Paul Collins (Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party) has been elected as a councillor for the Lomond North ward of Argyll and Bute Council following a by-election on Thursday 16th December.
Paul Collins was elected at stage 4 of the process, receiving 742 first preference votes.
There were 1,842 valid ballot papers, 19 rejected ballot papers, giving a percentage turnout of 29.6%.
The full results are as follows, with candidates in alphabetical order and the number of first preference votes they received:
· Paul Collins (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) – 742
· Mark Irvine (Independent) – 418
· Robert MacIntyre (Independent) – 204
· Ken Smith (Scottish National Party) – 459
Since 2007, councillors in Scotland have been elected using the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. This allows voters to express a preference for more than one candidate by ranking them in order.