Oban North and Lorn by-election result

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Published Date: 

4 Nov 2011 - 12:37

The result of the by-election for the Oban North and Lorn ward has been declared with Louise Glen-Lee of the Scottish National Party being elected to become a Member of Argyll and Bute Council.

Council Leader Dick Walsh said, “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Councillor Glen-Lee to Argyll and Bute Council.  I have worked with Louise in her capacity as a journalist and I am now looking forward to working with her as a colleague. 

“Councillor Glen-Lee takes the place of Councillor Donald John Macdonald who sadly died this summer.   He was a well respected councillor who was passionate about local government and I am sure that Councillor Glen-Lee brings the same enthusiasm and drive with her.”

 Total electorate:                                                                    7,606

Turnout:                                                                                 32.4%

Total rejected papers:                                                           19          

Total votes cast:                                                                    2,468   

The first preference votes cast were as follows:


Doyle, George




Glen-Lee, Louise

Scottish National Party (SNP)



Neal, Gwyneth




Pollard, David


Scottish Liberal Democrats


Rutherford, Roy


Scottish Conservative and Unionist