1995 West Dunbartonshire Council election

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All 22 seats to West Dunbartonshire Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Mary Campbell William Mackechnie Bill Kemp
Party Labour SNP Independent
Leader's seat Dalmuir/Central Dumbarton/Bowling Old Kilpatrick
Seats won 14 7 1

Results by ward

Council Leader before election

Position created
Labour

Council Leader

Mary Campbell[1]
Labour

The 1995 elections to West Dunbartonshire Council were held on the 6 April 1995 and were the first for the newly formed unitary authority, which was created under the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994 and replaced the previous two-tier system of local government under Strathclyde Regional Council and Dumbarton and Clydebank District Councils.

Election results

West Dunbartonshire Local Election Result 1995[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 63.6 50.41 18,311
  SNP 7 31.8 42.69 15,508
  Independent 1 4.5 2.38 863
  Conservative 0 0 1.19 434
  Independent Dumbarton Tenants & Residents 0 0 1.19 432
  Independent Labour 0 0 0.86 313
  Representing Your Views at All Times 0 0 0.77 278
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0.28 103
  Civil Servant 0 0 0.23 83

Ward results

Ward 1: Whitecrook[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP James McElhill 1,023 55.8
Labour Mary Collins 811 44.2
Majority 212 11.6
Turnout 1,834 53.4
SNP win (new seat)
Ward 2: Dalmuir/Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Mary Campbell 854 59.3
SNP John Keegan 586 40.7
Majority 268 19.4
Turnout 1,440 39.9
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 3: Mountblow[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Daniel McCafferty 984 53.7
SNP Martin Docherty 848 46.3
Majority 136 7.4
Turnout 1,832 55.7
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 4: Parkhall[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour John Syme 1,279 60.5
SNP William Hendrie 834 39.5
Majority 445 21.0
Turnout 2,113 59.4
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 5: Linnvale/Drumry[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Andrew White 1,065 68.8
SNP Ronald MacDonald 484 31.2
Majority 581 37.6
Turnout 1,549 46.3
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 6: Kilbowie[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Anthony Devine 777 51.3
SNP James Yuill 739 48.7
Majority 38 2.6
Turnout 1,516 53.5
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 7: Kilbowie West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Alistair Macdonald 1,224 75.2
SNP William Wilson 404 24.8
Majority 820 50.4
Turnout 1,628 48.6
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 8: Faifley[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour James Doherty 662 50.1
SNP Alan Gordon 347 26.2
Independent Labour Catherine Durning 313 23.7
Majority 315 23.9
Turnout 1,322 42.2
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 9: Faifley North/Hardgate[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Patricia Rice 632 45.7
SNP John McCutcheon 413 29.8
Conservative Kenneth Veitch 339 24.5
Majority 219 25.9
Turnout 1,384 46.5
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 10: Duntocher[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour George Cairney 835 55.8
SNP Scot Ramsay 567 37.9
Conservative William McCrossan 95 6.3
Majority 286 17.9
Turnout 1,497 50.4
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 11: Old Kilpatrick[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent William Kemp 863 52.9
Labour James Boyle 540 33.1
SNP Alexander Scullion 228 14.0
Majority 323 19.8
Turnout 1,631 54.1
Independent win (new seat)
Ward 12: Dumbarton West[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Patrick O'Neill 901 66.3
SNP Bob Doris 458 33.7
Majority 443 32.6
Turnout 1,359 40.7
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 13: Dumbarton Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Co-op James McCallum 873 54.8
SNP Douglas Lockhart 721 45.2
Majority 152 9.6
Turnout 1,594 45.0
Labour Co-op win (new seat)
Ward 14: Dumbarton North[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Co-op Geoffrey Calvert 951 55.9
SNP David Logan 751 44.1
Majority 200 11.8
Turnout 1,702 45.0
Labour Co-op win (new seat)
Ward 15: Dumbarton South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP John Jun Wailes 890 39.7
Labour Alexander Tuach 814 36.4
Independent Dumbarton Tenants & Residents Thomas McCallion 432 19.3 (({change))}
Liberal Democrats Vaughan Moody 103 4.6
Majority 76 3.3
Turnout 2,239 58.7
SNP win (new seat)
Ward 16: Dumbarton/Bowling[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP William Mackechnie 1,162 57.1
Labour John Trainer 596 29.3
Representing Your Views at All Times Clive Cobby 278 13.6 (({change))}
Majority 556 27.8
Turnout 2,036 53.8
SNP win (new seat)
Ward 17: Renton/Alexandria South[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Duncan Mills 775 58.4
SNP James Cormack 552 41.6
Majority 223 16.8
Turnout 1,327 50.5
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 18: Alexandria North/Tullichewan[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP Craig McLaughlin 997 58.8
Labour Maurice McIntyre 699 41.2
Majority 298 17.6
Turnout 1,696 48.5
SNP win (new seat)
Ward 19: Balloch[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP Ronald McColl 949 58.5
Labour John Gilleece 674 41.5
Majority 275 17.0
Turnout 1,623 48.9
SNP win (new seat)
Ward 20: Haldane/Kilmaronock/Jamestown[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP Margaret McGregor 951 61.4
Labour Ernest Horan 597 38.6
Majority 354 22.8
Turnout 1,548 46.7
SNP win (new seat)
Ward 21: Bonhill East[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour James Flynn 1,132 57.5
SNP Gordon Smillie 835 42.5
Majority 297 15.0
Turnout 1,967 54.0
Labour win (new seat)
Ward 22: Riverside[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
SNP James Chirrey 769 51.7
Labour Jane Lindsay 636 42.7
Civil Servant Bryan F Maher 83 5.6
Majority 133 9.0
Turnout 1,488 46.4
SNP win (new seat)

Changes before next election

A by-election was held in the Old Kilpatrick ward on 28 November 1996 to replace Independent Councillor Bill Kemp, who resigned in protest at the way the council was being run.[4]

Ward 11: Old Kilpatrick by-election (28 November 1996)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP John McCutcheon 760 61.79
Labour James Boyle 470 38.21
Majority 290 23.58
Turnout 1,230
SNP gain from Independent Swing

A by-election was held on 13 August 1998 to replace the deceased Provost, Patrick O'Neill.[6]

Ward 12: Dumbarton West by-election (13 August 1998)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP David Logan 611 44.66
Labour Alexander Tuach 588 42.98
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Shepherd 90 6.58
A Hard Worker in the Community Martin Hollern 46 3.36
Conservative Brian Vosper 33 2.41
Majority 23 1.68
Turnout 1,368
SNP gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ Dumbarton and Clydebank Council: 26 April 1995
  2. ^ "Scottish Local Election Results". Local Government Chronicle. 7 April 1995.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v West Dunbartonshire Council: Council Election Results 6 April 1995
  4. ^ "Councillor quits". Glasgow Herald. 6 December 1995. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ West Dunbartonshire Council: Meeting 18 December 1996
  6. ^ "Obituary: Patrick O'Neill". Glasgow Herald. 16 May 1998. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^ West Dunbartonshire Council: Meeting 26 August 1998