1999 City of Edinburgh Council election
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All 58 seats to Edinburgh City Council
30 seats needed for a majority
Turnout61.0 (Increase16.5%)
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 34 10
Seats won 31 13
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3
Popular vote 73,003 54,791
Percentage 32.5 24.4%
Swing Decrease8.2 Increase6.3

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative SNP
Last election 14 0
Seats won 13 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 50,630 46,184
Percentage 22.5% 20.5%
Swing Decrease0.8 Increase3.2

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Map of council wards

Council control before election


Labour

Council control after election


Labour

Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council were held on 6 May 1999, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. Turnout was 61%, an increase of 16.5% on the 1995 turnout.

City of Edinburgh Council election, 1999[1][2]
Turnout: 224,819
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 Decrease3 32.5 73,003 Decrease8.2
  Liberal Democrats 13 Increase3 24.4 54,791 Increase6.3
  Conservative 13 Decrease1 22.5 50,630 Decrease0.8
  SNP 1 Increase1 1.7 20.5 46,184 Increase3.2
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 211

References

  1. ^ "Politics | Edinburgh News". www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com.
  2. ^ Bochel, H.M.; Denver, D.T., eds. (1999). Scottish Council Elections 1999 (PDF). Newport-on-Tay, Scotland: Election Studies. pp. 91–93. ISBN 978-1-869820-40-4. Retrieved 10 June 2021.