Ward 1 - Declaration of Results Report

Declaration of Results Report

This report is the Declaration of Results script for Returning Officer.

Contest Name Ward 1 - Milngavie

I will now declare the result of the election in the Ward 1 - Milngavie. There are 3 Councillors to be elected.

The electorate was 10,661 and the number of ballot papers received was 6,301 giving a percentage turnout of 59.1%. There were 52 rejected ballot papers. The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected was 1,563.

First preference votes

The number of first preference votes for each of the candidates was:

Candidate Name Affiliation Number of First Preference Votes
Julie DUNCAN Independent 830
Jim GIBBONS Scottish National Party (SNP) 1,566
Alix MATHIESON Scottish Conservative and Unionist 1,293
Aileen POLSON Scottish Liberal Democrats 1,031
Thomas SHEPHERD Scottish Labour Party 869
Emma SHEPPARD Scottish Greens Think Global Act Local 660
Total   6,249

Elected councillors

After application of the Election Rules, I declare that the following are elected as Councillors for the Ward 1 - Milngavie:

Candidate Name Affiliation Stage at which Candidate was Elected
Jim GIBBONS Scottish National Party (SNP) 1
Alix MATHIESON Scottish Conservative and Unionist 5
Aileen POLSON Scottish Liberal Democrats 5


Rejected ballot papers

Of the total ballot papers, the following were rejected and not counted on account of:

2011 Order Rule 44 (1)

Adjudication Rejection Reason


(a) Which does not bear a unique identifying mark in a form that is capable of being read by electronic means 0
(b) On which a number standing alone is not placed so as to indicate a first preference for some candidate 4
(c) On which the figure "1" standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate 33
(d) 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
(e) Which is unmarked or void for uncertainty 15
Total   52