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Aberdeenshire Council election, 2012

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Jim Gifford  Karen Clark
22 seats, 32.4%  14 seats, 20.6%
Richard Thomson  Jim Gifford
Ellon and District  Mid-Formantine
Aberdeenshire Council election, 2012
Mid-Formantine  Banchory and Mid-Deeside

Elections to Aberdeenshire Council were held on 3 May 2012, on the same day as the other Scottish local government elections. The election used the 19 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, with 68 Councillors being elected.

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The 2007 election saw the Scottish Liberal Democrats form a coalition on the Council with the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.

The 2012 election saw the SNP gain an additional 6 seats and become the largest party on the Council, supplanting the Lib Dems. The Tories retained their 14 seats on the Council and as a result became the second largest party. The Lib Dems lost half their Councillors falling from 24 to 12 seats. Independents also increased their overall numbers to 11 seats while Labour and the Scottish Green Party won seats in Aberdeenshire for the first time.

Following the election a Tory-Lib Dem-Independent administration was formed and in 2013 they were joined by the 2 Labour members. On 8 June 2015, a new administration was formed by the SNP and a 'Progressive Alliance' between Scottish Labour and 2 Progressive Independent councilors, who had been members of the previous administration.

Results

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 2007. This may differ from other published sources showing gain/loss relative to seats held at dissolution of Scotland's councils.

Banff and District

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2007-2012: SNP and Con gain one seat from Independent and Lib Dem
  • Troup

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xCon; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 1xSNP; 1xIndependent; 1xCon
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
  • Fraserburgh and District

  • 2007: 3xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent gain one seat from SNP
  • Central Buchan

  • 2007: 2xIndependent; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012 2xSNP; 1xCon; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012: Change: SNP gain one seat from Independent
  • Peterhead North and Rattray

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xInd; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 2xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent gain one seat from Con
  • Peterhead South and Cruden

  • 2007: 2xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent gain one seat from Lib Dem
  • Turriff and District

  • 2007: 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 1xSNP; 1xIndependent; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
  • Mid-Formartine

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xIndependent; 1xCon
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP and Independent gain one seat from Lib Dem
  • Ellon and District

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xCon; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Lib Dem
  • West Garioch

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xCon
  • 2007-2012 Change: Con gain from Lib Dem
  • Inverurie and District

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xCon; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Lib Dem
  • East Garioch

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 1xSNP; 1xGRN; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: GRN gain from Lib Dem
  • Westhill and District

  • 2007: 1xLib Dem; 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xIndependent
  • 2012: 2xSNP; 1xCon; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Independent
  • Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent gain from Lib Dem
  • Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

  • 2007: 2xCon; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: SNP gain one seat from Con
  • Banchory and Mid-Deeside

  • 2007: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2012: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: No change
  • North Kincardine

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xCon; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
  • Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xCon; 1xSNP
  • 2012: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLab; 1xLib Dem
  • 2007-2012 Change: Lab gain one seat from Lib Dem
  • Mearns

  • 2007: 2xLib Dem; 1xSNP; 1xCon
  • 2012: 1xCon; 1xSNP; 1xLib Dem; 1xIndependent
  • 2007-2012 Change: Independent gain from Lib Dem
  • Post-Election Changes

  • † East Garioch Cllr Fergie Hood defected from the SNP and joined the Liberal Democrats on 3 May 2013. [1].
  • †† West Garioch Cllr Sheena Lonchay and Inverurie and District Cllr Martin Kitts-Hayes both defected from the Liberal Democrats and became Independents on 25 April 2014.[2] Cllr Kitts-Hayes resigned as a Councillor on 31 August 2016 citing bullying and harassment arising out of the LEGOGATE row.[3] A by-election was held on 3 November 2016 and the seat was gained by Colin Clark (Conservative).
  • ††† Troup Conservative Cllr John Duncan died on 4 September 2014.[4] A by-election was held on 27 November 2014 and was gained by Ross Cassie (SNP).
  • †††† Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford SNP Cllr Joanne Strathdee died on 23 August 2015 after a long battle with cancer.[5] A by-election was held to fill the vacancy on 5 November 2015 and the seat was retained by Gwyneth Petrie (SNP).[6]
  • ††††† Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford Liberal Democrat Cllr Alastair Ross resigned on health grounds on 1 September 2015.[7] A by-election was held to fill the vacancy on 5 November 2015 and the seat was gained by Margo Stewart (Conservative).[8]
  • †††††† Troup Independent Cllr Mark Findlater ceased to be an Independent and joined the Conservatives on 23 February 2016.[9]
  • ††††††† Troup SNP Cllr Hamish Partridge resigned from the party on 17 June 2016 and became an Independent citing curtailments to his freedom of speech.[10]
  • †††††††† Banff and District SNP Cllr Ian Gray died on 27 August 2016 after a long illness.[11] A by-election was held on 3 November 2016 and the seat was gained by Iain Taylor (Conservative).
  • ††††††††† Banff and District SNP Cllr Ian Cox resigned from the party and became an Independent on 20 February 2017.[12]
  • References

    Aberdeenshire Council election, 2012 Wikipedia


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