Scottish regional elections, 1994

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Scottish regional elections, 1994
Scotland
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  First party Second party
  Alex Salmond (crop).JPG
Leader John Smith Alex Salmond
Party Labour SNP
Leader since 18 July 1992 22 September 1990
Seats won 220 73
Seat change Decrease3 Increase31
Percentage 41.8 26.8
Swing Decrease2.2% Increase5%

  Third party Fourth party
  Jim Wallace.jpg
Leader Jim Wallace John Major
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative
Leader since 18 April 1992 28 November 1990
Seats won 60 31
Seat change Increase20 Decrease21
Percentage 12.2 13.7
Swing Increase4% Decrease5.5%

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Colours denote the winning party with outright control

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Results by ward

Regional elections were held in Scotland on 5 May 1994, as part of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. These were the last elections before 29 new mainland unitary authorities, established by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, came into effect.

National results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 5 May 1994 Scottish council election results[1][2]
Parties votes % Seats
Labour 704,604 41.8 220
SNP 458,951 26.8 73
Conservative 234,840 13.7 31
Liberal Democrats 208,349 12.2 60
Independent 80,092 4.2 65
Independent Labour 4,064 1
Communist 1,839 1
Independent Liberal Democrat 885 1
Liberal 0 1
Scottish Militant Labour 11,476 0.7 0
People Pension Power 313 0
Monster Raving Loony 185 0
Natural Law 124 0
Independent Conservative 97 0
Social Democratic 82 0
James Connolly Society 76 0
Doctor Slug Party 43 0
Scottish Republican Socialist 38 0
Scottish Christian Democratic 32 0
Total 1,706,090 45.1 453
  • Turnout 45.1%
  • Change since last election -0.8%
  • The Liberal candidate was returned unopposed


Results by council area[edit]

Council 1990 result National control
(based on 1992 results)
1994 result Turnout Details
Borders Independent No overall control 42 Details
Central Labour Labour 49.7 Details
Dumfries and Galloway Independent No overall control 47.9 Details
Fife Labour Labour 45.7 Details
Grampian No overall control No overall control 41.6 Details
Highland Independent Independent 45.3 Details
Lothian Labour Labour 47.8 Details
Orkney Independent Independent Details
Shetland Independent Independent Details
Strathclyde Labour Labour 44.4 Details
Tayside No overall control Independent No overall control 45.5 Details
Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles) Independent Independent Independent Details

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denver, David; Bochel, Hugh (Winter 2000), "The Forgotten Elections: The Scottish Council Elections of 1999", Scottish Affairs (PDF), 30 
  2. ^ p.49