Clackmannanshire Council election, 2007

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Elections to Clackmannanshire 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 5 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 18 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results[edit]

The votes and percentage of vote share are based on first preference votes.

Clackmannanshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 N/A N/A –2 44.4 37.8 7,625
  SNP 7 N/A N/A +1 38.9 38.1 7,680
  Conservative 1 N/A N/A ±0 5.6 10.8 2,176
  Liberal Democrats 1 N/A N/A +1 5.6 5.2 1,040
  Scottish Senior Citizens 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.8 166
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.4 75
  Independent 1 N/A N/A ±0 5.6 6.9 1,395

Ward results[edit]

2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire West
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour George Matchett 1,094 25.6 1 1
SNP Tina Murphy 1,027 24.0 2 1
Labour Eddie Carrick 824 19.3 3 2
SNP Janis Paterson 652 15.3 4 5
Conservative Bill Mason 369 8.6
Liberal Democrats Iftikhar Ahmed 309 7.2
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire North
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Donald Balsillie 1,256 26.0 1 1
Labour Robert McGill 1,099 22.8 2 1
SNP Walter McAdam 950 19.7 3 2
Labour Jacqueline McKay 374 7.7
Conservative Kate Mason 333 6.9
Liberal Democrats John Shier Biggam 322 6.7 4 9
SNP Helen McGregor 256 5.3
Scottish Senior Citizens Ralph Harness 166 3.4
Scottish Socialist Iain Campbell 75 1.6
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire Central
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Derek Stewart 1,089 35.1 1 1
Labour Samuel Bryce Ovens 688 22.2 2 2
SNP Gary Womersley 620 20.0 3 5
SNP Sandy Pollock 518 16.7
Conservative George Murray 190 6.1
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire South
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Craig Holden†† 1,168 26.2 1 1
Labour Janet Kerr Cadenhead 936 21.0 2 1
SNP Mark English 797 17.9 3 5
Labour Kenneth Earle 570 12.8 4 7
SNP Mike Hutchison 515 11.6
Conservative Alan Jamieson 244 5.5
Independent James Alexander Mackie 227 5.1
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire East
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Conservative Alastair Campbell 1,040 29.8 1 1
Labour Henry McLaren 951 27.3 2 1
SNP Irene Hamilton 669 19.2 3 4
SNP Alison Lindsay 420 12.0
Liberal Democrats Charles Bell 409 11.7

Changes since 2007 Election[edit]

  • †On 15 December 2011 Clackmannanshire West Cllr Eddie Carrick resigned from the Labour Party and is now an Independent.
  • ††On 14 March 2012 Clackmannanshire South Cllr Craig Holden joined the Scottish National Party and ceased to be an Independent.

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