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Leaderdale and Melrose Ward — Scottish Borders

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11th March 2021 [Death of Kevin Drum; C gain from SNP]

Jenny Linehan C 1380 39.9%
John Paton Day SNP 1042 30.2%
Jonny Adamson LD 538 15.6%
Mary Douglas Ind 159 4.6%
Michael Needham Grn 152 4.4%
Scott Redpath Lab 115 3.3%
Karen Wilks Ind 69 2.0%
Transfers (Quota = 1728)
Stage I V VI
Jenny Linehan 1380 1451 1653
John Paton Day 1042 1156 1297
Jonny Adamson 538 682
Mary Douglas 159
Michael Needham 152
Scott Redpath 115
Karen Wilks 69

4th May 2017 (3 seats) [1 C gain from Borders Party]

David Parker Ind 1149 25.2%
Tom Miers C 934 20.5%
Kevin Drum SNP 811 17.8%
Diana Findlay C 523 11.5%
Iain Gillespie Ind 510 11.2%
John Paton-Day LD 426 9.4%
Rebecca Fraser Ind 202 4.4%

Consolidated results:— Ind 1861 (40.9%; 1 seat); C 1457 (32.0%; 1 seat); SNP 811 (17.8%; 1 seat); LD 426 (9.4%)

Transfers (Quota = 1139)
Stage I II III IV V VI
David Parker 1149 1139 1139 1139 1139 1139
Tom Miers 934 934 950 1014 1476 1139
Kevin Drum 811 812 832 903 910 915
Diana Findlay 523 523 543 592
Iain Gillespie 510 513 585 720 774 871
John Paton-Day 426 427 473
Rebecca Fraser 202 202

3rd May 2012 (3 seats) [1 SNP gain from LD]

David Parker Ind 1304 36.3%
Nicholas Watson Borders 621 17.3%
Jim Torrance SNP 558 15.6%
Peter Duncan C 441 12.3%
John Paton-Day LD 439 12.2%
Agnes Craig Lab 225 6.3%

Consolidated results:— Ind 1304 (36.3%; 1 seat); Borders 621 (17.3%; 1 seat); SNP 558 (15.6%; 1 seat); C 441 (12.3%); LD 439 (12.2%); Lab 225 (6.3%)

Transfers (Quota = 898)
Stage I II III IV V
David Parker 1304 898 898 898 898
Nicholas Watson 621 705 758 929 898
Jim Torrance 558 632 706 742 747
Peter Duncan 441 488 500
John Paton-Day 439 527 568 715 726
Agnes Craig 225 258

3rd May 2007 (3 seats)

David Parker Ind 1362 29.7%
John Greenwell C 713 15.6%
John Paton-Day LD 703 15.3%
Nicholas Watson Borders 692 15.1%
Frank McCann SNP 640 14.0%
Harry Cummings Ind 394 8.6%
John Rae Ind 78 1.7%

Consolidated results:— Ind 1834 (40.0%; 1 seat); C 713 (15.6%); LD 703 (15.3%; 1 seat); Borders 692 (15.1%; 1 seat); SNP 640 (14.0%)

Transfers (Quota = 1146)
Stage I II IV V
David Parker 1362 1146 1146 1146
John Greenwell 713 735 798 865
John Paton-Day 703 747 837 1030
Nicholas Watson 692 712 797 943
Frank McCann 640 663 740
Harry Cummings 394 417
John Rae 78 90

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