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Shetland Central, 2011

A by-election was held for the Shetland Central ward of Shetland Islands Council on 15 December 2011 following the resignation of independent Cllr Iris Hawkins.

David Sandison won the seat as an independent.

Result
First Preferences Share
Sandison
48.4%
Morgan
16.9%
Scott
15.6%
Williamson
10.9%
Conservative
4.2%
van der Tol
3.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Independent David Sandison 332 48.4% N/A Yes
Independent Stephen Morgan 116 16.9% N/A
Independent Ian Scott 107 15.6% +4.8%
Independent Robert Williamson 75 10.9% N/A
Conservative Clive Richardson 29 4.2% N/A
Independent Scotty van der Tol 27 3.9% +2.3%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2
David Sandison 332 352
Stephen Morgan 116 124
Ian Scott 107 115
Robert Williamson 75 81
Clive Richardson 29
Scotty van der Tol 27
Non-transferable 0 14


2007 Result
Seats
Independent
3
First Preferences Share
Independent
100.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Independent Iris Hawkins 330 27.2% Yes
Independent Andrew Hughson 311 25.6% Yes
Independent Betty Fullerton 257 21.2% Yes
Independent Ian Scott 131 10.8%
Independent Geordie Pottinger 98 8.1%
Independent John Hunter 46 3.8%
Independent Jim Ivens 23 1.9%
Independent Scotty Dyble 19 1.6%

News
"David Sandison wins Central Ward by-election", Shetland Times, 16 December
"Sandison wins by-election", Shetland News, 16 December
"Voters urged to turn out for council by-election", Shetland Times, 14 December
"By-election on Thursday", Shetland News, 14 December
"Six to stand in by-election", Shetland News, 22 November
"All-male shortlist of six candidates in chase to replace Hawkins", Shetland Times, 22 November
"Morgan the third candidate", Shetland News, 18 November
"Scalloway by-election attracts first candidates", Shetland Times, 17 November
"Nominations for Shetland Central ward open", Shetland News, 3 November
"Central ward by election", Shetland News, 10 October
"Central ward by-election to be held on 15th December", Shetland Times, 10 October
"Iris Hawkins resigns to be wed", Shetland News, 27 September
"Long-serving councillor Iris Hawkins stands down", Shetland Times, 27 September
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