Independents win first by-election since Covid-19 lockdowns

Council by-elections have restarted with a four-way contest (three Independents, one Labour) in the ward that covers the various smaller islands on the northside of the Orkney Islands.

The far flung nature of the ward helps explain its electoral oddity: there is only one polling station, and it is not in the ward. Unsurprisingly, postal voting is common.

These by-election results round-ups cover principal authority by-elections. See my post The danger in celebrating parish and town council wins for your own party for the reasons to avoid straying too often into covering town, parish or community council by-elections.

Get by-election results by email

If you sign up for my daily email with the latest pieces from this site, you’ll also get included as a little bonus the full set of council by-election results each week:

    If you submit this form, your data will be used in line with the privacy policy here to update you on the topic(s) selected. This may including using this data to contact you via a variety of digital channels.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments and data you submit with them will be handled in line with the privacy and moderation policies.