1999 Inverclyde Council election

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All 20 seats to Inverclyde Council
11 seats needed for a majority
Turnout58.6%
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 14 5
Seats won 11 8
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative SNP
Last election 1 0
Seats won 1 0
Seat change Steady Steady

Council Leader before election


Scottish Labour Party

Council Leader


Scottish Labour Party

Elections to Inverclyde Council were held on 6 May 1999, the same day as other Scottish Local Government elections and the first Scottish Parliament Election.

This was the second election using 20 single member wards, in which the Scottish Labour Party won a majority of seats, winning 11.

Election Results

Inverclyde Council election, 1999[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 3 Decrease3 55.0 38.5 15,134
  Liberal Democrats 8 3 0 Increase3 40 34.0 13,353
  Conservative 1 0 0 Steady 5.0 5.1 2,010
  SNP 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 21.7 8,512
  MFNS 0 0 0 Steady 0 0.6 232
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 42

Ward results

Ward 1
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Calvert 1,420 50.4 -0.4
Labour M Munro 608 21.6 +2.0
SNP S Thomson 395 14.0 +3.3
Liberal Democrats S M Kelly 393 14.0 -5.9
Majority 812 28.8 -2.4
Turnout 2816 65.3 +18.6
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 2
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Robertson 980 55.8 -22.7
SNP J MacLeod 583 33.2 +11.7
Liberal Democrats R Hawthorne 193 11.0 +11.0
Majority 397 22.6 -34.4
Turnout 1,756 52.6 +10.4
Labour hold Swing
Ward 3
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Morrison 1,128 56.0 -11.4
SNP R McKibben 586 29.1 +4.0
Liberal Democrats P A Cameron 301 14.9 +4.5
Majority 542 26.9 +12.6
Turnout 2,015
Labour hold Swing
Ward 4
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J Moody 1,197 59.3 +18.0
Labour J Clocherty 541 26.8 -20.1
SNP F Stobie 234 11.6 -0.2
Conservative J W Hunter 48 2.4 +2.4
Majority 656 32.5
Turnout 2,020 60.8 +9.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Ward 5
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Morrison 1,004 47.2 -14.7
Liberal Democrats R M Hill 532 25.0 -2.5
SNP J Grieve 479 22.5 +12.0
Conservative A H Johnstone 111 5.2 +5.2
Majority 472 22.2 -12.2
Turnout 2,126 61.2 +11.2
Labour hold Swing
Ward 6
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S McCabe 885 56.3 -7.5
SNP C Masterson 415 26.4 +4.9
Liberal Democrats S Wilson 272 17.3 +17.3
Majority 470 29.9 -12.4
Turnout 1,572 53.5 +6.2
Labour hold Swing
Ward 7
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J O'Rourke 1,048 62.0 -9.5
SNP J L Riddell 417 24.7 +10.3
Liberal Democrats H Scholte 225 13.3 -0.8
Majority 631 37.3 -19.8
Turnout 1,690 53.5 +6.2
Labour hold Swing
Ward 8
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Jackson 729 50.1 -19.9
SNP S McMillan 368 25.3 +9.5
Liberal Democrats W Denny 357 24.6 +10.4
Majority 361 24.8 -29.4
Turnout 1,454 49.3 +5.1
Labour hold Swing
Ward 9
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Roach 972 56.2 -6.0
SNP S Hilton 336 19.4 +6.1
Liberal Democrats E Loughran 318 18.4 -6.1
MFNS C Kavanagh 104 6.0 +6.0
Majority 636 36.8 -0.9
Turnout 1,730 58.0 +11.4
Labour hold Swing
Ward 10
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A McGhee 648 35.2 -11.5
Liberal Democrats E S Forbes 587 31.9 -5.3
SNP J Dick 382 20.7 +4.6
MFNS C M Kavanagh 128 6.9 +6.9
Conservative T McEleny 97 5.3 +5.3
Majority 61 3.3 +6.2
Turnout 1,842 55.3 +13.8
Labour hold Swing
Ward 11
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats A Nimmo 1,070 50.1 +10.1
Labour J McIlwee 689 32.3 -15.1
SNP J McConnell 377 17.6 +5.0
Majority 381 17.8
Turnout 2,136 61.0 +9.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Ward 12
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Y Robertson 705 43.4 -10.8
Liberal Democrats E Gallagher 525 32.3 +4.9
SNP C Park 393 24.2 +5.8
Majority 180 11.1 -15.7
Turnout 1,623 50.6 +9.2
Labour hold Swing
Ward 13
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H Mulholland 943 55.0 -15.9
SNP D McConnell 436 25.5 +7.6
Liberal Democrats D Belshaw 334 19.5 +8.3
Majority 507 29.5 -23.5
Turnout 1,713 54.5 +11.3
Labour hold Swing
Ward 14
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P McCormick 758 47.0 -17.6
SNP P Gillan 529 32.8 +13.2
Liberal Democrats E Sassarini 285 17.7 +9.1
Independent P Campbell 42 2.6 +2.6
Majority 229 14.2 -30.8
Turnout 1,614 48.3 +10.6
Labour hold Swing
Ward 15
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Luciano Rebecchi 859 48.4 +3.9
Labour R Moran 589 33.2 -7.2
SNP F McFadyen 327 18.4 +3.2
Majority 270 15.2 +11.1
Turnout 1,775 53.2 +10.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 16
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats James Mitchell 1,411 59.6 +0.2
Labour J McLaughlin 580 24.5 -1.0
SNP B K Brooks 375 15.8 +0.7
Majority 831 35.1 +1.2
Turnout 2,366 66.3 +17.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 17
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats A J Blair 1,555 61.7 -0.7
Labour I McKenzie 518 20.6 -3.1
SNP G Gordon 446 17.7 +3.8
Majority 1,037 41.1 +2.1
Turnout 2,519 69.1 +16.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 18
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G White 998 43.8 +0.2
Labour G Welch 726 31.8 -2.9
SNP J Crowther 557 24.4 +2.7
Majority 272 12 +3.1
Turnout 2,281 65.1 +14.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 19
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J Hunter 1,055 45.5 -9.6
Labour T Loughran 509 22.0 -6.8
SNP D McBride 420 18.1 +2.0
Conservative W Strachan 334 14.4 +14.4
Majority 546 23.5 -2.8
Turnout 2,318 64.8 +16.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 20
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R K Campbell 886 46.2 +2.6
Labour J Sutherland 574 29.9 +1.6
SNP I Ramsay 457 23.8 +6.0
Majority 312 16.3 +1.0
Turnout 1,917 62.7 16.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Bochel, H.M.; Denver, D.T., eds. (1999). Scottish Council Elections 1999 (PDF). Newport-on-Tay, Scotland: Election Studies. ISBN 978-1-869820-40-4. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  2. ^ Bochel, H.M.; Denver, D.T., eds. (1995). Scottish Council Elections 1995 (PDF). Newport-on-Tay, Scotland: Election Studies. ISBN 978-1-869820-35-0. Retrieved 10 June 2021.