Local Council Elections

Voter turnout at local government elections within Glasgow in 2017
Turnout Local Council Elections  Glasgow Constit 2017click on graph to expand

In the 2017 local government elections, overall voter turnout in Glasgow was 39%, which was approximately seven percentage points higher than in the previous council elections in 2012.  There were notable differences in turnout by ward. In Pollokshields, Partick East and Victoria Park 49% of the electorate voted, while in North East only 29% of residents who were eligible to vote did vote.

Glasgow City Council has a web mapping application which provides various interactive maps, including a map overview of Council wards and their elected councillors across Glasgow.

Voter turnout at local government elections within Glasgow in 2012

Turnout Local Council Elections  Glasgow Constit 2012click on graph to expand

In the 2012 local government elections, overall voter turnout in Glasgow was 33%, a reduction of 11 percentage points from the 2007 election turnout, which was 44%.  

There were notable differences in voter turnout by ward. In Pollokshields ward 43% of the electorate voted, while in the Anderston/City ward only 24% of those eligible to vote did so.

Voter turnout at local government elections within Glasgow in 2007

Turnout Local Council Elections  Glasgow Constit 2007click on graph to expand

In the 2007 local government elections, the overall voter turnout in Glasgow was 44%.  However, there were notable differences in turnout by ward. In Pollokshields ward 57% of the electorate voted, while in Anderston/City only 34% of residents eligible to vote did vote.

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See Politics in the Mindset domain for related information.


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