Dundee City Council election, 2012

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Dundee City Council election, 2012
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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 13 seats, 44.8% 10 seats, 34.5% 3 seat, 10.3%
Seats before 13 10 3
Seats won 16 10 1
Seats after 10
Seat change Increase3 - Decrease2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Fraser Macpherson Ian Borthwick
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Leader's seat West End Strathmartine
Last election 2 seats, 6.9% 1 seat, 3.5%
Seats before 2 2
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Decrease1 -

Dundee City Council election 2012.svg
The 8 multi-member wards

Council Leader before election

Ken Guild
SNP

Council Leader after election

Ken Guild
SNP

Elections to Dundee City Council were held on 3 May 2012 on the same day as the other Scottish local government elections. The election used the eight wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004,[1] with each ward electing three or four Councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation, with 29 Councillors elected.

After the 2007 Election a Labour-Lib Dem Coalition was formed. This administration subsequently collapsed and a SNP minority administration was formed.

The 2012 election saw the Scottish National Party gain 3 seats and secure an overall majority on the Council. The Scottish Labour Party retained their 10 seats on the Council while both the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats were reduced to a single Councillor. There also remains a single Independent.

Election results[edit]

Dundee Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 16 3 0 Increase3 55.17 43.35 16,704 Increase3.35
  Labour 10 - - Steady 34.48 30.14 11,612 Increase0.74
  Conservative 1 0 2 Decrease2 3.45 11.26 4,340 Decrease1.24
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 Decrease1 3.45 8.98 3,461 Decrease2.32
  Independent 1 - - Steady 3.45 4.44 1,709 Increase1.4
  TUSC 0 - - Steady - 1.27 488 Increase1.27
  Scottish Green 0 - - Steady - 0.56 217 Decrease0.04

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]

Strathmartine[edit]

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xIndependent; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Lib Dem
Strathmartine - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SNP John Alexander 23.47% 1,245                
Labour Kevin Keenan (incumbent) 20.78% 1,102                
Independent Ian Borthwick (incumbent) 19.78% 1,049 1,057.4 1,061.7            
SNP Stewart Hunter (incumbent) 14.22% 754 909.9 910.9 911.1 917.6 939.2 942.3 1,016.6 1,221.4
Liberal Democrats Iliyan Stefanov 10.89% 578 583.6 584.8 584.9 596.9 605.9 651 708.9  
Labour John McKiddie 6.62% 351 354.8 385.1 385.2 390.3 406.3 419.3    
Conservative Colin Stewart 1.83% 97 97.3 97.3 97.3 100.4 101.4      
TUSC Jim McFarlane 1.51% 80 81.2 82.3 82.3 90.3        
Independent Grant Simmons 0.90% 48 48.7 48.9 49          
Electorate: 14,285   Valid: 5,304   Spoilt: 133   Quota: 1,061   Turnout: 5,437 (37.13%)

Lochee[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Lochee - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
SNP Bob Duncan (incumbent) 31.57% 1,594                
Labour Tom Ferguson (incumbent) 25.91% 1,308                
SNP Alan Ross (incumbent) 14.78% 746 1,220.4              
Labour Norma McGovern 12.32% 622 650.9 889.2 914.1 914.6 934.9 965.7 997.2 1,149.8
Independent Scott Campbell 7.41% 374 394.5 404.5 432.3 434.7 453.5 480.6 577.9  
Conservative Lewis Anderson 4.89% 247 253.2 254.8 257.4 260.1 274.4 275.9    
TUSC Rory Malone 1.6% 81 87.6 97.2 109.8 110 113.8      
Liberal Democrats Eildh Jayne Conacher 1.23% 62 70 73.9 78.4 89.9        
Liberal Democrats Joe Derry Setch 0.3% 15 16.5 17.6 20.5          
Electorate: 13,439   Valid: 5,049   Spoilt: 164   Quota: 1,010   Turnout: 5,213 (37.57%)

West End[edit]

  • 2007: 1xLib Dem; 1xLab; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Con
West End - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Liberal Democrats Fraser MacPherson (incumbent) 32.33% 1,453            
SNP Bill Campbell 21.43% 963            
Labour Richard McCready (incumbent) 20.85% 937            
Conservative Donald Hay (incumbent) 10.32% 464 606.2 608.7 612.5 614.8 666.5  
SNP Vari McDonald 9.15% 411 518.1 571.6 578.1 590.4 723.7 837.6
Scottish Green Pauline Hinchion 4.83% 217 335.9 339.2 347.8 374.4    
TUSC Raymond Mennie 1.1% 49 65 65.5 69.2      
Electorate: 12,910   Valid: 4,494   Spoilt: 77   Quota: 899   Turnout: 4,571 (34.81%)

Coldside[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Coldside - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
SNP Jimmy Black (incumbent)†† 29.76% 1,536      
Labour Mohammed Asif (incumbent) 21.06% 1,087      
Labour Helen Wright (incumbent) 19.07% 984 1,000 1,032.7 1,069.9
SNP Dave Bowes (incumbent) 16.16% 834 1,281.7    
Conservative James Clancy 4.92% 254 258.6 269.3 270.6
Liberal Democrats Raymond Alexander Lawrie 2.65% 137 138.9 151.8 153.9
Independent Andy McBride 2.56% 132 134.9 151.6 152.9
Independent Stuart Winton 2.05% 106 110.6 120 120.8
TUSC Wayne Scott 1.76% 91 92.6 100.5 101.1
Electorate: 14,404   Valid: 5,161   Spoilt: 160   Quota: 1,033   Turnout: 5,321 (35.83%)

Maryfield[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Maryfield - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SNP Ken Lynn (incumbent) 34.57% 1,187            
Labour Georgia Cruickshank 18.11% 622 634.7 643.9 644.1 675.6 736.5 1,334.7
Labour George McIrvine 18.32% 629 640.1 650.1 650.2 673 713.9  
SNP Craig Melville (incumbent)† 16.28% 559 840.8 859.9        
Conservative Stephen MacSporran 7.25% 249 253.7 253.7 253.7 296.3    
Liberal Democrats Christopher Hall 3.67% 126 129.6 136.9 136.9      
TUSC Derek Milligan 1.81% 62 64.8          
Electorate: 11,555   Valid: 3,434   Spoilt: 93   Quota: 859   Turnout: 3,527 (29.72%)

North East[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
North East - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2
SNP Gregor Murray 33.51% 1,143  
Labour Brian Gordon (incumbent) 27.79% 948  
SNP Willie Sawers (incumbent) 24.57% 838 1,096.3
Labour Stephen Massey 8.53% 291 300.4
Conservative Robert Lindsay 2.87% 98 101.3
TUSC Sinead Daly 1.2% 41 42
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Rankin 0.9% 32 35.6
Liberal Democrats Iqbal Mohammad 0.6% 20 21.3
Electorate: 10,781   Valid: 3,411   Spoilt: 92   Quota: 853   Turnout: 3,503 (31.64%)

East End[edit]

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012: No change
East End - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
SNP Will Dawson (incumbent) 32.32% 1,322        
Labour Lesley Brennan 23.57% 964 972.6 985.5 1,001.8 1,023.5
SNP Christina Roberts (incumbent) 21.20% 867 1,125.1      
Labour Martin Keenan 12.47% 510 518.8 528.2 540.7 564.2
Conservative Wendy Anderson 5.77% 236 239.4 243.4 252.9 278.1
Liberal Democrats Allan Petrie 2.62% 107 111.7 118.8 131  
TUSC Linda Rose 2.05% 84 87.6 97.2    
Electorate: 11,787   Valid: 4,090   Spoilt: 143   Quota: 1,023   Turnout: 4,233 (34.7%)

The Ferry[edit]

  • 2007: 2xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xCon; 1xLab
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Con
The Ferry - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Conservative Derek Scott (incumbent) 22.46% 1,704        
SNP Ken Guild (incumbent) 19.04% 1,445 1,456.9 1,606.4    
SNP Kevin Malcolm Cordell 16.61% 1,260 1,265.1 1,378.9 1,451.8 1674
Labour Laurie Bidwell (incumbent) 16.57% 1,257 1,267.3 1,465.4 1,469.6 1,768.2
Conservative Rod Wallace (incumbent) 13.06% 991 1,109.1 1,383.3 1,388.5  
Liberal Democrats Craig Robertson Duncan 12.27% 931 949.6      
Electorate: 15,782   Valid: 7,588   Spoilt: 96   Quota: 1,518   Turnout: 7,684 (48.08%)

Post-Election Changes[edit]

  • † On 16 January 2016 Maryfield SNP Cllr Craig Melville was suspended from the party and became an Independent. He resigned his Council seat on 5 February 2016 and a by-election was held on 31 March 2016 which was held by the SNP's Lynne Short.[1][2]

By-election since 2012[edit]

Maryfield By-election (31 March 2016) - 1 Seat[2]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
SNP Lynne Short 49.5% 1,383 1,389 1,399
Labour Alan Cowan 22.7% 634 637 648
Conservative James Clancy 10.5% 294 304 317
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts Stuart Fairweather 5.1% 142 147 161
Scottish Green Jacob Ellis 4.1% 116 118 123
Liberal Democrats Christopher McIntyre 3% 85 87 92
Independent Brian McLeod 2.6% 73 81  
UKIP Calum Walker 2.5% 69    
Electorate: 11,669   Valid: 2,796   Spoilt: 28   Quota: 1,399   Turnout: 2,824 (24.2%)

References[edit]

http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/elections2012/electionsmoreinfo/

External links[edit]