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Elections and voting

Scottish Parliament Elections on 5 May 2016

Breakdown of the result of the 2016 Scottish Parliament Election.

 

Declaration of Constituency Result

The total number of eligible electors was:     53,085

The total number of votes cast was:             36,372

The percentage turnout was:                        68.5%

CandidateDescriptionNumber of VotesShare
Jackson CarlawScottish Conservative and Unionist Party12,93235.6%
John DuncanScottish Liberal Democrats9212.5%
Ken MacintoshScottish Labour Party11,08130.5%
Stewart MaxwellScottish National Party (SNP)11,32231.1%

Total Valid Votes

36,256

99.7%

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

  • Lack of official mark or unique identifying mark
0%
  • Voting for more than one candidate
70.02%
  • Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified
0%
  • Unmarked or void for uncertainty
1090.28%

Total Rejected Votes

116

0.3%

 

Declaration of Regional Votes Cast in a Constituency

The total number of eligible electors was:     53,085

The total number of votes cast was:             36,387

The percentage turnout was:                        68.5%

Party/CandidateDescriptionNumber of VotesShare
RISE - Respect, Independence, Socialism and Environmentalism 1290.4%
Scottish Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship"Christians Together2860.8%
Scottish Conservative and Unionist PartyRuth Davidson for a Strong Opposition13,92938.3%
Scottish Green PartyRoss Greer for West of Scotland2,3906.6%
Scottish Labour PartyChoose kids, not cuts7,26319.9%
Scottish Liberal Democrats 9992.7%
Scottish Libertarian PartyFree Speech, Free Markets, Free People600.2%
Scottish National Party (SNP)Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister10,68029.3%
Solidarity - Scotland's Socialist MovementTommy Sheridan - IndyRef21350.4%
UK Independence Party (UKIP)UKIP4581.3%

Total Valid Votes

36,329

99.9%

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

  • Lack of official mark or unique identifying mark
0%
  • Voting for more than one candidate
40.01%
  • Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified
0%
  • Unmarked or void for uncertainty
540.1%

Total Rejected Votes

58

0.1%

 

 Full details on the West Scotland regional vote can be found on Renfrewshire Council's website at:


 

The Electoral Commission has a website dedicated to answering all your voting queries:


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