Dundee City Council election, 2017

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Dundee City Council election, 2017
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All 29 seats to Dundee City Council
15 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 39.6% (Increase 2.9%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader John Alexander Kevin Keenan Derek Scott
Party SNP Labour Conservative
Leader's seat Strathmartine Strathmartine The Ferry
Last election 16 seats, 43.6% 10 seats, 34.5% 1 seat, 11.3%
Seats won 14 9 3
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 1 Increase 2
Popular vote 18,289 8,997 7,644
Percentage 41.3% 20.3% 17.3%
Swing Decrease 2.1% Decrease 9.8% Increase 6.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Fraser Macpherson Ian Borthwick
Party Liberal Democrats Independent
Leader's seat West End Strathmartine
Last election 1 seat, 9.0% 1 seat, 4.4%
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Increase 1 Steady 0
Popular vote 3,589 2,364
Percentage 8.1% 5.3%
Swing Decrease 0.9% Increase 0.9%

Dundee City Council election 2017.svg
The eight multi-member wards; colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Council Leader before election

Ken Guild
SNP

Elected Council Leader

John Alexander
SNP

Elections to Dundee City Council were held on 4 May 2017 on the same day as the other Scottish local government elections. The election used the eight wards created as a result of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, with each ward electing three or four Councillors using the single transferable vote system (a form of proportional representation). A total of 29 Councillors were elected.

After the 2012 election a Scottish National Party (SNP) administration had been formed. In 2017 the SNP lost 2 seats reducing their numbers to 15, being one seat short of an overall majority. They formed an administration with the support of the Independent Ian Borthwick.

2017 Results

Dundee Local Election Result 2017[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 14 Decrease2 41.26 18,289
  Labour 9 Decrease1 20.30 8,997
  Conservative 3 Increase2 17.25 7,644
  Liberal Democrats 2 Increase1 8.10 3,589
  Independent 1 - - Steady 5.33 2,364
  Scottish Green 0 - - Steady - 2.49 1,102
  TUSC 0 - - Steady - 1.55 688
  UKIP 0 - - Steady - 0.23 103
  Scottish Socialist 0 - - Steady - 0.13 59

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.

Departing Councillors

Council Ward Departing Councillor Party
Coldside Jimmy Black[3] Scottish National Party
Coldside David Bowes[4] Scottish National Party
East End Lesley Brennan[5] Labour
Lochee Bob Duncan[3] Scottish National Party
Lochee Norma McGovern[5] Labour
The Ferry Laurie Bidwell[5] Labour
The Ferry Ken Guild[3] Scottish National Party

Ward results

Strathmartine

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xIndependent
  • 2017: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1xIndependent
  • 2012-2017 Change: No Change
Strathmartine - 4 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
SNP John Alexander (incumbent) 32.1% 1,956            
Labour Kevin Keenan (incumbent) 18.9% 1,155 1,178.7 1,182.9 1,220.9      
Liberal Democrats Daniel Coleman 13.6% 828 866 869.5 884.5 884.8 1,076.9  
Independent Ian Borthwick (incumbent) 13.5% 825 876.5 883.3 911.9 912.2 1,085.4 1,641.1
SNP Stewart Hunter (incumbent) 11.2% 680 1,250.05          
Conservative Robert Lindsay 9.0% 546 549.8 550.1 555.2 555.3    
TUSC Sinead Daly 1.7% 105 115.2 118.7        
Electorate: 15,017   Valid: 6,095   Spoilt: 139   Quota: 1,220   Turnout: 6,234 (41.5%)

Lochee

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab; 1x independent
  • 2017: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2012-2017: Labour Gain from independent


Lochee - 4 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
SNP Alan Ross (incumbent) 28.6% 1,661                  
Labour Charlie Malone 15.9% 924 933.3 940.3 943.7 959.9 993.4 1,020.9 1,217.7    
SNP Roisin Smith 14.1% 818 1,256.9                
Labour Michael Marra 13.4% 778 785.5 793.2 794.5 812.8 819.4 848.4 968.5 1,012.5 1,241.8
Conservative Mason Mcilreavy 12.1% 700 702.4 703.9 708.2 724.5 728.5 739.2 813.2 814.9  
Independent Tom Ferguson (incumbent) 9.7% 565 574.3 582.4 584.4 597.5 623.6 673.4      
Scottish Green Gordon Matheson 2.3% 132 137.4 163.6 166.2 185.8 206.5        
TUSC Leah Ganley 1.8% 102 104.1 108.06 110.06 112.2          
Liberal Democrats Lynn Hutchison 1.6% 91 91.6 92.2 106.5            
Liberal Democrats Kirsty McKenzie 0.5% 31 32.5 35.1              
Electorate: 14,276   Valid: 5,802   Spoilt: 163   Quota: 1,161   Turnout: 5,965 (41.8%)

West End

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xLab
  • 2017: 1xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon; 1xLab
  • 2012-2017: Conservative gain one seat from SNP
West End - 4 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Liberal Democrats Fraser MacPherson (incumbent) 38.5% 2,105              
SNP Bill Campbell (incumbent) 19.9% 1,090 1,210.9            
Conservative Donald Hay 11.8% 643 887.2 888.5 889.5 901.3 929.8 958.6 987.2
Labour Richard McCready (incumbent) 11.6% 637 876.9 883.6 889.2 904.04 932.9 1,078.6 1,416.7
SNP Steven Rome 8.7% 474 506.6 597.5 611.1 623.5 637.1 838.8  
Scottish Green Morgan Petrie 6.1% 331 432.2 439.5 472.7 495.1 515.9    
Independent Andrew McBride 1.2% 67 118.3 119.6 123.09 136.9      
Independent Bradley Booth 1.2% 65 93.8 95.1 96.7        
Scottish Socialist Tam Wilson 1.1% 59 66.2 66.9          
Electorate: 12,959   Valid: 5,471   Spoilt: 67   Quota: 1,095   Turnout: 5,538 (42.7%)

Coldside

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2017: 2xSNP; 2xLab
  • 2012-2017: No Change
Coldside - 4 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
SNP Mark Flynn 27.7% 1,560                  
Labour George McIrvine 16.6% 933 951.4 959.5 965.4 974.7 996.08 1,059.9 1,223.9    
SNP Anne Rendall 16.5% 925 1,252.9                
Labour Helen Wright (incumbent) 11.3% 633 638.02 647.9 650.5 664.04 677.9 725.9 843.7 908.9 1,139.8
Conservative Duncan Shaw 11.0% 618 621.07 622.1 625.4 628.4 657.5 663.9 709.8 715.1  
Independent Mohammed Asif (incumbent) 8.6% 481 495.2 504.07 505.1 510.3 529.2 615.8      
Scottish Green Conor Marshall 4.1% 232 252.4 291.6 295.2 327.9 351.1        
Liberal Democrats Kristopher Hall 1.8% 101 106.02 108.8 139.1 141.2          
TUSC Wayne Scott 1.5% 82 84.8 90.7 93.9            
Liberal Democrats Christopher McIntyre 1.0% 57 60.9 62.3              
Electorate: 14,262   Valid: 5,622   Spoilt: 229   Quota: 1,125   Turnout: 5,851 (41%)

Maryfield

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2017: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012-2017: No change
Maryfield - 3 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
SNP Ken Lynn (incumbent) 30.3% 1,240        
Labour Georgia Cruickshank (incumbent) 21.6% 885 894.8 902.9 968.3 1,051.9
SNP Lynne Short (incumbent) 19.1% 782 968.2 972.9 997.4 1,084.3
Conservative James Clancy 17.6% 722 722.8 726.9 775.9 792.9
TUSC Stuart Fairweather 6.1% 250 253.3 253.5 270.8  
Liberal Democrats Jenny Blain 4.1% 168 169.2 194.7    
Liberal Democrats Robbie McKaig 1.2% 48 49.6      
Electorate: 12,021   Valid: 4,095   Spoilt: 89   Quota: 1,024   Turnout: 4,184 (34.8%)

North East

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2017: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012-2017: No Change
North East - 3 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2
SNP Gregor Murray (incumbent) 32.8% 1,256  
Labour Brian Gordon (incumbent) 26.9% 1,033  
SNP Willie Sawers (incumbent) 20.9% 800 1,057.6
Conservative Curtis Large 9.1% 350 351.4
Independent Alan Beddows 5.8% 223 229.2
Scottish Green Alison Orr 1.6% 62 71
TUSC Michael Taylor 1.6% 52 56.5
Liberal Democrats Tracy Mulholland 1.3% 50 51.9
Electorate: 11,337   Valid: 3,826   Spoilt: 98   Quota: 957   Turnout: 3,924 (34.6%)

East End

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2017: 2xSNP; 1xLab
  • 2012-2017: No Change
East End - 3 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
SNP Will Dawson (incumbent) 38.6% 1,553              
Labour Margaret Richardson 24% 965 982.7 986.5 993.5 1,004.1 1,047.1 1,089.7 1,177.9
SNP Christina Roberts (incumbent) 20.2% 811 1,144.2            
Conservative Darren Kane 14.2% 571 575.6 576.2 585.5 589.5 619.7 630.3 677.2
Independent Darryl Guthrie 5.1% 205 217.3 219.2 225.3 237.3 252.6 303.5  
Scottish Green Caitlin Meldrum 2.8% 113 124.1 132.1 133.4 145.5 165.3    
Liberal Democrats Ryan Finnegan 2.7% 110 120.8 122.2 126.5 137.8      
UKIP William Morren 1.4% 56 58.3 58.9          
TUSC Ian McKay 1.3% 54 64.8 66.7 68.9        
Electorate: 12,113   Valid: 4,019   Spoilt: 562   Quota: 1,110   Turnout: 4,581 (37.8%)

The Ferry

  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xCon; 1xLab
  • 2017: 2xCon; 1xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2012-2017: Conservative & Lib Dem each gain one seat from Labour & SNP.
The Ferry - 4 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Conservative Derek Scott (incumbent) 34.4% 2,859                
SNP Kevin Cordell (incumbent) 19.3% 1,608 1,616.9 1,618.9 1,622.9 1,684.9 1,809.8      
Liberal Democrats Craig Duncan 17.09% 1,422 1,498.6 1,502.6 1,509.3 1,557.4 1,967.8      
SNP Vari McDonald * 12.9% 1,075 1,079.5 1,084.5 1,085.5 1,139.8 1,230.6 1,260.8 1,272.8  
Labour Angela Lyall 12.7% 1,054 1,079.3 1,093.3 1,097.3 1,139.7        
Conservative Philip Scott 7.6% 635 1,532.9 1,534.6 1,556.5 1,566.4 1,679.9 1,732.6 1,732.7 2,013.7
Scottish Green Pol Clementsmith 2.8% 232 237.2 247.9 249.9          
UKIP Calum Walker 0.56% 47 50.7 52.7            
TUSC Paul Johnson 0.52% 43 44.9              
Electorate: 16,062   Valid: 8,322   Spoilt: 831   Quota: 1,796   Turnout: 9,153 (57%)
  • = Outgoing Councillor from a different ward.

References

  1. ^ "City Council Elections 2012". Dundee City Council. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ ElectionsScotland: SLGE2017 Summary Results Data
  3. ^ a b c Hill, Adam (4 November 2016). "Dundee council leader says he will not 'outstay his welcome' as he prepares to retire". Dundee Evening Telegraph. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  4. ^ Hill, Adam (5 November 2016). "Fourth SNP Dundee councillor reveals plan to step down". Dundee Evening Telegraph. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Hamilton, Lindsey (12 November 2016). "Dundee councillor Laurie Bidwell stepping down". Dundee Evening Telegraph. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.

External links

  • Dundee City Council website
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