1992 Scottish local elections

Local elections were held in Scotland in May 1992, to elect members to all 53 district councils. It was the last local election held under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, which had established the two-tier system of regions and districts. Regional and district councils were abolished in 1996, and replaced with 29 new mainland unitary authorities under the terms of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

1992 Scottish local elections

1992 (1992)
  First party Second party
 
Leader Neil Kinnock John Major
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 2 October 1983 28 November 1990
Seats won 468 204
Seat change 85 42
Percentage 34.0% 23.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Alex Salmond Jim Wallace
Party SNP Liberal Democrats
Leader since 22 September 1990 18 April 1992
Seats won 150 94
Seat change 37 10
Percentage 24.3% 9.5%

Colours denote the winning party with outright control

National results

Summary of the 1992 Scottish district council election results[1]

 
Parties Votes Votes % Wards
Labour 504,076 34.0 468
SNP 360,014 24.3 150
Conservative 343,358 23.2 204
Liberal Democrats 140,697 9.5 94
Independent 107,586 7.4 228
Other 26,057 1.9 14
Total 1,481,788 n/a 1158

Results by council area

Borders

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Berwickshire Conservative Conservative
Ettrick and Lauderdale Independent Independent
Roxburghshire Independent Independent
Tweeddale Independent Independent

Central

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Clackmannanshire Labour Labour
Falkirk Labour No overall control
Stirling Labour No overall control

Dumfries and Galloway

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Annandale and Eskdale Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats
Merrick Independent Independent
Nithsdale Labour No overall control
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Independent Independent}

Fife

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Dunfermline Labour Labour
Kirkcaldy Labour Labour
North-East Fife Liberal Democrats Liberal Democrats

Grampian

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Banff and Buchan Independent Independent
City of Aberdeen No overall control Labour
Gordon No overall control Independent
Kincardine and Deeside Independent No overall control
Moray Independent No overall control

Highland

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Badenoch and Strathspey Independent Independent
Caithness Independent Independent
Inverness Independent No overall control
Lochaber Independent No overall control
Nairn Independent Independent
Ross and Cromarty Independent Independent
Skye and Lochalsh Independent Independent
Sutherland Independent Independent

Lothian

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
City of Edinburgh Labour No overall control
East Lothian Labour Labour
Midlothian Labour Labour
West Lothian Labour No overall control

Strathclyde

Council 1988 result National control
1992 result Turnout Details
Argyll Independent Independent
Bearsden and Milngavie Conservative No overall control
Cumbernauld No overall control Labour
Clydebank Labour Labour
Cunninghame Labour Labour
Cumnock and Doon Valley Labour Labour
Dumbarton No overall control No overall control
East Kilbride Labour Labour
Eastwood Conservative Conservative
City of Glasgow Labour Labour
Hamilton Labour Labour
Inverclyde Labour Labour
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Labour No overall control
Kyle and Carrick Labour Conservative
Lanark Labour No overall control
Motherwell Labour Labour
Monklands Labour Labour
Strathkelvin Labour Labour

Tayside

Council Labour Conservative SNP Liberal & SDP Independent Others Control
Angus 0 7 (+1) 11 (-2) 1 2 (+1) 0 SNP hold
City of Dundee Labour hold
Perth and Kinross Conservative gain from NOC

References

  1. 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 2011-07-16McConnell, Alan (2004), Scottish Local Government, Edinburgh University Press, ISBN 978-0-7486-2005-0
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