1994 Tayside Regional Council election

The sixth and last election to Tayside Regional Council was held on 5 May 1994 as part of the wider 1994 Scottish regional elections & British local elections. The election saw the SNP overtaking Labour to become the councils largest party, and following the election the SNP formed a minority administration under Councillor Lena Graham.

After 8 weeks however Graham resigned 'for personal reasons' and Ewan Dow took over as council leader. Dow was 22 years old at the time, making him the youngest ever Scottish council leader since records began.[1]

Voter turnout was 45.5%.

Aggregate results

Tayside Regional election, 1994[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  SNP 22 39.6 54,640
  Labour 16 25.7 35,561
  Conservative 4 20.9 28,869
  Liberal Democrats 2 9.4 13,026
  Independent 1 1.7 2,386
  Other parties 1 1.8 2,539
  Green 0 0.7 907

Ward results

References

  1. "Baptism of fire for young council leader". The Herald. 27 July 1994. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. p.48-49
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