287 335  
UKIP Peter Taggerty 4.3 176 184    
Liberal Democrats Harry Wills 2.0 83      
Electorate: 14,252   Valid: 4,138   Spoilt: 25   Quota: 2,070   Turnout: 4,163 (29.21%)
Dunfermline South by-election (24 October 2013) - 1 seat[19]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Labour Billy Pollock 39.7 2,552 2,568 2,618 2,697 3,170 4,086
SNP Helen Cannon-Todd 32.0 2,057 2,075 2,112 2,142 2,358  
Liberal Democrats Robin Munro 15.7 1,009 1,029 1,073 1,257    
Conservative David Ross 7.0 450 497 504      
Scottish Green Angela Dixon 2.8 183 201        
UKIP Judith Rideout 2.8 183          
The Lochs by-election (22 May 2014) - 1 seat[20]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Labour Alex Campbell 65.9 2,042
SNP Lesley Backhouse 24.3 753
UKIP Martin Green 5.2 162
Conservative Jonathan Gray 4.6 141
Electorate: 10,424   Valid: 3,098   Spoilt: 52   Quota: 1,550   Turnout: 3,150 (30.22%)
Cowdenbeath by-election (22 May 2014) - 1 seat[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Labour Gary Guichan 61.5 2,039
SNP Connor Watt 25.2 834
UKIP Judith Rideout 8.4 277
Conservative John Wheatley 4.9 164
Kirkcaldy East by-election (22 January 2015) - 1 seat[21]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Marie Penman 47.33 1,460 1,464 1,466 1,472 1,484 1,553
Labour Liz Easton 35.27 1,088 1,088 1,091 1,097 1,120 1,148
Conservative Edgar Cook 7.23 223 224 225 231 266 274
Scottish Green Claire Reid 4.08 126 129 132 138 150  
UKIP Peter Adams 3.79 117 117 120 123    
Liberal Democrats Callum Leslie 1.30 40 40 41      
Independent Ronald Hunter 0.62 19 21        
Independent Alastair MacIntyre 0.39 12          
Electorate: 10,924   Valid: 3,085   Spoilt: 41   Quota: 1,543   Turnout: 3,126 (27.27%)
Glenrothes West and Kinglassie by-election (26 March 2015) - 1 seat[22]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
SNP Craig Walker 55.3 2,539
Labour Alan Seath 35.8 1,643
Conservative John Wheatley 4.4 202
UKIP Martin Green 3.2 146
Liberal Democrats Jane Ann Liston 1.3 61
Dunfermline South by-election (7 May 2015) - 1 seat[10][23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
SNP Fay Sinclair 51.52 5,899
Labour Andrew Verrecchia 27.82 3,185
Conservative David Ross 11.56 1,324
Liberal Democrats James Calder 9.09 1,041
Electorate: 17,031   Valid: 11,449   Spoilt: 132   Quota: 5,725   Turnout: 11,581 (67.8%)
Glenrothes West and Kinglassie by-election (1 October 2015) - 1 seat[24]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
SNP Julie Ford 58.99% 2,235
Labour Alan Seath 31.86% 1,207
Conservative Jonathan Gray 6.18% 234
Scottish Green Lorna Ross 2.98% 113
Electorate: 13,910   Valid: 3,789   Quota: 1,895   Turnout: 27.1%
Dunfermline North by-election (26 November 2015) - 1 seat[25]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Ian Ferguson 43.5% 1,056 1,062 1,083 1,122 1,144 1,337
Labour Joe Long 29.6% 719 722 733 805 912  
Conservative James Reekie 12.5% 304 319 321 389    
Liberal Democrats James Calder 9.5% 230 235 253      
Scottish Green Lewis Campbell 2.6% 63 72        
UKIP Chloanne Dodds 2.4% 58          
Electorate: 10,166   Valid: 2,430   Spoilt: 20   Quota: 1,216   Turnout: 2,450 (24.06%)
Rosyth by-election (26 November 2015) - 1 seat[26]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SNP Sharon Wilson 45.2% 1,214 1,235 1,241 1,249 1,263 1,286 1,623
Labour Vikki Fairweather 34.5% 926 939 950 966 1,012 1,117  
Conservative David Ross 9.1% 245 246 256 281 309    
Liberal Democrats Matthew Hall 3.6% 97 102 112 122      
UKIP Colin Mitchelson 3.3% 88 90 97        
Independent Alastair MacIntyre 2.5% 66 68          
Scottish Green Cairinne MacDonald 1.9% 51            
Electorate: 10,985   Valid: 2,687   Spoilt: 22   Quota: 1,344   Turnout: 2,709 (24.66%)
The Lochs by-election (25 August 2016) - 1 seat[27]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Labour Mary Bain Lockhart 47.1% 1,318 1,329 1,365 1,459
SNP Lea McLelland 38.6% 1,079 1,091 1,106 1,124
Conservative Malcolm McDonald 9.6% 270 275 280  
Communist Thomas Kirby 3.1% 86 89    
Scottish Green Bradford Oliver 1.6% 45      
Leven, Kennoway and Largo by-election (15 December 2016) - 1 seat[28]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
SNP Alistair Suttie 36.95% 1,501 1,532 1,615 1,668 2,214
Labour Colin Davidson 28.43% 1,155 1,169 1,302 1,620  
Conservative Graham Ritchie 18.51% 752 754 954    
Liberal Democrats Steve Wood 14.28% 580 590      
Scottish Green Iain Morrice 1.82% 74        

External links[edit]

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