Orkney Islands Council
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Results of the 2017 General Election

Table 1 and Table 2 below provide details of the UK Parliamentary Election results for Orkney and Shetland, held on 8 June 2017.

The total number of votes cast across the Constituency was 23,320.

The percentage turnout was 68.26%.

Table 1: Orkney and Shetland - 8 June 2017 UK Parliamentary Election (General Election)

Candidate Party Votes received.

Candidate.

Party.

Votes Received.

Robina Rendall Barton.

Scottish Labour Party.

2,664.

Miriam Brett.

Scottish National Party (SNP).

6,749.

Alistair Carmichael.

Scottish Liberal Democrats.

11,312.

Jamie Halcro Johnston.

Scottish Conservative and Unionist.

2,024.

Stuart Hill.

Independent.

245.

Robert Smith.

UK Independence Party (UKIP).

283.

 

Table 2: Rejected ballot papers

The total number of ballot papers rejected was 43.

Reason for Rejection.

Rejected Papers.

Want of official mark.

0.

Voting for more than one Candidate.

9.

Writing or Mark by which Voter could be identified.

0.

Unmarked or void for uncertainty.

34.

Total.

43.

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