2007 South Ayrshire Council election

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All 30 seats to South Ayrshire Council
16 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Bill McIntosh
Party Conservative Labour SNP
Leader's seat Troon
Last election 15 seats, 41.5% 15 seats, 36.7% 0 seats, 17.3%
Seats before 15 15 0
Seats won 12 9 8
Seats after 12 seats, 37.2% 9 seats, 28.4% 8 seats, 25.3%
Seat change Decrease3 Decrease6 Increase8

  Fourth party
 
Leader Brian Connolly
Party Independent
Leader's seat Maybole, North Carrick & Coylton
Last election 0 seats, 2.9%
Seats before 0
Seats won 1
Seats after 1 seat, 8.3%
Seat change Increase1

South Ayrshire Council election 2007.svg
The 8 multi-member wards

Council Leader before election

Bill McIntosh
Conservative

Council Leader after election

Bill McIntosh
Conservative

Elections to South Ayrshire 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 eight new wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward will elect three or four councilors using the single transferable vote system form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 30 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results

South Ayrshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 N/A N/A -3 40.0 37.2 18,568
  Labour 9 N/A N/A -5 30.0 28.4 14,152
  SNP 8 N/A N/A +8 26.7 25.3 12,624
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.6 300
  Scottish Socialist 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 0.1 66
  Independent 1 N/A N/A 1 3.3 8.3 4,160

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Summary by ward

Results of the South Ayrshire Council election, 2007
by ward
Ward %
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
%
Cllrs
Total
Cllrs
Conservative Labour SNP Others Independents
Troon 41.8 2 20.3 1 23.9 1 - - 13.9 0 4
Prestwick 41.8 2 30.1 1 28.1 1 - - - - 4
Ayr North 18.4 1 44.7 2 25.0 1 3.0 0 8.8 0 4
Ayr East 39.1 2 30.7 1 27.6 1 2.6 0 - - 4
Ayr West 54.8 2 16.9 1 20.9 1 - - 7.5 0 4
Kyle 34.2 1 32.8 1 21.8 1 - - 11.1 0 3
Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton 24.4 1 26.2 1 24.7 1 - - 24.7 1 4
Girvan and South Carrick 37.3 1 29.6 1 33.1 1 - - - - 3
Total 37.2 12 28.4 9 25.3 8 0.7 0 8.3 1 30

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Ward results

South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Troon
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Conservative Peter Convery 2,029 27.5 1 1
SNP Nan McFarlane 1,765 23.9 1 1
Labour Philip Saxton 1,499 20.3 1 1
Conservative Bill McIntosh 1,061 14.3
Independent Pat Brown 1,029 13.9

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South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Prestwick
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Stan Fisher 2,062 28.1
Conservative Hugh Hunter 1,847 25.1
Labour Helen Moonie 1,227 16.7
Conservative Margaret Toner 1,224 16.7
Labour George Watson 987 13.4

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South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Ayr North
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Douglas Campbell†† 1,663 27.0
SNP Tom Slider 1,506 25.0
Conservative John Hampton 1,108 18.4
Labour Ian Cavana 712 11.8
Independent Rab Hill 445 7.4
Labour Ian Stewart 356 5.9
Solidarity Amanda McFarlane 117 1.9
Scottish Socialist Liz Swan 66 1.1
Independent Jim McEwan 50 0.83
Independent Tommy O'Lone 37 0.61

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South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Ayr East
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Ian Douglas 1,933 27.6
Conservative Winifred Sloan 1,516 21.7
Labour Eddie Bulik††† 1,286 18.4
Conservative Mary Kilpatrick 1,220 17.4
Labour Gerry Crawley 861 12.3
Solidarity James Stewart 183 2.6
South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Ayr West
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Conservative Bill Grant 2,176 30.3
SNP Mike Peddie 1,499 20.9
Labour Elaine Little 1,213 16.9
Conservative Robin Reid 1,127 15.7
Conservative Alistair Kerr 634 8.8
Independent Ian McCabe 537 7.5

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South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Kyle
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Andy Campbell 1,128 22.7
SNP John Allan 1,080 21.8
Conservative Hywel Davies 891 18.0
Conservative Arthur Spurling 801 16.2
Independent Sam Gardiner 550 11.1
Labour Danny Howley 499 10.1

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South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Mairi Low 1,411 24.7
Independent Brian Connolly 1,410 24.7
Conservative Ann Galbreith 1,111 19.5
Labour Sandra Goldie 970 17.0
Labour Peter Mason 526 9.2
Conservative David Steele 281 4.9
Independent Helen Whitefield 102 1.8
South Ayrshire council election, 2007: Girvan and South Carrick
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Conservative Iain Fitzsimmons 1,542 37.3
SNP Alec Oattes 1,368 33.1
Labour John McDowall 721 17.4
Labour Calum Little 504 12.2

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Changes Since 2007 Election

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Local Elections Archive Project - 2007 - South Ayrshire". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 4 October 2021.