About Steve Delaney

The Kingswells, Sheddocksley, Summerhill Ward on Aberdeen City Council goes from Anderson Drive’s junction with Lang Stracht/Westburn Road to the Aberdeenshire sign just outside Westhill. As well as Kingswells and Sheddocksley, the ward includes the southern part of Mastrick (from Greenfern Road to Lang Stracht) and most of Summerhill.

Steve Delaney is the Liberal Democrat councillor for the Ward, having been re-elected in May 2017 with 1825 first preference votes, up from 802 in 2012 and more than double the first preferences of his nearest rival. Steve was re-elected again in 2022 maintaining his percentage share of the poll on a lower turnout.

Steve is 62 years old, has been married to Eileen for 30 years and they have a 16 year old son, Carter. He also has a grown up family and is a grandfather and great grandfather. He has lived in the ward for over 21 years and is he well known in our community.

Steve presently serves as Depute Provost, Disability Champion and Vice-Convenor of the Licensing Committee as a member of the ‘Partnership for Aberdeen’ which was formed by the Liberal Democrats and SNP in 2022 to work together on local matters over the next five years.

Prior to being elected to the Council for this area in May 2012, Steve was a well known community activist serving as Chairman of Mastrick, Sheddocksley & Summerhill Community Council.

Steve had previously served as Vice-Chair of Ferryhill Community Council and was involved in thriving community magazines in both areas. He has also served as Planning Officer for both community councils.

Steve Delaney was first elected to Aberdeen City Council in 2002 and was known for standing up for his constituents. He was first elected at a by-election during a time of public outrage over Labour’s excesses of the day. He held his seat at the next election, doubling his vote and quadrupling his majority. From 2003 – 2007 he held the position of Vice-Convener of Planning and Chair of the Liberal Democrat Group. He was well known at that time for speaking his mind, never afraid to raise his head above the parapet. Steve has also stood for election to both Holyrood and Westminster Parliaments.

Steve Delaney has a long history of community involvement dating back more than 30 years. His most recent community involvement started in the 1990s when he founded a local residents’ association and he has been active in a number of different organisations until just a few years ago. He also had previous involvement in the 1980s with SATRO, an organisation which was instrumental in the setting up of the original Satrosphere.

In 2018 Steve stepped down as Chair of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, an organisation which represents the interests of Housing Associations and Housing Co-operatives across Scotland. He has also held a number of non-political voluntary positions in the last decade including Vice-Chair of Victim Support Scotland, Chair of Victim Support Aberdeen, Chair of Grampian Housing Association and Chair of Grampian Community Care Charitable Trust (a housing association for people with disabilities), having helped steer this organisation towards its successful merger with Castlehill Housing Association in 2011. He was also an active member of Aberdeen Prison Visiting Committee until 2011. Steve was made a Burgess of the City of Aberdeen in 2006 in recognition of his community work. Steve now devotes his time exclusively to his various roles on the Council.

Steve Delaney ran his own computer software business for 15 years prior to entering politics for the first time in 2002, serving customers across the globe.

During much of the 1990’s, Steve was also news editor and product reviewer for a number of national computer magazines from leading national and international publishers including Europress Publications, Future Publishing, EMAP Images and IDG Communications.