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2007 Clackmannanshire election

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All 18 seats to Clackmannanshire Council
10 seats needed for a majority

Elections to Clackmannanshire Council were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using 5 new wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 18 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results

The votes and percentage of vote share are based on first preference votes.

Clackmannanshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 N/A N/A –2 44.4 37.8 7,625
  SNP 7 N/A N/A +1 38.9 38.1 7,680
  Conservative 1 N/A N/A ±0 5.6 10.8 2,176
  Liberal Democrats 1 N/A N/A +1 5.6 5.2 1,040
  Scottish Senior Citizens 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.8 166
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.4 75
  Independent 1 N/A N/A ±0 5.6 6.9 1,395

Ward results

2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire West
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour George Matchett 1,094 25.6 1 1
SNP Tina Murphy 1,027 24.0 2 1
Labour Eddie Carrick 824 19.3 3 2
SNP Janis Paterson 652 15.3 4 5
Conservative Bill Mason 369 8.6
Liberal Democrats Iftikhar Ahmed 309 7.2
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire North
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Donald Balsillie 1,256 26.0 1 1
Labour Robert McGill 1,099 22.8 2 1
SNP Walter McAdam 950 19.7 3 2
Labour Jacqueline McKay 374 7.7
Conservative Kate Mason 333 6.9
Liberal Democrats John Shier Biggam 322 6.7 4 9
SNP Helen McGregor 256 5.3
Scottish Senior Citizens Ralph Harness 166 3.4
Scottish Socialist Iain Campbell 75 1.6
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire Central
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Derek Stewart 1,089 35.1 1 1
Labour Samuel Bryce Ovens 688 22.2 2 2
SNP Gary Womersley 620 20.0 3 5
SNP Sandy Pollock 518 16.7
Conservative George Murray 190 6.1
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire South
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Craig Holden†† 1,168 26.2 1 1
Labour Janet Kerr Cadenhead 936 21.0 2 1
SNP Mark English 797 17.9 3 5
Labour Kenneth Earle 570 12.8 4 7
SNP Mike Hutchison 515 11.6
Conservative Alan Jamieson 244 5.5
Independent James Alexander Mackie 227 5.1
2007 Council election: Clackmannanshire East
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Conservative Alastair Campbell 1,040 29.8 1 1
Labour Henry McLaren 951 27.3 2 1
SNP Irene Hamilton 669 19.2 3 4
SNP Alison Lindsay 420 12.0
Liberal Democrats Charles Bell 409 11.7

Changes since 2007 Election

References