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Midlothian Council, 2007
Labour Loss to No Overall Control
Seats
Labour
9
SNP
6
Lib Dems
3
Vote Share
Labour
36.8%
SNP
33.4%
Lib Dems
1.7%
Conservative
10.1%
Independents
2.0%
Other
5.1%

Party Seats Net Change Seats % 1st Prefs 1st Prefs %
Labour 9 -6 50.0% 12,559 36.8%
SNP 6 +6 33.3% 11,406 33.4%
Lib Dems 3 +1 16.7% 4,331 12.7%
Conservative 0 3,443 10.1%
Independents 0 -1 667 2.0%
Green 0 650 1.9%
Socialist 0 511 1.5%
Solidarity 0 494 1.4%
Had Enough 0 105 0.3%


Ward Results

Penicuik
Seats
SNP
1
Lib Dems
1
Labour
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
34.7%
Lib Dems
29.6%
Labour
23.3%
Conservative
10.4%
Solidarity
1.0%
Socialist
0.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Margaret Wilson 2,307 34.7% Yes
Labour Adam Montgomery 1,554 23.3% Yes
Lib Dems Ken Brown 1,001 15.0% Yes
Lib Dems Shiela Thacker 974 14.6%
Conservative Sandy Forrest 694 10.4%
Solidarity Jackie Moyers 64 1.0%
Socialist Norman Gilfillan 62 0.9%


Bonnyrigg
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
46.4%
SNP
30.3%
Green
10.4%
Conservative
9.6%
Socialist
2.2%
Solidarity
1.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Bob Constable 1,905 30.3% Yes
Labour Jack Aitchison 1,530 24.4% Yes
Labour Derek Milligan 1,383 22.0% Yes
Green Ian Baxter 650 10.4%
Conservative John Stoddart 600 9.6%
Socialist Neil Bennet 138 2.2%
Solidarity Chris Moyers 71 1.1%


Dalkeith
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
47.0%
SNP
29.9%
Lib Dems
14.8%
Conservative
4.9%
Solidarity
2.1%
Socialist
1.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Craig Statham 1,333 29.9% Yes
Labour Alex Bennett 1,331 29.9% Yes
Labour Margot Russell 761 17.1% Yes
Lib Dems Ray Prior 657 14.8%
Conservative Rosemary McDougall 217 4.9%
Solidarity Alan Boyce 94 2.1%
Socialist Bob Goupillot 60 1.3%


Midlothian West
Seats
SNP
1
Labour
1
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
33.2%
Labour
25.2%
Lib Dems
14.5%
Conservative
10.6%
Veitch
4.3%
Other
12.2%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Owen Thompson 1,981 33.2% Yes
Labour Russell Imrie 1,506 25.2% Yes
Lib Dems Les Thacker 868 14.5% Yes
Conservative Andrew Hardie 634 10.6%
Independent Elizabeth Veitch 259 4.3%
Independent George Purcell 220 3.7%
Independent Pat Kenny 188 3.2%
Socialist Lynn Leitch 108 1.8%
Had Enough George McCleery 105 1.8%
Solidarity Brian Cranston 99 1.7%


Midlothian East
Seats
SNP
1
Labour
1
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
SNP
34.6%
Labour
34.3%
Lib Dems
14.5%
Conservative
14.1%
Solidarity
1.4%
Socialist
1.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Lisa Beattie 1,988 34.6% Yes
Labour Peter Boyes 1,357 23.6% Yes
Lib Dems Katie Moffat 831 14.5% Yes
Conservative Robin Traquair 812 14.1%
Labour Bob Jenkins 617 10.7%
Solidarity Derek Duncan 82 1.4%
Socialist Murray Court 63 1.1%


Midlothian South
Seats
Labour
2
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
49.8%
SNP
37.4%
Conservative
9.6%
Solidarity
1.7%
Socialist
1.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
SNP Colin Beattie 1,892 37.4% Yes
Labour Wilma Chalmers 1,336 26.4% Yes
Labour James Muirhead 1,184 23.4% Yes
Conservative Peter Smaill 486 9.6%
Solidarity Willie Duncan 84 1.7%
Socialist John Carroll 80 1.6%


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