Renfrewshire Council election, 2007

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Results by ward.

Elections to Renfrewshire 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 11 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 40 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results[edit]

Renfrewshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 17 N/A N/A -4 42.5 36.8 25,878
  SNP 17 N/A N/A +2 42.5 35.4 24,875
  Liberal Democrats 4 N/A N/A +1 10 9.7 6,831
  Conservative 2 N/A N/A +1 5 11.5 8,115
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 1.6 1,096
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 1.2 840
  Scottish Green 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.2 130
  Independent 0 N/A N/A 0.0 3.6 2,508

Ward results[edit]

Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Renfrew North
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Derek Mackay 1,549 30.9 1 1
Labour Alexander Murrin 1,236 24.7 2 2
SNP Bill Perrie 673 12.4 3 6
Labour Donnie Smith 527 10.5
Independent Charlie Newlands 516 10.3
Conservative Ron Kane 286 5.7
Liberal Democrats Alan Jelfs 218 4.4
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Renfrew South and Gallowhill
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Mary Fee 1,452 26.5 1 1
SNP Cathy McEwan 1,339 24.4 2 4
Labour Eddie Grady 896 16.3 3 8
SNP David Mylet 748 13.6
Independent Tommy Dyer 294 5.4
Conservative Jim Foster 291 5.3
Liberal Democrats Angela McGarrigle 246 4.5
Solidarity Gillie MacDonald 127 2.3
Scottish Socialist Douglas Canning 90 1.6
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Paisley East and Ralston
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Liberal Democrats Susan McDonald 1,608 21.9 1 1
SNP Brian Lawson 1,583 21.6 2 1
Labour Rayleen Kelly 1,033 14.1
Labour Jim Sharkey 1,012 13.8 4 6
SNP Celia Lawson 934 12.7 3 6
Conservative Alistair Campbell 798 10.9
Solidarity Sean Hurl 199 2.7
Scottish Socialist Andy Bowden 170 2.3
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Paisley North West
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Terry Kelly 1,671 28.5 1 1
SNP Kenny McLaren 1,387 23.6 2 1
Labour Tommy Williams 873 14.9 3 2
Conservative Alison Cook 546 9.3
Liberal Democrats Mike Dillon†† 506 8.6 4 8
SNP Will Mylet 427 7.3
Scottish Socialist Iain Hogg 225 3.8
Solidarity Robert Muir 139 2.4
Independent Gordon Mackie 97 1.7
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Paisley South
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Eddie Devine 1,508 20.4 1 1
SNP George Adam 1,128 15.3 2 9
SNP Jim Mitchell 976 13.2 4 9
Liberal Democrats Marie McGurk††† 928 12.6 3 9
Labour Roy Glen 822 11.1
Independent Caroline Martin 763 10.3
Conservative Ron Garrett 513 6.9
Independent Paul Mack 404 5.5
Scottish Green Kingsley Matthews 130 1.8
Solidarity Fiona MacDonald 104 1.4
Independent John Workman 63 0.9
Scottish Socialist John Miller 46 0.6
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Paisley South West
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Lorraine Cameron 1,879 28.8 1 1
Labour Jackie Green 1,363 20.9 2 1
Liberal Democrats Eileen McCartin 1,263 19.3 3 3
Labour Mark MacMillan 844 12.9 4 9
Conservative Shiela Fulton 388 5.9
SNP David McCartney 290 4.4
Liberal Democrats Margaret McDonough 176 2.7
Independent Bob Sharkey 172 2.6
Solidarity Danny Williamson 108 1.7
Scottish Socialist Billy McNaughton 50 0.8
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Johnstone South, Elderslie and Howwood
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour John Caldwell 1,524 22.5 1 1
SNP Tracie McGee 1,470 21.7 2 1
Labour Iain McMillan 1,135 16.8 3 8
Labour John Hood 742 11.0 4 8
Conservative John McIntyre 571 8.4
SNP Andrew McNair 561 8.3
Liberal Democrats Alan Heron 376 5.6
Independent Paul Gibson 199 2.9
Solidarity Gerry Kavanagh 113 1.7
Scottish Socialist Gerry McCartney 83 1.2
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Johnstone North, Kilbarchan and Lochwinnoch
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP David Arthur 1,595 26.4 1 1
SNP Bruce McFee 1,313 21.8 2 5
Labour Neil Bibby 1,168 16.9 3 5
Labour John Kenny 1,023 19.4
Conservative Tom Begg 568 9.4
Liberal Democrats David Jelfs 282 4.7
Scottish Socialist Geoff Knowles 87 1.4
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Houston, Crosslee and Linwood
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Anne Hall 2,216 33.0 1 1
SNP Audrey Doig 1,205 18.0 2 4
Conservative David Clews 1,174 17.5 3 4
SNP Allan Noon 1,120 16.7 4 4
Labour David Lavery 519 7.7
Liberal Democrats Sandra Jelfs 384 5.7
Scottish Socialist Stefan Kohlmorgen 89 1.3
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Conservative Iain Langlands 2,077 36.3 1 1
SNP Carol Puthucheary 1,375 24.0 2 2
Labour Michael Holmes 1,113 19.5 3 5
SNP Bill Robertson 714 12.5
Liberal Democrats Michael Hanley 360 6.3
Solidarity Harry Pfaff 83 1.5
Renfrewshire council election, 2007: Erskine and Inchinnan
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Jim Harte 1,963 26.5 1 1
SNP James McQuade 1,369 18.5 3 5
SNP Iain Nicolson 1,240 16.7 4 5
Labour Sam Mullin 1,238 16.7 2 2
Conservative Oonagh Harper 903 12.2
Liberal Democrats John Boyd 484 6.5
Solidarity Jim Halfpenny 223 3.0

Changes since 2007 Election[edit]

  • †On 30 March 2011, Houston, Croslee and Linwood Cllr David Clews quit the Conservative Party and joined the Labour Party.
  • ††In May 2011, Paisley North West Cllr Mike Dillon quit the Liberal Democrats and joined the Scottish National Party. He re-joined the Liberal Democrats on 29 September 2011.
  • †††On 17 May 2011 Paisley South Cllr Marie McGurk quit the Liberal Democrats and joined the Scottish National Party.

By-elections Since 2007[edit]

  • On 17 March 2011 Labour's Roy Glen won a by-election which was held to fill the vacancy that arose following the death of the SNP's Jim Mitchell.
Paisley South By-Election (17 March 2011)- 1 seat[1]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Labour Roy Glen 49.3 2,081 2,102 2,121
SNP David McCartney 32.4 1,366 1,382 1,404
Conservative Alison Cook 18.54 388 392 441
Independent Gary Pearson 3.9 164 179 198
Liberal Democrats Ross Stalker 3.2 134 139  
Scottish Socialist Jimmy Kerr 1.9 82    
Labour gain from SNP Swing
Electorate: 13,951   Valid: 4,215   Spoilt: 31   Quota: 2,108   Turnout: 4,246(30.4%)

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