Aberdeen ,
22
November
2019
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01:46
Europe/Amsterdam

By-election result for Aberdeen City Torry / Ferryhill voting area

The result of the Torry / Ferryhill ward by-election in the Aberdeen City voting area was as follows:

Aberdeen Torry / Ferryhill: electorate: 15,443

Total votes cast: 3,783

Turnout: 24.5%

Total number of ballot papers rejected: 40

The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected is 1,872.

The first preference votes received by each of the candidates for the Aberdeen City Torry / Ferryhill area were as follows:

Candidate’s name

Political Party

Number of First Preference Votes

Stage at which candidate has been elected

Roy HILL

UKIP

53

 

Betty LYON

Scottish Green Party

304

 

Gregor McABERY

Scottish Liberal Democrats

315

 

Simon Paul McLEAN

Independent

86

 

Neil MURRAY

Scottish Conservative and Unionist

972

 

Audrey NICOLL

Scottish National Party (SNP)

1,618

6

Willlie YOUNG

Scottish Labour Party

395

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

3,743

 

The number of ballot papers rejected and not counted was as follows:

Which does not bear a unique identifying mark in a form that is capable of being read by electronic means.

 

0

On which the figure "1" standing alone is not placed so as to indicate a first preference for a candidate.

 

1

On which the figure "1" standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate.

35

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.

 

0

Which is unmarked or void for uncertainty.

4

Total number rejected.

40

After application of the election rules the below candidate has been duly elected to represent the Torry / Ferryhill ward of Aberdeen City Council:

Audrey Nicoll, Scottish National Party (SNP).

The Torry / Ferryhill by-election followed the resignation of Councillor Catriona Mackenzie.

Aberdeen City Council comprises 45 council seats across 13 wards. Torry/Ferryhill is represented by four elected members, with Councillor Yvonne Allan, Councillor Christian Allard and Councillor Alan Donnelly continuing to serve.