Falkirk Council elections: Bo'ness and Blackness results

The first result in this year’s Falkirk Council election brought an Independent gain and a Conservative loss.

Friday, 6th May 2022, 11:41 am

Ann Ritchie, who had been an SNP councillor for Bo’ness and Blackness for 13 years, stood this time around as an Independent.

She took a mammoth 2262 of the First Preference Votes to be elected again to represent the ward.

Also elected were the SNP’s Stacey Devine with1202 FPV votes and Labour’s David Aitchison with 1041 FPV votes.

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Elected councillors for Bo'ness and Blackness Stacey Devine, David Aitchison and Ann Ritchie. Pic: Michael Gillen

The Conservative’s Lynn Munro, who had been elected last time around lost out with 843 votes.

Other votes were: Debra Pickering, Scottish Greens, 136 votes and Nicholas Pitts, Scottish Liberal Democrats, 90 votes.

The total ward electorate is 12,389 and 5244 votes were cast giving a turnout of 45.6 per cent.