Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007

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Elections to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles council) were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as the other Scottish local government elections and the Scottish Parliament general election. The election was the first one using 9 new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004,1 each ward elected three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation. The new wards replaced 31 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

The large majority of the seats were held by independent candidates, similar to other predominately rural Scottish councils. The Scottish National Party and Scottish Labour Party had a small representation each, and the Scottish Liberal Democrats stood four candidates, all of whom were unsuccessful.

Election results

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 25 N/A N/A +1 80.6 78.8 10,853
  SNP 4 N/A N/A +1 12.9 12.1 1,661
  Labour 2 N/A N/A -2 6.5 6.7 916
  Liberal Democrats 0 N/A N/A 0 0.0 2.5 340

Ward results

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Barraigh, Bhatarsaigh Eirisgeigh Agus Uibhist A Deas
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Donald Manford 723 49.0 1 1
Independent David Blaney 233 15.8 4 4
Independent Peter Carlin 177 12.0 3 4
Labour Ronald Joseph MacKinnon 162 11.0
SNP Gerry MacLeod 125 8.5 2 4
Independent Angus MacDonald 57 3.9
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Beinn Na Foghla Agus Uibhist A Tuath
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Archie K Campbell 459 35.0 1 1
Independent Uisdain Robertson 343 26.1 2 1
Independent Martin Taylor 251 19.1 3 4
Independent Angus MacAulay 203 15.4
Independent John Huson 58 4.4
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Na Hearadh Agus Ceann A Deas Nan Loch
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Morag Munro 583 49.0 1 1
Independent Catherine MacDonald 239 20.1 2 2
SNP Philip Robert MacLean 136 11.4 3 6
Independent Donald MacLeod 84 7.1
Independent Morris Black 76 6.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Blake 71 6.0
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Sgir’ Uige Agus Ceann A Tuath Nan Loch
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
SNP Annie MacDonald 442 26.9 1 1
Independent Alex MacDonald 406 24.7 2 2
Labour Norman Alexander MacDonald 295 18.0 3 6
Independent Gordon Anderson 246 15.0
Independent Alex MacIntosh 130 7.9
Independent John Angus MacDonald 124 7.5
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Sgire An Rubha
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Donald John MacSween 497 38.4 1 1
Independent Norman M MacLeod 450 34.8 2 1
Independent Donald Iain Nicholson 245 18.9 3 2
Liberal Democrats Stanley Bennie 101 7.8
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Steòrnabhagh a Deas
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Charlie Nicolson 683 36.2 1 1
Independent Angus McCormack 529 28.0 2 1
Independent Keith Dodson 292 15.5 3 3
Independent Angus Campbell 188 10.0 4 6
Independent David Morrison 137 7.3
Liberal Democrats Jean Davis 60 3.2
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Steòrnabhagh a Tuath
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Murdo MacLeod 920 50.3 1 1
Independent Roddie MacKay 305 16.7 2 2
Independent Iain MacKenzie 212 11.6 3 3
Independent Neil Campbell 168 9.2 4 7
Liberal Democrats John Chisholm Cole 108 5.9
Independent Angus MacMillan 95 5.2
Independent Colin Scott 20 1.1
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: Loch a Tuath
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Catriona Stewart 486 36.0 1 1
Independent Kenneth MacIver 249 18.4 2 3
SNP Iain Murdo MacDonald 235 17.4
Independent John A. MacIver 233 17.3 3 5
Independent Alasdair Nicholson 147 10.9
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2007: An Taobh Siar agus Nis
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Iain Morrison 463 25.9 1 1
Independent John MacKay 335 18.7 2 3
Independent Kenneth MacLeod Murray 313 17.5 3 5
Independent Annie MacSween 277 15.5
Independent Agnes Rennie 267 14.9 4 7
Independent Iain MacLeod 118 6.6
Independent Malcolm McTaggart 14 0.8

Changes since 2007 Election

  • †On 25 November 2011 John A. MacIver joined the Scottish National Party and ceased to be an Independent.

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Preceded by
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2003
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar elections Succeeded by
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar election, 2012







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