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Elgin City North by-election, 2017

A by-election was held for the Elgin City North ward of The Moray Council on 13 July 2017 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Sandy Cooper, just five days after being elected, after accusations of bribery (Daily Record).

A previous by-election for Elgin City North was held on 11 December 2014, covered here.

The count is scheduled to begin at 9am on Friday. The result will be posted up later today.

Result

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Patsy Gowans
Conservative Maria McLean
Independent Terry Monaghan
Labour Nick Taylor
Turnout: % (-%) - Swing: % to


2017 Result

Seats

Conservative
1
SNP
1
Cooper
1

First Preference Votes

Conservative
33.0%
SNP
32.7%
Cooper
14.9%
Labour
12.0%
Adams
7.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Conservative Frank Brown 1,181 33.0% Elected
SNP Paula Coy 634 17.7% Elected
SNP Patsy Gowans 537 15.0%
Independent Sandy Cooper 532 14.9% Elected
Labour Nick Taylor 429 12.0%
Independent Billy Adams 266 7.4%
Turnout: 39.5%    -    Valid votes: 3,579    -    Invalid votes: 65


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