Renfrewshire Council

Ward 02- Renfrew South and Gallowhill

I declare that the result of the election in Ward 2 - Renfrew South and Gallowhill is as follows.

There are 3 councillors to be elected.

The percentage poll was 44.2%. There were 3,999 valid papers and 106 rejected papers.

The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected is 1,000.

The first preference votes received by each of the candidates and the stage at which any candidate was elected is as follows:

Name of candidateAffiliationNumber of first preference votesStage at which candidate has been elected
Graham Francis BATINScottish Green Party1140
Margaret DEVINEScottish Labour Party6160
Mark DOUGANScottish Conservative and Unionist7250
Edward GRADYScottish Labour Party7085
Cathy MCEWANScottish National Party (SNP)1,0791
Richard NEVILLEScottish Trade Unionist and Socialist
Jim PATERSONScottish National Party (SNP)7097


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

Adjudication Reject ReasonNumber
Which does not bear a unique identifying mark in a form that is capable of being read by electronic means0
On which the figure '1' standing alone is not placed so as to indicate a first preference for some candidate8
On which the figure '1' standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate94
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 back0
Which is unmarked or void for uncertainty4
Total number of ballot papers rejected106