Scottish local elections, 1992

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Scottish local elections, 1992

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  First party Second party
  Neil Kinnock (1989).jpg John Major 1996.jpg
Leader Neil Kinnock John Major
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 2 October 1983 28 November 1990
Seats won 468 204
Seat change Decrease85 Increase42
Percentage 34.0% 23.2%

  Third party Fourth party
  Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland (cropped).jpg Jim Wallace.jpg
Leader Alex Salmond Jim Wallace
Party SNP Liberal Democrats
Leader since 22 September 1990 18 April 1992
Seats won 150 94
Seat change Increase37 Increase10
Percentage 24.3% 9.5%

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Colours denote the winning party with outright control

Local elections were held in Scotland in May 1992, to elect members to all 53 district councils. It was the last local election held under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, which had established the two-tier system of regions and districts. Regional and district councils were abolished in 1996, and replaced with 29 new mainland unitary authorities under the terms of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

National results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 1992 Scottish district council election results[1]
Parties Votes Votes % Wards
Labour 504,076 34.0 468
SNP 360,014 24.3 150
Conservative 343,358 23.2 204
Liberal Democrats 140,697 9.5 94
Independent 107,586 7.4 228
Other 26,057 1.9 14
Total 1,481,788 n/a 1158

Results by council area[edit]

Borders[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Berwickshire Conservative Conservative
Ettrick and Lauderdale Independent Independent
Roxburghshire Independent Independent
Tweeddale Independent Independent

Central[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Clackmannanshire Labour Labour
Falkirk Labour No overall control
Stirling Labour No overall control

Dumfries and Galloway[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Annandale and Eskdale Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Merrick Independent Independent
Nithsdale Labour No overall control
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Independent Independent}

Fife[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Dunfermline Labour Labour
Kirkcaldy Labour Labour
North-East Fife Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat

Grampian[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Banff and Buchan Independent Independent
City of Aberdeen No overall control Labour
Gordon No overall control Independent
Kincardine and Deeside Independent No overall control
Moray Independent No overall control

Highland[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Badenoch and Strathspey Independent Independent
Caithness Independent Independent
Inverness Independent No overall control
Lochaber Independent No overall control
Nairn Independent Independent
Ross and Cromarty Independent Independent
Skye and Lochalsh Independent Independent
Sutherland Independent Independent

Lothian[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
City of Edinburgh Labour No overall control
East Lothian Labour Labour
Midlothian Labour Labour
West Lothian Labour No overall control

Strathclyde[edit]

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Argyll Independent Independent
Bearsden and Milngavie Conservative No overall control
Cumbernauld No overall control Labour
Clydebank Labour Labour
Cunninghame Labour Labour
Cumnock and Doon Valley Labour Labour
Dumbarton No overall control No overall control
East Kilbride Labour Labour
Eastwood Conservative Conservative
City of Glasgow Labour Labour
Hamilton Labour Labour
Inverclyde Labour Labour
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Labour No overall control
Kyle and Carrick Labour Conservative
Lanark Labour No overall control
Motherwell Labour Labour
Monklands Labour Labour
Strathkelvin Labour Labour

Tayside[edit]

Council Labour Conservative SNP Liberal & SDP Independent Others Control
Angus 0 7 (+1) 11 (-2) 1 2 (+1) 0 SNP hold
City of Dundee Labour hold
Perth and Kinross Conservative gain from NOC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denver, David; Bochel, Hugh (Winter 2000), "The Forgotten Elections: The Scottish Council Elections of 1999", Scottish Affairs (PDF), 30McConnell, Alan (2004), Scottish Local Government, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-2005-0