List of Councillors that remained in office 2003-2007

Rebecca Pilkington made this Freedom of Information request to Aberdeen City Council

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Rebecca Pilkington

Dear Aberdeen City Council,

I am a final year undergraduate at Lancaster University. I am undertaking a dissertation of which I am focusing the topic upon the impact of electoral reform on campaign strategy in regard to Scottish Local Elections. I have viewed multiple websites in an attempt to discover which councillors were in office pre-electoral reform (2003) and remained incumbent following the move to STV, post electoral reform (2007). In addition to this, if this information is available, I would like to know the names of the councillors that lost their position following the change to a more representative system, therefore, in office 2003-2007. If possible, contact details for these individuals would be greatly appreciated.
I aim to analyse this information to develop a pattern to assist my research.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Pilkington

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Pilkington,  

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-1566.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 19
November 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 18 December 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Dear Rebecca,

 

Thank you for your information request of 19 November 2019.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

I have viewed multiple websites in an attempt to discover which
councillors were in office pre-electoral reform (2003) and remained
incumbent following the move to STV, post electoral reform (2007).

Please find enclosed document ref: FOI-19-1566 – Table of Cllrs.

 

In addition to this, if this information is available, I would like to
know the names of the councillors that lost their position following the
change to a more representative system, therefore, in office 2003-2007.

Please find enclosed document ref: FOI-19-1566 – Table of Cllrs.

 

If possible, contact details for these individuals would be greatly
appreciated.

We are unable to provide the required information as we do not hold the
contact details for those individuals who no longer are Councillors.  

 

We are unable to provide you with information on contact details for some
of these individuals as it is not held by ACC.  In order to comply with
our obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA, we hereby
gives notice that this information is not held by us. 

 

In the meantime, Councillor Sandra Macdonald is one of the Councillors
from 2003 to 2007 who lost her seat at the 2007 election but she was
re-elected in 2017. Councillor Macdonald’s contact details are available
on our website at:- 
[1]https://committees.aberdeencity.gov.uk/m...

 

Councillor Steve Delaney is also one of the Councillors from 2003 to 2007
who lost his seat at the 2007 election and he was re-elected in 2012.
Councillor Delaney’s contact details are available on our website at:-

[2]https://committees.aberdeencity.gov.uk/m...

 

Of the Councillors who were re-elected in 2007, the attached document ref:
FOI-19-1566 – Table of Cllrs highlights those in blue who are still
Councillors as at November 2019. The contact details for those Councillors
can be found on our website at:-
[3]https://committees.aberdeencity.gov.uk/m...

 

As contact details for some of these individuals is otherwise accessible
through the above links on our website, it is exempt from disclosure.  In
order to comply with our obligations under the terms of Section 16 of the
FOISA, we hereby give notice that we are refusing your request under the
terms of Section 25(1) - Information Otherwise Accessible - of the FOISA.

 

Of the remaining 3 Councillors who lost their seat at the 2007 election,
Councillor Millicent McLeod is deceased.

 

In terms of Councillors who did not stand at the 2007 election, some of
them are now deceased, for example, Ron Clark, David Falconer, James
Lamond, June Lamond, Pamela McDonald, John Porter and Jill Wisely.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[4]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[5]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
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information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
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opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
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5. http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/