2012 North Ayrshire Council election

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2012 North Ayrshire Council election

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All 30 seats to North Ayrshire Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader William Gibson David O'Neill Jean Highgate
Party SNP Labour Independent
Leader's seat Saltcoats and Stevenston Irvine West Kilbirnie and Beith
Last election 8 seats, 26.7% 12 seats, 40.0% 5 seats, 16.7%
Seats before 8 12 6
Seats won 12 11 6
Seat change Increase4 Decrease1 Increase1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Tom Marshall Andrew Scott Chamberlain
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat North Coast and Cumbraes Kilwinning Retired
Last election 3 seats, 10.0% 2 seats, 6.7%
Seats before 2 2
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Decrease2 Decrease2

North Ayrshire Council election 2012.svg
The 7 multi-member wards

Council Leader before election

David O'Neill
Labour

Council Leader after election

William Gibson
SNP

The 2012 North Ayrshire Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of North Ayrshire Council. The election used the eight 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 30 Councillors being elected.

The election saw the Scottish National Party make further advances by gaining 4 seats to become the largest party on the Council while also increasing their vote share significantly. The Scottish Labour Party lost 1 seat to become the second largest party on the Council. Independents gained a seat to have a total of 6 members. The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party lost 2 thirds of their former seats while the Scottish Liberal Democrats were wiped out, losing both seats.

Following the election the SNP formed a minority administration on the Council. This replaced the previous Labour minority administration which existed from 2007-2012. This is also the first time that Labour has not been part of the administration of this Council for over 30 years.

Election result[edit]

North Ayrshire Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 12 4 0 +4 40.0 35.59 14,623 +6.08
  Labour 11 0 1 -1 36.67 31.42 12,906 -1.0
  Independent 6 2 1 +1 20.0 19.01 7,808 +2.14
  Conservative 1 0 2 -2 3.33 9.33 3,834 -4.12
  Liberal Democrats 0 - 2 -2 - 1.59 655 -5.08
  Socialist Labour 0 - - - - 1.08 443 +0.59
  Scottish Socialist 0 - - - - 0.92 378 +0.44
  UKIP 0 - - - - 0.54 221 +0.54
  Scottish Senior Citizens 0 - - - - 0.4 163 +0.4
  TUSC 0 - - - - 0.12 51 +0.12

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]

Irvine West[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xLab; 2xSNP
  • 2007-2012: SNP gain one seat from Con
Irvine West - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SNP Matthew Brown (incumbent) 31.64 1,624                
Labour Ian Clarkson (incumbent) 26.77 1,374                
Labour David O'Neill (incumbent) 13.46 691 720.8 950.3 958.2 995.1 1,039.6      
Conservative Pat McPhee (incumbent) 11.96 614 634.6 652.3 653.3 657.1 682.2 683.2 773.3  
SNP Ruth Maguire†† 5.16 265 695.5 704.6 713.2 730.1 769.1 770.6 840.7 945.8
Liberal Democrats Gordon Bain 4.79 246 272.1 283.9 289.7 300.3 330.8 331.9    
Independent Derek Owen 3.64 187 197.3 202.8 216.6 231.1        
Socialist Labour Bobby Cochrane 1.58 81 92.8 112.9 123.8          
TUSC Ian Kerr 0.99 51 61.7 65.2            
Electorate: 14,793   Valid: 5,133   Spoilt: 157   Quota: 1,027   Turnout: 5,290 (34.7%)

Irvine East[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Lib Dem
Irvine East - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
SNP Joan Sturgeon (incumbent) 20.60 1,045                  
SNP Marie Burns 18.07 917 941.1 941.1 960.3 998.4 1,039.6        
Labour Irene Oldfather 15.04 763 764.4 766.4 782.4 819.6 851.6 854.1 1,032.5    
Labour John Easdale 12.67 643 643.3 645.3 652.3 673.3 697.3 700.1 874.6 886.6 1,098.8
Independent Tom Barr (incumbent) 10.58 537 538.5 542.5 558.5 604.7 742.8 746.8 763.9 765.2  
Labour David Logan 8.14 413 413.7 415.7 428.7 445.7 452.7 454.5      
Conservative Chris Barr 7.43 377 377.4 377.4 377.4 409.4          
Liberal Democrats Ruby Kirkwood (incumbent) 5.18 263 263.5 263.5 267.5            
Scottish Socialist Denise Morton 1.75 89 89.3 98.3              
Socialist Labour James McDaid 0.53 27 27                
Electorate: 14,994   Valid: 5,074   Spoilt: 116   Quota: 1,015   Turnout: 5,190 (33.84%)

Kilwinning[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent gain from Lib Dem
Kilwinning - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
SNP John Ferguson (incumbent) 29.16 1,440                    
Labour Joe Cullinane 21.34 1,054                    
Independent Robert Steel 14.07 695 720.4 722.6 735.7 754.4 771.7 946.3 966.9 1,092.2    
Labour Donald Reid 10.63 525 533.8 548.7 548.7 557.7 559.9 590.7 867.5 909.2 929.6 1,012.7
Conservative Scott Gallacher 7.35 363 369.6 370.8 372.8 373.8 385.8 398.5 407.2      
Labour Helen Hainey 5.65 279 295.9 335.1 337.1 341.3 352.3 373.2        
Independent Colin Hedley 5.14 254 268.4 270.3 293.9 299.9 319.8          
SNP Iain Walker 3.0 148 489.5 490 490.9 501.1 511.3 532.1 547.9 568.5 581.5  
Liberal Democrats Stuart Gardiner 1.66 82 88.9 90.5 90.5 90.8            
Scottish Socialist Andy Jones 1.09 54 60.9 61.8 63.2              
Independent Philip Hogg 0.91 45 47.5 47.6                
Electorate: 13,087   Valid: 4,939   Spoilt: 157   Quota: 988   Turnout: 5,096 (37.74%)

Saltcoats and Stevenston[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Saltcoats and Stevenston - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Labour Jim Montgomerie 36.16 1,926              
SNP Willie Gibson (incumbent) 23.36 1,244              
Independent Ronnie McNicol (incumbent) 13.20 703 771.3 789.5 796 816.8 884.6 993.8 1,210.1
Labour Alan Munro (incumbent) 10.14 540 1,124.9            
SNP Nan Wallace 9.03 481 510.5 642.1 650.6 667.4 688.1 729.5  
Conservative David Rocks 3.62 193 198.8 199.5 201.1 205.8      
Scottish Senior Citizens Jimmy Miller 3.06 163 210.8 216.8 225.1 239.1 282.4    
Socialist Labour Debbie Anderson 1.43 76 91.2 94.8 100.9        
Electorate: 15,274   Valid: 5,326   Spoilt: 138   Quota: 1,066   Turnout: 5,464 (34.87%)

Ardrossan and Arran[edit]

  • 2007: 2xIndependent; 1xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xIndependent; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Independent
Ardrossan and Arran - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SNP Tony Gurney (incumbent) 17.57 982 986 998 1,033 1,048 1,081 1,095.1 1,149.9
SNP John Bruce 14.97 837 841 868 889 918 1,109 1,113.2 1,157.4
Independent John Hunter (incumbent) 14.17 792 796 833 895 1,025 1,191    
Labour Peter McNamara (incumbent) 12.90 721 730 738 770 812 871 881.8 1,414.6
Labour Loretta Gardner 11.79 659 667 692 720 750 793 798.7  
Independent Marc A. Head 10.52 588 595 609 620 714      
Conservative David Tate 8.78 491 507 551 561        
Scottish Socialist Campbell Martin 4.20 235 237 250          
UKIP Gordon Niven Allison 3.95 221 227            
Liberal Democrats Nick Smith 1.14 64              
Electorate: 13,674   Valid: 5,590   Spoilt: 106   Quota: 1,119   Turnout: 5,696 (40.88%)

Dalry and West Kilbride[edit]

  • 2007: 1xIndependent; 1xLab; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xIndependent; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent and SNP gain one seat from Con and Lab
Dalry and West Kilbride - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Robert Barr (incumbent) 29.36 1,278            
SNP Catherine McMillan 22.56 982 1,010.9 1,018.1 1,041.6 1,077.7 1,084.3 1,340.9
Independent Elizabeth McLardy (incumbent) 19.60 853 884.9 899.2 929.8 1,117.1    
Labour John Reid (incumbent) 16.01 697 729.1 737.1 765.8 810 815.8  
Conservative Davina Saunders 9.76 425 447 450.5 450.8      
Socialist Labour Louise McDaid 2.16 94 97.7 99.7        
Independent John Willis 0.55 24 41.6          
Electorate: 9,513   Valid: 4,353   Spoilt: 47   Quota: 1,089   Turnout: 4,400 (45.76%)

Kilbirnie and Beith[edit]

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 1xSNP; 1xIndependent; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Kilbirnie and Beith - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SNP Anthea Dickson (incumbent) 24.77 1,101 1,107 1,121          
Independent Jean Highgate (incumbent) 17.06 758 767 804 804.5 910.6 947.6 1,000.1 1,368.6
SNP Craig Wilson 17.15 762 763 771 778 807 853.1 886.4  
Labour John Bell (incumbent) 17.01 756 765 773 773.6 785.6 1,370.6    
Labour Allan Wilson 16.22 721 727 731 731.4 745.4      
Conservative Ted Nevill 5.13 228 228 231 231.1        
Independent Josh McCormick 1.73 77 81            
Socialist Labour Tristan Lindsay 0.92 41              
Electorate: 10,662   Valid: 4,444   Spoilt: 97   Quota: 1,112   Turnout: 4,541 (41.68%)

North Coast and Cumbraes[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xCon
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
North Coast and Cumbraes - 4 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Alan Hill (incumbent) 27.40 1,705          
Labour Alex Gallagher (incumbent) 18.38 1,144 1,167.5 1,197.2 1,281.9    
Conservative Tom Marshall 18.37 1,143 1,161.3 1,173.7 1,176.7 1,182.6 1,599.7
SNP Alex McLean 17.52 1,090 1,441.8        
Independent Ian Murdoch 16.34 1,017 1,050.5 1,103.5 1,126.9 1,137.7  
Socialist Labour James Anderson 1.99 124 128.6 137.5      
Electorate: 13,226   Valid: 6,223   Spoilt: 97   Quota: 1,245   Turnout: 6,320 (47.05%)

Post-Election Changes[edit]

  • † North Coast and Cumbraes SNP Cllr Alex McLean died on 1 August 2014.[1] A by-election was held on 30 October 2014 and was won by his widow, Grace McLean also of the SNP.
  • †† Irvine West SNP Cllr Ruth Maguire was elected as a MSP for Cunninghame South at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. She resigned her Council seat on 25 May 2016 and a by-election was held on 11 August 2016 which was won by Labour's Louise McPhater.[2]

By-Elections[edit]

North Coast and Cumbraes By-election (30 October 2014) - 1 Seat[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
SNP Grace McLean 38.7% 2,021 2,045 2,156 2,279 2,966
Independent Drew Cochrane 22.8% 1,190 1,234 1,411 2,000  
Conservative Toni Dawson 21.5% 1,125 1,174 1,296    
Labour Valerie Reid 13.2% 691 711      
UKIP Meilan Henderson 3.6% 192        
Irvine West By-election (11 August 2016) - 1 Seat[2][3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Robin Sturgeon 37.49% 1,164 1,168 1,207 1,226 1,277  
Labour Louise McPhater 33.14% 1,029 1,046 1,060 1,118 1,301 1,697
Conservative Angela Stephen 20.58% 639 650 655 658    
Socialist Labour Bobby Cochrane 4.22% 131 133 146      
Scottish Green Josh McCormick 3.03% 94 100        
Liberal Democrats Nick Smith 1.54% 48          
Electorate: 14,849   Valid: 3,105   Spoilt: 46   Quota:   Turnout: 3,151 (20.91%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scottishelections.org.uk/scotland/lby/northcoastcumbraes.php
  2. ^ "North Ayrshire Council By Election, Ward 1 - Irvine West, Notice of Poll" (PDF). North Ayrshire Council. North Ayrshire Council. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Election ResultsWard 1 - Irvine WestBreakdown" (PDF). Retrieved 12 August 2016.

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