Orkney Islands Council election, 2007

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Elections to Orkney Islands 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 six new wards created as a results 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 21 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

All the seats were won by independent candidates.

Election results[edit]

Orkney Islands Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 21 ±0 ±0 ±0 100.0 99.2 8,719
  Conservative 0 ±0 ±0 ±0 0.0 0.8 68

Ward results[edit]

Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: Kirkwall East
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Janice Annal 460 1 1
Independent Steven Heddle 359 2 1
Independent Bobby Leslie 280 3 4
Independent Mike Drever 218 4 6
Independent Alistair MacLeod 150
Independent David Murdoch 108
Independent Alistair MacDonald 90
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: Kirkwall East
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Janice Annal 460 1 1
Independent Steven Heddle 359 2 1
Independent Bobby Leslie 280 3 4
Independent Mike Drever 218 4 6
Independent Alistair MacLeod 150
Independent David Murdoch 108
Independent Alistair MacDonald 90
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: Kirkwall West and Orphir
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Jack Moodie 601 1 1
Independent David Tullock 260 2 2
Independent Allan Leslie 241 3 4
Independent Roderick McLeod 232 4 6
Independent Ian MacDonald 178
Independent Alasdair Thom 108
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: Stromness and South Isles
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent James Stockan 539 1 1
Independent John Eccles 232 3 6
Independent Ian Johnstone 215 2 4
Independent John Brown 123
Independent Fiona Matheson 113
Independent Maurice Davidson 40
Independent Terry Thomson 33
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: West Mainland
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Jimmy Moar 545 1 1
Independent Alistair Gordon 400 2 1
Independent Eoin Scott 242 3 7
Independent Rob Crichton 203 4 7
Independent Tom Flett 135
Independent Ian Flett 88
Independent Norman Shearer 83
Conservative Mark Jones 68
Independent Bob Gilmour 12
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Andrew Drever 524 1 1
Independent John Foubister 396 2 1
Independent Russ Madge 161 3 5
Independent Geoffrey Linnit 145
Independent Mac Petrie 102
Independent Simon Treasure 14
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: North Isles
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Stephen Hagan 463 1 1
Independent Stephen Clackson 154
Independent Sam Harcus 133 2 7
Independent Graham Sinclair 123 4 8
Independent Bob Trigg 105
Independent William Muir 72
Independent Leo Martini-Brown 41
Independent George Mowat-Brown 27
Independent Barbara Jeffreys 15