Councillor William Gibson

  • General
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Ward History
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Members Interests
04 May 2012
First Elected::
04 May 2007

Councillor Gibson was first elected as an SNP representative for the Saltcoats and Stevenston ward in 2007.  He served as Leader of North Ayrshire Council from May 2012 until August 2016 when there was a change in Administration.

Since joining the Council, Councillor Gibson has been involved in a variety of Council and external bodies, having formerly been Chair of the North Ayrshire Licensing Committee, Economic Development & Regeneration Strategy Board, Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company and a member of the COSLA Education, Children and Young People Executive Group.

Councillor Gibson  currently sits on the Appeals Committee, Staffing and Recruitment Committee,  the Local Development Plan Committee and the Ayrshire Shared Services Joint Committee, along with the Three Towns Locality Partnership.  He is also a non-executive member of NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Board. 

Councillor Gibson taught mathematics at a number of secondary schools and was Depute Head Teacher at Auchenharvie Academy in Stevenston for eight years.

Born and raised in North Ayrshire, Councillor Gibson attended Ardrossan Academy. He is married with four children and has a wide range of sporting interests, particularly rugby and golf.


Please note that from February 2017 Councillor W Gibson will no longer hold a monthly Surgery



Councillor Gibson can be contacted via:



Mobile: 07920 586565


c/o Member Services: Tel No (01294) 324112/324172



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Election History

Fri 4 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012 Re-elected
Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017 End of administration term.

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Scottish National Party (SNP)Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Ward 04 - Saltcoats and StevenstonFri 4 May 2007 Wed 2 May 2012
Ward 04 - Saltcoats and StevenstonFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017

Current Committee Memberships

Not a current member of any Committee.

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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North Ayrshire Council Member16 May 201204 May 2017
Staffing and Recruitment Committee Member16 May 201204 May 2017
Local Development Plan Committee Member16 May 201204 May 2017
Appeals Committee Member17 June 201504 May 2017
North Ayrshire Council (Planning) Member04 May 201204 May 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

Not a current member of any Outside Body.

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
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COSLA Convention 16 May 2012 04 May 2017
NHS Ayrshire and Arran 16 May 2012 04 May 2017
Economic Development and Regeneration Strategy Board 27 June 2012 04 May 2017
Highlands and Islands Convention 16 May 2013 04 May 2017
North Ayrshire Community Health Care Partnership 16 May 2012 03 May 2017

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
16 May 201216 December 2016 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Cabinet23 October 2012Non-Pecuniary View
Cabinet29 January 2013Non-Pecuniary View
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