Friday, 15 February 2008

A new SNP Councillor

While I'm on a blog-roll, congrats to the SNP in Moray for securing another SNP councillor with a by-election victory in Elgin South - giving the SNP a councillor for every day of the year!

I received the news from my good friend, Councillor Gary Coull (Keith & Cullen ward) in the early hours of the morning, with him letting me know of John Sharp's victory.

While the seat is an SNP gain from an Independent, no one really expected the size of the victory (SNP 32%, Ind 25%, Lab 17%, Ind 11%, Con 10%, LD 2%). Nor did they expect the Labour vote to collapse quite as badly as it did - dropping by 11% from the election in May last year, with a 6% swing to the SNP. Despite the low 26% turnout, the party will be happy with their newest councillor.

1 comments:

Cooncillor Coull 15 February 2008 at 17:32  

This is indeed a great victory for the SNP and shows how well the SNP opposition is doing in Moray Council (although I may be slightly biased there!!).

John will make an excellent Cllr and he takes us in to double figures - 10...with the Independents having 11, Tories 3 and Labour 2.

I must say both Labour and the Tories had a poor vote - shame eh?!?!

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