1995 South Lanarkshire Council election

6 April 1995 (1995-04-06) 1999 →

All 73 seats to South Lanarkshire Council
37 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour SNP Liberal Democrats
Seats won 61 8 2
Popular vote 61,452 28,918 7,705
Percentage 57.1 26.9 7.1

  Fourth party
 
Party Conservative
Seats won 2
Popular vote 7,559
Percentage 7.0

Council Leader before election

Not applicable

Elected Council Leader

Tom McCabe
Labour

Elections to South Lanarkshire Council were held on 6 April 1995, the same day as the other mainland Scottish local government elections.

In the first election since its creation (from the Clydesdale, East Kilbride and Hamilton districts plus four wards of the Glasgow district, all under the Strathclyde region in the previous two-tier system of local government), South Lanarkshire's new administration was placed under Scottish Labour Party control after they won over 80% of the 73 wards.[1]

Aggregate results

1995 South Lanarkshire Council election
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 61 83.6 57.1 61,452
  SNP 8 11.0 26.9 28,918
  Liberal Democrats 2 2.7 7.1 7,705
  Conservative 2 2.7 7.0 7,559
  Independent 0 0 0.9 997

Ward results

Rutherglen and Cambuslang

Bankhead
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Eddie McAvoy 665 44.6
Liberal Democrats John Rodgers 539 36.2
SNP H. Ross 208 14.0
Conservative I. Raeburn 78 5.2
Majority 126 8.4
Burgh
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Margaret Robinson 1,012 58.3
Liberal Democrats D. Easton 499 28.7
SNP D. Hamilton 225 13.0
Majority 513 29.6
Burnside
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats G. Chapman 662 49.3
Conservative Jean Miller 253 18.8
Labour J. Quigg 236 17.6
SNP Alistair Fulton 192 14.3
Majority 409 30.5
Cairns
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour A. McGowan 1,115 73.1
SNP Anne Higgins 235 15.4
Liberal Democrats A. F. Nimmo 99 6.5
Conservative R. Ross 77 5.0
Majority 880 57.7
Cambuslang Central
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Bob Rooney[a] 1,027 70.1
SNP Clare McColl 359 24.5
Liberal Democrats R. Woolfe 79 5.4
Majority 668 45.6
Cathkin/Springhall
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Russell Clearie 939 48.1
Liberal Democrats M. McLellan 782 40.1
SNP J. McColl 231 11.8
Majority 157 8.0
Eastfield
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John McGuinness 975 67.0
SNP Gordon Clark 308 21.2
Liberal Democrats M. R. Kibby 173 11.9
Majority 667 45.8
Fernhill
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour M. Caldwell[b] 829 55.4
Liberal Democrats J. Maguire 352 23.5
SNP D. Whyteside 316 21.1
Majority 477 31.9
Hallside
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Davy Keirs[c] 1,009 76.1
SNP John Higgins 237 17.9
Liberal Democrats M. Craig 80 6.0
Majority 772 58.2
Kirkhill/Whitlawburn
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Patrick McKenna 745 41.9
Liberal Democrats David Baillie 668 37.6
SNP A. J. Davidson 257 14.5
Conservative R. Miller 108 6.1
Majority 77 4.3
Rutherglen West
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour S. MacQuarrie[d] 1,052 71.8
SNP E. Findlay 281 19.2
Liberal Democrats John McLellan 132 9.0
Majority 771 52.6
Spittal/Blairbeth
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour William McCaig 850 49.0
Liberal Democrats Charles Clark 737 42.1
SNP R. MacMillan 156 8.9
Majority 120 6.9
Stonelaw
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats Gretel Ross[e] 967 56.5
Labour C. Greig 434 25.3
SNP R. Fulton 206 12.0
Conservative J. McCulloch 106 6.2
Majority 533 31.2

Notes

  1. ^ Returning councillor from Glasgow City District Council - Cambuslang ward.
  2. ^ Returning councillor from Glasgow City District Council - Fernhill ward.
  3. ^ Returning councillor from Glasgow City District Council - Halfway ward.
  4. ^ Returning councillor from Glasgow City District Council - Toryglen ward.
  5. ^ Returning councillor from Glasgow City District Council - Rutherglen ward.

See also

References

  1. ^ Scottish Council Elections 1995 : Results and Statistics, H.M. Bochel, D.T. Denver, Election Studies, 1995