On Thursday 17 July there was a by-election for one seat in Argyll and Bute Council’s Oban North and Lorn ward. Votes have been counted. The results are summarised as follow:
John MacGregor, Independent - elected at stage 5 with 548 first preferences and after application of the election rules
Gerry Fisher, Scottish National Party (SNP) – 595 first preferences
Kieron Green, Scottish Labour Party – 526 first preferences
Andrew Vennard, Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 445 first preferences
Marri Malloy, Independent – 301 first preferences
Two thousand, four hundred and fifteen (2,415) valid votes were cast with a percentage turnout of 30.88 per cent. Twenty eight votes were rejected.
More detailed results will be published at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections