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Anderston/City by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Anderston/City ward of Glasgow City Council on 6 August 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Martin Docherty, now MP for West Dunbartonshire.

A later by-election was held in this ward on 5 May 2016, covered here.

Eva Bolander held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
48.1%
Labour
28.6%
Green
13.8%
Conservative
5.5%
Liberal Democrats
2.2%
UKIP
1.4%
Libertarian
0.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Eva Bolander 1,441 48.1% +18.5% Elected
Labour Katie Ford 857 28.6% -21.7%
Green Christy Mearns 414 13.8% +3.3%
Conservative Ary Jaff 164 5.5% +0.8%
Liberal Democrats Gary McLelland 66 2.2% +0.5%
UKIP Janice MacKay 43 1.4% n/a
Libertarian Stevie Creighton 12 0.4% n/a
Turnout: 14.5% (-9.1%) - Swing: 20.1% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6
Eva Bolander 1,441 1,444 1,446 1,457 1,473 1,750
Katie Ford 857 857 866 881 943 1,024
Christy Mearns 414 414 421 442 467
Ary Jaff 164 166 173 184
Gary McLelland 66 68 70
Janice MacKay 43 45
Stevie Creighton 12
Non-transferable 0 3 21 33 114 223
Quota: 1,499


2012 Result

Seats

Labour
2
SNP
1
Green
1

First Preference Votes

Labour
50.3%
SNP
29.6%
Green
10.5%
Conservative
4.7%
Solidarity
1.7%
Liberal Democrats
1.7%
Pirate
0.9%
Glasgow First
0.4%
Britannica
0.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Labour Philip Braat 1,561 29.4% Elected
Labour Gordon Matheson 1,113 20.9% Elected
SNP Martin Docherty 1,057 19.9% Elected
Green Nina Baker 558 10.5% Elected
SNP Craig MacKay 516 9.7%
Conservative David Barnes 249 4.7%
Solidarity Graham Campbell 89 1.7%
Liberal Democrats Ewan Hoyle 89 1.7%
Pirate Rob Harris 46 0.9%
Glasgow First Alexander McDowell 20 0.4%
Britannica John Robertson 17 0.3%
Turnout: 23.6%


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