Highland Council Election: The Black Isle’s three seats are declared as the returning officer confirms the new councillors out of the eight candidates
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Those Elected (total of first preference votes):
Sarah Atkins Independent – 634
Lyndsey Johnston Scottish National Party SNP – 1171
Morven-May MacCallum Scottish Liberal Democrats – 739
Those Not Elected:
Margaret Bryant Scottish Labour Party – 243
Okain John McLennan Independent – 317
Bev Smith Independent – 286
Theo Stratton Scottish Conservative and Unionist – 695
Anne Thomas Scottish Greens – Delivering For Our Community – 624
Main Issues: local democracy, transport, mass tourism
There was all to play for when the three incumbent councillors chose to stand down leaving the way open for completely new representatives.
The winners in a competitive field were Independent Sarah Atkins, the SNP's Lyndsey Johnston and the Liberal Democrats' Morven-May MacCallum.
Those elected are chosen through the Single Transferable Vote system, while the tallies above represent first choice votes – to read about how the system works you can click here.