Lesley Berry named as new councillor for Inverurie and District

Conservative candidate Lesley Berry has been chosen as the new Aberdeenshire councillor for Inverurie and District (Ward 11).

With voting having taken place yesterday (Thu), the appointment was confirmed following the electronic counting of votes in the town’s Garioch Sports Centre this morning (Fri, Oct 13). A total of 3,471 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 30.9%.

Cllr Berry’s election follows the resignation of former councillor Colin Clark in June, and brings Aberdeenshire Council back to a full complement of 70 elected members.

The count began at 10am, with the results being declared by returning officer and Aberdeenshire Council Chief Executive Jim Savege just after 11am as follows:

Candidate

 

Party

Votes

Lesley Berry

Scottish Conservative and Unionist

 

1,672

Scott Bremner

Scottish Liberal Democrats

 

295

Sarah Flavell

Scottish Labour Party

 

276

Elaine Mitchell

Scottish National Party

 

1,146

Craig Stewart

Scottish Green Party

 

56

 

Total

 

3,445

Cllr Berry said she wants to be ‘a strong, local voice for Inverurie’ and paid tribute to the work of former councillor Colin Clark.

Jim Savege said: “Today’s appointment brings Aberdeenshire Council back up to full democratic strength and I’d like to thank all of the team involved in the smooth running of the by-election.”