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Oban North and Lorn by-election, February 2016

SNP gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Oban North and Lorn ward of Argyll and Bute Council on 18 February 2016 following the resignation of Independent Cllr Duncan MacIntyre due to ill health.

A previous by-election was held in this ward on 23 October 2014, covered here. A later by-election was held in this ward on 2 June 2016, covered here.

Julie McKenzie gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
42.3%
Conservative
23.2%
Green
23.1%
Green
11.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Julie McKenzie 1,113 42.3% +11.5% Elected
Conservative Andrew Vennard 609 23.2% +14.1%
Independent Kieron Green 608 23.1% n/a
Green Pat Tyrell 300 11.4% n/a
Turnout: 33.8% (-14.5%) - Swing: 1.3% SNP to Con


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4
Julie McKenzie 1,113 1,186 1,241 1,656
Andrew Vennard 609 640
Kieron Green 608 721 1,048
Pat Tyrell 300
Non-transferable 0 83 341 974
Quota: 1,316


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
1
Robertson
1
MacIntyre
1
MacDonald
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
30.8%
Robertson
22.2%
MacIntyre
11.6%
MacDonald
9.9%
Conservative
9.1%
MacKay
6.1%
Liberal Democrats
5.2%
Doyle
3.4%
McIntosh
1.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Independent Elaine Robertson 807 22.2% Elected
SNP Louise Glen-Lee 707 19.5% Elected
Independent Duncan MacIntyre 421 11.6% Elected
SNP Donald Melville 410 11.3%
Independent Iain MacDonald 361 9.9% Elected
Conservative Roy Rutherford 332 9.1%
Independent Neil MacKay 222 6.1%
Liberal Democrats Gwyneth Neal 188 5.2%
Independent George Doyle 125 3.4%
Independent Wilma McIntosh 58 1.6%
Turnout: 48.3%


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