Inverclyde Council election, 2012

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Inverclyde Council election, 2012
Scotland
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All 20 seats to Inverclyde Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Stephen McCabe Chris McEleny Ciano Rebecchi
Party Labour SNP Liberal Democrats
Leader's seat Inverclyde East Inverclyde South Inverclyde South West
Last election 9 seats, 45.0% 5 seats, 25.0% 4 seats, 20.0%
Seats before 8 5 3
Seats won 10 6 2
Seat change Increase1 Increase1 Decrease2

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Ronald Ahlfeld David Wilson
Party Independent Conservative
Leader's seat Inverclyde West Inverclyde East
Last election 1 seat, 5.0% 1 seat, 5.0%
Seats before 1 1
Seats won 1 1
Seat change - -

Council Leader before election

Stephen McCabe
Labour

Council Leader after election

Stephen McCabe
Labour

Elections to Inverclyde Council were held on 3 May 2012, the same day as the other 31 local authorities in Scotland. The election used the six wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, with each ward electing three or four Councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation, with 20 Councillors being elected in total.

The election saw Labour Councillors remain the largest party as they gained 1 additional seat to hold half the seats on the Council. The Scottish National Party also increased their representation by 1 seat and remained in second place on the authority. The Scottish Liberal Democrats remained in third place but lost half of their seats, falling from 4 seats to 2. The Independent and Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party retained their solitary seats on the authority.

Following the election the Labour Party again formed a minority administration this time with the support of the Independent and the Conservative Party Councillors.

Results[edit]

Inverclyde Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 1 0 +1 50.0 44.2 11,542 +6.3
  SNP 6 1 0 +1 30.0 25.4 6,636 +3.9
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 2 -2 10.0 7.9 2,063 -12.4
  Conservative 1 - - - 5.0 10.1 2,635 +1.2
  Independent 1 - - - 5.0 11.4 2,986 +0.4
  Liberal 0 - - - - 0.9 227 +0.9

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]

Inverclyde East[edit]

  • 2007: 1xLab; 1xSNP; 1xCon; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xCon; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
Inverclyde East - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2
Labour Stephen McCabe (incumbent) 28.7 1,607  
Conservative David Wilson (incumbent) 25.8 1,447  
SNP Jim MacLeod (incumbent) 25.4 1,426  
Labour James McColgan 14.5 812 1,233.3
Liberal Democrats John Watson 5.6 313 332.9
Electorate: 12,770   Valid: 5,605   Spoilt: 120   Quota: 1,122   Turnout: 5,725 (44.83%)

Inverclyde East Central[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012: No change
Inverclyde East Central - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Labour Michael McCormick (incumbent) 42.4 1,689        
SNP Jim Grieve (incumbent) 22.3 890 925.6 945.9 953.2 1,003.8
Labour Robert Moran (incumbent) 14.5 612 1,134.4      
Independent Drew McKenzie 14.5 592 638.7 685.6 702.3 741.6
Liberal Democrats Robert Burns 2.7 106 117.1 125.8 136.9  
Conservative Harry Osborn 2.5 96 98.5 100.7    
Electorate: 10,222   Valid: 3,985   Spoilt: 117   Quota: 997   Turnout: 4,102 (40.13%)

Inverclyde North[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012: No change
Inverclyde North - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Martin Brennan 33.8 1,804            
Labour Jim Clocherty (incumbent) 16.2 863 1,419.8          
SNP Math Campbell-Sturgess 16.0 854 889.1 928.4 954.1 1,334.3    
Liberal Democrats Kenny Shepherd 11.8 628 651.3 684.6 755.7 794.4 853.9 1,177.8
Conservative Graeme Brooks 9.5 508 525.9 539.4 573.1 583.6 611.2  
SNP Alex De Ruyter 8.4 449 462.9 476.7 500.4      
Independent Charles McCallum (incumbent) 4.1 224 237.9 288.6        
Electorate: 10,222   Valid: 5,330   Spoilt: 192   Quota: 1067   Turnout: 5,492 (45.22%)

Inverclyde South[edit]

  • 2007: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 2xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012: No change
Inverclyde South - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2
Labour Joe McIlwee (incumbent) 41.3 1,392  
SNP Keith Brooks (incumbent) 29.8 1,004  
Labour Vaughan Jones 17.5 589 1,025.9
Independent Don Shearer 4.7 157 187.8
Conservative Bill Crawford 3.4 114 117.2
Liberal Democrats Kevin Diamond 3.0 111 122.5
Electorate: 8,390   Valid: 3,367   Spoilt: 68   Quota: 842   Turnout: 3,435 (40.94%)

Inverclyde West[edit]

  • 2007: 1xIndependent; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 1xIndependent; 1xLab; 1xSNP
  • 2007-2012: SNP gain from Lib Dem
Inverclyde West - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Ronald Ahlfeld (incumbent) 44.8 1,951            
Labour Terry Loughran (incumbent) 22.5 991 1,157.9          
SNP Christopher McEleny 12.2 541 649.2 657.3 682.7 982.4 1,010.3 1,129.2
SNP Ralph Roberts 6.8 301 359 361.9 368.8      
Conservative Iain D. MacLeod 5.7 253 331.2 333.9 383.9 394.7    
Liberal George White (incumbent) 5.1 227 383.5 393.2 463.1 482.6 604.3  
Liberal Democrats Gordon Anderson 3.3 146 207.7 212        
Electorate: 8,642   Valid: 4,410   Spoilt: 46   Quota: 1,103   Turnout: 4,456 (51.56%)

Inverclyde South West[edit]

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 1xLab; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012: No change
Inverclyde South West - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Labour Gerry Dorrian (incumbent) 22.6 768 779 789 792 829.2 873.7
SNP Innes Nelson (incumbent) 22.6 766 772 801 804.3 1,117.9  
Liberal Democrats Ciano Rebecchi (incumbent) 22.4 759 764 865      
Labour Colin Jackson 12.2 415 419 430 432.1 443.3 471.5
SNP John Crowther 11.9 405 413 418 419.5    
Conservative Duncan Simpson 6.4 217 229        
Independent Peter Patrick Glancy Campbell 1.8 62          
Electorate: 8,666   Valid: 3,392   Spoilt: 59   Quota: 849   Turnout: 3,451 (39.82%)

References[edit]

http://www.andrewteale.me.uk/pdf/2012/inverclyde12.pdf

Changes since the 2012 elections[edit]

  • † On 13 September 2014 Inverclyde South Labour Cllr Vaughan Jones resigned from the party and became an Independent in opposition to her party's stance on the Scottish Independence Referendum. [1]