An election to the Aberdeen Corporation was held on 1 May 1973, alongside municipal elections across Scotland. 12 of the corporation's 36 seats were up for election.[1]

The election saw Labour remain in control of the corporation, winning 6 seats, giving them a total of 23. The Conservative won 5 seats, including one gained from 89-year-old Independent councillor George Roberts, contributing to a total of 12 after the election. Nigel Lindsay caused a major upset when he became the first ever Liberal to be elected to the corporation, unseating the Labour group's leader Thomas Paine in St Machar ward.[1]

Ward results

Ferryhill
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour C. H. Clevitt 2,782 63.5
Conservative J. Watt 1,602 36.5
Majority 1,108
Turnout 30.8
Labour hold
Holburn
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative R. Gallagher 1,538 49.7
Labour A. P. McDonald 1,090 35.2
Independent G. Roberts 265 8.6
SNP G. Rodger 203 6.5
Majority 448
Conservative gain from Independent
Mastrick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. S. Lennox 2,705 81.1
Conservative S. Walker 474 14.2
Communist W. R. Henderson 131 3.9
Majority 2,231
Labour hold
Mastrick
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour R. S. Lennox 2,705 81.1
Conservative S. Walker 474 14.2
Communist W. R. Henderson 131 3.9
Majority 2,231
Labour hold
Northfield
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Farquhar 1,577 85.8
Conservative A. S. Kydd 164 8.9
Communist A. L. Smith 97 5.3
Majority 1,413
Labour hold
Rosemount
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative J. C. Anderson 1,990 53.1
Labour J. Lamond 1,344 35.9
Liberal L. Windebank 413 11.0
Majority 646
Conservative hold

References

  1. ^ a b "Labour on top in day of record low polling". The Glasgow Herald. 2 May 1973. p. 1. Retrieved 21 January 2021.