2021 Midlothian East by-election


Declaration of Results – Midlothian East By-Election March 2021

26 March 2021

The by-election for Ward 5 - Midlothian East was held on Thursday 25 March 2021.  

The candidate elected to serve as a councillor for this ward is Stuart McKenzie, Scottish National Party.

•    The percentage poll was 35.8%  There were 4,347 valid ballot papers and 21 rejected ballot papers.
•    The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected is 2,174
•    The first preference votes received by each of the candidates was:

Candidate name Party Number of 1st preference votes
Margaret Louise Davis Scottish Liberal Democrats 178
Hazel Flanagan Scottish Labour Party 1,070
Joy Hannah Godfrey Scottish Green Party 282
Stuart McKenzie Scottish National Party (SNP) 1,538
Alan Symon Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 1,279

After application of the election rules the candidate elected as the councillor for Ward 5 Midlothian East is:

Candidate name Party Stage at which candidate was elected
Stuart McKenzie Scottish National Party 4