On Thursday 22nd May there was a by-election for one seat in Argyll and Bute Council’s Oban South and the Isles ward. Votes were counted at the council chambers in Kilmory on Friday 23rd May. The results are summarised as follows:
Ward 4 – Oban South and the Isles
Neil MacIntyre, Scottish Labour Party – elected at stage 5 with 918 first preferences and after application of the election rules.
Iain Stewart MacLean, Scottish National Party – 980 first preferences
David Pollard, Scottish Liberal Democrats – 635 first preferences
John MacGregor, Independent - 616 first preferences
Andrew Vennard, Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 345 first preferences
Three thousand, four hundred and ninety four (3,494) valid votes were cast in the by-election with a percentage turnout of 43.55 per cent. Thirty one votes were rejected.
More detailed results will be published in due course - please check www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections