2003 City of Edinburgh Council election
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All 58 seats to Edinburgh City Council
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
Last election 31 14 12
Seats won 30 15 13
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 48,826 48,002 44,001
Percentage 27.4% 26.9% 24.7%
Swing Decrease5.1 Increase2.5 Increase2.5

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Map of council wards

Council control before election


Labour

Council control after election


No overall control

Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council were held on 1 May 2003, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election.

Election results

City of Edinburgh Local Election Result 2003[1][2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 30 1 2 Decrease1 51.7 27.4 48,826 Decrease5.1
  Liberal Democrats 15 1 0 Increase1 25.9 26.9 48,002 Increase2.5
  Conservative 13 1 0 Increase1 22.4 24.7 44,001 Increase2.5
  SNP 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 15.6 27,737 Decrease4.9
  Scottish Socialist 0 0 Steady 0.0 4.1 7,280 New
  Independent 0 0 Steady 0.0 1.2 2,090 Increase1.1
  Liberal 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.2 365 New
  Socialist Labour 0 0 Steady 0.0 0.02 32 New

Ward results

Alnwickhill[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Labour Ian Murray 1,213 34.73
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth O'Malley 947 27.11
Conservative Denise Scott 605 17.32
SNP Kenneth Peacock 534 15.29
Scottish Socialist Colin Fox 194 5.55
Majority 266 7.62
Turnout 3,493
Labour hold
Balerno[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Alan Laing 1,954 50.69
Liberal Democrats Michael Crockart 932 24.18
Labour Nicollete Fraser 547 14.19
SNP Robert Melville 422 10.95
Majority 1,022 26.51
Turnout 3,855
Conservative hold
Baberton[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Alastair Paisley 2,144 55.07
Labour Benny Placido 788 20.24
SNP Alexander Thomson 548 14.08
Liberal Democrats Rod Scott 413 10.61
Majority 1,356 34.83
Turnout 3,893
Conservative hold
Dalmeny/Kirkliston[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Democrats John Longstaff 1,329 48.00
SNP Sheena Cleland 496 17.91
Labour Roberta Miller 475 17.15
Conservative David MacKenzie 431 15.57
Liberal Roy Isserlis 38 1.37
Majority 833 30.09
Turnout 2,769
Liberal Democrats hold

References

  1. ^ "Clyde Councils". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The districts decide". Edinburgh Evening News. Edinburgh. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2003 - Edinburgh". www.andrewteale.me.uk.