The 2017 East Renfrewshire Council elections took place on 4 May 2017 to elect members of East Renfrewshire Council.

Five wards were used to elect eighteen councillors, a reduction of two from 2012.

After the election, SNP and Labour formed a coalition with independent Danny Devlin.

2017 East Renfrewshire Council election

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All 18 seats to East Renfrewshire Council
10 seats needed for a majority
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  First party Second party
 
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Leader Jim Swift Tony Buchanan
Party Conservative SNP
Leader's seat Newton Mearns South & Eaglesham Newton Mearns North & Neilston
Last election 6 4
Seats won 7 5
Seat change Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 15,588 9,886
Percentage 38.3% 24.3%

  Third party Fourth party
 
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Leader Paul O'Kane N/A
Party Labour Independent
Leader's seat Newton Mearns North & Neilston N/A
Last election 8 2
Seats won 4 2
Seat change Decrease4 Steady
Popular vote 7,073 6,508
Percentage 17.4% 16.0%

East Renfrewshire Council election, 2017.svg
The 5 multi-member wards

Council Leader before election

Jim Fletcher
Labour

Council Leader after election

Tony Buchanan
SNP

2017 results

East Renfrewshire Local Election Result 2017[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 Increase1 38.9 38.3 15,588 Increase8.6
  SNP 5 Increase1 27.8 24.3 9,886 Increase4.5
  Labour 4 Decrease4 22.2 17.4 7,073 Decrease13.7
  Independent 2 Steady 11.1 16.0 6,508 Increase1.1
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0.0 2.2 907 Decrease1.2
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 1.4 571 Increase0.6
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0.3 121
  Libertarian 0 Steady 0.0 0.1 32
  SDP 0 0.0 0.0 13

Note: "Votes" are the first preference votes. The net gain/loss and percentage changes relate to the result of the previous Scottish local elections on 3 May 2007. This may differ from other published sources showing gain/loss relative to seats held at dissolution of Scotland's councils.

Ward results

Barrhead, Liboside & Uplawmoor

Barrhead, Liboside & Uplawmoor - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Danny Devlin (incumbent)[a] 26.02% 1,840              
Conservative Paul Aitken 18.34% 1,297 1,356 1,372 1,390 1,412 1,427    
SNP Angela Convery 16.95% 1,199 1,242 1,242 1,330 1,347 1,357 1,358 2,371
SNP Tommy Reilly (incumbent)[a] 14.97% 1,059 1,125 1,126 1,167 1,205 1,218 1,219  
Labour Betty Wood Cunningham (incumbent)[a] 14.42% 1,020 1,111 1,113 1,160 1,506      
Labour Kenny Hay (incumbent)[a] 5.71% 404 463 465 481        
Green David Allison 3.11% 220 244 249          
UKIP John Ferguson 0.48% 34 43            
Electorate: TBC   Valid: 7,073   Spoilt: 116   Quota: 1,415   Turnout: 52.5%  
  1. ^ a b c d Sitting Councillor for the Barrhead ward which had been redrawn.

Newton Mearns North & Neilston

Newton Mearns North & Neilston - 3 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
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Conservative Charlie Gilbert (incumbent)[a] 28.55% 1,729
SNP Tony Buchanan (incumbent)[a] 25.62% 1,551
Labour Co-op Paul O'Kane (incumbent)[a] 25.29% 1,531
Conservative Andrew Morrison 10.17% 616
Independent Kirsteen Allan 4.44% 269
Independent David Jesner 2.94% 178
Liberal Democrats Roy Provan 2.28% 138
UKIP Stuart Sutherland 0.50% 30
SDP Robert Malyn 0.21% 13
Electorate: TBC   Valid: 6,055   Spoilt: 79   Quota: 1,514   Turnout: 52.8%  
  1. ^ a b c Sitting councillor for the Neilston, Uplawmoor and Newton Mearns North ward which had been redrawn.

Giffnock and Thornliebank

Giffnock and Thornliebank - 3 seats
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
SNP Colm Merrick 24.40% 1,853 1,855 1,860 1,898 1,990        
Conservative Gordon Wallace (incumbent) 23.06% 1,751 1,753 1,758 1,784 1,825 1,826 2,621    
Labour Jim Fletcher (incumbent) 18.84% 1,431 1,435 1,438 1,506 1,615 1,650 1,715 1,838 2,224
Conservative Paul Smith 11.84% 899 904 905 943 976 979      
Independent Paul Drury 11.31% 859 862 876 913 1,085 1,108 1,149 1,309  
Independent Savio D'Souza 6.00% 456 460 470 507          
Liberal Democrats Christopher Park 3.50% 266 274 278            
Independent Gordon McCaskill * 0.63% 48 50              
Libertarian Alan Findlay 0.42% 32                
Electorate: TBC   Valid: 7,595   Spoilt: 92   Quota: 1,899   Turnout: 60.2%  

Clarkston, Netherlee and Williamwood

Clarkston, Netherlee and Williamwood - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Conservative Stewart Miller†† 16.81% 1,715 1,719 1,734 1,738 1,762 1,772 1,777 1,915 1,936 3,328
Conservative Andrea Gee 15.49% 1,580 1,585 1,598 1,604 1,624 1,628 1,634 1,767 1,783  
SNP Annette Ireland 14.78% 1,508 1,509 1,521 1,634 1,671 2,400        
Independent David Macdonald 13.25% 1,352 1,354 1,391 1,439 1,505 1,571 1,659 2,189    
Independent Ralph Robertson (incumbent) 9.75% 995 995 1,012 1,044 1,110 1,126 1,175      
Labour Co-op Alan Lafferty 9.66% 986 989 1,018 1,048 1,536 1,573 1,651 1,791 1,829 1,949
SNP James Mills 7.93% 809 810 813 883 908          
Labour Co-op Mary Montague (incumbent) 6.78% 692 692 717 761            
Green Laura Stevens 3.44% 351 352 378              
Liberal Democrats Alex Mackie 1.91% 195 195                
UKIP Sarah Louise Hemy 0.20% 20                  
Electorate: TBC   Valid: 10,204   Spoilt: 151   Quota: 2,041   Turnout: 63.1%  

Newton Mearns South & Eaglesham

Newton Mearns South & Eaglesham - 4 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Conservative Jim Swift (incumbent)[a] 28.30% 2,766        
SNP Caroline Bamforth 19.51% 1,907 1,920 1,923 1,926 1,982
Conservative Barbara Grant (incumbent)[a] 18.40% 1,798 2,216      
Conservative Jim McLean 14.70% 1,437 1,706 1,924 1,936 1,987
Labour Co-op Ian McAlpine (incumbent)[a] 10.33% 1,009 1,028 1,037 1,043 1,139
Independent Bev Brown 5.23% 511 545 552 562 620
Liberal Democrats Alan Rennie 3.15% 308 325 332 333  
UKIP Gerry McVeigh 0.38% 37 40 41    
Electorate: TBC   Valid: 9,773   Spoilt: 115   Quota: 1,955   Turnout: 58.6%  
  1. ^ a b c Sitting councillor for the Newton Mearns South ward which had been redrawn.

Changes since 2017

References

  1. ^ "ElectionsScotland: SLGE2017 Summary Results Data". Archived from the original on 5 July 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Local Government Election results 2017". East Renfrewshire Council. Archived from the original on 30 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Barrhead's first Tory in 25 years quits over "party diktat"". HeraldScotland.
  4. ^ "Welcome to the US Petabox". GlasgowTimes. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2022.