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Altonhill, Hillhead and Longpark by-election, 2006

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Altonhill, Hillhead and Longpark ward of East Ayrshire Council on 18 May 2006 following the death of SNP Cllr Daniel Coffey.

Helen Coffey held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
59.0%
Labour
24.4%
Conservative
14.7%
Socialist
1.9%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP Helen Coffey 715 59.0% +4.4%
Labour Matthew McLaughlin 296 24.4% -6.8%
Conservative James Adams 178 14.7% +6.1%
Socialist Colin Rutherford 23 1.9% -3.6%
Turnout: 42.2% (-2.2%) - Majority: 419 (35.6%) - Swing: 5.6% from Lab to SNP


2003 Result

SNP
54.6%
Labour
31.2%
Conservative
8.6%
Socialist
5.5%

Party Candidate Votes %
SNP Daniel Coffey 733 54.6%
Labour Andrew McCann 419 31.2%
Conservative Simon Young 116 8.6%
Socialist Mark O'Scott 74 5.5%
Turnout: 44.4% - Majority: 314 (23.4%)


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