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Auchtertool and Burntisland East by-election, 2005

SNP gain from Independent

A by-election was held for the Auchtertool and Burntisland East ward of Fife Council on 29 September 2005 following the death of Independent Cllr William Leggatt.

George Kay gained the seat for the SNP.

Result

SNP
46.8%
Labour
24.7%
Leggatt
19.1%
Liberal Democrats
5.5%
Conservative
4.2%

Party Candidate Votes % Change
SNP George Kay 609 46.8% +22.0%
Labour Neil Crooks 321 24.7% -4.0%
Independent Rosalind Leggatt 249 19.1% n/a
Liberal Democrats Les Soper 71 5.5% -11.2%
Conservative Richard McKell 54 4.2% n/a
Turnout: 41.0% (-10.8%) - Majority: 288 (22.1%) - Swing: 13.0% Lab to SNP


2003 Result

Leggatt
29.8%
Labour
28.7%
SNP
24.8%
Liberal Democrats
16.7%

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent William Leggatt 479 29.8%
Labour Alan Smart 462 28.7%
SNP George Kay 400 24.8%
Liberal Democrats John Hipwell 269 16.7%
Turnout: 51.8% - Majority: 17 (1.1%)


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