All 28 seats to South Ayrshire Council
15 seats needed for a majority
The 8 multi-member wards
The 2017 local council election to South Ayrshire Council was held on Thursday 4 May 2017, on the same day as the 31 other local authorities in Scotland. It was the third successive Local Council election in South Ayrshire to run under the STV Electoral System. Following the election, a coalition administration was formed between the SNP, Labour and Independent councillors, despite the fact that the Conservatives remained the largest party on the council, increasing their lead over the SNP by 2 seats.
The total number of seats on South Ayrshire Council was reduced as part of a Boundary Review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland from 30 to 28, with the total number of council wards remaining at 8.
The St. Leonard's area of Ayr was moved from the Ayr East ward to the Ayr West ward, with the number of council seats in Ayr East being reduced from 4 to 3.
Annbank and St. Quivox were moved from the Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton ward to the Kyle ward, with Kirkoswald, Maidens and Turnberry moving from the Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton ward to the Girvan and South Carrick ward. The number of council seats in Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton was reduced from 4 to 3.
The Conservatives were the net losers of the boundary changes, who would have otherwise had two additional councillors elected in Ayr East and Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton.
|Ward number||Ward name||Description||Seats|
|1||Troon||The Burgh of Troon.||4|
|2||Prestwick||The Burgh of Prestwick.||4|
|3||Ayr North||All areas north of the River Ayr located in the Burgh of Ayr, excluding south-west Wallacetown between Craigie Road and Whitletts Road.
Covering the districts of Braehead, Craigie, Dalmilling, Heathfield, Lochside, Newton-on-Ayr, Whitletts and northern Wallacetown.
|4||Ayr East||All areas in the south-east of the Burgh of Ayr located west of the A77 bypass, south of the River Ayr and east of the railway line.
Covering the districts of Belmont, Castlehill, Forehill, Holmston, Kincaidston and Masonhill.
|5||Ayr West||All areas in the south-west of the Burgh of Ayr south of the river Ayr and west of the railway line, in addition to south-west Wallacetown between Craigie Road and Whitletts Road.
Covering the districts of Alloway, Central Ayr, Doonfoot, Fort, Seafield, St Leonard's and southern Wallacetown.
|6||Kyle||All areas north of the river Ayr outside of the Burghs of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon.
Covering the villages of Annbank, Dundonald, Loans, Monkton, Mossblown, Symington and Tarbolton.
|7||Maybole, North Carrick and Coylton||All areas south of the river Ayr and north of the River Doon outside of the Burgh of Ayr, in addition to the north-east of Carrick.
Covering the town of Maybole and the villages of Coylton, Crosshill, Dunure, Kirkmichael, Minishant and Straiton.
|8||Girvan and South Carrick||The south-west of Carrick.
Covering the town of Girvan and the villages of Ballantrae, Barr, Barrhill, Colmonell, Dailly, Kirkoswald, Lendalfoot, Maidens, Old Dailly, Pinmore, Pinwherry and Turnberry.
|Party||Seats||Gains||Losses||Net gain/loss||Seats %||Votes %||Votes||+/−|
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 2012. This may differ from other published sources showing gain/loss relative to seats held at dissolution of Scotland's councils.
|Maybole, North Carrick & Coylton||36.4%||1||27.7%||1||9.4%||0||26.5%||1||3|
|Girvan & South Carrick||26.7%||1||19.3%||1||9.4%||0||44.5%||1||3|
|Conservative||Peter Convery (incumbent)||35.2%||2,446|
|Labour||Philip Saxton (incumbent)||13.7%||951||1,011||1,194||1,304||1,385|
|Electorate: 12,132 Valid: 6,952 Spoilt: 128 Quota: 1,391.1 Turnout: 57.2%|
|Conservative||Hugh Hunter (incumbent)||29.9%||2,008|
|SNP||Ian Cochrane (incumbent)||22.3%||1,498|
|Conservative||Margaret Toner (incumbent)||16.3%||1,098||1,641|
|Labour||Helen Moonie (incumbent)||13.3%||895||932||990||1,000||1,255||1,615|
|Independent||Alasdair John Malcolm||9.1%||611||649||719||726|
|Electorate: 12,085 Valid: 6,722 Spoilt: 172 Quota: 1,345 Turnout: 55.1%|
* = Incumbent councillor for Ayr East.
|Labour||Ian Cavana (incumbent)||19.5%||958||1,015|
|SNP||Douglas Campbell (incumbent)||18.1%||892||902||1,138|
|Electorate: 13,106 Valid: 4,920 Spoilt: 158 Quota: 985 Turnout: 39.6%|
|Conservative||Mary Kilpatrick (incumbent)||40.5%||2,110|
|Labour||Brian McGinley (incumbent)||17.3%||900||1,141||1,356|
|Electorate: 10,029 Valid: 5,204 Spoilt: 49 Quota: 1,302 Turnout: 51.5%|
|SNP||Allan Dorans (incumbent)||7.9%||646||653||654||723|
|Electorate: 13,822 Valid: 8,171 Spoilt: 138 Quota: 1,635 Turnout: 59.4%|
|Labour||Andy Campbell (incumbent)||25.3%||1,247|
|Electorate: 10,215 Valid: 4,935 Spoilt: 74 Quota: 1,234 Turnout: 48.7%|
|SNP||William Grant (incumbent)||27.7%||1,202|
|Independent||Brian Connolly (incumbent)||20.8%||904||1,089|
|Electorate: 9,359 Valid: 4,347 Spoilt: 45 Quota: 1,087 Turnout: 48.1%|
|Independent||Alec Clark (incumbent)||33.1%||1,502|
|Electorate: 8,742 Valid: 4,531 Spoilt: 76 Quota: 1,133 Turnout: 52.3%|