SNP NOW THE LARGEST PARTY IN FALKIRK COUNCIL

The SNP are now the largest party within Falkrk Council after Thursday’s local elections, securing 12 seats within the local authority.

Although Labour are in second place with 9 seats they were pushed into 3rd place in votes cast by the Conservative Party who won 7 seats.

There were two Independents elected, Robert Spears in Grangemouth and Billy Buchanan in Bonnybridge. While Robert Spears votes as an Independent, Buchanan has since 2005 always voted with the Labour Group.

SNP Group Leader Cecil Meiklejohn has called for talks on the future of the council and has written to former Provost, Pat Reid on the matter.

The results were as follows,

Ward 1 Bo’ness

 

SNP 2271 42% 1 Elected
LAB 1404 26% 1 Elected
CON 1412 26% 1 Elected
GRE 312 6% 0 Elected

Ward 2 Grangemouth

 

SNP 2186 35% 1 Elected
LAB 1301 21% 1 Elected
CON 1030 16% 0 Elected
GRE 107 2% 0 Elected
IND 980 16% 1 Elected

 

Ward 3 Denny

 

SNP 2548 40% 2 Elected
LAB 1279 20% 1 Elected
CON 916 14.5% 1 Elected
GRE 119 2% 0 Elected
IND 1437 23% 0 Elected
SSP 19 0.3% 0 Elected

Ward 4 Tryst

 

SNP 2861 43% 2 Elected
LAB 1404 21% 1 Elected
CON 1968 29% 1 Elected
GRE 291 4% 0 Elected
IND 141 2% 0 Elected

Ward 5 Larbert  Bonnybridge

 

SNP 1898 36% 1 Elected
LAB 884 15.7% 0 Elected
CON 1361 24% 1 Elected
GRE 216 3.8% 0 Elected
IND 1263 22.5% 1 Elected

Ward 6 Falkirk North

 

SNP 3386 52% 2 Elected
LAB 1959 30% 2 Elected
CON 1412 26% 0 Elected
GRE 312 6% 0 Elected

Ward 7 Falkirk South

 

SNP 2216 36% 1 Elected
LAB 1653 27% 1 Elected
CON 1993 32% 1 Elected
GRE 315 5% 0 Elected

Ward 8 Lower Braes

 

SNP 1632 30% 1 Elected
LAB 760 14% 1 Elected
CON 1864 26% 1 Elected
GRE 163 3% 0 Elected
IND 942 17% 0 Elected
UKIP 44 0.8% 0 Elected

Ward 9 Upper Braes

 

SNP 1863 33% 1 Elected
LAB 1342 24% 1 Elected
CON 1701 30% 1 Elected
GRE 179 3% 0 Elected
IND 543 9.6% 0 Elected

 

Total Votes Cast & Council  Make Up

 

SNP 20,861 39.2% 12 Elected
LAB 11,986 22.4%  9  Elected
CON 13,101 24.56%  7  Elected
GRE  2,014 3.78%  0  Elected
IND  5,306 10.5%  2  Elected
Others       63 0%  0  Elected

 

 

 

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5 Responses to SNP NOW THE LARGEST PARTY IN FALKIRK COUNCIL

  1. TheStrach says:

    Fantastic results for the SNP. Let’s hope we can lead the council.

  2. James Simpson says:

    My family voted for Ann she does a lot for the community of Bo’ness and Blackness, congratulations to you all

    Regards

    Jimmy Simpson

    • Joe Bruce says:

      Looking forward to seeing the ballot ox breakdown. Ann topped the poll in every ballot box in Bo’ness and Blackness in 2012. Hope she managed it again. But we need to manage our vote better in Bo’ness if we want to wintwo seats.

  3. Joe Bruce says:

    We may have won the largest number of seats but the unionists can still form a coallition with no need for Billy Buchanan this time. But they will probably make him Provost for services rendered.

  4. Joe Bruce says:

    Currently analysing the ballot box returns. Only looked at wards 1 and 2 in depth but Im not seeing a strategy for the election of 2 SNP councillors in either Bo’ness or Grangemouth. We need to educate voters better on using STV.

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