2003 Perth and Kinross Council election

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All 41 seats to Perth and Kinross Council
21 seats needed for a majority
Turnout54.0% Decrease9.3
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SNP Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 16 11 6
Seats won 15 10 9
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease1 Increase3

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Labour Independent
Last election 6 2
Seats won 5 2
Seat change Decrease1 Steady

Council Leader before election


Scottish National Party

Council Leader


Scottish National Party

Elections to Perth and Kinross Council were held on 1 May 2003, the same day as other Scottish Local Government elections and the Scottish Parliament Election.

This was the last election using 41 single member wards, in which the Scottish National Party won the most seats with 15.

Election Results

Perth and Kinross Council election, 2003[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 15 1 2 Decrease1 36.6 36.1 20,651
  Conservative 10 1 2 Decrease1 24.4 28.1 16,076
  Liberal Democrats 9 3 0 Increase3 22 22.1 12,645
  Labour 5 0 1 Decrease 1 12.2 9.7 5,567
  Independent 2 0 0 Steady 4.9 3.9 2,236

Ward results

Ward 1 Rannoch & Atholl
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP J Culliven 516 61.1 +17.4
Conservative Ms. C Morrison 231 27.4 -0.6
Liberal Democrats R D McArthur 97 11.5 +3.3
Majority 285 33.7 +18
Turnout 844 60.7 +7.1
SNP hold Swing
Ward 2 Pitlochry
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Ms. E J Howie 731 48.0 -5.1
Independent Ms.K Scott 484 31.8 +31.8
Conservative P Edward 230 15.1 -13.7
Liberal Democrats J F A Rankin 79 5.2 -1.8
Majority 247 16.2 -8.1
Turnout 1,524 61.9 -9.0
SNP hold Swing
Ward 3 Rattray & Glenshee
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP Ms. E A Grant 572 50.2 -3.9
Conservative R M E Taylor 304 22.7 -8.6
Independent Ms. S M Thorne 200 14.9 +14.9
Labour Ms. K Barrett 114 8.5 -6.1
Liberal Democrats Ms. A Wilson 48 3.6 +3.6
Majority 368 27.5 -4.7
Turnout 1,338 51.2 -5.3
SNP hold Swing
Ward 4 Alyth & Old Rattray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP I Miller 1,083 64.3 +18.1
Conservative G Suttie 491 29.2 -16.7
Liberal Democrats J I Reid 109 6.5 +6.5
Majority 592 35.1 +34.8
Turnout 1,683 60.6 -9.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 5 Coupar Angus & Meigle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP A D Grant 801 56.0 +7.6
Conservative L R Bushby 443 31.0 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Ms. J Rennie 187 13.1 +13.1
Majority 358 25.0 15.3
Turnout 1,431 53.9 -14.7
SNP hold Swing
Ward 6 Rosemount
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. S H Bushby 821 53.6 +8.0
SNP Ms. C C J Wilson 605 39.5 +3.6
Liberal Democrats P G Gill 105 6.9 +0.2
Majority 216 14.1 +4.4
Turnout 1,531 61.5 -7.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 7 Blairgowrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP R S Ellis 774 63.7 +8.4
Conservative Ms. J D Bruce 361 29.7 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Ms. P Carruthers 81 6.7 -2.2
Majority 413 34 +4.6
Turnout 1,216 53.1 -8.3
SNP hold Swing
Ward 8 Kinclaven & Clunie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP A Telfer 628 41.8 +8.2
Conservative Ms B Vaughan 487 32.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrats J Stewart 389 25.9 +2.7
Majority 141 9.4 +8.9
Turnout 1,504 58.0 -5.2
SNP hold Swing
Ward 9 Strathtay & Dunkeld
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP A S Barr 750 48.6 +13.2
Conservative Ms S G Mannion 600 38.9 +4.2
Liberal Democrats W E Freeman 193 12.5 -7.1
Majority 150 9.7 +9
Turnout 1,543 61.0 -7.2
SNP hold Swing
War 10 Breadalbane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP K I Lyall 864 60.3 +21.8
Conservative J M Harding 411 28.7 +10.0
Liberal Democrats E W Drysdale 157 11.0 +6.7
Majority 453 31.6 +21.3
Turnout 1,432 57.3 -11.0
SNP hold Swing
Ward 11 Comrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Crabbie 734 51.9 -4.3
SNP A Dillon 497 35.1 +7.2
Liberal Democrats Ms D J Guyan 183 12.9 -2.9
Majority 237 16.8 -11.5
Turnout 1,414 61.9 -6.9
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 12 Crieff North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms. H McDonald 781 55.2 +3.7
SNP Ms.M Kelly 374 26.4 +6.3
Liberal Democrats D E Dewar 260 18.4 +2.6
Majority 317 28.8 +10.0
Turnout 1,415 52.0 -7.8
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 13 Crieff South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms A Cowan 507 38.2 +3.1
SNP Ms C A Scally 384 28.9 -17.8
Labour Ms M Dingwall 340 25.6 +25.6
Liberal Democrats Ms N Valentine 97 7.3 -10.8
Majority 123 9.3 -2.3
Turnout 1,328 50.5 -5.6
Conservative gain from SNP Swing
Ward 14 Strathord & Logiealmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R A Scott 999 60.4 +10.1
SNP J L Kelias 380 23.0 +4.0
Conservative G G Rees 275 16.6 -7.7
Majority 619 37.4 +11.4
Turnout 1,654 57.5 -9.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 15 Strathalmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP R Lumsden 730 51.7 +14.9
Conservative Ms S Nimmo 459 32.5 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Ms C F Robertson 224 15.9 +5.4
Majority 271 19.2 +18.3
Turnout 1,413 54.7 -11.4
SNP hold Swing
Ward 16 Scone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats L D D Simpson 818 49.9 +27.4
SNP S McMillan 483 29.5 -1.3
Conservative H D D Anderson 339 20.7 -11.5
Majority 335 20.4 +19.0
Turnout 1,640 62.4 -2.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Ward 17 Dunsinnan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J E Lloyd 841 55.6 +20.6
Conservative J Main 372 24.6 -8.0
SNP R MacDonald 300 19.8 +0.4
Majority 469 31.0 +28.6
Turnout 1,513 60.6 -6.0
Independent hold Swing
Ward 18 East Carse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP P L Mulheron 994 63.4 +10.9
Conservative R W Last 331 21.1 -4.6
Liberal Democrats K M Reay 244 15.6 +7.8
Majority 663 42.3 +16.7
Turnout 1,569 55.8 -11.6
SNP hold Swing
Ward 19 Central Carse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP J K M Hulbert 638 47.8 +1.7
Conservative M Roberts 496 37.2 -3.1
Liberal Democrats M Reay 201 15.1 1.5
Majority 142 10.6 +4.8
Turnout 1,335 56.0 -8.3
SNP hold Swing
Ward 20 Barnhill & West Carse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats P A Barrett 724 43.9 +22.5
Conservative Ms H Stewart 651 39.5 -10.4
SNP Ms S E Morrison 273 16.6 -12.1
Majority 73 4.4 -16.8
Turnout 1,847 60.8 -7.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Ward 21 Picstonhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent J Doig 396 28.4 -5.9
Conservative Ms A Rees 392 28.1 +5.0
SNP Ms R L McEwan 369 26.5 +6.1
Labour Ms A A Chatt 236 17.1 -5.1
Independent hold Swing
Ward 22 North Inch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms J H E McEwen 353 38.7 +2.7
SNP R Band 270 29.6 -1.2
Conservative R Bywalec 203 22.3 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Ms C V Whittingham 86 9.4 -0.7
Labour hold Swing
Ward 23 Muirton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP G Hunter 393 48.6 +11.4
Labour Ms A Howard 189 23.4 -9.6
Conservative D Gratty 145 17.9 -2.7
Liberal Democrats N S Gellatly 82 10.1 +10.1
Majority 204 25.2 +21.0
Turnout 809 39.3 -6.1
SNP hold Swing
Ward 24 North Muirton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A A MacLellan 477 43.8 +13.1
SNP A Grant 447 41.0 +8.8
Conservative Ms C Hastings 99 9.1 +1.3
Liberal Democrats M J Whittingham 66 6.1 +3.0
Majority 30 2.8 -21.9
Turnout 1,089 42.8 -14.1
Labour hold Swing
Ward 25 Hillyland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP D M Scott 630 56.5
Labour J Kane 313 28.1
Conservative R Dewar 111 10.0 -3.4
Liberal Democrats Ms E C Barrett 61 5.5 +5.5
Majority 317 28.4 -3.9
Turnout 1,115 40.6 -13.7
SNP hold Swing
Ward 26 Ruthven Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats A Livingstone 714 51.4 +16.3
Conservative Ms Y Clark 284 20.5 -4.4
SNP Ms E Angus 239 17.2 -2.4
Labour A Gilruth 151 10.9 -8.7
Majority 430 30.9 -20.7
Turnout 1,388 55.5 -9.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 27 North Letham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J McM Flynn 651 57.4 +0.6
SNP J Lumsden 339 29.9 -1.9
Conservative Ms P Roberts 84 7.4 -0.1
Liberal Democrats Ms L Freeman 61 5.4 +1.4
Majority 312 27.5 +2.5
Turnout 1,135 47.4 -10.1
Labour hold Swing
Ward 28 South Letham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Gillies 574 51.1 +3.8
SNP Ms E C MacLachlan 401 35.7 -3.2
Conservative R Fraser 101 9.0 -0.3
Liberal Democrats W Matheson 48 4.3 -0.2
Majority 173 15.4 +7.0
Turnout 1,124 40.5 -11.2
Labour hold Swing
Ward 29 Wellshill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Stewart 539 42.5 +16.6
SNP A J Cook 356 28.1 +3.0
Labour Ms L M Ferguson 187 14.7 9.4
Liberal Democrats A J Syme 186 14.7 -10.4
Majority 183 14.4 +13.6
Turnout 1,268 48.9 -9.6
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 30 Oakbank
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats W O Wilson 1,281 79.4 +9.0
Conservative J McNicol 184 11.4 -0.4
SNP T Karczewski 149 9.2 +0.2
Majority 1,097 68.0 +8.2
Turnout 1,614 63.3 -10.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 31 Craigie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats L Caddell 550 33.8 +1.6
SNP A M Gadsden 399 24.5 +2.4
Conservative J Blackie 373 22.9 -1.6
Labour J McCann 304 18.7 -2.4
Majority 151 9.3 +1.6
Turnout 1,626 58.5 -10.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 32 South Inch
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SNP J Coburn 449 40.8 +7.7
Labour J Forbes 306 27.8 -12.3
Conservative Ms S Stewart 219 19.9 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Ms M S Matheson 126 11.5 +3.6
Majority 143 13.0 +6.0
Turnout 1,100 42.2 -7.8
SNP gain from Labour Swing
Ward 33 Moncrieffe & Friarton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M H Lennie 516 41.9 -0.7
SNP Ms E J S Lee 383 31.1 +1.0
Conservative M Archibald 220 17.9 -1.0
Liberal Democrats J A Simpson 112 9.1 -0.4
Majority 133 10.8 -1.7
Turnout 1,231 47.6 -13.7
Labour hold Swing
Ward 34 Earn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Jack 638 41.4 +9.2
Liberal Democrats K R Spittal 433 28.1 -1.1
SNP E G Dow 279 18.1 -7.7
Labour P C Noad 192 12.5 -0.3
Majority 205 13.3 +10.3
Turnout 1,542 58.6 -10.1
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 35 Auchterarder Mid Earn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Mair 675 45.4 +2.0
SNP Ms S R M Russell 328 22.0 -4.0
Independent Ms K Fyffe 315 21.2 +21.2
Liberal Democrats J B Pringle 170 11.4 +2.6
Majority 347 23.4 -6.9
Turnout 1,488 54.6 -8.6
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 36 Strathallan & Glendevon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Dow 686 43.6 -0.8
SNP Ms C A Younger 486 30.9 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Ms A G Gaunt 403 25.6 +2.4
Majority 200 12.7 +1.7
Turnout 1,575 53.6 -9.5
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 37 Auchterarder Craig Rosse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Young 582 39.0 +4.8
SNP K R A Robertson 527 35.3 +1.2
Labour B Kift 225 15.1 -7.2
Liberal Democrats W Rennie 158 10.6 +1.2
Majority 55 3.7 +3.6
Turnout 1,492 53.7 -7.5
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 38 Abernethy & Glenfarg
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ms K Baird 695 51.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrats D Skene 330 24.4 +8.1
SNP W M Armstrong 325 24.1 -12.9
Majority 365 27.1 +17.4
Turnout 1,350 57.9 -8.8
Conservative hold Swing
Ward 39 Milnathort & North Kinross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats W B Robertson 923 56.2 +2.4
SNP A Bath 329 20.0 -4.0
Conservative Ms V Y Parkin 215 13.1 +2.0
Labour Ms C D Milliken 176 10.7 -0.4
Majority 594 36.2 +26.5
Turnout 1,643 54.3 -15.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Ward 40 Kinross Town
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats G G Hayton 581 47.0 +37.0
SNP S Miller 372 30.1 -34.2
Labour Ms M P B Lockhart 153 12.4 -0.3
Conservative T Paterson 129 10.4 -2.6
Majority 209 16.9 +34.4
Turnout 1,235 51.6 -17.4
Liberal Democrats gain from SNP Swing
Ward 41 Kinross-shire
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats M A Barnacle 945 54.1 +14.9
SNP T McHendry 384 22.0 -3.5
Conservative M F Parkin 310 17.7 -4.0
Labour M C M Twaddle 108 6.2 -7.4
Majority 561 32.1 +18.4
Turnout 1,747 57.3 -9.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2003 - Perth and Kinross". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  2. ^ "Scottish Council Elections 1999" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. 1999. Retrieved 9 June 2021.