Lothian Regional Council election, 1986

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Map showing results by Lothian Regional Electoral District.

The fourth election to Lothian Regional Council was held on 8 May 1986 as part of the wider 1986 Scottish regional elections. The Lothian result was little different to the wider Scottish results, which saw Labour making strong gains across Scotland. In Lothian this allowed Labour to secure their majority on the 49-seat council.

Turnout was 47.33%; the highest in Scotland.[1]

Aggregate results[edit]

Lothian Regional election, 1986[1][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 30 Increase7 46.35 Increase17.4
  Conservative 13 Decrease8 22.04 Decrease11.8
  SDP–Liberal Alliance 3 Steady 16.10 Decrease10.8
  SNP 2 Increase1 10.52 Increase0.2
  Independent 1 Steady 4.99

Ward results[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Regional elections '86 (p.12)". The Glasgow Herald. 9 May 1986. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  2. ^ "How the Parties Fared Region by Region(p.12)". The Glasgow Herald. 10 May 1986. Retrieved 8 July 2015.