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Local Election Results 2003


Whole council up for election. Nine Independent councillors were elected unopposed.

Other results for Orkney: 2007 2012 2017
By-elections for Orkney (may be incomplete): 27th November 2014 (Kirkwall W. & Orphir) — 18th August 2015 (West Mainland) — 1st October 2020 (North Isles)

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Consolidated results — Orkney 2003

Party Votes Percent Seats
Independent 5075 100.0% 21

Berstane and Work

Michael Drever Ind unop.

Birsay and Dounby

Arthur Johnson Ind unop.


Robert Sclater Ind unop.

Evie, Rendall, Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre

James Moar Ind 270 56.1%
John Hinckley Ind 211 43.9%

Firth and Sunnybrae

Alistair Gordon Ind 249 53.0%
Eoin Scott Ind 221 47.0%

Harray and Stenness

John Hamilton Ind 331 84.7%
Alexandra Shearer Ind 60 15.3%

Holm and Burray

Andrew Drever Ind unop.


Alexander Taylor Ind unop.

Orphir, Walls and Flotta

Kathleen Sutherland Ind 183 37.6%
Peter Hall Ind 152 31.2%
James Flett Ind 102 20.9%
Ian McFedries Ind 50 10.3%

Papa Westray, Westray and Eday

Thomas Hagan Ind unop.


Janice Annal Ind unop.


Allan Leslie Ind 241 70.3%
James Johnston Ind 102 29.7%

St Andrew's Deerness and Wideford

James Foubister Ind 310 69.8%
Keith Foubister Ind 134 30.2%

Sanday, North Ronaldsay and Stronsay

Sinclair Scott Ind unop.

Sandwick and Stromness Landward

Ian Johnstone Ind 226 47.3%
Frederick Groundwater Ind 190 39.7%
Mark Jones Ind 62 13.0%

Scapa and Kirkwall South West

Ian MacDonald Ind 215 53.1%
Hugh Halcro-Johnston Ind 190 46.9%

Shapinsay and Kirkwall Harbour

James Sinclair Ind unop.

South Ronaldsay

Cyril Annal Ind 209 54.9%
Ruth Millar Ind 172 45.1%

Stromness North

James Stockan Ind 327 72.8%
John Brown Ind 122 27.2%

Stromness South, Graemsay and North Hoy

Angus Hutchison Ind 207 53.5%
John Eccles Ind 149 38.5%
Terrence Thomson Ind 31 8.0%


Roderick McLeod Ind 199 55.4%
Norma Craigie Ind 160 44.6%

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