Ward 7 - Declaration of Results Report

Declaration of Results Report

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

Contest Name Ward 7 -  Kirkintilloch East & North & Twechar 

I will now declare the result of the election in the Ward 7 - Kirkintilloch East & North & Twechar. There are 3 Councillors to be elected.

The electorate was 12,318 and the number of ballot papers received was 5,476 giving a percentage turnout of 44.5%. There were 87 rejected ballot papers. The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected was 1,348.

First preference votes

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

Candidate Name Affiliation Number of First
Preference Votes
Stewart MACDONALD Scottish Labour Party 1,572
Josephine MACLEOD Scottish Conservative and Unionist 644
Pamela MARSHALL Scottish National Party (SNP) 2,095
Alan MCMANUS Freedom Alliance. Leave our Children Alone 72
Susan MURRAY Scottish Liberal Democrats 1,006
Total   5,389

Elected councillors

After application of the Election Rules, I declare that the following are elected as Councillors for the Ward 7 - Kirkintilloch East & North & Twechar:

Candidate Name Affiliation Stage at which
Candidate was Elected
Stewart MACDONALD Scottish Labour Party 1
Pamela MARSHALL Scottish National Party (SNP) 1
Susan MURRAY Scottish Liberal Democrats 3

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 1
(b) On which a number standing alone is not placed so as to indicate a first preference for some candidate 5
(c) On which the figure "1" standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate 67
(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 14
Total   87