Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Election 2017 Results

IND HOLD
Party Seats 2012 Seats 2017 Change

PartyIndependent

Seats 201222 Seats 201723 Change+1

PartySNP

Seats 20126 Seats 20177 Change+1

PartyConservative

Seats 20120 Seats 20171 Change+1

PartyLabour

Seats 20123 Seats 2017- Change−3
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Latest Updates

  1. First women elected in Western Isles since 2012

    Steven McKenzie

    BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

    Susan Thomson
    Image caption: Susan Thomson was one of eight women who stood as candidates

    We reported earlier how the Western Isles had elected its first female councillor since 2012 - now you can make that two.

    Susan Thomson has been joined by fellow SNP member Frances Murray.

    Six other women who stood as candidates were unsuccessful.

    The islands have been seeking greater female representation on the local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

    When islanders last went to the polls in 2017, for the first time in its history no women were elected.

    Ms Thomson will be one of three councillors who will represent ward two - Uibhist a Deas, Eirisgeigh agus Beinn na Faoghla.

    Ms Murray will be one of four representing Steòrnabhagh a Deas.

  2. First female candidate success in Western Isles

    The SNP's Susan Thomson has been elected the Western Isles' first female councillor since 2012.

    When islanders last went to the polls in 2017, for the first time in its history no women were elected to the islands' local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

    Since then, workshops and other initiatives have been held to encourage women to stand.

    Eight women - one more than in 2017 - put themselves forward as candidates.

    Based on results declared so far, only Ms Thomson has been elected while three others have been unsuccessful. She will represent ward two - Uibhist a Deas, Eirisgeigh agus Beinn na Faoghla.

  3. Will Western Isles council remain all-male?

    Comhairle's 2017 councillors
    Image caption: A photograph taken after 2017's election of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar's successful candidates

    There has been a lot of attention on the results in the Western Isles.

    When islanders last went to the polls in 2017, for the first time in its history no women were elected to the islands' local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

    Since then, workshops and other initiatives have been held to encourage women to stand.

    Eight women - one more than in 2017 - put themselves forward as candidates.

    So far, with three results declared, two of them - Annie Macdonald and Dorothy Morrison - have been unsuccessful.

    Seven men have been elected.

Scotland Independence Referendum 2014

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar votes NO
Votes%
NOVotes 10,54453.42%
YESVotes 9,19546.58%

Electorate22,908

Turnout 86.25%

Rejected ballots 19