Dundee City Council election, 2007

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Dundee City Council election, 2007
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All 29 seats to Dundee City Council
15 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Ken Guild Kevin Keenan Derek Scott
Party SNP Labour Conservative
Leader's seat The Ferry Strathmartine The Ferry
Last election 11 seats, 34.1% 10 seats, 34.1% 5 seat, 14.9%
Seats before 11 10 3
Seats won 13 10 3
Seats after 10
Seat change Increase2 - Decrease2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Fraser Macpherson Ian Borthwick
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Leader's seat West End Strathmartine
Last election 2 seats, 9.9% 1 seat, 3.5%
Seats before 2 1
Seats won 2 1
Seat change - -

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The 8 multi-member wards

Elections to Dundee City 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 to use the new 8 wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004,[1] each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 29 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.

Dundee Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 13 N/A N/A +2 44.8 40.0 20,804
  Labour 10 N/A N/A ±0 34.5 29.4 15,294
  Conservative 3 N/A N/A –2 10.3 12.5 6,516
  Liberal Democrats 2 N/A N/A ±0 6.9 11.3 5,878
  Independent 1 N/A N/A ±0 3.5 3.0 1,582
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 1.9 1,002
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 1.3 664
  Scottish Green 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.6 307

Ward results[edit]

2007 Council election: Strathmartine (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Stewart Hunter 1,612 23.4 1 1
Independent Ian Borthwick 1,472 21.3 2 1
Labour Kevin Keenan 1,219 17.7 3 7
Liberal Democrats Helen Dick 959 13.9 4 9
SNP Wendy Wrieden 725 10.5
Labour John McKiddie 534 7.7
Conservative Martyn Geddes 186 2.7
Solidarity Jim McFarlane 120 1.7
Scottish Socialist Alan Boylan 75 1.1
Turnout 50.41
2007 Council election: Lochee (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Nigel Don 2,216 31.1 1 1
Labour John Letford 1,385 19.4 3 3
SNP Bob Duncan 1,142 16.0 2 2
Labour Tom Ferguson 940 13.2 4 9
Liberal Democrats Chris Hall 479 6.7
Conservative Philip Varghese 369 5.2
Labour Chris Hind 297 4.2
Solidarity Neil Bell 218 3.1
Scottish Socialist Alan Albert Graham 83 1.2
Turnout 52.36
2007 Council election: West End (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Fraser MacPherson 1,693 28.0 1 1
Labour Richard McCready 1,331 22.0 2 1
SNP James Walker Barrie 1,326 21.9 3 1
Conservative Donald Hay 738 12.2 4 8
SNP Chic Brodie 495 8.2
Scottish Green George Alexander Burton 307 5.1
Solidarity Luke Ivory 95 1.6
Scottish Socialist Angela Gorrie 69 1.1
Turnout 49.55
2007 Council election: Coldside (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP James Black 1,740 24.2 1 1
Labour Helen Wright 1,320 18.3 2 7
SNP Dave Bowes 1,033 14.4 3 7
Labour Mohammed Asif 849 11.8 4 10
Liberal Democrats Murray Dick 779 10.8
Labour David Cowan 774 10.8
Conservative Margaret Stewart 351 4.9
Solidarity Sinead Daly 141 2.0
Scottish Socialist Mary McGregor 128 1.8
Independent Stuart Winton 80 1.1
Turnout 50.30
2007 Council election: Maryfield (3 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Elizabeth Fordyce 1,247 25.3 1 1
Labour Joe Morrow 1,172 23.8 2 5
SNP Ken Lynn 941 19.1 3 8
Liberal Democrats Claire Matthew 644 13.1
Conservative John McCraw 410 8.3
Labour Alex Perry 339 6.9
Scottish Socialist Grant Cromar 96 1.9
Solidarity Mark Walker 83 1.7
Turnout 46.21
2007 Council election: North East (3 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Andy Dawson 1,956 41.4 1 1
Labour Brian Gordon 1,392 29.5 2 1
SNP Willie Sawers 612 13.0 3 5
Labour Shane Trevor Mochrie-Cox 208 4.4
Conservative Gladys Ross 184 3.9
Liberal Democrats Donald Ross MacDonald 162 3.4
Scottish Socialist Helen Mary Fortune 92 1.9
Solidarity Leah Ganley 83 1.8
Independent Raymond Anthony Mennie 30 0.6
Turnout 45.33
2007 Council election: East End (3 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP William Dawson 1,980 34.3 1 1
Labour George Regan 957 16.6 3 8
Labour George McIrvine 913 15.8
SNP Christina Roberts 810 14.0 2 6
Liberal Democrats Allan Petrie 529 9.2
Conservative Roberta Mackie 325 5.6
Solidarity Jim Malone 208 3.6
Scottish Socialist Heather Ferguson 56 1.0
Turnout 49.39
2007 Council election: The Ferry (4 seats)
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Ken Guild 2,400 25.7 1 1
Labour Laurie Bidwell 1,664 17.8 2 5
Conservative Derek Scott 1,604 17.2 3 8
Conservative Rod Wallace 1,211 13.0 4 8
Conservative Charlie Webster 1,138 12.2
Liberal Democrats Raymond Lawrie 633 6.8
SNP Robert Piggot 569 6.1
Scottish Socialist Alasdair Brydie Robertson Stewart 65 0.7
Solidarity Philip Stott 54 0.6
Turnout 61.82

Changes Since 2007 Election[edit]

  • †On 24 March 2009, Lochee Cllr John Letford became an Independent after leaving the Labour Party

By-Elections(since 3 May 2007)[edit]

A by-election was held in the Lochee ward on 22 November 2007, following the resignation of Nigel Don MSP, subsequent to his election to the Scottish Parliament. The seat was retained by the party's Alan Ross

Lochee By-Election (22 November 2007)- 1 seat[2]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
SNP Alan Ross 48.9 2,005 2,020 2,028 2,055
Labour George McIrvine 34.0 1,395 1,412 1,432 1,448
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hall 10.6 435 437 446 500
Conservative Martyn R N Geddes 3.8 154 156 161  
Solidarity Neil Bell 1.4 57 65    
Scottish Socialist Alan Albert Graham 1.3 55      
Electorate: 13,991   Valid: 4,071   Spoilt: 40   Quota: 2,051   Turnout: 4,101 (29.24%)

A by-election was held in the Maryfield ward on 12 March 2009, following the resignation of Labour Cllr Joe Morrow, subsequent to his appointment by the Scottish Government as president of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. The seat was won by the SNP's Craig Melville

Maryfield By-Election (12 March 2009)- 1 seat[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Craig Melville 47.6 1,550 1,551 1,557 1,571 1,620 1,747
Labour George McIrvine 31.1 1,013 1,018 1,021 1,031 1,052 1,189
Liberal Democrats Chris Hall 10.9 354 356 362 367 455  
Conservative Colin Stewart 6.9 224 226 237 241    
Scottish Socialist Angela Gorrie 1.6 52 52 55      
Independent Grant Simmons 1.1 35 48        
Independent Dave Young 0.9 28          
Electorate: 11,195   Valid: 2,607   Spoilt: 34   Quota: 1,629   Turnout: 3,290 (29.39%)

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