Gains and Losses
Liberal Democrat – Liz Barrett, 1823 [31.6%, +2.8]
SNP – 1898 [32.9, +0.8]
Conservative – 1698 [29.4%, -1.8]
Labour – 204 [3.5%, -2.1]
Green – 135 [2.3%, +0.5]
UKIP – 18 [0.3%, +0.3]
Lib Dem GAIN
Has there been a typo on this 1823 (us)
1898 (SNP) ?
Doesn’t make sense.
Figures above show:
So SNP win?
Scottish local are on STV so redistribution of votes must have worked in favour of the Liberal Democrats.
figures shown are for round 1 of a proportional representation count. other article says she was awarded it after all 6 rounds of reapportionment.
STV I guess
I guess that’s first preference votes. They elect with STV I believe in Scotland.
The by election is for one seat in a multi member constituency. Mark has shown the first preference votes; once the other candidates were eliminated the Liberal Democrat overtook the SNP.
It's a seat where the LD vote is usually top under STV, so it's unsurprising they won under AV, taking more preferences from the Conservatives.
Don't Scottish by-elections by either STV or AV and presumably the 3rd place Tories preferred Lib Dem to SNP if on AV or Labour nd Green voters preferred Lib Dem to SNP.
Hi Graham and Dave
I'm sure someone will be able to confirm, but I imagine this is to do with the voting system of transferable votes (STV) and that we're seeing the first round votes here.
It's actually a great system in my opinion, as you aren't just trying to vote for the most likely to beat the person you dislike the most, but ranking the options, meaning you can actually vote for your preferred candidate, then backup choices. Basically, we don't have to vote Tory to stop SNP or vice versa!
I saw this on a Facebook post, which explains it:
BARRETT (LD) 1,823
CHAN (CON) 1,698
DAVIS (UKIP) 18
DUNCAN (LAB) 204
MACLACHLAN (GREEN) 135
MACPHERSON (SNP) 1,898
Stage two DAVIS excluded
BARRETT (LD) 1,824
CHAN (CON) 1,705
DUNCAN (LAB) 205
MACLACHLAN (GREEN) 136
MACPHERSON (SNP) 1,900
Didn't transfer 6
Stage 3 MACLACHLAN excluded
BARRETT (LD) 1,851
CHAN (CON) 1,713
DUNCAN (LAB) 224
MACPHERSON (SNP) 1,960
Didn't transfer 22
Stage 4 DUNCAN excluded
BARRETT (LD) 1,925
CHAN (CON) 1,729
MACPHERSON (SNP) 2,017
Didn't transfer 77
Stage 5 CHAN excluded
BARRETT (LD) 2,749
MACPHERSON (SNP) 2,110
Didn't transfer 812
I suspect what is shown are 1st preference votes. We were carried over the top by 2nd and 3rd preferences from Labour, the Greens and the Tories, I believe.
Would be good to know how the transfers worked out
LD win due to STV preferences.
The figures show FIRST PREFERENCES ONLY but this election was under proportional representaton. It would be good to see the final numbers too.
This is Scotland, STV elections for councils!
Not the idiotic FPTP we have.
They have a more enlightened voting system North of the border. Votes shown are 1st Preferences. Transfers from other parties would of favoured us from the 3rd parties.
Our council votes are by STV in normal elections, AV in by-elections. So although the SNP won on the first ballot, by the 5th ballot, with all the transfers counted, Liz Barrett won easily against the SNP - 56%.
Er... it's including AV 2nd round...
In Scotland local government elections are run on STV.
Election held under Av method. Lib Dem elected on the sixth count. STV used in local government elections in Scotland when in multi seat wards.
Is it a win in the final stage of a PR count?
Certainly doesn't make sense, so I will try to double check by seeking other sources, which is really annoying.