East Lothian Council election, 2007

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Map showing results by ward.

Elections to East Lothian 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 using seven new wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004. Each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system of proportional representation. The new wards replace 23 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results[edit]

East Lothian Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 N\A N\A -9 30.4 32.6 13,514
  SNP 7 N\A N\A +6 30.4 26.9 11,157
  Liberal Democrats 6 N\A N\A +5 26.1 15.4 6,391
  Conservative 2 N\A N\A -2 8.7 17.4 7,209
  Scottish Green 0 N\A N\A 0 0.0 1.6 674
  Solidarity 0 N\A N\A 0 0.0 0.5 221
  Scottish Senior Citizens 0 N\A N\A 0 0.0 0.2 75
  Independent 1 N\A N\A 0 4.3 5.3 2,200

Ward results[edit]

Musselburgh West
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP John Williamson 1,427 30.7 1 1
Labour John McNeil 1,144 24.6 2 2
Liberal Democrats Barry Turner 857 18.4 3 5
Labour John Ross 572 12.3
Conservative Robert Fairnie 499 10.7
Solidarity Jack Fraser 153 3.3
Musselburgh East and Carberry
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Roger Knox 1,256 25.1 1 1
Labour Andy Forrest 1,057 21.1 2 5
Independent John Caldwell 937 18.7 3 6
Liberal Democrats Jenny Mollison 809 16.2
Labour Pat O'Donnell 585 11.7
Conservative Ian Robertson 281 5.6
Scottish Senior Citizens Alan Eeles 75 1.5
Preston/Seton/Gosford
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Willie Innes 2,205 30.5 1 1
SNP Peter MacKenzie 1,906 26.4 2 1
Conservative Michael Veitch 1,040 14.4
Labour Margaret Libberton 927 12.8 3 3
Liberal Democrats Stuart Currie 909 12.6 4 5
Independent Andy Spence 244 3.4
Fa'side
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Kenny McLeod 2,065 30.4 1 1
Labour Jim Gillies 1,348 19.8 2 2
Labour Donald Grant 1,118 16.4 4 4
Liberal Democrats Ruth Currie†† 892 13.1 3 4
Labour Robert McNeill 835 12.3
Conservative Henry Murray-Smith 540 7.9
North Berwick Coastal
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Conservative Neil Rankin 1,837 29.7 1 1
SNP David Berry 1,670 27.0 2 1
Labour Pat Hanson 980 15.8
Liberal Democrats Stuart MacKinnon 747 12.1 3 5
Conservative Kathryn Smith 565 9.1
Scottish Green Susan Moffat 393 6.3
Haddington and Lammermuir
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Conservative Ludovic Broun-Lindsay 1,317 22.6 1 4
SNP Tom Trotter 1,107 19.0 3 4
Liberal Democrats Sheena Richardson 1,041 17.9 2 4
Independent Charles Ingle 1,019 17.5
Labour Ann McCarthy 985 16.9
Scottish Green Eurig Scandrett 281 4.8
Solidarity Gary Galbraith 68 1.2
Dunbar and East Linton
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Paul McLennan 1,726 30.0 1 1
Liberal Democrats Jacquie Bell 1,136 19.8 3 3
Conservative Katie Mackie 1,130 19.7
Labour Norman Hampshire 1,033 18.0 2 3
Labour Herbert Coutts 725 12.6

Changes after 2007[edit]

  • † Stuart Currie defected from the Liberal Democrats and joined the Scottish National Party on 11 August 2009
  • †† Ruth Currie defected from the Liberal Democrats and joined the Scottish National Party on 11 August 2009