Renfrewshire Council

Ward 09- Johnstone North, Kilbarchan, Howwood and Lochwinnoch

I declare that the result of the election in Ward 9 - Johnstone North-Kilbarchan-Howwood and Lochwinnoch is as follows.

There are 4 councillors to be elected.

The percentage poll was 54.1%. There were 6,095 valid papers and 143 rejected papers.

The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected is 1,220.

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
Sarah Elizabeth ANDERSONScottish Green Party2590
Derek BIBBYScottish Labour Party1,2044
Bill BINKSScottish Conservative and Unionist1,0629
Andy DOIGIndependent8909
William DUFFScottish Liberal Democrats820
Christopher GILMOURScottish Labour Party6130
Geoffrey Richard KNOWLESScottish Socialist Party250
Emma RODDENScottish National Party (SNP)1,0997
Graeme Ramsay STOCKTONScottish National Party (SNP)8290

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 candidate6
On which the figure '1' standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate132
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 rejected143