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Highland Council election: Badenoch and Strathspey results sees major upset as first Greens councillor is dumped out while three incumbents keep their seats


By Scott Maclennan

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In brief

Those elected (totals shown are for first preference votes):

John Bruce (Scottish Conservatives) – 861

Muriel Cockburn (SNP) – 886

Russell Jones (Independent) – 1280

Bill Lobban (Independent) – 842

Those not elected:

Dave Fallows (SNP) – 371

Declan Gallacher (Scottish Liberal Democrats) – 489

Pippa Hadley (Scottish Greens) – 568

Charlie Whelan (Scottish Labour) – 232

Main issues: affordable housing, transport, local economy, Cairngorm Mountain, land sales, potholes, wind farms and local democracy

Highland Council's first ever Greens councillor Pippa Hadley has been voted out by the people of Badenoch and Strathspey.

Taking her place is Independent Russell Jones while voters chose to re-elect another independent Bill Lobban, the Conservative's John Bruce and the SNP's Muriel Cockburn.

The final tallies given represent the first preference votes before the Single Transferable Vote System calculations are made – to understand how the system works click here.


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