New councillor for Benbecula and North Uist

Andrew Walker is the new councillor for the Benbecula and North Uist ward on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Mr Walker secured 437 votes in the by-election contest yesterday (Thursday), while SNP candidate Roslyn MacPherson received 302 votes.Leaving_Lochmaddy

There were 739 valid papers, and 31 rejected ballot papers. Turnout was 33.2 per cent.

The by-election was called after the resignation of sitting councillor Archie Campbell.

The poll was conducted by single transferable vote.