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Scottish council election: SNP boosts gains in Dunoon count

Category: Scotland

Published: 11th May 2012 11:24:49

The SNP has increased its gains in the council elections after the results of a delayed local authority ballot were declared.

Nationalist Mike Breslin was elected as a councillor in Argyll and Bute's Dunoon ward.

Two independents, Dick Walsh and Jimmy McQueen, were also elected to the multi-member ward.

The Dunoon election was rescheduled by a week following the death of SNP candidate Alister MacAlister.

There was a turnout of 41.42% in the ward.

The SNP now has 13 councillors in Argyll and Bute, while the authority has 15 independents, four Conservatives and four Liberal Democrats.

The SNP had already formed an administration, in coalition with independent members and local group Argyll First.

The Dunoon result takes the final tally of SNP councillors to 425, with Labour on 394, the Conservatives on 115, the Lib Dems on 71 and the Greens on 14.

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