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Ballochmyle, 2008

A by-election was held for the Ballochmyle ward of East Ayrshire Council on 11 December 2008 following the resignation of Labour Cllr Eric Jackson.

David Shaw held the seat for Labour.

Result
First Preferences Share
Labour
47.9%
SNP
33.8%
Conservative
8.2%
Solidarity
7.3%
Lib Dems
2.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Labour David Shaw 1,598 47.9% -3.8% Yes
SNP Jim Roberts 1,032 33.8% +4.6%
Conservative Janette McAlpine 273 8.2% -1.0%
Solidarity Danny Masterton 243 7.3% N/A
Lib Dems Ian Fraser 93 2.8% N/A

Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
David Shaw 1,598 1,617 1,675
Roseanne Savage 1,129 1,160 1,261
Janette McAlpine 273 290 308
Danny Masterton 243 248
Ian Fraser 93
Non-transferable 0 21 92


2007 Result
Seats
Labour
3
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Labour
51.7%
SNP
29.2%
Conservative
9.2%
Independent
5.8%
Green
4.2%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Labour Eric Jackson 1,195 20.5% Yes
SNP Jim Roberts 1,032 17.7% Yes
Labour Neil McGhee 931 16.0% Yes
Labour Jimmy Kelly 883 15.2% Yes
SNP David Shankland 667 11.5%
Conservative Neil Martin 534 9.2%
Independent Gordon Ralton 340 5.8%
Green Brian Broadley 245 4.2%
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