Inverurie and District By-Election
A by-election took place on Thursday, 12th October, 2017, to fill a vacancy in the Inverurie and District Ward (Ward 11) of Aberdeenshire Council, caused by the resignation of Councillor Colin Clark.
Five candidates contested the Ward 11 by-election, after which Lesley Berry (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) was elected under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. The other candidates were Scott Bremner (Scottish Liberal Democrats), Sarah Flavell (Scottish Labour Party), Elaine Mitchell (Scottish National Party), and Craig Stewart (Scottish Green Party).
The election count for Ward 11 was conducted electronically in the Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie, on Friday, 13th October. The first preference votes for each of the candidates were:
- Lesley Berry (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) - 1,672
- Scott Bremner (Scottish Liberal Democrats) - 295
- Sarah Flavell (Scottish Labour Party) - 276
- Elaine Mitchell (Scottish National Party) - 1,146
- Craig Stewart (Scottish Green Party) - 56
After the application of STV rules, Lesley Berry was elected at the 4th stage.
The turnout in Ward 11 was 30.9%.
View our election documents:
- Notice of Poll (pdf 125KB)
- Notice of Election (pdf 55.4KB)
- Notice of Appointment of Election Agents (pdf 67.2KB)
- List of polling places (pdf 120KB)
- By-election timetable (pdf 67.6KB)
- Notice of Inspection of Expenses (pdf 10KB)
View our electronic count reports:
- Declaration of results report – Inverurie and District (pdf 2.62KB)
- Election results report – Inverurie and District (pdf 3.09KB)
- Preference summary report (pdf 3.48KB)
- Transfers report for Inverurie and District (pdf 6.48KB)
- Preference profile report for Inverurie and District (csv 107KB)
- Preference by ballot box report for Inverurie and District (pdf 17.1KB)
Find out how votes are calculated to understand the voting information.
For further information, contact the Election Team.