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Thursday 23rd May 2019
23rd May 2019
For the purposes of the European Parliament Scotland is seen as one large constituency. Scotland is represented by 6 MEPs. Parties win a number of MEPs equal to their share of the vote in each region.

The Scottish results in the 2019 election on May 23rd were:

PARTY VOTE MEPs
  % +/- % # of votes TOTAL
SNP 37.84 +8.85 594,553 3
Brexit Party 14.83 NA 233,006 1
Lib Dems 13.89 +6.80 218,285 1
Conservative 11.61 -5.61 182,476 1
Labour 9.34 -16.58 146,724 0
Green 8.25 +0.19 129,603 0
Change UK 1.91 NA 30,004 0
UKIP 1.81 -8.65 28,418 0
Gordon Edgar 0.39 NA 6,128 0
Ken Parke 0.13 NA 2,049 0
Rejected papers: Unknown.
SEATS: 6
TURNOUT: 39.9%, up 6.4% on 2014

The results for Inverclyde in the 2019 election were as follows:

PARTY VOTE
  % +/- %
SNP 41.9 +13.2
Labour 14.7 -21.2
Brexit Party 14.6 NA
Lib Dems 10.1 +5.3
Conservative 9.3 -4.8
Green 5.2 +0.6
Change UK 1.9 NA
UKIP 1.7 -7.5
Gordon Edgar 0.5 NA
Ken Parke 0.1 NA
Rejected papers: Unknown.

The MEPs elected to represent Scotland were:

Candidate Party
Alyn Smith (Twitter) SNP
Christian Allard (new) SNP
Aileen McLeod (new) SNP

Louis Stedman-Bruce (new)

Brexit Party
Sheila Ritchie (new) Lib Dems

Nosheena Mobarik (Twitter) (new)

Conservative

Source: BBC link 1 / BBC link 2

Alyn Smith MEP (image credit: Brian McNeil)
Alyn Smith MEP (image credit: Brian McNeil)
Friday 9th June 2017
Ronnie Cowan re-elected as MP

‪Ronnie Cowan of the SNP has been re-elected as the MP for Inverclyde at the 2017 General Election held on 8th June 2017.

The SNP won with a majority of 384, with their share of the vote decreasing by 16.7%.

Labour's share of the vote went up 7.15% from 2015, while the Conservative share of the vote went up 11.5%, but it was not enough to overturn the SNP.

The Liberal Democrats lost their deposit as they gained less than 5% of the votes cast.

UK General Election
8th June 2017
Results for Inverclyde
Candidate Party Votes % +/-%
Ronnie Cowan SNP 15,050‬ 38.44 -16.67
Martin McCluskey Labour 14,666‬ 37.46 +7.15
David Wilson Conservative 8,399‬ 21.45 +11.48
David Stevens Liberal Democrats 978‬ 2.50 +0.02
Notes
SNP majority: 384 (0.98%)
Swing: 11.91% SNP to Labour (from 2015 General Election)
14.08% SNP to Conservative (from 2015 General Election)
Electorate: 58,853
Turnout: 39,150 (66.5%, down 8.7%)
Down 8.7% from 2015 General Election.
Rejected papers: Total rejected: 57.
Want of official mark: 0
Voting for more than one candidate: 1
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0
Being unmarked or void for uncertainty: 56

The overall results for Scotland were as follows, with the SNP winning a clear majority of seats with their 2nd best ever performance at a General Election.

UK General Election
8th June 2017
Results for Scotland
Party Seats +/- seats Vote share
SNP 35 -21 977,569 (36.9%)
Conservative 13 +12 757,949 (28.6%)
Labour 7 +6 717,007 (27.1%)
Liberal Democrats 4 +3 179,061 (6.8%)
Green Party 0 0 5,886 (0.2%)
UKIP 0 0 5,302 (0.2%)
Others 0 0 6,921 (0.3%)
Notes
SNP majority: 11 seats
Electorate: 3,988,490
Turnout: 66.4%
Ronnie Cowan re-elected as MP for Inverclyde
Ronnie Cowan re-elected as MP for Inverclyde
Thursday 4th May 2017
4th May 2017

After the 2017 council election, the Labour party had the most councillors in Inverclyde Council with 8 councillors. The SNP have 7 councillors.

Ward 6: Inverclyde South West results - May 4th 2017
Candidates elected Party Votes
Innes Nelson (at stage 1) SNP 1,059
Gerry Dorrian (at stage 7) Labour 784
Ciano Rebecchi (at stage 5) Lib Dems 778
Candidates not elected Party Votes
Dominic William JACK Conservative 635
Alan NICHOLSON SNP 374
Gary PURDON Independent 285
J B HOUSTON Independent 181
Total number of votes cast: 4096 (4020 valid votes)
Turnout: 45.5%
Rejected ballots: 76
Quota: 1025 (quota of votes for a candidate to be elected)

The results for Inverclyde Council in full for 2017 were as follows:
Party 2017 2012 Change from 2012
Labour 8 10 -2
SNP 7 6 +1
Independents 4 1 +3
Conservative 2 1 +1
Liberal Democrats 1 2 -1

Note: The 2012 election saw 20 seats contested. Following boundary changes, the 2017 election had 22 seats up for grabs.


Gerry Dorrian Councillor (Labour)
Gerry Dorrian Councillor (Labour)
Innes Nelson Councillor (SNP)
Innes Nelson Councillor (SNP)
Ciano Rebecchi Councillor (Liberal Democrats)
Ciano Rebecchi Councillor (Liberal Democrats)
Thursday 23rd June 2016
23rd June 2016

The EU referendum result for Inverclyde was as follows:

  • Votes to remain in the EU were 24,668 which is 63.8%.
  • Votes to leave the EU were 14,010 which is 36.2%.
  • Turnout: 66.0%.

The votes for the whole of Scotland were as follows:

  • Votes to remain in the EU were 1,661,191 which is 62.0%.
  • Votes to leave the EU were 1,018,322 which is 38.0%.
  • Turnout: 67.2%.

The overall result for the United Kingdom was different however, with the results as follows:

  • Votes to remain in the EU were 16,141,241 which is 48.1%.
  • Votes to leave the EU were 17,410,742 which is 51.9%.
  • Turnout: 72.2%.

After the result was announced, David Cameron has said that he will step down as Prime Minister by October, while First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that a second independence referendum for Scotland is now highly likely. At a news conference in Edinburgh earlier today, she said: "It is, therefore, a statement of the obvious that the option of a second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table."

Local MP for Inverclyde Ronnie Cowan (SNP) said: "I am delighted that both Inverclyde and Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union. However, I hugely regret that the UK is in the position that it is. Scotland has been taken out of Europe against our will, and the First Minister has made clear that all options are on the table, including a second referendum, to protect our EU status."

The European Parliament (FreeImages.com/Robert Driese)
The European Parliament (FreeImages.com/Robert Driese)
Thursday 5th May 2016
5th May 2016

SNP candidate Stuart McMillan was elected as the new MSP for Greenock & Inverclyde at the 2016 Scottish Parliament Election held on 5th May 2016. He replaced Duncan McNeil of the Labour Party who had retired and was not seeking re-election. Mr McNeil was first elected in 1999 at the start of the Scottish Parliament but Greenock & Inverclyde is now represented by an SNP MSP for the first time.

Stuart McMillan, who has been a regional list MSP for the west of Scotland for the last 9 years, was elected at around 2.30am on Friday 6th May at the Waterfront Leisure Centre in Greenock. It was also his 44th birthday! Stuart stood in the last two Scottish Parliamentary elections in 2007 and 2011 but both times came 2nd to Duncan McNeil.

The SNP won with a majority of 8,230 with a swing of 13.83% from Labour to SNP since 2011.

The turnout was 31,838. This is 57.71% of the electorate of 55,172 and is up 8.41% on the 2011 Scottish Parliament Election.

Scottish Parliament Election
5th May, 2016
Constituency Results for Greenock & Inverclyde
Candidate Party Votes % +/-%
Stuart McMillan SNP 17,032 53.50 +11.4
Siobhan McCready Labour 8,802 27.65 -16.25
Graeme Brooks Conservative 4,487 14.09 +6.99
John Watson Liberal Democrats 1,404 4.41 -2.49
Rejected papers n/a 113 0.35  
Notes
SNP majority: 8,230 (25.85%)
Swing: 13.83% Labour to SNP (from 2011)
Electorate: 55,172
Turnout: 31,838 (57.71%)
Up 8.41% from 2011.
Rejected papers:

Total rejected: 113.
Want of official mark: 0
Voting for more than one candidate: 12
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 1
Being unmarked or void for uncertainty: 100

Percentages in table above include rejected papers in total.

 

West of Scotland Regional Votes

Greenock & Inverclyde is part of the West Scotland region and the regional votes in Greenock & Inverclyde were as follows:

Scottish Parliament Election
5th May, 2016
Regional Votes for Greenock & Inverclyde
Party Votes %
Scottish National Party (SNP) 15,677 49.28
Scottish Labour Party 7,822 24.53
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 4,731 14.84
Scottish Green Party 1,209 3.79
Scottish Liberal Democrats 1,057 3.32
UK Independence Party - UKIP 561 1.76
Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement 338 1.06
Scottish Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" 259 0.81
RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism & Environmentalism 118 0.37
Scottish Libertarian Party 46 0.14
Rejected papers 63 0.20
Notes
Electorate: 55,172
Turnout: 31,881 (57.78%)
Rejected papers:

Total rejected: 63.
Want of official mark: 0
Voting for more than one candidate: 10
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 0
Being unmarked or void for uncertainty: 53

Percentages in table above include rejected papers in total.

The regional MSPs elected for the West of Scotland were as follows:

  • Scottish Labour:
    • Neil Bibby
    • Mary Fee
    • Ken Macintosh
  • Scottish Conservatives:
    • Jamie Greene
    • Maurice Golden
    • Maurice Corry
  • Scottish Green Party:
    • Ross Greer

The total votes for the West Scotland region were as follows:

Scottish Parliament Election
5th May, 2016
Regional Votes for West Scotland
Party Votes %
Scottish National Party (SNP) 135,827 42.2
Scottish Labour Party 72,544 22.5
Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 71,528 22.2
Scottish Green Party 17,218 5.3
Scottish Liberal Democrats 12,097 3.8
UK Independence Party - UKIP 5,856 1.8
Solidarity – Scotland’s Socialist Movement 2,609 0.8
Scottish Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" 2,391 0.7
RISE – Respect, Independence, Socialism & Environmentalism 1,522 0.5
Scottish Libertarian Party 484 0.2
Notes
Electorate: 538,564 (approx)
Turnout: 322,600 (59.9%)
Rejected papers 524

Percentages in table above do not
include rejected papers in total.

Stuart McMillan (right) - new MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde
Stuart McMillan (right) - new MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde
Thursday 7th May 2015
7th May 2015

SNP candidate Ronnie Cowan has been elected as the new MP for Inverclyde at the 2015 General Election held on 7th May 2015. He replaces Iain McKenzie of Labour.

The SNP won with a majority of 11,063 with a massive swing of 31.63% from Labour to SNP.

The turnout was 44,659. This is 75.2% of the electorate of 59,350, and is up 11.8% on the 2010 General Election and up 29.7% on the 2011 by-election.

The Liberal Democrats and UKIP both lost their deposits as they gained less than 5% of the votes cast.

UK General Election
7th May, 2015
Results for Inverclyde
Candidate Party Votes % +/-%
Ronnie Cowan SNP 24,585 55.11 +37.6
Iain McKenzie Labour 13,522 30.31 -25.6
George Jabbour Conservative 4,446 9.97 -2.0
John Watson Liberal Democrats 1,106 2.48 -10.9
Michael Burrows UKIP 715 1.60 +0.4
Craig Hamilton CISTA 233 0.52 +0.5
Notes
SNP majority: 11,063 (24.8%)
Swing: 22.76% Labour to SNP (from 2011 by-election)
31.63% Labour to SNP (from 2010 General Election)
Electorate: 59,350
Turnout: 44,659 (75.2%)
Up 29.7% from 2011 by-election.
Up 11.8% from 2010 General Election.
Rejected papers: Total rejected: 52.
Want of official mark: 0
Voting for more than one candidate: 8
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified: 3
Being unmarked or void for uncertainty: 41
Ronnie Cowan has been elected as the new MP for Inverclyde
Ronnie Cowan has been elected as the new MP for Inverclyde
Thursday 18th September 2014
18th September 2014

On 18th September 2014, Scotland voted on the question of, 'Should Scotland become an independent country?' The referendum was won overall by the No vote with 55%, with Yes winning 45% of the vote.

In Inverclyde the vote was the closest in the whole of Scotland, with just 86 votes separating Yes and No as follows:

Answer Votes
Yes 27,243 (49.9%)
No 27,329 (50.1%)
Rejected 29
Turnout 54,601 (87.4%)
Thursday 22nd May 2014
22nd May 2014
For the purposes of the European Parliament Scotland is seen as one large constituency. Scotland is represented by 6 MEPs. Parties win a number of MEPs equal to their share of the vote in each region.

The Scottish results in the 2014 election on May 22nd were:

PARTY VOTE MEPs
  % +/- % # of votes TOTAL
SNP 28.99 -0.07 389503 2
LAB 25.92 +5.11 348219 2
CON 17.22 +0.40 231330 1
UKIP 10.46 +5.23 140534 1
GRN 8.06 +0.78 108305 0
LD 7.09 -4.41 95319 0
Britain First 1.02 NA 13639 0
BNP 0.76 -1.70 10216 0
No2EU 0.48 -0.40 6418 0
Rejected papers 2,184 (0.2%).
SEATS: 6
TURNOUT: 1,345,667 (33.50%, up 4.98% on 2009)
ELECTORATE: 4,016,735

The MEPs elected to represent Scotland were:

Candidate Party
David Martin LAB
Catherine Stihler LAB
Ian Hudghton SNP
Alyn Smith SNP
Ian Duncan (new) CON
David Coburn (new) UKIP

Source of results: BBC and Edinburgh Council.

Thursday 3rd May 2012
3rd May 2012

After the 2012 election, the Labour party had the most councillors in Inverclyde Council with 10 councillors. The SNP went up 1 to 6 councillors while the Liberal Democrats were reduced to 2 councillors. The Conservative party have 1 councillor and there is 1 independent.

Ward 6: Inverclyde South West results - May 3rd 2012
Candidates elected Party Votes
Gerry Dorrian (at stage 6) Labour 768
Innes Nelson (at stage 5) SNP 766
Ciano Rebecchi (at stage 3) Lib Dems 759
Candidates not elected Party Votes
Colin Jackson Labour 415
John Crowther SNP 405
Duncan Simpson Conservative 217
Peter P.G. Campbell Independent 62
Total number of votes cast: 3451 (3392 valid votes)
Turnout: 39.82%
Rejected ballots: 59
Quota: 849 (quota of votes for a candidate to be elected)

The results for Inverclyde Council in full for 2012 were as follows:
Party 2012 2007 Change from 2007
Labour 10 9 +1
SNP 6 5 +1
Liberal Democrats 2 4 -2
Conservative 1 1 0
Independents 1 1 0

Changes to councillors between 2007 and 2012:

  • Ken Ferguson SNP sadly passed away and Innes Nelson SNP won a 2009 by-election to replace him.
  • Lib-Dem councillor George White switched to the Liberal party, seemingly in late 2010 or early 2011.
  • Labour councillor Charles McCallum became an independent.
  • Neither George White or Charles McCallum were re-elected in 2012.
Innes Nelson Councillor (SNP)
Innes Nelson Councillor (SNP)
Wednesday 30th November 2011
30th June 2011

Labour candidate Iain McKenzie has been elected as the new MP for Inverclyde following the by-election held after the death of David Cairns in May at the age of 44.

Labour won with a majority of 5,838 although there was a swing of 8.9% from Labour to SNP.

The turnout was 28,163. This is 45.5% of the electorate of 61,856, and is down 17.9% on the 2010 General Election.

Both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP lost their deposits as they each gained less than 5% of the votes cast.

Westminster Parliament
Inverclyde By-Election Results
30th June, 2011
Candidate Party Votes % +/-%
Iain McKenzie LAB 15,118 53.7 -2.3
Anne McLaughlin SNP 9,280 33.0 +15.5
David Wilson CON 2,784 9.9 -2.1
Sophie Bridger LD 627 2.2 -11.1
Mitch Sorbie UKIP 288 1.0 -0.2
Notes
Labour majority: 5,838 (20.7%, down 17.7%)
Swing: 8.9% LAB to SNP
Electorate: 61,856
Turnout: 28,163
45.5%, down 17.9%
Rejected papers: 66
Iain McKenzie has been elected as the new MP for Inverclyde
Iain McKenzie has been elected as the new MP for Inverclyde
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