A date has been set for a recount of votes in a Glasgow City Council ward after it emerged hundreds of ballots had not been included in the official count. Local authority elections took place on May 3 but it emerged last week that some votes in the Langside ward were not added to the final tally of votes in Glasgow. A recount of the whole ward is set to take place at around 4pm on Tuesday which could change the overall results. Returning officer George Black and senior officers involved in the count have agreed to forgo their fee from the election to pay for the recount.
The mistake came to light when a set of reports were being made a week after the count. … George Black, the returning officer, said: “Obviously it would be far better if we were not in this situation. However I am determined to ensure that everyone can have faith in the result so I am pleased that I have been given permission to recalculate the contest in Langside.