City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh City Council Election Results - 3rd May 2007


By edg - Posted on 04 May 2007

Here they are: the Edinburgh City Council Election Results for 3rd May 2007... a little later than expected due to technical difficulties. This is the first time that the local elections have taken place under a system the new electoral system, the Single Transferable Vote.

Labour loses again - a huge 50% loss of seats on Edinburgh City Council! The Lib Dems shore up their presence to become largest party on council. Nats have a significant presence with 12 seats, with reduced Tory presence behind them. And hello, Green party!


Seats by Party:
2007 (2003)
Scottish Liberal Democrats, 17 (14)
Scottish Labour Party, 15 (30)
Scottish National Party (SNP), 12 (1)
Scottish Conservative and Unionist, 11 (13)
Scottish Green Party, 3 (nil)

Voter Turnout %

Turnout 2007 58.3
Turnout 2003 51.8
Turnout 1999 61.3
Turnout 1995 44.5

Turnout by Ward %

Almond 63.3
Pentland Hills 61.5
Drum Brae/Gyle 60.1
Forth 53.4
Inverleith 64.4
Corstorphine/Murrayfield 66.0
Sighthill/Gorgie 49.5
Colinton/Fairmilehead 67.6
Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart 59.9
Meadows/Morningside 62.6
City Centre 50.8
Leith Walk 53.3
Leith 52.6
Craigentinny/Duddingston 60.6
Southside/Newington 57.5
Liberton/Gilmerton 55.3
Portobello/Craigmillar 54.5