Local government by-election results

Leaderdale and Melrose 2021

Jenny Linehan was elected as a Councillor for the Leaderdale and Melrose Ward following a by-election held on 11 March 2021.

The by-election was held following the death of Councillor Kevin Drum.

The overall turnout was 38.2%, with 3,455 valid ballot papers and 25 rejected ballot papers

The candidates were:

  • Jonny Adamson, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Mary Douglas, Independent
  • Jenny Linehan, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • Michael Needham, Scottish Green Party
  • John PatonDay, Scottish National Party
  • Scott Redpath, Scottish Labour Party
  • Karen Wilks, Independent

The full breakdown of the result is available online.