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Elections to Angus 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 8 new wards created as a results of the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004, each ward will elect three or four councillors using the single transferable vote system a form of proportional representation. The new wards replace 29 single-member wards which used the plurality (first past the post) system of election.

Election resultEdit

Angus Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 13 N/A N/A –4 44.8 38.3 17,255
  Conservative 5 N/A N/A +3 17.2 19.1 8,609
  Liberal Democrats 3 N/A N/A ±0 10.3 9.7 4,391
  Labour 2 N/A N/A +1 6.9 11.8 5,307
  Solidarity 0 N/A N/A ±0 0.0 0.1 62
  Independent 6 N/A N/A ±0 20.7 20.9 9,412

Ward resultsEdit

2007 Council election: Kirriemuir and Dean
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Conservative Ian Mackintosh 2,343 47.1 1 1
SNP Iain Gaul 1,223 24.6 2 2
SNP Christine Urquhart 544 10.9
Labour Derek David Ramsay 462 9.3
Liberal Democrats Alison Andrews 398 8.0 3 5
2007 Council election: Brechin and Edzell
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Ruth Leslie Melville 971 22.1 1 4
Independent Bob Myles 798 18.1 2 6
SNP Mairi Evans 765 17.4 3 8
SNP Joy Mowatt 706 16.1
Conservative Elaine Milne 373 8.5
Independent David Adam 313 7.1
Labour Ron Thoms 286 6.5
Liberal Democrats Helen Fleming 185 4.2
2007 Council election: Forfar and District
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Colin Brown 1,782 30.1 1 1
SNP Glennis Middleton 1,111 18.8 2 3
SNP William Middleton 1,053 17.8 3 5
Conservative John Rymer 878 14.8 4 7
Labour Mitch Cameron 526 8.9
Liberal Democrats Avril Simpson 495 8.4
Independent John Phillip 76 1.3
2007 Council election: Monifieth and Sidlaw
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Frank Ellis 2,604 34.5 1 1
SNP Rob Murray 1,496 19.8 2 2
Conservative John R Whyte 1,396 18.5 3 3
Labour Margaret Thomson 1,040 13.8 4 6
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Petrie 544 7.2
Independent Craig Fotheringham 473 6.3
2007 Council election: Carnoustie and District
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Helen Oswald 1,837 34.6 1 1
Labour Peter Murphy 1,160 21.8 2 4
Conservative John Richard Hillman 863 16.3
Liberal Democrats Eddie Wilmott 748 14.1
SNP Ralph Palmer 639 12.0 3 6
Solidarity Alan Manley 62 1.2
2007 Council election: Arbroath West and Letham
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Conservative David Lumgair 1,322 21.4 1 1
SNP Alex King 1,169 18.9 3 6
Independent David Fairweather 1,117 18.1 2 4
Liberal Democrats Peter Nield 857 13.9 4 8
Labour Joan Warren 627 10.2
SNP Brian Milne 565 9.1
Independent Anne Marie Sim 485 7.9
Independent Rob Pearce 35 0.6
2007 Council election: Arbroath East and Lunan
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
SNP Sheena Welsh 1,282 24.7 1 1
Independent Robert Ritchie Spink 1,041 20.0 2 1
Conservative Jim Millar 789 15.2 3 6
Labour Alastair John Stuart 677 13.0
SNP Donald Morrison 620 11.9 4 6
Liberal Democrats Ginny Graham 504 9.7
Independent Ian Watson 281 5.4
2007 Council election: Montrose and District
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Mark Salmond 1,550 28.1 1 1
SNP Sandy West 832 15.1 4 5
SNP Paul Valentine 809 14.7 3 5
Liberal Democrats David May 660 12.0 2 5
Conservative Ingram Bruce 645 11.7
Labour James Sinclair 529 9.6
Independent Joe Wishart 490 8.9

By-Elections since 3 May 2007Edit

  • A by-election was held in the Monifieth & Sidlaw Ward on 25 June 2009 following the death of the SNP's Frank Ellis. This was won by the SNP's Jean Lee
Monifieth & Sidlaw by-election 25 June 2009 - 1 Seat[1]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
SNP Jean Lee 68.62 2,486
Conservative Craig Robert Fotheringham 19.27 698
Liberal Democrats Charles William Donald Goodall 12.12 439
SNP hold Swing
  • A by-election was held in the Carnoustie & District Ward on 3 February 2011 following the resignation of the SNP's Ralph Palmer. This was won by the Independent Brian Boyd
Carnoustie & District by-election 3 February 2011 - 1 Seat[2]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
SNP Ed Oswald 41.46 1,289 1,302 1,346 1,426  
Independent Brian Boyd 40.27 1,252 1,290 1,370 1,454 2,113
Labour Ron Thoms 8.3 258 266 287    
Conservative Eddie Wilmott 7.0 217 234      
Liberal Democrats Charles Goodall 2.9 93        
Independent gain from SNP Swing
Electorate: 10,090   Valid: 3,109   Spoilt: 19   Quota: 1,555   Turnout: 3,128

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