Edinburgh council elections 2022: ward-by-ward analysis: Pentland Hills

Ward 2: Pentland Hills

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Tory Graeme Bruce topped the poll here last time and the SNP's Neil Gardiner and Labour's Ricky Henderson also won enough first preferences to get elected in the first round of counting.

Both the Tories and the SNP put up second candidates in a bid to win the ward's new fourth seat. But there were enough surplus votes from Cllr Bruce to get fellow Conservative Sue Webber elected comfortably.

The ward – geographically the largest in the city – takes in Wester Hailes, Juniper Green, Currie, Balerno and Ratho.

Ricky Henderson is standing down after 23 years on the council and Sue Webber is going after five, following her election as a Lothian MSP at last year’s Holyrood elections.

Cllrs Bruce and Gardiner can be reasonably certain of being returned and Labour appears confident it can get new candidate Stephen Jenkinson, an IT specialist, elected.

Both the Tories and SNP are fielding two candidates again. Emma Gilchrist, who works for a property company carrying out energy assessments, is standing alongside Graeme Bruce for the Tories and Fiona Glasgow, a support worker for adults with learning disabilities, joins Neil Gardiner under the SNP banner, setting up a battle for that fourth seat between the Conservatives and Nationalists.

The Tories and the SNP are each fielding two candidates in Pentland Hills, which includes Currie and Balerno.

2017: Conservatives 41.3 per cent; SN 28.8 per cent; Labour 20.6 per cent; Lib Dens .9 per cent; Greens 4.3 per cent.

Current councillors: Graeme Bruce (Con); Neil Gardiner (SNP); Ricky Henderson (Lab); Sue Webber (Con).

Electorate: 24,235

Candidates

BRUCE , Graeme – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

CHAPPELL, Michael William – Scottish Liberal Democrats

FETTES, Richard – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

GARDINER, Neil Thomas – Scottish National Party (SNP)

GILCHRIST, Emma – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

GLASGOW, Fiona – Scottish National Party (SNP)

JENKINSON, Stephen Philip – Scottish Labour Party

MULLER, Ross – Scottish Green Party

ROWLANDS, Louis – Scottish Libertarian Party

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