04
October
2019
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13:26
Europe/Amsterdam

Bridge of Don by-election result

Sarah Cross (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) and Jessica Mennie (SNP) have been elected in the Bridge of Don by-election, filling two vacant Aberdeen City Council seats in the ward. 

The count  was held in the Town House today, with the result as follows:

Electorate 15,188; Total ballot papers verified 5,201; Turnout 34.2%; Total valid votes cast 5,135.

There were 66 rejected ballot papers. The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected was 1,712.

Votes cast:

Candidate’s name

Political Party

Number of First Preference Votes

Philip CLARKE

UKIP

55

Sarah CROSS

Scottish Conservative and Unionist

1,857

Sylvia HARDIE

Scottish Green Party

140

Graeme LAWRENCE

Scottish Labour Party

305

Max McKAY

Red Party of Scotland

9

Simon Paul McLEAN

Independent

43

Jessica MENNIE

Scottish National Party (SNP)

1,797

Michal Franciszek SKOCZYKLODA

Scottish Liberal Democrats

929

 

TOTAL

5,135

The below candidates have been duly elected to represent the Bridge of Don ward of Aberdeen City Council:

Sarah Cross (Scottish Conservative and Unionist)

Jessica Mennie (SNP)

The by-election for two vacant seats in the Bridge of Don ward followed the death of Councillor Sandy Stuart (SNP) and the resignation of Councillor Brett Hunt (Scottish Conservative and Unionist).

Aberdeen City Council comprises 45 council seats across 13 wards. The Bridge of Don is represented by four elected members, with Councillor Alison Alphonse and Councillor John Reynolds continuing to serve. There is one vacant seat in the Torry/Ferryhill ward, where a by-election will be held on 21 November 2019.