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Council by-elections

Every Thursday there is a guarantee that at least one corner of the country you probably never knew existed goes to the polls to elect a new local representative.

With write-ups of the races from the Britain Elects Previewer, the esteemed Andrew Teale, this page covers the results for them.


Scottish local elections are conducted using Single Transferable Vote (STV). Scottish figures should be viewed as first preference votes. There may be instances where one party tops the poll on first preferences, fails to secure the necessary number of votes to win outright, and falls behind another party in later stages, whereupon it is that new party which wins the seat.

Independent candidates, unless specified as being in alliance with each other, are never grouped, and as such should be taken as independent of each other.