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Bearsden South, 2009

A by-election was held for the Bearsden South ward of East Dunbartonshire Council on 10 December 2009 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Simon Hutchison.

Ashay Ghai gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

Result
First Preferences Share
Conservative
33.4%
Lib Dems
29.4%
SNP
20.7%
Labour
16.6%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Share Change Elected?
Conservative Rachel Higgins 1,261 33.4% +9.0%
Lib Dems Ashay Ghai 1,110 29.4% +3.0% Yes
SNP Fiona McLeod 783 20.7% +1.6%
Labour Manjinder Shergill 626 16.6% -2.7%


Transfers
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Rachel Higgins 1,261 1,306 1,499
Ashay Ghai 1,110 1,381 1,770
Fiona McLeod 783 972
Manjinder Shergill 626
Non-transferable 0 101 491


2007 Result
Seats
Lib Dems
1
Conservative
1
SNP
1
First Preferences Share
Lib Dems
26.4%
Conservatives
24.4%
Labour
19.3%
SNP
19.1%
Independent
5.7%
Green
5.1%

Party Candidate 1st Prefs Vote Share Elected?
Conservative Simon Hutchison 1,654 24.4% Yes
Labour Manjinder Shergill 1,305 19.3%
SNP Graeme Douglas 1,294 19.1% Yes
Lib Dems Vaughan Moody 1,094 16.1% Yes
Lib Dems John Morrison 695 10.3%
Independent Garry McKendrick 387 5.7%
Green Scott Ferguson 349 5.1%
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