2003 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election
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16 seats needed for a majority
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Leader Alex Macdonald
Party Independent Labour SNP
Leader's seat Carloway
Last election 22 seats, 74.1% 5 seats, 10.1% 4 seats, 15.8%
Seats won 24 4 3
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1 Decrease1
Popular vote 4,914 1,110 930
Percentage 70.7% 16.0% 13.4%
Swing Decrease3.7 Increase5.9 Decrease2.4

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Council Convener before election

Alex Macdonald
Independent

Council Convener after election

Alex Macdonald
Independent

The 2003 Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election (Western Isles council) to the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar was held on 1 May 2003 as part of the wider 2003 Scottish local elections.

Aggregate results

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2003[1]
Turnout in contested wards: 64.1% (6,954)
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 24 Increase2 77.4 70.7 4,914 Decrease3.4
  Labour 4 Decrease1 12.9 16.0 1,110 Increase5.9
  SNP 3 Decrease1 9.7 13.4 930 Decrease2.4

Ward results

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