Candidates look over the final sheets of results before the announcement of poll tallies last night

Stornoway Town Hall was crowded last night (Tuesday March 28th) as the count took place in the Stornoway Trust election.   Polling ended at 8pm with people streaming in to the Estate Office to vote all through the day and the counting was not finally complete until just before midnight with 22 candidates in consideration.

Murdo F Campbell, of Portnaguran; Norman A Maciver of Back; Donald ‘Dickie’ Macleod, of Goathill, Stornoway; Catriona Murray of North Tolsta; and Donald A Nicolson of Sandwick, were elected to the Stornoway Trust after yesterday’s vote and poll count.

Returning Office and Trust Factor Iain Maciver thanked everyone involved for their patience and their hard work, particularly the "enumerators and the counting team" who had coped with the piles of sheets and choices made by the voters.

A total of 9999 ballot papers were sent out; of those, 3149 were returned by post to the Electoral Reform Society; 1145 were cast in the local ballot box, giving a turn-out of 46.2 per cent.  Winning candidates indicated by *.

 

CANDIDATES

 

Postal/ballot box votes

Total

George Banks

12 Battery Park Road

Stornoway

 

 

274/103

 

377

Murdo F Campbell*

11a Portnaguran

Point

 

 

865/324

 

1189

Sam Deane

2 Plantation Road

Stornoway

 

 

265/146

 

411

Peter Dickie

3a Maryhill

 

 

566/210

 

776

Susanne Erbida

27 Torquil Terrace

Stornoway

 

 

239/119

 

358

Martin Flett

18 New Garrabost

Point

 

566/205

 

771

Jack Libby

17 Lower Sandwick

 

520/219

 

739

Anne Macaulay

Handa

55 Upper Bayble

Point

 

749/279

 

1028

Alex K Macdonald

32 Garrabost

Point

 

480/148

 

628

John N "Orica" Macdonald

Moriah

27 Upper Bayble

Point

 

441/161

 

602

Kenneth A Macdonald

3 Upper Coll

Back

 

560/242

 

802

Norman A Maciver*

2a Back

 

831/298

 

1129

Alan Mackenzie

9c Branahuie

 

638/237

 

875

Edward "Eddie" Mackenzie

2 Maclean Terrace

Stornoway

 

625/233

 

858

Andrew Maclennan

10 Tong Park

Tong

 

251/98

 

349

Donald "Dickie" Macleod*

9 Goathill Crescent

Stornoway

1190/439

 

1629

Hugh A Macleod

11 Aird

Tong

 

473/219

 

692

Callum Ian Macmillan

8 Lewis Street

Stornoway

 

605/217

 

822

John Morrison

8 Lister Place

Stornoway

 

673/313

 

986

Catriona Murray*

40 North Tolsta

 

1330/519

 

1849

Alasdair Nicholson

24 Back

 

351/115

 

465

Donald Nicholson*

28a East Street

Sandwick

 

1003/329

 

1332