Shetland Islands Council election, 2012

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Shetland Council election, 2012
Scotland
2007 ←
May 3, 2012 (2012-05-03) → 2017

All 22 seats to Shetland
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party
 
Leader Gary Robinson
Party Independent
Leader's seat Shetland West
Last election 22 seats, 100%
Seats before 22
Seats won 22
Seat change -

Council Leader before election

Josie Simpson Retired
Independent

Council Leader after election

Gary Robinson
Independent

Elections to Shetland Islands Council were held on May 3, 2012 the same day as the other Scottish local government elections. The election was the second using the seven new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward elected three or four Councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation, with 22 Councillors elected.

As in 2007 Independents took all of the 22 seats on the Council. The Scottish National Party contested both Lerwick Wards for the first time in 2012 but only secured 1.9% of the vote. The Council is again administered solely by Independents.

Election results[edit]

Shetland Islands Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 22 - - - 100 96.9 9,326 +4.1
  SNP 0 - - - - 1.9 184 +1.9
  Scottish Christian 0 - - - - 1.2 116 +1.2

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes. The net gain/loss and percentage changes relate to the result of the previous Scottish local elections on 3 May 2007. This may differ from other published sources showing gain/loss relative to seats held at dissolution of Scotland's councils.

Ward results[edit]

North Isles[edit]

  • 2007: 3xIndependent
  • 2012: 3xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
North Isles - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Independent Robert Henderson (incumbent) 30.85 430      
Independent Steven Coutts 23.74 331 358.9    
Independent Gary Cleaver 21.59 301 308.5 312.7 377.2
Independent Jim Johnston 11.41 159 183.1 186.9 242.7
Independent Alan Skinner 11.33 158 176.2 179.5  
Electorate: 2,278   Valid: 1,379   Spoilt: 15   Quota: 345   Turnout: 1,394 (61.19%)

Shetland North[edit]

  • 2007: 3xIndependent
  • 2012: 3xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Shetland North - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Andrea Manson 30.79 444            
Independent Alastair Cooper (incumbent) 23.99 346 369.9          
Independent Drew Ratter 17.82 257 274 279.4 283.5 299.5 345.4 421.3
Independent Davy Cooper 11.93 172 182.3 184.3 191.2 209.9 257.9  
Independent Jim Reyner 8.25 119 129.9 130.8 141.4 153.9    
Independent Alan MacDonald 4.09 59 65.7 66.7 72.7      
Independent Colin Arnot 2.50 36 40.4 40.8        
Electorate: 2,488   Valid: 1,433   Spoilt: 9   Quota: 359   Turnout: 1,442 (57.96%)

Shetland West[edit]

  • 2007: 3xIndependent
  • 2012: 3xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Shetland West - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Theo Smith 36.97 481            
Independent Gary Robinson (incumbent) 27.59 359            
Independent Tom MacIntyre 8.99 117 142.1 148.1 166.6 183.3 206.9  
Independent Frank Robertson (incumbent) 8.61 112 160.3 163.6 187.4 216.3 269.9 381.3
Independent Ian Tinkler 5.99 78 107 112.9 127.9 167.8    
Independent Andy Holt 5.92 77 103.8 109.6 126.8      
Independent Marion Hughson 5.23 68 85.6 91.3        
Electorate: 2,033   Valid: 1,292   Spoilt: 9   Quota: 324   Turnout: 1,301 (63.99%)

Shetland Central[edit]

  • 2007: 3xIndependent
  • 2012: 3xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Shetland Central - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Independent Davie Sandison (incumbent) 35.92 375        
Independent Vaila Wishart 25.57 267        
Independent Ian Scott 13.89 145 162.2 163.7 171.8 190.2
Independent Mark Burgess 13.70 143 193.9 196.8 221.1 259
Independent John Hunter 4.79 50 74.3 76.8 81.5  
Scottish Christian Peter Jamieson 4.60 48 52.7 53.1    
Electorate: 2,284   Valid: 1,028   Spoilt: 16   Quota: 258   Turnout: 1,044 (45.71%)

Shetland South[edit]

  • 2007: 3xIndependent
  • 2012: 3xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
Shetland South - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2
Independent Alison Duncan (incumbent) 45.15 685  
Independent George Smith 27.55 418  
Independent Billy Fox 22.21 337 498.8
Scottish Christian Andrew Shearer 4.48 68 110.6
Electorate: 2,679   Valid: 1,508   Spoilt: 9   Quota: 378   Turnout: 1,517 (56.63%)

Lerwick North[edit]

  • 2007: 3xIndependent
  • 2012: 3xIndependent
  • 2007-2012: No change
Lerwick North - 3 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Malcolm Bell 55.93 684            
Independent Michael Stout 16.93 207 350.3          
Independent Allan Wishart (incumbent) 12.02 147 230.9 236.7 258.9 273.4 295.8 348.8
SNP Danus Skene 5.31 65 98.3 102.5 109.3 122.8 142.9  
Independent Alex Wright 3.76 46 74.3 86.4 88.2 105.1    
Independent Caroline Miller (incumbent) 2.86 35 51.1 53.3        
Independent Bill Adams 2.29 28 64.1 75.8 83.3      
Electorate: 2,453   Valid: 1,212   Spoilt: 11   Quota: 304   Turnout: 1,223 (49.86%)

Lerwick South[edit]

  • 2007: 4xIndependent
  • 2012: 4xIndependent
  • 2007-2012: No change
Lerwick South - 4 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Independent Dr Jonathan Wills (incumbent) 36.07 646          
Independent Cecil Smith (incumbent) 17.81 319 407.3        
Independent Peter Campbell 14.46 259 310.4 329.9 349.9 388.9  
Independent Amanda Westlake 12.79 229 280.8 291.9 308.6 346.5 358.9
Independent Robbie Leith 8.04 144 184.9 188.1 204.6 241.4 248.9
SNP Iain Morrison 6.64 119 144.7 148.7 157.3    
Independent Jim Henry (incumbent) 3.24 58 71.1 78.9      
Electorate: 3,507   Valid: 1,774   Spoilt: 11   Quota: 355   Turnout: 1,791 (51.07%)

References[edit]

http://www.shetland.gov.uk/elections/default.asp


Preceded by
Shetland Islands Council election, 2007
Shetland Islands Council elections Succeeded by
Shetland Islands Council election, 2017