On 3rd May 2012, local government elections were held in all 32 local authorities in Scotland to elect 1223 councillors in 353 multi member wards. In each ward, three or four councillors were elected using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) electoral system where voters rank candidates in order of preference.
The Improvement Service has pulled together the results from the local elections and illustrated them in interactive maps, to make it easy for the electorate to see who is controlling their council and who has been elected to represent them in their multi-member ward.
One of the maps provides a breakdown of political control in all 32 Scottish local authorities. Clicking on a local authority area on this map will tell you which political party or combination of political parties is controlling the council, as well as a breakdown of the number of councillors each political party has in post, along with independents.
There is also a map for each of the 32 local authority areas. When you select a local authority area, you will be able to click on a multi member ward within that area to find out who was elected, which political party they represent (or if they are independent), at what stage they were elected in the counting process and the size of the electorate (not the actual turnout). These maps can be accessed by selecting a local authority in the list below (please note that the links will take you to an external website):
(Electoral Commission figures from December 2010 were used to obtain the size of the electorate in each ward. More up to date figures may be available on local authority websites and from the National Records of Scotland)