Inverclyde Council election, 2007

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Inverclyde Council election, 2007
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All 20 seats to Inverclyde Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour SNP Liberal Democrats
Last election 6 seats, 31.3% 0 seats, 14.8% 13 seats, 42.6%
Seats won 9 5 4
Seat change Increase3 Increase5 Decrease9
Popular vote 12,194 6,097 6,525
Percentage 37.9% 21.5% 20.3%
Swing Increase6.6% Increase6.7% Decrease22.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Conservative
Last election 1 seats, 3.5% 0 seats, 6.1%
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 3,451 2,778
Percentage 10.7% 8.6%
Swing Increase7.2% Increase2.5%

Council Leader before election before election


Liberal Democrats

Council Leader after election


Labour

Elections to Inverclyde Council were held on 3 May 2007 the same day as the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using six 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, a form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 20 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Results[edit]

Inverclyde local election results 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 N/A N/A +3 45.0 37.9 12,194
  SNP 5 N/A N/A +5 25.0 21.5 6,097
  Liberal Democrats 4 N/A N/A -9 20.0 20.3 6,525
  Conservative 1 N/A N/A +1 5.0 8.6 2,778
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.6 197
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.3 96
  UKIP 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.2 43
  Independent 1 N/A N/A +1 5.0 10.7 3,451

Ward results[edit]

Inverclyde East
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Stephen McCabe 2,122 30.1 1 1
SNP Jim MacLeod 1,401 19.8 2 2
Conservative David Wilson 1,369 19.4 3 5
Liberal Democrats Tom Fyfe 805 11.4 4 7
Labour Tom Monteith 522 7.4
Liberal Democrats Iain Tucker 404 5.7
Independent John Logan 259 3.7
Solidarity Denise McLaughlan 179 2.5
Inverclyde East Central
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Michael McCormick 2,065 43.5 1 1
SNP Jim Grieve 1,132 23.8 2 2
Labour Robert Moran 551 11.6 3 2
Liberal Democrats Jean Stewart 425 9.0
Conservative Graeme Brooks 234 4.9
Independent Robert Kyle 188 4.0
Independent Tommy Murray 95 2.0
Solidarity Don Shearer 57 1.2
Inverclyde North
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Jim Clocherty 1,812 27.0 1 1
SNP Chris Osborne 1,388 20.7 2 1
Liberal Democrats Alan Blair 1,150 17.1 3 6
Labour Charles McCallum 571 8.5 4 8
Independent Frank McGlinn 468 7.0
Liberal Democrats Campbell Snoddy 439 6.5
Conservative Margaret Miller 431 6.4
Liberal Democrats Robbie Henderson 342 5.1
Independent Kit Shields 114 1.7
Inverclyde South
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Iain McKenzie 1,102 26.2 1 1
Labour Joseph McIlwee 1,000 23.8 2 3
SNP Keith Brooks 994 23.7 3 5
Liberal Democrats Eddie Gallacher 407 9.7
Independent Stuart Cameron 273 6.5
Conservative Jim Strachan 174 4.1
Liberal Democrats Robert Burns 155 3.7
Scottish Socialist Davy Landels 96 2.3
Inverclyde West
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Ronald Ahlfeld 1,256 23.7 1 2
Labour Terry Loughran 1,212 22.9 3 4
SNP John Crowther 1,028 19.4
Liberal Democrats George White 828 15.6 2 4
Liberal Democrats Kenny Wilson 577 10.9
Conservative Robert Hunter 391 7.4
Inverclyde South West
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Ken Ferguson 964 23.2 2 5
Independent Innes Nelson 741 17.8
Labour Gerry Dorrian 723 17.4 1 5
Liberal Democrats Ciano Rebecchi 544 13.1 3 6
Labour Alex McGhee 514 12.4
Liberal Democrats Eric Forbes 449 10.8
Conservative Harry Osborn 179 4.3
UKIP Peter Campbell 43 1.0

Changes since 2007 election[edit]

  • † On 27 November 2008 Inverclyde North Cllr Charles McCallum resigned from the Labour Party and now sits as an Independent.
  • † In February 2011, Argyll News reported that Inverclyde West Councillor George White was a former Liberal Democrat who had recently joined the Liberal Party.[1]

By-elections since 2007 election[edit]

  • A by-election was held following the death of Councillor Ken Ferguson MSP of the Scottish National Party on 26 April 2009. The seat was held by the SNP's Innes Nelson on 18 June 2009.
Inverclyde South West by-election (June 18, 2009) - 1 seat[2]
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
SNP Innes Nelson 42.4 919 923 932 949 988 1,087
Labour Alex McGhee 22.6 490 492 494 507 519  
Liberal Democrats Eric Forbes 21.0 454 455 466 478 522 620
Conservative Iain MacLeod 7.9 171 171 178 182    
Independent Paul Travers 3.1 67 72 77      
UKIP Laurel Bush 2.3 49 50        
Free Scotland Iain Ramsay 0.8 17          
SNP hold Swing
Electorate: 8,296   Valid: 2,167   Spoilt: 29   Quota: 1,084   Turnout: 2,196 (26.47%)

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