Interactive map of results in the 46 Tayside electoral divisions

The fourth election to Tayside Regional Council was held on 8 May 1986 as part of the wider 1986 Scottish regional elections. The election saw the Conservatives losing control of the region, with Labour emerging as the single largest force on the 46 seat council. Following the election the Labour Party formed a minority administration.[1] Ian Mackie CBE, the chair of the Conservative Group, was defeated in Clepington-Maryfield ward.[1]

Voter turnout was 44.33%.[2]

Aggregate results

Tayside Regional election, 1986[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 20 Increase8 28.00
  Conservative 14 Decrease13 29.12
  SNP 9 Increase4 40.78
  Alliance 1 Increase1 2.10
  Independent 2 Steady 0.00

Ward results

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  1. ^ a b "MS 366 Tayside Regional Council Conservative Group". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee.
  2. ^ a b "Regional elections '86 (p.12)". The Glasgow Herald. 9 May 1986. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  3. ^ "How the Parties Fared Region by Region(p.12)". The Glasgow Herald. 10 May 1986. Retrieved 8 July 2015.