1999 Scottish local elections
The Scottish local elections, 1999 were held on 6 May 1999, the same day as First Scottish Parliament elections. It was the second election for all 32 Scottish councils and the first after a major review into all wards.
All 1,222 seats to Scottish councils
Colours denote the winning party with outright control
A Major review of all boundaries took place before the 1999 elections as part of the third comprehensive review by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland which resulted in an overall reduction of wards to 1222 instead of 1245 and many wards were restructured.
NOT a full list:
- Aberdeen Lost 7 seats
- Aberdeenshire Gained :
- Argyll & Bute Gained
- Dumfries & Galloway Lost
- Falkirk Lost 4 seats:
- Fife lost 12 seats.
- Glasgow lost 4 seats.
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- Voter turnout: 59.1%
- https://web.archive.org/web/20111003123646/http://www.scottishaffairs.org/backiss/pdfs/sa30/SA30_Denver_and_Bochel.pdf Detail report into the elections
- http://www.lgbc-scotland.gov.uk/reports/eareports3rd.asp Review of the Third Statutory Reviews of Electoral Arrangements which took place between 1996 and 1998.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20120419140103/http://www.research.plymouth.ac.uk/elections/elections/1999data.htm More details about 1999 elections.
Notes and references
- Denver, David; Bochel, Hugh (Winter 2000), "The Forgotten Elections: The Scottish Council Elections of 1999", Scottish Affairs (PDF), 30, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-03, retrieved 2011-07-14