Stirling Council election, 2007

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Elections to Stirling Council were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using seven new wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004. Each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 22 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results[edit]

Stirling local election results 2007[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 N/A N/A -3 36.4 28.2 11,112
  SNP 7 N/A N/A +6 31.8 29.2 11,529
  Conservative 4 N/A N/A -6 18.2 25.3 9,992
  Liberal Democrats 3 N/A N/A +3 13.6 11.5 4,542
  Scottish Green 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 1.7 675
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.2 69
  UKIP 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.1 58
  Independent 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 3.7 1,442

Ward results[edit]

Stirling council election, 2007: Trossachs and Teith
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Fergus Wood 1,789 33.0 1 1
Conservative Tony Ffinch 1,065 19.7 2 4
Labour Paul Owens 839 15.5 3 4
Conservative Mark Kenyon 782 14.4
Liberal Democrats Galen Milne 568 10.5
Independent Charles Grant 373 6.9
Stirling council election, 2007: Forth and Endrick
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Colin O'Brien 1,705 26.0 1 1
SNP Graham Lambie 1,500 22.9 2 4
Conservative Alistair Berrill 1,281 19.6 3 5
Conservative David Lonsdale 1,180 18.0
Liberal Democrats Rona Sutherland 823 12.6
UKIP Paul Henke 58 0.9
Stirling council election, 2007: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Graham Houston 1,794 22.8 1 1
Conservative Callum Campbell 1,455 18.5 2 4
Labour Colin Finlay 1,294 16.5 4 6
Liberal Democrats David Goss 1,067 13.6 3 6
Conservative Helen McCrea 801 10.2
Independent Bill Baird 707 9.0
Scottish Green Duncan Illingworth 675 8.6
Scottish Socialist Jennifer Haston 69 0.9
Stirling council election, 2007: Castle
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Jim Thomson 1,482 36.1 1 1
Labour John Hendry 1,083 26.4 2 1
Conservative Lesley Stein 596 14.5
Liberal Democrats Graham Reed 456 11.1 3 5
Labour Frances Junnier 340 8.3
Independent James McDonald 146 3.6
Stirling council election, 2007: Stirling West
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Scott Farmer 1,674 30.2 1 1
Labour Andrew Simpson 1,041 18.8 2 3
Conservative Neil Benny 1,005 18.2 4 6
Conservative Gerry Power 740 13.3
Liberal Democrats Gordon Bruce 699 12.6
Labour Christine Simpson 376 6.8
Stirling council election, 2007: Stirling East
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Steven Paterson 1,821 32.9 1 1
Labour Corrie McChord 1,396 25.2 2 1
Labour Charles McKean 779 14.0
Liberal Democrats Ian Brown 765 13.8 3 4
Conservative Helen Scott 764 13.8
Stirling council election, 2007: Bannockburn
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Alasdair MacPherson 1,469 31.9 1 1
Labour Margaret Brisley 1,376 29.8 2 1
Labour Gerard O'Brien 883 19.1 3 3
Conservative Alistair McCulloch 323 7.0
Independent Stephen Evans 216 4.7
Liberal Democrats David Smith 164 3.6

By-elections since 2007[edit]

  • Labour's Gerard O'Brien resigned, having been found guilty of breaches of the Councillors Code of Conduct. Violet Weir held the seat for the party on 30 April 2009.
Bannockburn by-election (30 April 2009) - 1 seat[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Labour Violet Weir 39.89 1,131 1,134 1,141 1,162 1,175 1,196 1,288
SNP Bill McDonald 37.64 1,067 1,072 1,078 1,095 1,110 1,162 1,228
Independent Tommy Brookes 8.08 229 232 235 240 272 303  
Conservative Catherine Berrill 6.10 173 176 178 194 201    
Independent Breda O'Brien 2.89 89 94 96 99      
Liberal Democrats Ethne Brown 2.89 82 83 91        
Scottish Green Duncan Illingsworth 1.27 36 36          
Independent Paul Campbell 0.99 28            
Labour hold Swing
Electorate: 8,170   Valid: 2,835   Quota: 1,419   Turnout: 34.7%

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local and Scottish". Stirling Council. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Stirling". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.alba.org.uk/localby/bannockburn2009.html