Scottish regional elections, 1978

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Scottish regional elections, 1978
Scotland
← 1977 2 May 1978 (1978-05-02) 1980 →
  First party Second party
  James Callaghan Margaret Thatcher
Leader James Callaghan Margaret Thatcher
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 5 April 1976 11 February 1975

  Third party Fourth party
  David Steel
Leader David Steel William Wolfe
Party Liberal SNP
Leader since 1976 1969

Scottish local Regional elections, 1978.svg
Colours denote the winning party with outright control

Regional elections were held in Scotland on Tuesday 2 May 1978, as part of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. They saw a resurgence of support for the Labour Party, retaining control of Strathclyde and Fife and winning Central and Lothian.

National results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1978 Scottish regional council election results[1][2]
Parties Votes Votes % Wards
Labour 39.6
SNP 20.9
Conservative 30.3
Liberal 2.3
Independent/Other 6.8
Total

More Details can be found: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC on 3 and 4 May 1978

Results by council area[edit]

Council[3][4] Labour Conservative SNP Liberal & SDP Independent Other Turnout Control
Details
Borders Independent hold Details
Central Labour Gain Details
Dumfries and Galloway Independent hold Details
Fife Labour hold Details
Grampian 13 33 2 2 3 0 Conservative Hold Details
Highland Independent Hold Details
Lothian 26 18 3 1 1 0 Labour Gain Details
Orkney Independent Hold Details
Shetland Independent Hold Details
Strathclyde 73 25 2 2 1 0 Labour Hold Details
Tayside 15 25 0 0 6 0 Conservative Hold Details
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) Independent Hold Details

References[edit]

  1. ^ McConnell, Alan (2004), Scottish Local Government, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-2005-0 
  2. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2013). Local Elections in Britain. Routledge. pp. Table 7.5. 
  3. ^ 3 May
  4. ^ 4 May