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Abbey, 2008

A by-election was held for the Abbey ward of Dumfries and Galloway Council on 1 May 2008 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Bruce Hodgson.

Michael Thomson held the seat for the Conservatives.

See also, Abbey, 2011.

Result
First Preferences Share
Conservative
40.1%
Labour
33.2%
SNP
18.0%
Independent
4.1%
Lib Dems
3.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Conservative Michael Thomson 1,713 40.1% +6.2% Yes
Labour Tom McAughtrie 1,393 33.2% +5.1%
SNP John McNaught 755 18.0% +0.2%
Independent Graham McLeod 173 4.1% N/A
Lib Dems Keith Mycock 164 3.9% -1.0%

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Michael Thomson 1,713 1,749 1,804 2,006
Tom McAughtrie 1,393 1,418 1,471 1,712
John McNaught 755 785 833
Graham McLeod 173 216
Keith Mycock 164
Non-transferable 0 30 90 480


2007 Result
Seats
Conservative
2
Labour
1
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Conservative
33.9%
Labour
28.1%
SNP
17.8%
Lib Dems
4.9%
Independent
4.4%
Other
11.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Conservative Ian Blake 1,081 19.7% Yes
SNP Rob Davidson 976 17.8% Yes
Conservative Bruce Hodgson 778 14.2% Yes
Labour Tom McAughtrie 777 14.1%
Labour David Stitt 770 14.0% Yes
Lib Dems Josephine Robertson 267 4.9%
Independent John White 239 4.4%
Independent Stuart Clement 211 3.8%
Independent Ian McMickan 203 3.7%
Independent Michael Thomson 194 3.5%
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