By-election result announced

Colin Clark
Colin Clark

Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate Colin Clark is the new Inverurie and District councillor following the by-election.

Polling took place on Thursday, November 3, with votes transferred to the Garioch Sports Centre in Inverurie, where the count began at 10am on Friday, November 4.

A total of 3,378 votes were cast in Inverurie and District; a turnout of just 30.4%.

Colin Clark was chosen as the successful candidate for the four-member Inverurie and District ward with a total of 1,302 votes.

Scottish National Party candidate Neil Baillie came behind with 1,164 votes, followed by Alison Margaret Campbell Auld for the Scottish Liberal Democrats (755) and Scottish Labour Party’s Sarah Flavell (139).

Cllr Clark thanked his supported and the people of Inverurie, and described the by-election as a ‘good, clean fight’.

A by-election was also held in the Banff and District ward, with Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate Iain Taylor finding success.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer Jim Savege said: “The result brings Aberdeenshire back to a total of 68 councillors, and a full complement of representation in both wards.

“We were able to declare both results by 11.30am and I would like to thank all those involved in the efficient running of the count.”