Leven, Kennoway & Largo (Ward 22) by-election

A by-election for the Leven, Kennoway & Largo council ward (ward no. 22) will take place on the 15 December following the resignation of Councillor Alistair Hunter.

For more information on this by-election, click on the headings below. 

Notice of election

View the notice of election.

By-election timetable

View the by-election timetable.

Standing as a councillor

The deadline to stand as a candidate has now passed. Please click here for the list of candidates standing in this by-election.

Who can vote in this election?

The deadline to register to vote in this by-election has now passed. However, if you're aged 16 or over, live in this council ward are are registered you'll be able to vote on Thursday 16 December.

To find out if you live in this council ward click here and enter your postcode.

How to register to vote

The deadline to register to vote has now passed. However, you can still register to vote for future elections here.

Even if you think you’re already registered, it’s important to double check. Many people think they’re automatically registered because they pay council tax, but this isn’t true. To make sure you’re registered, call the electoral registration team on 03451 55 55 11.

Voting by post

The deadline to register to vote by post, or amend an existing postal vote has now passed. However, you can apply for a postal vote pack for future election using our online form or by emailing us at Alternatively you can give us a call on 03451 55 55 11. Please note that you must be registered to vote before you can apply to vote by post. You can register to vote here.

If you’ve already applied for a postal vote you should receive your pack between Tuesday 6 December and Thursday 8 December. If you haven’t received your pack by Friday 9 December email us at or give us a call on 01592 583115.

You should complete and return your postal vote as soon as you can. Your postal vote must be received by the Returning Officer by 10pm on Thursday 15 December, 2016.

Please note that if you have a postal vote you can’t go along to your local polling place and vote there on Thursday 15 December. However, you can hand your postal vote in to your local polling place on Thursday 15 December between 7am and 10pm.

Voting by proxy (when someone votes on your behalf)

Please note that you must be registered to vote before you can apply for a proxy vote. You can register to vote here.

The deadline to amend an existing proxy vote or apply for a new proxy vote has now passed. 

For more information on voting by proxy click here.


Candidate information

The list of candidates standing in this by-election are:

Candidate's Surname Candidate's Other Names Party (if any)
Davidson Colin Scottish Labour Party
Morrice Iain Duncan Scottish Green Party
Richie Graham David Scottish Conservative and Unionist
Suttie Alistair Scottish National Party (SNP)
Wood Steve Scottish Liberal Democrats

View the notice of poll.

View the notice of election agents.


How to vote

To make sure your vote is counted in this by-election you will need to vote using numbers, marking the cadidates in order of choice using 1, 2, 3 and so on. You can make as many choices as you wish and you don’t have to put a number against every candidate. As long as you put a number against at least one, your vote will be counted.

This system is called Single Transferable Vote (STV) and produces Proportional Representation (PR). This system gives votes more choice over who their elected representative will be.

This means that if your first choice candidate doesn’t have enough votes to be elected they are eliminated and your vote is transferred to you second choice. If your second choice candidate doesn’t have enough support, the same transfer would take place to your third choice (and so on).

If your candidate has more than enough support and is elected with more votes than the agreed quota to be elected (the quota is the agreed number or share of the votes, which is determined by the size of the electorate and the number of positions to be filled), then the surplus votes are again transferred to your second choice.

Where to vote

If you’re already registered you will received your poll card any time after Friday 2 December. This will tell you where you should go to vote. Your poll card is just for information, you do not need it to vote but it is helpful if you take it with you when you go to vote.

View the list of polling places being used in this by-election. 

The count

The count for this by-election will take place in Fife House from 10pm on Thursday 15 December.  This will be an electornic count.

Access to the counts is restricted to election staff, candidates, their agents, the media, accredited observers and Electoral Commission representatives..

Media accreditation

The media accreditation form is now closed and we are unable to make any changes or take new requests. If you have applied for a media pass it will be emailed out to you w/c 12 December.  You can download a copy of the media pack here.

The results

Full results will appear hear by the end of Monday 19 December. They will appear on our news page as soon as they’re announced on Friday 16 December.

Previous results

Click here for the 2012 local government election results for this ward.


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