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Armadale and Blackridge by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for the Armadale and Blackridge ward of West Lothian Council on 26 March 2015 following the disqualification of SNP Cllr Isabel Hutton after not attending any council meetings for six months.

Sarah King held the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
43.4%
Labour
27.1%
Mackay
20.3%
Conservative
6.8%
Green
2.4%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
SNP Sarah King 1,620 43.4% +20.5% Elected
Labour Andrew McGuire 1,009 27.1% +9.5%
Independent Scott Mackay 756 20.3% n/a
Conservative Ian Burgess 255 6.8% +4.0%
Green Jenny Johnson 90 2.4% n/a
Turnout: 30.7% (-9.2%) - Swing: 5.5% Lab to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4
Sarah King 1,620 1,647 1,676 1,874
Andrew McGuire 1,009 1,018 1,074 1,382
Scott Mackay 756 786 868
Ian Burgess 255 264
Jenny Johnson 90
Non-transferable 0 15 112 474
Quota: 1,866


2012 Result

Seats

Borrowman
1
SNP
1
Labour
1

First Preference Votes

Borrowman
56.7%
SNP
22.9%
Labour
17.6%
Conservative
2.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
Independent Stuart Borrowman 2,541 56.7% Elected
SNP Isabel Hutton 861 19.2% Elected
Labour Jim Dixon 788 17.6% Elected
SNP Dean Williamson 168 3.7%
Conservative Marion Kerr 125 2.8%
Turnout: 39.9%


Blog

By-Election Preview on Scottish Elections Blog

Forum

By-election Thread on Vote UK Forum



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