Kieron Green wins Oban North and Lorn by-election to Argyll and Bute Council

The independent, Kieron Green, has tonight won the Oban North and Lorn by-election  to Argyll and  Bute Council.

Mr Green has worked hard in this constituency, in this campaign and on Oban Community Council.

For Argyll has been aware – from various reports received from voters during the campaign – of the effort Kieron Green put in on the hard yards of it, chapping doors literally at dawn and dusk and earning serious respect for his dedication.

The SNP candidate, Breege Smith, got the highest number of first preference votes – 1055, with Kieron Green second with 711; and the steadily and seriously improving Scottish Conservative candidate, Andrew Vennard, third with 591.

Following the elimination of the Liberal Democrat’s David Pollard with 294 first preference votes, the lowest number of second preference votes [42] went to the SNP – another interesting electoral signal that the gilt on the gingerbread is thinning.

The second highest number of second preferences went to Andrew Vennard – 77 [83% higher than the SNP’s tally].

Kieron Green took the highest number of second preferences – at 110 [162% higher than those given to the SNP] – and was elected Councillor for Oban North and Lorn.


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  • Not quite at dawn (earliest I left house was 7.30am) but certainly at dusk (last leaflet dropped at half 10 one night) – a big thank you to everyone who has given me support over the several election campaigns. I wish to also pay dedication to the good spirited nature of this campaign and the effort put in by my opponents and their supporters.
    I will now do my best to fulfill the pledges I have made to the electorate in the 11 months remaining of this council. To that end I am contacting the leaders of the four non party aligned groups on the council – Alliance of Independent Councillors, Argyll First, Reform Group and Argyll, Lomond and the Islands to see which group (if any) will best allow me to achieve this.

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    Kieron Green June 3, 2016 1:25 am Reply
  • Congratulations Kieron on achieving your goal to represent Oban North and Lorn. It is to be hoped that your choice of fellow councillors to help you through the initial introduction to the working practices of both the councillors and within A&BC will be fruitful. You are fortunate by having eleven months to achieve some success thereby, hopefully, the elections of 2017 should be easier. Be led by the hand and NOT by the snout.

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    Alistair June 3, 2016 6:58 am Reply
  • Well done Kieron. Are hard worked campaign. I for one would not have been happy with another SNP councillor for fear they would spend they’re time shoving the SNP down our throats like the current one. Since her election 90% of what she’s talked about has been national politics not local issues.

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    Mrs Mac June 3, 2016 8:19 am Reply
    • Dog Sh!t!

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      Nae Fear Here June 3, 2016 6:21 pm Reply
      • Time to cut down on the weed. You’re turning in to a proper pr!@k instead of a comical one.

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        John M June 3, 2016 7:48 pm Reply
  • Brilliant news Kieron.
    As the leader of the Labour group in the council I look forward to working with you and I hope it will encourage more young people to come forward to help change the council.
    To have to give up your job for this shows how committed you are.
    Our early morning leaflet delivery must have helped.

    Cheers Neil.

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    Neil MacIntyre June 3, 2016 11:43 am Reply
  • Ah,a labour man hides behind Independence!
    Tells you a lot about the mentality in Argyll and Bute!

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    Nae Fear Here June 3, 2016 3:23 pm Reply
    • Your response suggests more about your mentality, though, NFH.

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      Robert Wakeham June 3, 2016 6:58 pm Reply
  • Out of the country for a few days and just picked up the result.Despite our differences over political táctics and the European Union aired on this forum could I offer my congratulations and wish you well in the challenges that are ahead .Your hard work paíd off in the end

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    Alastair MacGregor June 6, 2016 8:54 pm Reply
    • Many thanks Alastair I look forward to discussing with you how Argyll and Bute Council can help increase affordable housing provision locally.

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      Kieron Green June 7, 2016 12:07 am Reply

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