Clackmannanshire Council Elections 2012

John from Menstrie writes - I follow your blog, mainly for scam reports and SEO tips, but I also enjoy your personal articles about all things local to Alloa and Stirling. I was amused by your piece on the littering by Bill Mason, the Conservative candidate for our constituency and wondered if you can point me in the right direction to get more information about the local council elections in Clackmannanshire?

Thanks for writing John and I’m glad you enjoy reading my rants. I personally don’t know a lot about the Clackmannanshire Council Elections, but I always turn to Clacksweb  when I want to know anything Coucil related in the area. I found the following information on that site and have pasted it in below for your convenience:

Local Government Elections will be held in Clackmannanshire on Thursday 3 May 2012.

There are now 5 Wards in Clackmannanshire:

Ward 1 - Clackmannanshire West (Cambus, Tullibody & Menstrie)
Ward 2 - Clackmannanshire North (Alva and Tillicoultry)
Ward 3 - Clackmannanshire Central (The Whins and Gaberston areas of Alloa, Sauchie, Fishcross and Devon Village)
Ward 4 - Clackmannanshire South (Alloa)
Ward 5 - Clackmannanshire East (Clackmannan, Dollar and Muckhart)

Ward maps are available to view or download through the Local Boundary Commission’s website.

Information on Polling districts and polling place maps is also available to view.

The last Local Government and Scottish Parliamentary Elections were held on Thursday, 3 May 2007.

At the last election, the method of voting in the Local Government Elections changed to a form of proportional representation known as Single Transferable Vote (STV). With the introduction of STV, larger multi-member wards have been created which will be served by several Councillors, each Ward electing either 3 or 4 Councillors for a normal term of 4 years.

History:
During 2004, there were three by-elections: on 19th August there were two (Ward 1 - Menstrie, and Ward 4- Tillicoultry West) and then on Thursday 2nd December there was a further by-election in Ward 8 (Clackmannan).

Standing for Election:
Although there are some exceptions, anyone who meets the following criteria may stand for election:
over 18; and
listed on Clackmannanshire Electoral Roll, or has an established place of business in Clackmannanshire; or has
lived in the area for the required time.

Current Clackmannanshire Council Make-up

Four parties are currently represented in 18 current council members:

Scottish National Party - 7 Councillors
Labour Party - 7 Councillors
Conservative Party - 1 Councillor
Scottish Liberal Democrats - 1 Councillor
Independent - 2 Councillors

Results from the Clackmannanshire Council Elections and all other elections can be viewed by visiting the Election Results area of this site.

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