2022 Clackmannanshire Council election

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All 18 seats to Clackmannanshire
10 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party SNP Labour Conservative
Last election 8 5 5
Seats after 9 5 3
Seat change Increase1 Steady Decrease2

  Fourth party
 
Party Green
Last election 0
Seats after 1
Seat change Increase1

Scotland Clackmannanshire Council 2022.svg

Council Leader before election

Ellen Forson
SNP

Council Leader after election

Ellen Forson
SNP

The Clackmannanshire Council election of 2022 was held on Thursday 5 May 2022, on the same day as the 31 other local authorities in Scotland. It was the fourth election to run under the STV electoral system with 18 councillors being elected across five wards.[1]

Background

2017 result

2017 Clackmannanshire local election result
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 8 0 0 - 44.4 37.1 6,525 -8.8
  Labour 5 - 3 -3 27.8 27.8 4,887 -10.3
  Conservative 5 4 - +4 27.8 24.9 4,382 +15.1
  Green 0 0 0 - 0 6.5 1,141 +6.5
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 - 0 3.1 553 +2.3
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.5 85 -4.6

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.

Result

The Scottish National Party won 9 of the 18 seats on the council an increase of one on the total they had won at the previous contest in 2017. Scottish Labour held their five seats, but the Scottish Conservatives lost two seats and finished with three Councillors. The Scottish Greens won the remaining seat, the first time they had won a seat in Clackmannanshire.[1][2]

2022 Clackmannanshire Council election result
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 9 1 0 - 50.00 39.45 6,451 Increase2.35
  Labour 5 0 0 Steady 27.80 23.80 4,091 Decrease4.00
  Conservative 3 0 2 Decrease2 16.67 23.24 3,996 Decrease1.56
  Green 1 1 0 Increase1 5.56 8.36 1,438 Increase1.86
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.04 350 Decrease1.06
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0 2.46 423 Increase1.96
  Alba 0 0 0 New 0 0.74 128 New

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 summary

Results of the 2022 Clackmannanshire Council election
by ward
Ward %
Seats
%
Seats
%
Seats
%
Seats
%
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Seats
Total
Cllrs
SNP Lab Conservative Green Lib Dem Others
Clackmannanshire West 43.65 2 26.82 1 22.78 1 4.04 0 2.72 0 4
Clackmannanshire North 41.39 2 18.72 1 21.95 1 5.73 0 3.18 0 9.04 0 4
Clackmannanshire Central 43.46 2 34.68 1 17.32 0 4.54 0 3
Clackmannanshire South 37.94 2 23.06 1 16.54 0 19.51 1 2.95 0 4
Clackmannanshire East 30.80 1 19.61 1 37.32 1 6.30 0 3.71 0 2.26 0 3
Total 39.35 9 23.80 5 23.24 3 8.36 1 2.04 0 3.21 0 18

Ward results

Clackmannanshire West

Clackmannanshire West - 4 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
SNP Phil Fairlie 24.02% 875  
Conservative Darren Lee 22.78% 830  
SNP Graham Lindsay 19.63% 715 844
Labour Mark McLuckie 21.60% 787  
Liberal Democrats Laura Quin 2.72% 99 101
Green Cara Quinn 4.04% 147 153
Labour Daniel Rooney 5.22% 190 192
Electorate: 8,936   Valid: 3,643   Spoilt: 111   Quota: 729   Turnout: 42.0%  


Clackmannanshire North

Clackmannanshire North - 4 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Green Clare Andrews 5.73% 231 253 256 269 287 326
SNP Donald Balsillie 26.37% 1,062          
Conservative Martha Benny 21.95% 884          
Liberal Democrats Gordon Bruce 3.18% 128 132 148 148 150  
Alba Eva Comrie 2.09% 84 93 95      
Labour William Keogh 18.72% 754 764 784 790 795 852
SNP Fiona Law 15.02% 605 799 800 848    
Independent Ian Millar 6.95% 280 285 297 309 314 345
Electorate: 8,643   Valid: 4,028   Spoilt: 111   Quota: 806   Turnout: 47.9%  


Clackmannanshire Central

Clackmannanshire Central - 3 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
SNP Wendy Hamilton 30.39% 730            
Green John Hosie 4.54% 109 119          
Labour Carolynne Hunter 13.32% 320 324 332 370      
Conservative Kate Mason 17.32% 416 417 426 437 455 476  
SNP Jane McTaggart 13.07% 314 419 472 481 506 519 584
Labour Janine Rennie 11.99% 288 291 305 469 757    
Labour Huw Sherrard 9.37% 225 227 234        
Electorate: 6,301   Valid: 2,402   Spoilt: 95   Quota: 601   Turnout: 39.6%  


Clackmannanshire South

Clackmannanshire South - 4 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Labour Kenneth Earle 23.06% 877            
SNP Ellen Forson 21.04% 800            
SNP Craig Holden 16.91% 643 662 697 701 720 747 800
Conservative William Marlin 16.54% 629 653 653 654 658 688  
Green Bryan Quinn 19.51% 742 768          
Alba Matthew Reilly 1.16% 44 47 47 47      
Independent Hugh van Lierop 1.79% 68 77 78 79 92    
Electorate: 9,357   Valid: 3,803   Spoilt: 100   Quota: 761   Turnout: 41.7%  


Clackmannanshire East

Clackmannanshire East - 3 seats[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Independent Les Calderwood 2.26% 75 82 85      
Conservative Denis Coyne 30.41% 1,008          
Conservative Neil Gault 6.91% 229 232 384 405 417 435
SNP Scott Harrison 30.80% 1,021          
Labour Kathleen Martin 19.61% 650 685 692 709 760 951
Liberal Democrats Angus Myles 3.71% 123 136 140 153    
Green Marion Robertson 6.30% 209 302 305 323 377  
Electorate: 7,004   Valid: 3,315   Spoilt: 46   Quota: 829   Turnout: 48.0%  


References

  1. ^ a b "Scottish Council Elections: Clackmannanshire returns nine SNP councillors". Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Clackmannanshire election result". BBC Elections 2022. BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Local Government Results 2022 Reports". Clackmannanshire Council. Retrieved 10 May 2022.