Strathclyde Regional Council election, 1978

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An election to Strathclyde Regional Council was held on Tuesday 2 May 1978, alongside regional elections across Scotland. All 103 of the councils seats were up for election.

Aggregate results[edit]

Strathclyde Regional Council election, 1978[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 73 Increase2 70.9 43.0 351,224
  Conservative 25 Increase5 24.3 30.0 244,937
  SNP 2 Decrease3 1.9 22.5 183,867
  Liberal 2 Steady 1.9 1.7 14,219
  Independent Ratepayers 1 Steady 1.0 0.7 5,754
  SLP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.8 6,410
  Independent 0 0 4 Decrease4 0.0 0.7 5,531
  Communist 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 2,423
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 1,573
  Independent Nationalist 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 273
  Workers Revolutionary 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 143
  Socialist Unity 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.0 77

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