2012 result Lab 10 SNP 6 Lib Dem 2 Con 1 Ind 1 Current council Lab 9 SNP 6 Lib Dem 2 Con 1 Ind 2 Boundary changes Inverclyde E loses 1 councillor ( Labour ) Inverclyde Central new ward with 3 councillors net plus 2 My stab at a forecast Lab 10 SNP 7 Lib Dem 2 Con 2 Ind 1
INVERCLYDE (Initially Lab – from 23 September 2014, No Overall Control)
The Council was run initially by a Labour administration, based on casting vote control (with a Con Deputy Provost) Since 23 September 2014, the Council has continued to be run by a minority Labour administration.
3 May 2012 - Lab 10, SNP 6, Lib Dem 2, Independent 1, Con 1 Now - Lab 9, SNP 6, Lib Dem 2, Independent 2, Con 1
At the Annual General Meeting on 17 May 2012, with the Chief Executive in the Chair, the Council elected a Lab Provost unopposed. With the Provost in the Chair, the Council elected a Con Deputy Provost unopposed. The Council elected a Lab Leader and Deputy Leader unopposed. The Council appointed a Policy and Resources Committee comprising 6 Lab (including the Provost), 1 Con, 1 Lib Dem and 3 SNP. The other major committees had the same composition.
On 23 September 2014, it was reported that Vaughan Jones (4. Inverclyde South) had quit Labour, as she would be voting in favour of independence in the referendum. She now sits as an Independent.
The defection of Vaughan Jones meant that Labour lost overall control of the Council. At the council meeting on 9 October 2014, this was acknowledged. No changes were made to the Provost, Deputy Provost, Leader or Deputy Leader. The composition of the Policy and Resources Committee, however, was changed to 5 Lab, 1 Con, 1 Lib Dem, 3 SNP and 1 Independent. Provost Moran was replaced by the (other) Independent. One Labour seat on the Education and Communities Committee was given to Vaughan Jones (Independent). Otherwise there were no changes to the membership of major committees.
East Central: SNP balanced poorly being eliminated 100 votes behind the Independent McKenzie, whose vote transfers would have favoured the SNP, would have been very tight with the Conservatives for the final seat in such a scenario though. North: Labour despite polling the most votes were only 26 votes from losing their second seat to the second SNP candidate, Labour having a 70%-30% candidate vote balance to the SNP's 52%-48%. West: Independent Lynne Quinn possibly elected with the lowest FPV quota in the entire election, hugely benefiting from the other Independent's surplus.