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Banff and District by-election, 2016

Conservative gain from SNP

A by-election was held for the Banff and District ward of Aberdeenshire Council on 3 November 2016 following the death of SNP Cllr Ian Gray.

Iain Taylor gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Result

Conservative
44.0%
SNP
36.2%
Liberal Democrats
19.8%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs % Change
Conservative Iain Taylor 1,170 44.0% +20.9% Elected
SNP Glen Reynolds 962 36.2% -19.2%
Liberal Democrats Alistair Mason 526 19.8% +8.7%
Turnout: 29.5% (-8.8%) - Swing: 20.1% SNP to Con


Transfers

Round 1 2
Iain Taylor 1,170 1,378
Gerry Chambers 962 1,097
Stephen Reid 526
Non-transferable 0 183
Quota: 1,330


2012 Result

Seats

SNP
2
Conservative
1

First Preference Votes

SNP
55.4%
Conservative
23.1%
Liberal Democrats
11.1%
Christian
10.3%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs %
SNP John Cox 1,037 31.2% Elected
SNP Ian Gray 803 24.2% Elected
Conservative Mike Roy 768 23.1% Elected
Liberal Democrats Alistair Mason 369 11.1%
Christian Colin Murray 342 10.3%
Turnout: 38.3%


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