Renfrewshire Council

Ward 08- Johnstone South and Elderslie

I declare that the result of the election in Ward 8 - Johnstone South and Elderslie is as follows.

There are 4 councillors to be elected.

The percentage poll was 45.5%. There were 5,538 valid papers and 167 rejected papers.

The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected is 1,108.

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
John CALDWELL 4950
Jacqueline CAMERONScottish National Party (SNP)1,3921
John HOODScottish Labour Party1,4481
Alistair MACKAYScottish Conservative and Unionist9625
Andy STEELScottish National Party (SNP)6447
Megan TAITScottish Green Party1530
Thomas Dempster WALLACEScottish Labour Party4440

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 candidate13
On which the figure '1' standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate149
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 uncertainty5
Total number of ballot papers rejected167