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West Mainland by-election, 2015

Orkney Manifesto Group hold

A by-election was held for the West Mainland ward of Orkney Islands Council on 18 August 2015 following the death of Orkney Manifesto Group Cllr Alistair Gordon. Gordon, originally elected as an Independent, was the founder and leader of the Group.

Rachael King held the seat for the Orkney Manifesto Group.

Result

Orkney Manifesto
51.4%
Foulkes
38.6%
Green
10.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Orkney Manifesto Rachael King 593 51.4% n/a Elected
Independent Barbara Foulkes 446 38.6% n/a
Green Fiona Grahame 115 10.0% n/a
Turnout: 34.1% (-20.4%) - Swing: not applicable


2012 Result

Seats

Johnston
1
Gordon
1
Moar
1
Tierney
1

First Preference Votes

Johnston
23.3%
Gordon
17.5%
Moar
15.6%
Tierney
13.6%
Scott
13.0%
Muir
7.2%
Appleby
4.0%
Granére
4.0%
Ward
1.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Independent Harvey Johnston 427 23.3% Elected
Independent Alistair Gordon 322 17.5% Elected
Independent Jimmy Moar 287 15.6% Elected
Independent Owen Tierney 249 13.6% Elected
Independent Eoin Scott 238 13.0%
Independent Victor Muir 132 7.2%
Independent Andrew Appleby 74 4.0%
Independent Carol Granére 73 4.0%
Independent David Ward 33 1.8%
Turnout: 54.5%


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