Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart: Greens make second gain

GREENS made a second gain when Gavin Corbett topped the poll in Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart.

By IAN SWANSON
Friday, 4th May 2012, 4:24 pm

And the SNP gained a seat by getting David Key elected

Labour group leader Andrew Burns was re-elected.

But Tory candidate Will Searle failed to get elected in what would normally be seen as natural Conservative territory.

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Sitting Lib Dem councillor Jim Lowrie polled just 546 first peference votes.

Labour gained a seat in City Centre ward, where the Lib Dems lost. Karen Doran, who had been defeated as Labour’s candidate in last year’s by-election, said she was “overhwelmed” to win.

Tory Joanna Mowat was elected on first preferences and Alasdair Rankin, the by-election victor, also retained his seat.