Scottish local elections, 1988

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Scottish local elections, 1988
Scotland
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  First party Second party
  Neil Kinnock Margaret Thatcher
Leader Neil Kinnock Margaret Thatcher
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 2 October 1983 11 February 1975
Seats won 553 162
Seat change Increase8 Decrease27
Percentage 42.6 19.4
Swing Decrease3.1 Decrease2.0

  Third party Fourth party
  Malcolm Bruce
Leader Gordon Wilson Malcolm Bruce
Party SNP Liberal Democrats
Leader since 15 September 1979 3 March 1988
Seats won 113 84
Seat change Increase54 Increase6
Percentage 21.3 8.4
Swing Increase9.6 Decrease4.4

Scottish District local elections, 1988.svg
Colours denote the winning party with outright control

Local elections were held in Scotland on 5 May 1988, to elect members to all 53 district councils under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, which had established the two-tier system of regions and districts.

National results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1988 Scottish district council election results[1]
Parties Votes Votes % Wards
Labour 42.6 553
SNP 21.3 113
Conservative 19.4 162
Liberal Democrats 8.4 84
Independent 6.4 231
Other
Total n/a ~1158

Results by council area[edit]

Borders[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1988 result Turnout Details
Berwickshire Conservative Conservative
Ettrick and Lauderdale Independent Independent
Roxburghshire Independent Independent
Tweeddale Independent Independent

Central[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1988 result Turnout Details
Clackmannanshire Labour Labour
Falkirk Labour Labour
Stirling Labour Labour

Dumfries and Galloway[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1988 result Turnout Details
Annandale and Eskdale Independent Liberal Democrat
Merrick Independent Independent
Nithsdale Independent Labour
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Independent Independent}

Fife[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1998 result Turnout Details
Dunfermline Labour Labour
Kirkcaldy Labour Labour
North-East Fife Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat Details

Grampian[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1988 result Turnout Details
Banff and Buchan Independent Independent Details
City of Aberdeen Labour No overall control Details
Gordon Independent No overall control Details
Kincardine and Deeside Independent Independent Details
Moray Independent Independent Details

Highland[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1988 result Turnout Details
Badenoch and Strathspey Independent Independent
Caithness Independent Independent
Inverness Independent Independent
Lochaber Independent Independent
Nairn Independent Independent
Ross and Cromarty Independent Independent
Skye and Lochalsh Independent Independent
Sutherland Independent Independent

Lothian[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1988 result Turnout Details
City of Edinburgh Labour Labour Details
East Lothian Labour Labour
Midlothian Labour Labour Details
West Lothian Labour Labour

Strathclyde[edit]

Council 1984 result National control
1988 result Turnout Details
Argyll Independent Independent
Bearsden and Milngavie Conservative Conservative
Cumbernauld Labour No overall control
Clydebank Labour Labour
Cunninghame Labour Labour
Cumnock and Doon Valley Labour Labour
Dumbarton Labour No overall control
East Kilbride Labour Labour
Eastwood Conservative Conservative Details
City of Glasgow Labour Labour Details
Hamilton Labour Labour
Inverclyde Labour Labour
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Labour Labour
Kyle and Carrick Conservative Labour
Lanark Labour Labour
Motherwell Labour Labour
Monklands Labour Labour
Strathkelvin Labour Labour

Tayside[edit]

Council Labour Conservative SNP Liberal & SDP Independent Others Control
Angus 0 6(-2) 13(+2) 1 (+1) 1(-1) 0 SNP hold
City of Dundee Labour hold
Perth and Kinross Conservatives lose to NOC

References[edit]

  1. ^ McConnell, Alan (2004), Scottish Local Government, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-2005-0