Congratulations Marion Donaldson!

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Edinburgh Labour secured one of the two by-election vacancies in yesterday's Leith Walk Ward poll - many congratulations to Marion, and also to Lewis Ritchie of the SNP who was also elected.

We're now looking forward to working with both Lewis and Marion, as part of the Capital Coalition.

The relevant News Release is re-produced below, and the link(s) therein contain more detail on the result for those so interested. Needless to say, we're delighted with the result and Marion's victory is indeed very well-deserved: We've rarely seen a local candidate work so consistently and tirelessly throughout a campaign - she'll be an excellent local Councillor.

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Leith Walk Ward By-Election results announced

Published Thursday, 10th September 2015

The Leith Walk By-Election results have been announced at Waverley Court.

The announcement was made on Friday, 11 September 2015 by Returning Officer for Edinburgh, Andrew Kerr.

Two new Councillors have been elected to the ward following the election, which is the first time the Single Transferable Vote system has been used to select two members.

The following two candidates have been duly elected to serve in the City of Edinburgh Council as members for the Leith Walk Ward:

Marion Donaldson, Scottish Labour Party

John Lewis Ritchie, Scottish National Party

Returning Officer, Andrew Kerr, said: “I would like to welcome the two newest Councillors to the City of Edinburgh Council and look forward to working with them on matters affecting the Leith Walk Ward and the city as a whole.

“I also want to thank our elections team for all the work they have put into ensuring this by-election runs smoothly.”

The turnout for the by-election was 25.1%.

For further details of the results and the Leith Walk By-Election, please see the Elections section of the Council website.