North Lanarkshire Council election, 2007

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Elections to North Lanarkshire 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 using 20 new 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 70 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Labour managed to retain control of the council, something which the party failed to do in many other parts of Scotland. Overall they lost 14 seats, most of which went to the Scottish National Party, although the individual seats won by the Conservative Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats are noteworthy in that these parties have never been represented on North Lanarkshire Council before.

Election results[edit]

North Lanarkshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 40 N/A N/A -14 57.1 49.6 60673
  SNP 23 N/A N/A +11 32.9 31.7 38809
  Independent 5 N/A N/A +1 7.1 7.0 8510
  Conservative 1 N/A N/A +1 1.4 7.5 9212
  Liberal Democrats 1 N/A N/A +1 1.4 1.8 2232
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 1.5 1848
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.6 759
  Scottish Christian 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.3 348

Ward results[edit]

North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Kilsyth
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Francis Griffin 2,037 38.3 1 1
SNP David Key 1,480 27.8 1 1
Labour Jean Jones 1,386 26.0 1 1
Conservative Archie Giggie 260 4.9
Scottish Socialist Willie O'Neill 162 3.0
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Cumbernauld North
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Alan O'Brien 1,645 23.1 1 1
Labour Bob Chadha 1,576 22.5 1 1
Labour Barry McCulloch 1,362 19.5 1 3
Independent Gordon Murray 727 10.4 1 9
SNP Norman R Robinson 641 9.2
Conservative Christina Giggie 375 5.4
Liberal Democrats Pamela Wilson 321 4.6
Independent Donald Masterton 247 3.5
Scottish Socialist Davina McNeill 101 1.4
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Cumbernauld South
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP William Goldie 1,871 23.3 1 1
Labour Danny Carrigan 1,806 22.5 1 2
Labour Gerry McElroy 1,280 16.0 1 8
SNP William Homer 791 9.9 1 10
SNP Neil McCallum 701 8.7
Independent Alan Sneddon 370 4.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Allen 359 4.5
Independent Rose Bowie 318 4.0
Conservative Margaret Hooper 276 3.4
Scottish Socialist Kenny McEwan 252 3.1
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Abronhill, Kildrum & The Village
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Stephen Grant 1,939 31.4 1 1
SNP Elizabeth Irvive 1,753 28.4 1 1
SNP Tom Johnston 1,430 23.1 1 3
Independent Anne MacDonald 331 5.4
Liberal Democrats Carol Boyle 292 4.7
Scottish Socialist Barbara Harvey 165 2.7
Conservative Robert Paterson 160 2.6
Independent Robert Kelso 109 1.8
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Strathkelvin
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Frances McGlinchey 2,055 26.4 1 1
Labour William Hogg 1,795 23.5 1 1
Labour Brian Wallace 1,309 16.9 1 6
Labour Joe Shaw 1,208 15.6 1 4
Conservative Jonathan Oak 872 11.2
Solidarity Jack Doyle 409 5.4
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Coatbridge North & Glenboig
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP John Wilson 1,983 29.4 1 1
Labour Tony Clarke 1,982 29.4 1 3
Labour Bill Shields 828 12.3 1 5
Conservative Alexander Thornton 714 10.6
Independent Martin McWilliams 604 9.0 1 7
Labour Gerry Somers 416 6.2
Scottish Socialist John Moffat 219 3.3
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Airdrie North
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Sophia Coyle 1,745 26.3 1 1
Labour Tommy Morgan 1,176 17.7 1 10
SNP Campbell Cameron 1,110 16.7 1 2
Labour Jim McGuigan 767 11.6 1 10
Labour Tony Beekman 506 7.6
Conservative Dave Stewart 493 7.4
Independent Patrick Rolink 442 6.7
Liberal Democrats Particia Maguire 229 3.5
Independent Alan Love 89 1.3
Scottish Socialist Ian Smith 77 1.2
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Airdrie Central
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP David Stocks 1,924 35.6 1 1
Labour Jim Logue 1,256 23.4 1 4
Labour Peter Sullivan 829 15.3
Independent George Devine 630 11.7 1 7
Independent Ian McNeil 351 6.5
Conservative Cynthia MacKenzie 318 5.9
Scottish Socialist Audrey McMath 95 1.8
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Coatbridge West
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Tom Magginis 1,872 37.4 1 1
Labour Jim Smith 1,476 29.5 1 1
SNP Paul Welsh 1,218 24.3 1 2
Conservative Mark Oak 251 5.0
Scottish Socialist Charlie McCarthy 192 3.8
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Coatbridge South
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour James Brooks 1,682 35.0 1 1
SNP Ian Ferrie 1,503 31.3 1 1
Labour John Higgins 1,057 22.0 1 2
Conservative Robert Hargrave 392 8.2
Scottish Socialist Craig Coats 172 3.6
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Airdrie South
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Michael Coyle 2,845 40.0 1 1
Labour Tom Curley 1,706 23.7 1 1
Labour David Fagan 712 10.0 1 5
Conservative Rhona Thornton 625 8.0
Labour Morag Thomson 570 7.2
Liberal Democrats John Love 566 7.1 1 7
Scottish Socialist Fraser Coats 173 2.4
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Fortissat
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Jim Robertson 1,596 28.3 1 1
Independent Charles Cefferty 1,529 27.1 1 1
SNP Malcolm McMillan 1,396 24.7 1 2
Labour Clare Margaret Quigley 1,125 19.9
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Thorniewood
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Jim McCabe 1,714 29.7 1 1
SNP Duncan McShannon 1,369 23.8 1 4
Labour Bob Burrows 1,342 23.3 1 2
Labour Dave Saunders 878 15.2
Conservative David Imrie Paterson 455 7.9
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Bellshill
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Richard Lyle 1,523 30.2 1 1
Labour Harry Curran 1,297 25.7 1 1
Labour Harry McGuigan 1,128 22.4 1 6
SNP Helen Gallett 447 8.9
Conservative George Clark 366 7.3
Independent William Devlin 147 2.9
Solidarity Ray Gunnion 138 2.7
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Mossend & Holytown
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour James Coyle 1,680 37.3 1 1
SNP Paul Delaney 1,365 30.3 1 1
Labour Kevin McKeown 886 19.7 1 2
Conservative Elizabeth McLeod 386 8.6
Independent Jim Reddin 191 4.2
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Motherwell West
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Annette Valentine 1,573 30.9 1 3
Labour Michael Ross 1,270 24.9 1 2
Labour Paul Kelly 1,237 24.3 1 3
Conservative Robert Burgess 812 15.9
Independent Gordon Weir 205 4.0
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Motherwell North
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Peter Nolan 1,532 23.4 1 1
SNP Gordon Stewart 1,480 22.6 1 1
Labour Helen McKenna 1,234 18.9 1 2
Labour Annita McAuley 1,067 16.3 1 7
Liberal Democrats Stuart Douglas 465 7.1
Conservative Neil Richardson 383 5.9
Independent Tom Kennedy 379 5.8
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Motherwell South East & Ravenscraig
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Alan Valentine 2,048 34.5 1 1
Labour Tommy Luny 1,153 19.4 1 2
Labour Kaye Harmon 1,014 17.1 1 5
Labour Gary O'Rorke 782 13.2
Conservative Linsey McKay 699 11.8 1 5
Scottish Socialist Joyce Carmichael 240 4.0
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Murdostoun
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Jimmy Martin 1,449 20.0 1 1
SNP John Taggart 1,322 18.2 1 4
Independent Robert McKendrick 1,085 15.0 1 7
Labour Nicky Shelvin 804 11.1 1 7
Independent John Lawrie 756 10.4
Labour David Moon 654 9.0
Conservative Mark Nolan 614 8.5
Scottish Christian Tom Selfridge 348 4.8
Solidarity William Kelly 212 2.9
North Lanarkshire council election, 2007: Wishaw
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Clare Adamson 2,232 30.6 1 1
Labour John Pentland 1,605 22.0 1 1
Labour Sam Love 1,594 21.9 1 1
Labour Frank McKay 1,099 15.1 1 5
Conservative Marjory Borthwick 761 10.4

By-Elections since 3 May 2007[edit]

  • Labour's Francis Griffin died on 10 November 2007. Mark Griffin held the seat for the party in the resulting by-election on 31 January 2008
Kilsyth By-Election (31 January 2008)- 1 seat[2]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
Labour Mark Griffin 63.4 1,855
SNP Claire Fyvie 30.4 891
Scottish Green Rob Kay 2.3 66
Conservative Robert Burgess 1.7 50
Scottish Socialist Willie O'Neill 1.6 48
Liberal Democrats Stuart Douglas 0.6 17
Turnout 2,947 32.1
Labour hold Swing
  • The SNP's John Wilson resigned following his election as an MSP. Peter Sullivan gained the seat for Labour in the resulting by-election.
Coatbridge North & Glenboig By-Election (4 June 2009)- 1 seat[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Labour Peter Sullivan 37.2 1,529 1,542 1,558 1,577 1,615 1,759
SNP Allan Stubbs 30.5 1,254 1,276 1,307 1,357 1,446 1,696
Independent Julie McAnulty 13.5 557 565 604 635 730  
Conservative Bob Burgess 8.8 361 365 372 387    
Independent Hugh Banford 5.3 217 218 218      
Scottish Green Kristofer Keane 2.8 115 126        
Scottish Socialist Fraser Coats 2.0 81          
Labour gain from SNP Swing
Electorate: 14,270   Valid: 4,114   Spoilt: 67   Quota: 2058   Turnout: 4,181 (29.3%)

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  • Labour Party's Tony Clarke died on 24 August 2011. Michael McPake held the seat in the resulting by-election.
Coatbridge North & Glenboig By-Election (27 October 2011)- 1 seat[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
Labour Michael McPake 52.3 1,527
SNP Julie McAnulty 39.0 1,139
Conservative Bob Burgess 6.0 174
Liberal Democrats Graham Dale 2.7 78
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 14,590   Valid: 2,919   Spoilt: 15   Quota: 1,460   Turnout: 2,934 (20.11%)

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