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Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, 2009

A by-election was held for the Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside ward of Aberdeenshire Council on 23 April 2009 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Bruce Luffman.

Rosemary Bruce gained the seat for the Lib Dems.

Result
First Preferences Share
Conservative
31.5%
Lib Dems
26.7%
Independent
23.2%
SNP
17.0%
BNP
1.2%
Independent
0.5%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Conservative Jo Pick 1,144 31.5% -18.3%
Lib Dems Rosemary Bruce 969 26.7% +0.6% Yes
Independent Wilson Forbes 842 23.2% N/A
SNP George Parkinson 617 17.0% -3.1%
BNP Roy Jones 44 1.2% N/A
Independent David Hutchison 19 0.5% N/A

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Jo Pick 1,144 1,148 1,152 1,241 1,468
Rosemary Bruce 969 975 981 1,180 1,566
Wilson Forbes 842 845 855 1,003
George Parkinson 617 621 636
Roy Jones 44 44
David Hutchinson 19
Non-transferable 0 2 9 200 390


2007 Result
Seats
Conservative
2
Lib Dems
1
First Preferences Share
Conservative
49.8%
Lib Dems
26.1%
SNP
20.1%
Labour
4.0%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Conservative Marcus Humphrey 1,440 29.3% Yes
Lib Dems Peter Argyle 1,286 26.1% Yes
Conservative Bruce Luffman 1,009 20.5% Yes
SNP Carol Douglas 991 20.1%
Labour Angus Murdoch 196 4.0%
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