These are the final results for the 2017 Southern Ward by-election.

The candidate at the top of the list received the most votes while the candidate at the bottom of the list received the least.

Vacancies: 1

Candidate Status Iteration Votes
Fleur Fitzsimons Elected 7 2,805.00
Laurie Foon Excluded
7 2,473.00
Vicki Greco Excluded
6 1,765.00
Mohamud Mohamed Excluded
5 569.00
Merio Marsters Excluded
4 295.00
Rob Goulden Excluded
3 255.00
Thomas GP Morgan Excluded
2 73.00
Don Newt McDonald Excluded
1 61.00

The final absolute majority of votes (final quota) as determined at the last iteration was 2,639.00 There were 13 informal votes and 4 blank votes.

The voter return was 30.90%, being 6,555 voting papers.

Elected candidate - This candidate is declared elected.

Excluded candidates - These are listed from the last candidate excluded during the STV counting process to the first - in reverse order of exclusion.

  • The first 'excluded' candidate listed was excluded last.
  • The last 'excluded' candidate listed was excluded first.
  • Candidates with the fewest numbers of votes are excluded first. After a candidate is excluded from the counting, his or her votes are redistributed to the other candidates still in the race in accordance with individual voters' preferences.

Iteration: Refers to the number of times the votes are counted until the required amount of candidates are elected.