By-Election Results

council-Hebrides-TodayJohn Norman Macleod has been elected as a Councillor for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in the An Taobh Siar Agus Nis ward.


The Percentage Poll was 39.8%.  There were 1020 valid ballot papers and 7 rejected ballot papers.


The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected was 511.


The first preference votes received by each of the candidates and the stage at which any candidate was elected was:-


NAME OF CANDIDATE Number of 1st Preference Votes Stage at which Candidate has been Elected
Richard Brian Froggatt (Independent) 75
Gavin Macleod Humphreys (Scottish Green Party) 59
John Norman Macleod 886 1


the following were rejected as void and not counted on account of:-


Which does not bear a unique identifying mark
On which the figure ‘1’ standing alone is not placed so as to indicate a first preference for some candidate
On which the figure ‘1’ standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate 1
On which anything is written or marked by which the voter can be identified except the printed number and other unique identifying mark on the back
Which is marked unmarked or void for uncertainty 6
Total number of ballot papers rejected 7



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