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Regional votes announced

Regional votes announced
07 May 2021

The number of votes cast in Orkney for parties and candidates on the Highlands and Islands Regional List has been announced.

On the regional ballot paper, electors voted for a party or individual to represent the Highlands and Islands at the Scottish Parliament.

The declaration of the full Regional result will not be made until Saturday 8 May, when all the counts across the Highlands and Islands Region have been completed.

Returning Officer John Mundell announced the regional totals for Orkney after the votes cast locally were counted at the Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall:

Party/candidate

Description

Number

of votes

ABOLISH THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT PARTY

Abolish Scottish Parliament – Save £100,000,000 Yearly

28

ALBA PARTY

 

98

ALL FOR UNITY

All 4 Unity – No to Separatism

63

FREEDOM ALLIANCE – INTEGRITY, SOCIETY, ECONOMY

Freedom Alliance. Scotland’s Opposition to Lockdown

22

REFORM UK

ReformUK – Changing Politics for Good

31

RESTORE SCOTLAND

 

18

SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST PARTY

 

2,202

SCOTTISH FAMILY PARTY

Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

127

SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY

Scottish Greens

1,104

SCOTTISH LABOUR PARTY

 

725

SCOTTISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

Scottish Liberal Democrats – Put Recovery First

3,616

SCOTTISH LIBERTARIAN PARTY

 

32

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY (SNP)

Nicola Sturgeon for SNP First Minister

3,384

SCOTTISH TRADE UNIONIST AND SOCIALIST COALITION

 

15

UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY (UKIP)

UKIP – Get rid of Holyrood

30

MANSFIELD, Hazel

Independent

4

WIGHTMAN, Andy

Independent

87

Total Valid Votes

11,586


The number of rejected ballot papers is as follows:

Reason for rejection

Number of votes

Lack of official mark or unique identifying mark

0

Voting for more than one candidate

3

Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified

0

Unmarked or void for uncertainty

24

Total Rejected Votes

27


There was a high turnout for the Orkney poll, with 65.5% of the local electorate voting for parties and candidates on the Regional List.

Electorate

17,728

Total votes cast

11,613

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