2007 West Dunbartonshire Council election

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All 22 seats to West Dunbartonshire Council
12 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Martin Rooney Ronnie McColl
Party Labour SNP
Leader's seat Lomond Lomond
Last election 17 seats, 77.3% 3 seats, 13.6%
Seats before 15 3
Seats won 10 9
Seat change Decrease7 Increase6

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader George Black Jim Bollan
Party Independent Scottish Socialist
Leader's seat Dumbarton Leven
Last election 1 seat, 4.6% 1 seat, 4.6%
Seats before 4 1
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase1 Steady

Council Leader before election

Denis Agnew[1]
Independent

Council Leader after election

Iain Robertson[2]
SNP

Elections to West Dunbartonshire 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 six new wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004,[3] each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 22 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election results

West Dunbartonshire Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 N/A N/A +1 45.45 37.7 13,596
  SNP 9 N/A N/A +6 40.91 34.1 12,307
  Independent 2 N/A N/A -7 9.09 8.7 3,142
  Scottish Socialist 1 N/A N/A +1 4.55 6.7 2,413
  Conservative 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 7.6 2,726
  Green 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 2.7 973
  A Strong Voice for Clydebank 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 2.6 926

Ward results

West Dunbartonshire Council election, 2007: Lomond
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Martin Rooney 1,386 27.1 1 1
SNP Craig McLaughlin 1,317 25.8 1 1
SNP Ronald McColl 1,060 20.7
Conservative David Jardine 613 12.0
Labour Ann Rushforth 278 5.4
Scottish Socialist Louise Robertson 251 4.9
Green Richard Giles McCarthy 206 4.0
West Dunbartonshire Council election, 2007: Leven
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Jonathan McColl 1,680 24.2
Labour John Millar 1,542 22.2
Scottish Socialist Jim Bollan 1,469 21.1
SNP May Smillie 662 9.5
Conservative Ian McDonald 518 7.4
Labour Martin Neill 505 7.3
Independent Alan Gadsby-Turner 332 4.8
Green Carola Boehm 248 3.6
West Dunbartonshire Council election, 2007: Dumbarton
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Geoff Calvert 1,292 17.7
SNP Iain Robertson 1,204 16.5
Labour David McBride 1,107 15.2
SNP Betty Mitchell 979 13.4
Conservative Martyn Anthony McIntyre 719 9.9
Independent George Black 696 9.6
Green Rose Harvie 387 5.3
Independent Linda McColl 351 4.8
Independent Alistair Tuach 304 4.2
Scottish Socialist Les Robertson 242 3.3
West Dunbartonshire Council election, 2007: Kilpatrick
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Douglas McAllister 1,356 29.8
Labour Margaret Bootland 1,188 26.1
SNP Jim Finn 1,092 24.0
SNP Frank McNiff 403 8.8
Conservative Douglas John Boyle 378 8.3
Scottish Socialist Cammy Fyfe 138 3.0
West Dunbartonshire Council election, 2007: Clydebank Central
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Patrick Gerard McGlinchey 1,610 26.0
SNP Jim Brown 1,423 23.0
Labour Willie McLaughlin†† 873 14.1
Independent Denis Agnew 601 9.7
A Strong Voice for Clydebank Andy White 548 8.8
SNP Alex Scullion 467 7.6
Conservative David James Crichton 221 3.6
Independent Locky Cameron 155 2.5
Green Danielle Casey 132 2.1
Scottish Socialist Alex Cunningham 115 1.9
Independent Charles Murray 30 0.5
West Dunbartonshire Council election, 2007: Clydebank Waterfront
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Gail Casey 1,922 32.0
SNP William Hendrie 1,435 23.9
SNP Jim McElhill 585 9.7
Labour Marie McNair 537 8.9
Independent Dennis Brogan 407 6.8
A Strong Voice for Clydebank Jackie Maceira 378 6.3
Conservative Terry Stables 277 4.6
Independent Joe Brady 266 4.4
Scottish Socialist Dawn Fyfe 198 3.3

Changes Since 2007 Election

2007-2011 by-elections

Kilpatrick By-Election (3 March 2011)- 1 seat[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1
Labour Lawrence O'Neill 60.01 1,382
SNP Frank McNiff 32.94 758
Conservative Douglas Boyle 6.99 161
Electorate: 8,963   Valid: 2,301   Spoilt: 26   Quota: 1,151   Turnout: 2,327 (25.98%)  

References

  1. ^ "West Dunbartonshire Council". wdccmis.west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 12 March 2007. Archived from the original on 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  2. ^ "West Dunbartonshire Council". wdccmis.west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 16 May 2007. Archived from the original on 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Elections". west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 2009. Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Labour Wins Kilpatrick By-Election". west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 3 March 2011. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012.