1978 Tayside Regional Council election

The second election to Tayside Regional Council was held on 2 May 1978 as part of the wider 1978 Scottish regional elections. The election saw the Conservatives maintain their control of the region, gaining an absolute majority. following the election the Conservative former Lord Provost of Dundee, William K. Fitzgerald, became convener of the council.[1]

Aggregate results

Tayside Regional election, 1978[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 25 2
  Labour 15 1
  Independent 6 3
  SNP 0
  Liberal 0

Ward results


  1. "MS 366 Tayside Region Conservative Group Minute Books 1974-1994". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. p.9
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