Two candidates with the same name in the poorest area in Scotland…did voters really mean to pick the Tory? : Daily Record

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Shock election of Tory councillor in deprived Paisley community has led some residents to ask if voters were confused by candidates with the same name.

Ferguslie Park residents were yesterday stunned that a Tory councillor had been elected in their ward.

But speculation is rife that voters had plumped for the wrong John McIntyre.

We spoke to voters immediately after the shock announcement, with many claiming the local electorate had thought they’d actually voted for popular local activist John Goudie McIntyre, who was standing as an independent.

PAISLEY DAILY EXPRESS: Live news as it happens

Ferguslie Park’s new Conservative councillor himself admitted yesterday that he was “shocked” to have been voted on to Renfrewshire Council.

It’s believed to be the first time in decades that a Conservative has been voted in for the area — the most deprived community in Scotland.

Ian Clark, 37, bed manager at the Royal Alexandra…

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