Tuesday, 29 November 2016 06:48

SNP gain seat in Angus Council by-election

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The SNP has gained a new councillor after a well-fought by-election victory in Angus.

Brenda Durno is the new SNP councillor for Arbroath East and Lunan after a by-election was triggered following the retirement of an independent councillor in September.



Commenting, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay MSP said:

“This is a very welcome result and testament to the hard work of our local candidate and a great team of activists.

“Brenda will be an asset to the council group in Angus and continue the SNP’s ambitious plans to keep Angus and Scotland moving forward.

“This result is further confirmation that after nine years in government people are still placing their trust in the SNP.

“But we take nothing for granted and will keep working hard to retain the trust of the people of Scotland next year to see more SNP councillors elected across the country.”

Brenda Durno said:

“I will work tirelessly for my constituents to ensure their voices are heard.

“This is a fantastic community and I am committed to working with the rest of my council colleagues to make it an even better place to live."

ENDS

Notes:

First preference votes as follows:
SNP 919
Tory 709
Independent 452
Independent 309
Labour 177
LibDem 60