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2017 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
 
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Leader Jonathan McColl Martin Rooney
Party SNP Labour
Leader's seat Lomond Lomond
Last election 6 seats, 30.3% 12 seats, 46.6%
Seats before 7 12
Seats won 10 8
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4

  Third party Fourth party
 
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Leader Sally Page Jim Bollan
Party Conservative West Dunbartonshire Community
Leader's seat Lomond Leven
Last election 0 seats, 4.25% New party
Seats before 0 0
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase2 Increase1

Council Leader before election

Martin Rooney
Labour

Council Leader after election

Jonathan McColl[1]
SNP

The 2017 West Dunbartonshire Council election was held on Thursday 4 May 2017, on the same day as the 31 other local authorities in Scotland. The election used the six wards created under the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, with 22 Councillors being elected. Each ward will elect either 3 or 4 members, using the STV electoral system.

Following the 2012 election a Labour majority administration was formed. After this election, the SNP group and Councillor Denis Agnew formed a minority coalition administration, led by the SNP leader, Jonathan McColl.[1] As part of the deal, the title of bailie was revived, and Councillor Agnew was appointed as West Dunbartonshire's first. The 2017 election marked the first time that Conservatives were elected to the Council in its history.

2017 Results

West Dunbartonshire Local Election Result 2017
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 10 4 - Increase4 45.45 40.08 12,422 +9.76
  Labour 8 - 4 Decrease4 36.36 33.58 10,408 -13.04
  Conservative 2 2 - Increase2 9.09 12.48 3,869 +8.23
  West Dunbartonshire Community 1 1 - Increase1 4.54 7.78 2,413 New
  Independent 1 - 2 Decrease2 4.54 5.32 1,648 -7.75
  Liberal Democrats 0 - - - - 0.43 133 New
  Green 0 - - - - 0.33 103 New
  Scottish Socialist 0 - 1 Decrease1 - - - -

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.

Ward results

Lomond

Lomond - 3 seats[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SNP Jonathan McColl (incumbent) 24.8 1,082 1,109        
Labour Martin Rooney (incumbent) 21.6 945 977 977.4 1,024.5 1,386.6  
Conservative Sally Page 21.5 939 968 968.3 989.4 1,037.4 1,099.9
Labour Hazel Sorrell (incumbent) 10.9 477 498 498.3 542.4    
SNP Chris Pollock 10.5 458 481 495.7 604.0 639.1 674.9
West Dunbartonshire Community Louise Robertson 5.6 246 300 300.6      
Independent George Rice 5.0 218          
Electorate: 9,132   Valid: 4,365   Spoilt: 106   Quota: 1,092   Turnout: 48.9%  

Leven

Leven - 4 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
SNP Ian Dickson 23.0 1,353            
West Dunbartonshire Community Jim Bollan (incumbent) 21.9 1,291            
Labour John Millar (incumbent) 16.1 946 948.6 967.5 978.5 1,000.6 1,175.4 1,942.6
Labour Michelle McGinty (incumbent)† 12.5 739 742.6 758.8 771.6 808.6 933.9  
SNP Caroline McAllister 11.4 673 825.0 850.9 903.1 927.0 942.9 972.5
Conservative Peter Parlane 11.1 655 655.5 663.1 669.7 704.0    
Liberal Democrats George Drummond 2.3 133 135.2 143.9 153.3      
Green Sean Quinn 1.7 103 108.3 120.7        
Electorate: 13,832   Valid: 5,893   Spoilt: 155   Quota: 1,179   Turnout: 43.7%  

† Michelle McGinty was previously known as Michelle Stewart.

Dumbarton

Dumbarton - 4 seats[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Labour David McBride (incumbent) 26.9 1,762          
SNP Karen Conaghan 22.8 1,499          
Conservative Brian Walker 14.6 957 979.7 980.5 1,009.3 1,147.1 1,388.0
SNP Iain McLaren 12.3 809 827.1 989.8 998.6 1,254.1 1,403.0
West Dunbartonshire Community George Black (incumbent) 12.1 792 821.0 827.1 888.3    
Labour Elizabeth Ruine 8.9 584 910.2 915.0 937.2 1,103.6  
Independent Andrew Muir 2.4 159 168.4 170.9      
Electorate: 13,146   Valid: 6,562   Spoilt: 168   Quota: 1,313   Turnout: 51.2%  

Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick - 3 seats[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Labour Douglas McAllister (incumbent) 40.7 1,704        
SNP Jim Finn (incumbent) 23.1 965 1,000.9 1,019.5 1,023.2 1,738.6
SNP Claire Gallagher 19.1 800 827.4 838.6 842.7  
Labour Lawrence O'Neill (incumbent) 8.8 367 886.4 1,071.4    
Conservative Hermione Spencer 8.2 346 369.2      
Electorate: 9,052   Valid: 4,182   Spoilt: 161   Quota: 1,046   Turnout: 48.0  

Clydebank Central

Clydebank Central - 4 seats[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
SNP Jim Brown (incumbent) 32.8 1,631          
Labour John Mooney (incumbent) 23.7 1,180          
Independent Denis Agnew (incumbent) 15.9 791 806.2 880.0 893.7 953.5 1,050.8
SNP Diane Docherty 14.3 714 1,298.0        
Conservative Penny Hutton 8.9 441 443.7 450.1 454.1 460.5 524.7
Labour Alan Sorrell 2.7 135 138.1 184.0 327.1 345.3  
West Dunbartonshire Community Dean Allardice 1.7 84 87.1 123.4 125.3    
Electorate: 11,928   Valid: 4,976   Spoilt: 189   Quota: 996   Turnout: 43.3  

Clydebank Waterfront

Clydebank Waterfront - 4 seats[7]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
SNP William Hendrie (incumbent) 29.6 1,487                
Labour Gail Casey (incumbent) 25.9 1,298                
SNP Marie A. McNair (incumbent) 12.0 601 933.9 945.3 947.3 966.2 1,051.9      
Conservative David Jardine 10.6 531 534.9 546.2 548.2 560.2 597.0 597.5 612.3  
SNP Frank McNiff 7.0 350 438.3 439.7 443.7 455.5 494.0 533.7    
Independent Joe Henry 5.8 292 310.5 327.3 343.3 423.3        
Labour Daniel Lennie 5.4 271 285.0 503.8 507.2 523.2 595.4 597.4 737.4 951.9
Independent Locky Cameron 2.9 146 151.8 158.4 165.4          
Independent Brian Murray 0.8 42 42.0 42.5            
Electorate: 11,689   Valid: 5,018   Spoilt: 171   Quota: 1,004   Turnout: 44.4  

References

  1. ^ a b Foulds, Jenny (18 May 2017). "New West Dunbartonshire Council administration revealed". Daily Record. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Candidate Votes Per Stage Report - Ward 1 - Lomond" (PDF). west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Candidate Votes Per Stage Report - Ward 2 - Leven" (PDF). west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 5 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Candidate Votes Per Stage Report - Ward 3 - Dumbarton" (PDF). west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Candidate Votes Per Stage Report - Ward 4 - Kilpatrick" (PDF). west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Candidate Votes Per Stage Report - Ward 5 - Clydebank Central" (PDF). west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 5 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Candidate Votes Per Stage Report - Ward 6 - Clydebank Waterfront" (PDF). west-dunbarton.gov.uk. 5 May 2017.