Keith John Robson (Labour and Co-operative Party Candidate) has been elected to the Liberton/Gilmerton ward today following yesterday’s by-election.

He was elected at stage seven of the count, with 3448 votes to Derek Howie’s (SNP) 2633. The turnout was 30.6% which is not much more than the postal vote which accounted for 20% of the votes.

See the full details of the result.

The vacancy was created by the death of Tom Buchanan, who had represented the ward since 2007.