By Matthew Barrett
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Just the one result so far – I will update with any further results as they come in. See 4.30pm Update below.
City of Edinburgh Council – City Centre Ward:
First preference votes: Con 837, SNP 797, Lab 682, Green 494, Independent 394, Lib Dem 251
The votes of the lower candidates were then redistributed, producing a final tally of:
- Alasdair Rankin (SNP) 1368
- Iain McGill (Conservative) 1264
SNP hold the seat – and the Lib Dem/SNP coalition hold the council (The coalition has 29 councillors out of 58 and could have lost control of the council)
1.30pm Update: Edinburgh Conservative Councillor Cameron Rose has a more detailed explanation of the result, including a breakdown of the totals after each set of preferences was re-distributed.
4.30pm Update: Two more results from yesterday:
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Page Moss Ward:
Lab 541 (82.5%, -10.6), LD 57 (8.7%, +1.8), Ind 22 (3.4%, +3.4), Green 21 (3.2%, +3.2), Con 15 (2.3%, +2.3).
Lab hold. Swing of 6.2% from Lab to LD since May this year.
Newquay Town Council, North Ward:
Con 444 LD 388
Con gain from Ind