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Ayr East by-election, 2015

SNP hold

A by-election was held for Ayr East ward of South Ayrshire Council on 17 September 2015 following the resignation of SNP Cllr Corri Wilson, the new MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.

John Wallace held the seat for the SNP.

Result

Conservative
38.5%
SNP
38.0%
Labour
16.2%
Bryden
5.5%
Green
1.9%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Conservative Dan McCroskrie 1,527 38.5% +5.5%
SNP John Wallace 1,507 38.0% +6.6% Elected
Labour Susan Wilson 642 16.2% -7.2%
Independent Andrew Bryden 218 5.5% -1.0%
Green Boyd Murdoch 76 1.9% n/a
Turnout: 34.4% (-9.5%) - Swing: 0.6% Con to SNP


Transfers

Round 1 2 3 4
Dan McCroskrie 1,527 1,534 1,589 1,740
John Wallace 1,507 1,540 1,600 1,775
Susan Wilson 642 654 708
Andrew Bryden 218 227
Boyd Murdoch 76
Non-transferable 0 15 73 455
Quota: 1,986


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Conservative
1
Labour
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
31.4%
Conservative
33.0%
Labour
23.4%
Bryden
6.5%
Bulik
5.7%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP Ian Douglas 1,238 24.2% Elected
Labour Brian McGinley 1,199 23.4% Elected
Conservative Mary Kilpatrick 1,135 22.2% Elected
Conservative Patricia McKeand 554 10.8%
SNP Corri Wilson 371 7.2% Elected
Independent Andrew Bryden 331 6.5%
Independent Eddie Bulik 291 5.7%
Turnout: 43.9%


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