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2003 Aberdeen City Council election

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All 43 seats to Aberdeen City Council
22 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Labour
Last election 12 seats, 25.5% 22 seats, 31.9%
Seats won 20 14
Seat change Increase8 Decrease8
Popular vote 26,990 18,456
Percentage 35.4% 24.2%
Swing Increase9.9% Decrease7.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party SNP Conservative
Last election 3 seats, 25.1% 6 seats, 17.3%
Seats won 6 3
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 17,522 11,690
Percentage 23.0% 15.3%
Swing Decrease2.1% Decrease2.0%

The 43 single-member wards

Council Leader before election


Labour

Council Leader after election


No overall control

The 2003 Aberdeen City Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Aberdeen City Council. The election was the last one using the established 43 single member wards using the plurality (first past the post), before the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004.

The results saw the council turn from Labour control to no overall control, with the Liberal Democrats being the largest party.

Election results

Aberdeen City Local Election Result 2003[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 20 Increase8 46.5 35.4 26,990 Increase9.9
  Labour 14 Decrease8 32.6 24.2 18,456 Decrease7.7
  SNP 6 Increase3 14.0 23.0 17,522 Decrease2.1
  Conservative 3 Decrease3 7.0 15.3 11,690 Decrease2.0
  Scottish Socialist 0 Steady 0.0 1.7 1,269 New
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0.5 376 Increase0.3
  National Front 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 44 New

References

  1. ^ "Elections Database 1974 - May 2003". Aberdeen City Council. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.andrewteale.me.uk/leap/results/2003/427/