City of Edinburgh Council election, 2003

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City of Edinburgh Council election, 2003
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All 58 seats to Edinburgh City Council
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 31 seats 14 seats 12 seats
Seats won 30 15 13
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Increase1

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Map of council wards

Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council were held on 1 May 2003, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election.

Election results[edit]

City of Edinburgh Local Election Result 2003[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 30 1 2 Decrease1 27.4 48,826
  Liberal Democrats 15 1 0 Increase1 26.9 48,002
  Conservative 13 1 0 Increase1 24.7 44,001
  SNP 0 0 1 Decrease1 15.6 27,737
  Scottish Socialist 0 0 Steady 4.1 7,280
  Independent 0 0 Steady 1.2 2,090
  Liberal 0 0 Steady 0.2 365
  Socialist Labour 0 0 Steady 0.02 32

Ward results[edit]

Alnwickhill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Murray 1,213 34.73
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth O'Malley 947 27.11
Conservative Denise Scott 605 17.32
SNP Kenneth Peacock 534 15.29
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox 194 5.55
Majority 266 7.62
Turnout 3,493
Labour hold Swing
Balerno[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Laing 1,954 50.69
Liberal Democrats Michael Crockart 932 24.18
Labour Nicollete Fraser 547 14.19
SNP Robert Melville 422 10.95
Majority 1,022 26.51
Turnout 3,855
Conservative hold Swing
Baberton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alastair Paisley 2,144 55.07
Labour Benny Placido 788 20.24
SNP Alexander Thomson 548 14.08
Liberal Democrats Rod Scott 413 10.61
Majority 1,356 34.83
Turnout 3,893
Conservative hold Swing
Dalmeny/Kirkliston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Longstaff 1,329 48.00
SNP Sheena Cleland 496 17.91
Labour Roberta Miller 475 17.15
Conservative David MacKenzie 431 15.57
Liberal Roy Isserlis 38 1.37
Majority 833 30.08
Turnout 2,769
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.andrewteale.me.uk/2003/document058.html
  2. ^ a b c d e "The districts decide". Edinburgh Evening News. Edinburgh. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.andrewteale.me.uk/leap/results/2003/444/