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2007 Orkney Islands Council election

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All 21 seats to Orkney Islands Council
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party
 
Leader Stephen Hagan
Party Independent
Leader's seat North Isles
Last election 21 seats, 100%
Seats before 21
Seats won 21
Seat change -
Popular vote 8,719
Percentage 99.2%
Swing Decrease0.8pp

Council Convener before election

Stephen Hagan
Independent

Council Convener after election

Stephen Hagan
Independent

Elections to Orkney Islands Council were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as the Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using six new wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward elects three or four councillors using a single transferable vote system form of proportional representation.[1] The new wards replace 21 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

All the seats were won by independent candidates.

Election results

Orkney Islands Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 21 ±0 ±0 ±0 100.0 99.2 8,719 Decrease0.8
  Conservative 0 ±0 ±0 ±0 0.0 0.8 68 Increase0.8

Ward results

Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: Kirkwall East
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Janice Annal 460 1 1
Independent Steven Heddle 359 2 1
Independent Bobby Leslie 280 3 4
Independent Mike Drever 218 4 6
Independent Alistair MacLeod 150
Independent David Murdoch 108
Independent Alistair MacDonald 90
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: Kirkwall West and Orphir
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Jack Moodie 601 1 1
Independent David Tullock 260 2 2
Independent Allan Leslie 241 3 4
Independent Roderick McLeod 232 4 6
Independent Ian MacDonald 178
Independent Alasdair Thom 108
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: Stromness and South Isles
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent James Stockan 539 1 1
Independent John Eccles 232 3 6
Independent Ian Johnstone 215 2 4
Independent John Brown 123
Independent Fiona Matheson 113
Independent Maurice Davidson 40
Independent Terry Thomson 33
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: West Mainland
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Jimmy Moar 545 1 1
Independent Alistair Gordon 400 2 1
Independent Eoin Scott 242 3 7
Independent Rob Crichton 203 4 7
Independent Tom Flett 135
Independent Ian Flett 88
Independent Norman Shearer 83
Conservative Mark Jones 68
Independent Bob Gilmour 12
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Andrew Drever 524 1 1
Independent John Foubister 396 2 1
Independent Russ Madge 161 3 5
Independent Geoffrey Linnit 145
Independent Mac Petrie 102
Independent Simon Treasure 14
Orkney Islands Council election, 2007: North Isles
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Stephen Hagan 463 1 1
Independent Stephen Clackson 154
Independent Sam Harcus 133 2 7
Independent Graham Sinclair 123 4 8
Independent Bob Trigg 105
Independent William Muir 72
Independent Leo Martini-Brown 41
Independent George Mowat-Brown 27
Independent Barbara Jeffreys 15

References