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1999 Fife Council election

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All 78 seats to Fife Council
40 seats needed for a majority
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  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Christine May
Party Labour Liberal Democrats SNP
Leader's seat The Lochs
Last election 52 24 9
Seats won 43 21 9
Seat change Decrease9 Decrease3 Steady
Popular vote 60,891 35,074 42,110
Percentage 38.8% 22.3% 26.8%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent Conservative Communist (Scotland)
Leader's seat Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Last election 5 0 1
Seats won 4 1 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Steady
Popular vote 3,535 11,191 1,628
Percentage 2.3% 7.1% 1.0%

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Results by ward.

Council Leader before election

Alex Rowley
Labour

Council Leader after election

Christine May
Labour

1999 Elections to Fife Council were held on 6 May 1999, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament election. The election were the first after the third boundary review which resulted in 78 individual councillors being elected.

Election results

Fife Local Election Result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 43 9 Decrease9 55.1 38.8 60,891
  Liberal Democrats 21 3 Decrease3 22.3 35,074
  SNP 9 Steady 26.8 42,110
  Independent 4 1 2 Decrease1 2.2 3.489
  Conservative 1 1 Increase1 1.3 7.1 11,191
  Communist (Scotland) 1 1,628 1.0
  Democratic Left 1 1,519 1.0
  Independent Labour 0 990 0.6
  Scottish Socialist 0 34 0.0
  Christian Independents 0 46 0.0

Turnout was 56.1%

Party performance

Labour performed very well continuing control of its majority.

Changes since last election

Boundary Commission for Scotland had its Third review in to the ward area for Fife Area. The resulting changes lead to 14 fewer wards.[1]

Ward results

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References

  1. ^ "Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland - 3rd review Fife". Lgbc-scotland.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 June 2012.