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South Kintyre By-Election NOW incl. result

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:40 pm

ARGYLL and Bute Council is holding a by-election for one seat in its south Kintyre ward on Thursday 11th December 2014.

Four candidates are standing for election, listed below in alphabetical order:

John Armour (Scottish National Party)

Charlotte Hanbury (Scottish Conservative and Unionist)

Michael Kelly (Scottish Labour Party)

Joyce Oxborrow (Scottish Liberal Democrats)

Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm on election day. On the night of the election and after the polls close at 10pm, counting of votes will start at 10.30pm in the Burnett Building, Campbeltown. The results will be published on Argyll and Bute Council’s website as soon as possible.

The South Kintyre ward covers the area from Saddell Glen down to the Mull of Kintyre, including Campbeltown. It has an electorate of around 5,400 people.

There is more information about the candidates and a list of polling stations at http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/south-kin ... ember-2014

You can find out more about voting and elections at http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections or by calling Argyll and Bute Council’s Election Office on 01546 603264.
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Re: South Kintyre By-Election

Postby devontoffee » Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:24 pm

There's an article on For Argyll about the problems with Argyll & Bute Alcohol Drug Partnership, which was led by Cleland Sneddon and now by Christine West who took over from Derek Leslie. There seems to be a lot of misdoing as usual by council and NHS at the cost of the voluntary sector. There seems to be a big issue with methadone being prescribed, what can only be described illegally or unethically. What will the prospective candidates do to deal with this??
Anyone??
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Re: South Kintyre By-Election

Postby John A » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:02 am

devontoffee wrote:There's an article on For Argyll about the problems with Argyll & Bute Alcohol Drug Partnership, which was led by Cleland Sneddon and now by Christine West who took over from Derek Leslie. There seems to be a lot of misdoing as usual by council and NHS at the cost of the voluntary sector. There seems to be a big issue with methadone being prescribed, what can only be described illegally or unethically. What will the prospective candidates do to deal with this??
Anyone??


One of the members of the local group spoke to me about this a couple of weeks ago and while I can't say I'm up to speed with all the details. If I am elected I am happy to meet with the local group to listen and see if there is a way of taking things forward.
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Re: South Kintyre By-Election

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:45 am

Be interesting to note if the local candidates know about this forum. Would be good if they could acknowledge voters on here. 8)

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Re: South Kintyre By-Election

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:34 pm

Remember to get along and vote tomorrow :-)
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Re: South Kintyre By-Election

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:36 pm

Well done John Armour

http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/news/2014 ... ws+Feed%29

John Armour has been elected as a councillor for the South Kintyre ward of Argyll and Bute Council following a by-election on Thursday 11th December.

Mr Armour (Scottish National Party) was elected at stage 1 of the process, receiving 942 first preference votes.

There were 1,515 valid ballot papers out of a total 1,522.

The full results are as follows, with candidates in alphabetical order and the number of first preference votes they received:

John Armour (Scottish National Party) - 942, elected at stage 1

Charlotte Hanbury (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) - 203

Michael Kelly (Scottish Labour Party) 156

Joyce Oxborrow (Scottish Liberal Democrats) - 214
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Re: South Kintyre By-Election NOW incl. result

Postby muppetanimal » Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:34 pm

"John Armour won a landslide triumph"

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Re: South Kintyre By-Election NOW incl. result

Postby John A » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:41 pm

A huge thank you to everyone who turned out to vote in yesterday's election. The weather
was pretty awful so I am very grateful to you all. I felt as the day
was progressing that things were going our way but was not prepared for
such a fantastic winning margin. I will be very proud to represent the
SNP in South Kintyre and will work with you all for the good of the
area. Finally I must thank the hard working team of supporters who
worked tirelessly delivering leaflets, canvassing and for being so
supportive to me during the campaign.
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