HC Deb 11 June 1968 vol 766 c33W
Mr. Mackintosh

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many seats were open to election in all categories of local authorities in Scotland last year; in how many of these seats contests took place; and what percentage of the total electorate went to the polls in those seats.

Mr. Ross

In all categories of local government elections in Scotland in 1967, the number of councillors returned unopposed was 1,972, the number returned as the result of contests was 1,176 and the percentage of the electorate voting in these contests was 46.6.