Scottish local elections, 2007

Scottish Local Elections, 2007

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Scottish local elections, 2007

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The Scottish local elections, 2007 were held on 3 May 2007, the same day as Scottish Parliament elections and local elections in parts of England. All 32 Scottish councils had all their seats up for election – all Scottish councils are unitary authorities.

This was the first election for local government in Great Britain to use the Single Transferable Vote (the system is used in Northern Ireland), as implemented by the Local Governance Act 2004. The new electoral system resulted in most councils being under no overall control.

Scanners supplied by DRS Data Services Limited of Milton Keynes, in partnership with Electoral Reform Services (ERS), the trading arm of the Electoral Reform Society, were used to electronically count the paper ballots in both the Scottish council elections and the Scottish Parliament general election., The Scotsman, 19 April 2006

Because of the fiasco in 2007 of holding parliamentary (Holyrood) and local elections simultaneously, the next Scottish local elections are to be held in 2012 instead of 2011.



The notional results in the following table are based on a document that John Curtice and Stephen Herbert (Professors at the University of Strathclyde) produced on 3 June 2005, calculating the effect of the introduction of the Single Transferable Vote on the 2003 Scottish Local...
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